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Biggie and the Meddlesome Mailman (Biggie Weatherford #4)

3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  134 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
In a town as small as Job's Crossing,, a nosy mailman who opens the mail, reads it all, and broadcasts the contents to the rest of the people on his route --more or less, the whole town --puts himself seriously at risk, and it isn't long before Luther Abernathy suffers the consequences. When young J.R. stumbles upon the mailman's body, and an incipient militia group begins ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published November 22nd 1999 by Minotaur Books
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Tiffany Manning
Jul 23, 2017 Tiffany Manning rated it it was amazing
The who-done-it is obvious, but retains a cozy charm to it thanks in part due to the strong showing of the secondary players coming off the bench to propel the tale forward.
Biggie and the narrating J.R. are a fabulous amateur sleuth duo also.
Nancy Bell provides her audience with a comical look at small town Texas that retains the freshness of the previous three entries.
Aug 10, 2016 Marfita rated it did not like it
This reviews the audiobook.
Will continue with Bell's other series, but not this. It annoyed me the same way the Flavia de Luce audiobook annoyed me. I can't stand to hear an adult voicing a child - except in some circumstances, such as in a children's book. How to Eat Fried Worms is absolutely hilarious and the performance nails what fifth grade boys sound like.
The narrator in this series is JR, who has been adopted by his grandmother, called Biggie - and not just by him (who was unable to pron
Jun 26, 2012 Sally rated it it was ok
Shelves: audiobooks
Book 4 of the Biggie Weatherford series is another episode in the small east Texas town of Job's Crossing, as told from the viewpoint of the 12-year-old J. R. Weatherford. Author Nancy Bell continues to present the town's characters that had been introduced in the earlier books with a sense that time and lives move ever onward. As in many cozies, the story is character driven, with a touch of mystery to be unravelled. Day-to-day life, heavily laden with lots of eating, is a strong feature in thi ...more
Priscilla Herrington
This books is part of a series of cozy mysteries, set in Job's Crossing, a small town in Texas. The narrator is J.R., a young boy whose grandmother - known to all as "Biggie"(on account of when J.R. was little he couldn't say Big Mama so he called her Biggie and it took) - is related to nearly everyone in town and is one of those personages who more or less run their communities by nudging those ostensibly in charge to do their duties. Biggie has solved a murder before, with J.R.'s help, and she ...more
Sep 03, 2014 Vickie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: listened-to
I do enjoy this series. Set in a small town in Texas, so there's Southern charm and backhanded compliments and digs galore along with the mystery.
The narrator is J.R., almost 13 years old, enjoying the summer and getting used to finding dead bodies with his grandmother, Biggie. The two together gather clues along the way and help what passes as law enforcement in the town.
This time around it's political intrigue and militia and a nosey mailman.
Super good fun and highly recommendable.
Amy "the book-bat"
More of the usual antics in Job's Crossing. This time Biggie, J.R. and the crew try to solve the murder of the mailman. More bodies stack up in the process. There are a few surprises along the way. I just wasn't as interested in all of the militia stuff that was mixed into the story, although it did provide some action. I would give the book a 3.5
Mar 05, 2009 Margaret rated it liked it
I am listening to the audiobooks in this series. They are short zany cozies but with a child narrator.
Rkb 2015
Jul 29, 2015 Rkb 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of cozy mysteries
Recommended to Rkb by: Amy
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short, sweet, bought to pass on to sister
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