Twice as Dead (Odelia Grey Series #6)by Sue Ann Jaffarian
Corpse magnet Odelia Grey is at it again—stumbling across a dead body at a wedding reception while “Achy Breaky Heart” plays in the background. Bodies are turning up so fast that Odelia enlists the help of her family and friends—Greg, Seth, Zee, Detective Frye, her half brother Clark, even her pompous boss Michael Steele. But solving a… See more details below
Corpse magnet Odelia Grey is at it again—stumbling across a dead body at a wedding reception while “Achy Breaky Heart” plays in the background. Bodies are turning up so fast that Odelia enlists the help of her family and friends—Greg, Seth, Zee, Detective Frye, her half brother Clark, even her pompous boss Michael Steele. But solving a mystery is twice as hard when the victims have more secrets than the killer.
“. . . a priceless series . . . a real treat for chick-lit fans who like feisty women.”—LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)
“Wild, wacky, and wonderful.”—New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Hart
The death of an event planner spells more than double trouble for a Southern California paralegal and her yuppie boss.
Finding Shirley Pearson's corpse in a coatroom while guests dance the Electric Slide at Hannah Washington's wedding poses a variety of problems for Odelia Grey (Corpse on the Cob, 2010, etc.). First, in a fit of mother-of-the-bride outrage, Zee Washington threatens to brain her best friend with a coat hanger if she dares disrupt Hannah's nuptials with something as tacky as a dead body. Second, stylish Shirley turns out to be, at least technically, still a guy. Third, Doug Pearson, the guy Shirley is or used to be, reportedly died 14 years ago after sticking up a bank in Minnesota. But fourth and foremost, her coat room discovery confirms Odelia's status as Corpse Magnet of the Century, an honor her husband Greg and brother Clark fear will make her a target in her own right. They won't help her investigate, even when former classmate Clarice Hollowell presents her with a list of people who, like Doug, supposedly shuffled off this mortal coil years ago, but whose alter egos now seem to have bought it for real. And Detective Dev Frye certainly doesn't want Odelia messing around in police business. That leaves Odelia's boss, smart but arrogant Mike Steele, who's surprisingly willing to be Odelia's Watson, even if it means a night of Drag Queen Bingo at Billie's Holliday, Newport Beach's answer to Hamburger Mary's.
Sleuthing spirals so quickly out of control in Odelia's loopy sixth that you can't tell the corpses without a scorecard.
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Have always enjoyed reading this series. Odelia is a character that is very true to life. Relationships and chemistry between the characters is very strong; the mystery in this book was pretty well outlined and executed.
Odelia Grey is not your normal murder mystery heroine. A paralegal extraordinaire, Odelia is a BBW, a Big Beautiful Woman, who has a talent for finding corpses and solving murders. This is her most challenging yet. Worst of all, she comes across a corpse in the hall closet at her best friend's daughter's wedding. This is the beginning of an amazing odyssey that involves an illegal identity changing service, an unsolved bank robbery and murder, cross-dressing, gender changing, and gun play. Before the conclusion her boss as well as her husband and best friends are involved. The conclusion is surprising and leaves you wanting to read the next novel soon!