Biggie and the Devil Diet
by Nancy Bell
Category: Fiction / Mystery
224 pages; ISBN: 0312301847
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
When J.R.’s father died and his mother proved unable to care for him, Biggie took him into her heart and home in Job’s Crossing. He’s going to take his best friend to the school dance but before that can happen, some excitement comes to the small bucolic town. Biggie’s first love, Rex Barnwell and his young wife open up a camp for overweight girls. In all good conscience, Biggie is forced to tell J.R. and Rex they are grandson and grandfather, respectively.
When the duo visit Rex, they are forced to stay overnight due to a bad storm. That same night somebody shoots and kills Rex. Biggie is determined to find out who the killer is and Officer Red Upchurch is reluctantly getting used to her involvement in homicide investigations. He encourages her to see what she can find out.
BIGGIE AND THE DEVIL DIET is the perfect cosy to snuggle up with on a cold winter’s night. Biggie, her grandson, and the small Texas town where the story takes place will beguile readers. J.R. narrates the tale so everything is seen from his perspective. This makes for a pleasant change from books that are told from an adult’s viewpoint.
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