"A fun cozy"
Biggie Weatherford is famous in Job's Crossing, Texas
because her family founded the town and she is the richest
person in it. Her notoriety has spread to East Texas
because of her work in the DAR and her knack for solving
various homicides. Her twelve-year-old grandson lives with
her and adores his grandmother because life with her is
anything but dull.
Biggie's latest project is starting up a historical
society in Job's Crossing. She, her grandson, and a few
townsfolk travel to Quincy (near the Louisiana border)
because their historical society is giving a four-day
workshop on how to preserve the local history. The hotel
Biggie and company are staying at is supposedly haunted but
it isn't a ghost they see from their windows. Itís the
body of the waitress who served them the night before, a
butcher knife in her chest. When the sheriff is suddenly
hospitalized, he asks Biggie to help him in his
investigation, a job she eagerly accepts.
This story is written in the first person narrative
through the viewpoint of a twelve-year-old boy who has seen
more tragedy and evil in his life than most adults ever
do. Although BIGGIE AND THE QUINCY GHOST has a dark side
to it at times, this cozy is full of homilies and charming
stories about small town living both past and present.
Nancy Bell knows how to tell a good story with characters
that represent the spectrum of the human race.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 22, 2001