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Trouble in a Big Box

(Kelly O'Connell #3)

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4.19  ·  Rating details ·  42 ratings  ·  5 reviews
In this third Kelly O'Connell Mystery, Kelly has her hands full: her husband Mike Shandy is badly injured in an automobile acciden, developer Tom Lattimore wants to build a big-box grocery store called Wild Things in Kelly’s Fairmount neighborhood, and someone is stalking Kelly. Tom Lattimore’s pressure turns to threats when Kelly activates a neighborhood coalition to figh ...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Turquoise Morning Press (first published August 1st 2012)
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JoAnn77PL
Jan 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
The third part of Kelly O'Connell series was good, actually really good. It was action-packed and rather fast-paced, with our already-well-known characters as well as several new ones.
This time, we meet with Kelly who is already settled in her marriage and her daughters are slightly older. That will not come as spoiler, while that is part of the book description, that Mike becomes seriously injured in a car accident and for the whole story he is convalescing, re-learning to walk.
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Connie
Nov 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
Although I did enjoy the plot of this "light" mystery, I found the book to be highly offensive. I do not live in Fort Worth, but I have/had many friends who live/lived in the city. I am very familiar with the neighborhoods.

I felt that her constant pejorative references to the Northside neighborhood were very elitist. This is an area that has been a major part of Fort Worth for decades. It is a working class neighborhood that is primarily inhabited by Hispanics. While the area does have some prob
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Polly
Dec 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I very much liked the tone of this book, mainly because the family dynamic struck me as real and unforced, as did the secondary characters. Real estate agent Kelly O'Connell is determined to stop a big box superstore from opening in her historic neighborhood. On top of dealing with the different city factions for and against the project, Kelly's policeman husband is seriously injured in an auto accident that kills a nineteen-year-old girl. The driver at fault escapes, and the twin of the victim ...more
Sherri
Mar 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Love this series, but starting to notice that the main character is kind of self-centered. The way she deals with her mother, her husband, and especially her secretary and contractor seem kind of off. Everyone drops everything for her and does whatever she wants. In this book she also seemed kind of snobby. Way to much descriptions of peoples' clothing and her critiques of it.
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Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this cozy mystery series set in Fort Worth Texas. This is book 3.
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A novelist and author of books for both adults and young readers, Judy Alter is the author of seventitles in the Kelly O'Connell Mysteries, three in the Blue Plate Café Mysteries, and two Oak Grove Mysteries. Her mysteries are all set in Texas. She has also written frequently about women and girls of the American West, and many of those books are available as ebooks. Her Web page is http://www.jud ...more

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