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Biggie and the Devil Diet (Biggie Weatherford #6)

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Biggie is back! Nancy Bell returns with another delicious installment in her series of rural Texas mysteries featuring local doyen Biggie Weatherford as amateur detective. Once again, young J.R. faithfully narrates the humorous exploits of Biggie, his grandmother. Filled with plenty of quirky characters and down-home Texas flair, Bell's stories continue to delight.

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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 5th 2002 by Minotaur Books (first published November 1st 2002)
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Anne Hawn Smith
Nov 02, 2009 Anne Hawn Smith rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, humor
I haven't read any of Nancy Bell's books in years and yesterday I longed to hear a little Southern talk. I am downloading audiobooks from the St. John's Co., FL library and get to hear the story with the accented voice of the reader. Certain books are especially good this way and while this book is a lightweight, I love it because the down home dialect reminds me of many summer vacations in Mississippi.

Biggie is the grandmother of J. R., who came to live with her when he was small and has grown
Amy "the book-bat"
This is the sixth book in the series, and presumably the last one as well. I enjoyed getting to know Biggie and the crew over the series. In this book, Biggie's ex-lover comes back to town with his young wife. There is a fat camp of sorts being run at their ranch. Biggie let's J.R. in on a big family secret and then they go out to the ranch. About half-way through the book a murder occurs at the ranch and Biggie is once again on the case. There were some interesting twists and turns and a few th ...more
Rkb 2015
Aug 14, 2015 Rkb 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the series, fans of cozy mysteries
Recommended to Rkb by: Amy
Shelves: usa-texas
Feb 18, 2012 Vickie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: listened-to
A nifty cozy series set in Texas. I enjoyed the premise and the main characters. I look forward to reading or listening to more of the series as I find the books. I can definitely recommend.
Jul 11, 2008 Suzanne rated it liked it
Recommended to Suzanne by: West Chester Mystery Club
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
I picked this up for a "Food / Diet" mystery theme and thoroughly enjoyed it. The setting and characters are quirky and homey, very fun to read.
Apr 30, 2011 Mary added it
I couldn't finish this book. The Biggie "formula" has gotten stale for me. I want to read a book from which I will learn something.
Jun 09, 2008 Sarajane rated it liked it
very short and quick. slightly undeveloped. probably better if I read the previous in the series.
Aug 12, 2013 Kiki59 rated it it was ok
Nice easy read which holds your attention. You can probably finish it in a few hours tho!
Jan 08, 2010 Karen rated it really liked it
I enjoy reading the Biggie books. I think these would be good movies.
Mar 31, 2011 Helen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
short and sweet
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