This time out, as her twelve year old grandson J.R narrates, the grande dame of the East Texas town of Job s Crossing definitely has her hands full She s directing and starring in a local production of HMS Pinafore, but just before the first rehearsal, cast member and new town mortician Monk Carter suddenly takes his final bow The cause of death is chalked up to eitherThis time out, as her twelve year old grandson J.R narrates, the grande dame of the East Texas town of Job s Crossing definitely has her hands full She s directing and starring in a local production of HMS Pinafore, but just before the first rehearsal, cast member and new town mortician Monk Carter suddenly takes his final bow The cause of death is chalked up to either a heart attack or epileptic seizure, Although Doc Hopper s examination shows that the undertaker s ribs were powerfully crushed Suspects are few and far between, but there s no stopping Biggie, with J.R at her side, as they attempt to bring down the curtain on a crafty killer Loaded with quirky Southern charm, knee slapping humor, and irresistible eccentric characters, Biggie and the Mangled Mortician will delight old Biggie fans and make new ones wonder how they ever lived without her.
Biggie and the Mangled Mortician This time out as her twelve year old grandson J R narrates the grande dame of the East Texas town of Job s Crossing definitely has her hands full She s directing and starring in a local production o
I read actual paperbacks much slower now They are my before bed read, so I don t normally spend much time on them It s funny how in five little months my reading habits can change completely This was a strange and short novel about the death of the new mortician, the finding of 19,000 and the people in what appears to be a really really small town in Texas Either I wasn t paying very close attention, or I just didn t care, but I had no idea who murdered the man I found I spent a lot time trying [...]
This was a strange and short novel about the death of the new mortician, the finding of 19,000 and the people in a really really small town in Texas.A fun readus, anecdotal and adventurous with some fine life lessons thrown in for good measure, all the better because they do not hit the reader over the head with their goodness.
This was a pretty quick listen as I was working in my garden, about 5 and a half hours Although the genre is mystery, I like this series for the people and way of life aspect, as told from the viewpoint of a 12 year old boy in a small Texas town There is a mystery to be solved, but I didn t think it was hard to figure out.There is a wide range of characters, from the boy, J R and his household, including his grandmother the title character of Biggie Weatherford , a black cook who does voodoo, a [...]
This is a hard book to review I am not sure how I feel about it It is a quick read and I ordered several based on a friend s recommendation before I read any of them After reading the first three, I can say they are entertaining in many ways, but they are full of stereotypes and offensive language at times So, I think these books have good and bad, just be careful and if you are sensitive to stereotyping and language, then I would have to say you might want to skip this series If you are pretty [...]
From reading the back cover I was expecting this book might be similar in terms of enjoyment to Dorothy Gilman s Mrs Pollifax books It came nowhere near Told from the perspective of Biggie s 12 year old grandson JR I didn t realize he was a he till further into the book although it was mentioned on the cover guess I had just skipped over that part I just didn t care about the individuals in the story or the story line I won t be reading from this series.
The page count on is wrong, the copy I read was only 201 pages.Anyway, this is the second of the Biggie novels Who is the new mortician And why was he murdered Biggie and her grandson J.R are on the case to find out There were a lot of twists and turns and I am still loving the quirky characters and the down home southern country sayings I am really glad that these books were recommended in a cozy reading group because they are so much fun.
Rather fun cozy series taking place in the South and one where the local law enforcement doesn t mind the amateur sleuth helping out Biggie is an older woman with a grandson and passel of friends who love nosing around and solving the crime This one is the murder of the new mortician in town The town play is getting in the way of solving the crime Fun and I look forward to listening to from this series.
Book 9 for 2010 I don t like how Bell writes some of the dialect, but these books are fun, quick reads I did figure out who committed the murder and how very early on, but watching the why of it all unfold was what it was all about.
light reading, humorous
Not great literature, but fun for an expatriate Texan