Full-bodied, over six feet tall, and 38, SUNY at Albany grad student Suzanne Brown (a.k.a. Suzanne LaFleshe) takes on the job of editing a literary magazine dedicated to the theme of fat women. Unfortunately, her return to campus coincides with the supposed suicide of fellow student Sam, her married sometime lover. Despite demands on her time by the magazine, her dissertation (on the theme of cannibalism in four modern novels), and her social/sexual life, Suzanne investigates Sam's death. Powerful prose, a great story, and a sympathetic (if willful) heroine combine in an engaging mystery debut that will appeal to readers who enjoy unusual female sleuths. The author of Body Work: Stories, Seamon lives in Albany, NY. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.