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Twice as Dead (Odelia Grey Series #6)

Twice as Dead (Odelia Grey Series #6)

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by Sue Ann Jaffarian
     
 

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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

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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.

Praise:
“A priceless series . . . a real treat for chick-lit fans who like feisty women."—Library Journal(starred review)

"Plenty of humor, the charms of the feisty main character, and a great supporting cast add to the amusement."—Booklist

"Jaffarian outdoes herself this time with an exceedingly clever plot."—Mystery Scene

“Wild, wacky, and wonderful.”—Carolyn Hart,New York Timesbestselling author

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
"Dead bodies find me like flies zeroing in on dog poop," remarks Odelia Grey at the outset of Jaffarian's raucous sixth cozy featuring the plus-size Southern California paralegal (after 2010's Corpse on the Cob) after she notices a woman's corpse on the floor of the cloakroom at the private club where she and her husband, Greg, are attending a wedding reception. The victim turns out to be Shirley Pearson, the wedding planner, soon revealed to be a man, Doug Pearson, who disappeared 14 years earlier after being involved in a Minnesota bank robbery. With the help of Greg, her irascible boss, and assorted other supporters, amateur sleuth Odelia follows the trail through Orange County, including a stop at a gay nightclub called Billie's Holiday for Shirley/Doug's memorial service. Distinctive characters help compensate for the rushed and untidy plot. (June)
Library Journal
Prepare to laugh as "Corpse Magnet" Odelia (Corpse on the Cob) finds yet another dead body, this time at a fancy Newport Beach, CA, wedding.
Kirkus Reviews

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738713526
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
Publication date:
06/08/2011
Series:
Odelia Grey Series, #6
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
404,943
Product dimensions:
5.23(w) x 8.07(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Sue Ann Jaffarian is a full-time paralegal who lives and works in Los Angeles. A member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters In Crime, Sue Ann is the author of three mystery series—Odelia Grey, Ghost of Granny Apples, and Madison Rose—and also writes general fiction and short stories. She is widely sought after as a motivational and humorous speaker.

For the most up-to-date list of all Sue Ann's activities, visit the calendar page at www.sueannjaffarian.com.

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Murder in Vein, starring friendly, and not-so-friendly, neighborhood vampires."
Joanne Fluke, New York Times bestselling author of the Hannah Swensen Mysteries

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Twice As Dead 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
lizzeee More than 1 year ago
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!