Authors: Sue Ann Jaffarian
PRAISE FOR Too Big To Miss BY SUE ANN JAFFARIAN
Plus-size reading pleasure-try this one on!
-Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher Mystery series
On one level, Too Big To Miss is a classic, fast-paced mystery; on another, it's a passport into a world we either inhabit or live nextdoor to, but rarely see in popular fiction. Sue Ann Jaffarian breaks rules and breaks ground with humor, insight, and compassion.
-Harley Jane Kozak, author of Dating Dead Men and Dating Is Murder
Balancing her professional skills as a paralegal with her self-doubt as a sleuth, Odelia is one of the most believable amateur detectives in recent fiction. Beautifully plotted and carefully crafted, this is a marvelous start to an exciting new series. Strongly recommended.
Sue Ann Jaffarian does a bang-up job of portraying Odelia's world (skillful paralegal who is adept at dealing with obnoxious lawyers); loyal friend (refusing to accept the mystery of Sophie's death at face value); and romantic lover (meeting an exceptional guy and accepting him with his flaws). Too Big To Miss is touching, hilarious, has a killer plot that keeps winding round and round, and of course has characters who feel real and struggle through their personal challenges.
-Midwest Book Review
There is a lot of humor and a fair amount of underlying angst in this book, which serves to make the story realistic ... With a cast of diverse characters, an intriguing plot, and a credible heroine, this is an enjoyable read.
-Mystery Scene Magazine
[Odelia Grey] is an intriguing character, a true counter against stereotype, who demonstrates that life can be good, even in a world where thin is always in.
A plus-sized thumbs up. Jaffarian's a new sharpshooter in crime fiction, so set your sights on this Odelia Grey mystery for a tightly coiled intrigue that targets a sexy shocker.
-Brian M. Wiprud, author of Stuffed and Pipsqueak, winner of Lefty Award for Most Humorous Novel
Sue Ann Jaffarian does a masterful job in creating the character of a plus-size woman with different shades of angst, humor, verve, and sensualness. Once you get to know Odelia Grey, you'll love her. I know I do.
-Naomi Hirahara, author of Summer of the Big Bachi and Gasa-Gasa Girl
Too Big To Miss is too good to miss, a fun-filled romp that introduces the delightful Odelia Grey and leaves you anxious for more of her. Odelia's definitely worth her weight in reading enjoyment.
-Robert S. Levinson, author of Ask a Dead Man and Hot Paint
This book was full of insights into "invisible people" like the disabled and overweight, and how they have to cope with their life, as well as discrimination and misconceptions people have about our differences ... There is an abundance of humor and snappy dialog, and a golden retriever (always a plus for me).
-Killer Books, May 2006, edited by Deb Andolino, Aliens & Alibis Bookshop
SUE ANN JAFFARIAN
OTHER BOOKS BY SUE ANN JAFFARIAN
Too Big To Miss
(An Odelia Grey Mystery)
(An Odelia Grey Mystery)
For my nephew, Tom-one of the good guys.
A big thank-you to "Team Odelia," which grows larger with each book, including my awesome agent, Whitney Lee of the Fielding Agency, and all the wonderful folks at Llewellyn Worldwide/Midnight Ink who continue, with their advice and support, to help me improve my craft.
A special thank-you to the Los Angeles chapter of Sisters In Crime.
And, of course, big hugs and thanks to my friends and family, who continue to lovingly support me in this madness.
It has been suggested by several of my readers that I include recipes in my books, as is the custom of many other writers. After giving this some thought, I decided to share the following:
Odelia's Favorite Cookie Recipe
1. Wait until March;
2. Go to nearest supermarket;
3. Locate young girls in brown or green uniforms; they can be found in front of the store by a folding table, usually accompanied by a parental figure;