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The Curse of the Holy Pail (Odelia Grey Mysteries #2) (Paperback)

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Is the Holy Pail cursed? Every owner of the vintage Chappy Wheeler lunchbox--a prototype based on the 1940s TV western--has died. And now Sterling Price, business tycoon and a client of Odelia Grey's law firm, has been fatally poisoned. Is it a coincidence that Price's one-of-a-kind lunch pail--worth over thirty grand--has disappeared at the same time?

Treading cautiously since a recent run-in with a bullet, Odelia takes small bites of this juicy, calorie-free mystery--and is soon ravenous for more Her research reveals a sixty-year-old unsolved murder and Price's gold-digging ex-fianc e with two married men wrapped around her breasts...uh, finger. Mix in a surprise marriage proposal that sends an uncertain Odelia into chocolate sedation, and you've got an unruly recipe for delicious disaster.


I'd like to spend more time with Sue Ann Jaffarian's Odelia.--The New York Times

Plus-size paralegal Odelia Grey gets more than she bargained for when she accepts an unusual gift from a favorite client...Jaffarian plays the formula with finesse, keeping love problems firmly in the background while giving her heroine room to use her ample wit and grit.--Kirkus Reviews

Jaffarian offers the perfectly flawed alternative for readers sick and tired of picture-perfect characters. --Booklist

Odelia Grey is a keeper.--Library Journal

Jaffarian's writing is sharp and sassy--like her protagonist--and she knows how to keep the suspense high.--Mystery Scene

I have enjoyed both books in the series. Odelia is a resourceful woman, and I didn't chafe at her amateur sleuthing. The book has an inspired cookie recipe.--Deadly Pleasures

Even better than her first...a major hoot --Thomas B. Sawyer, bestselling author of TheSixteenth Man, former head writer/producer of Murder, She Wrote

Odelia Gray is a wonderful addition to the mystery genre, a smart, funny, engaging plus-size heroine who takes readers on a plus-size ride. You root for her, laugh with her and cheer at her ultimate triumph. If I were in trouble, I'd want Odelia on my side.--Denise Hamilton, Edgar and Willa Cather Award-finalist and national bestselling author of Prisoner of Memory

More fun than a lunch pail full of plump paralegals, The Curse of the Holy Pail is a tale as bouncy as its bodacious protagonist.--Bill Fitzhugh, author of Highway 61 and Resurfaced

With a legendary curse, a possibly murderous little person, ruthless heirs, and] charismatic thugs... a lively caper that will keep you guessing right till the end.--Kris Neri, award-winning author of the Tracy Eaton mysteries

A funny read, with off the wall characters, a twisty plot and not a surplus calorie to be had.

Well written and nicely paced, this is a good beach or airplane

Big women of the world, hang on to your hats, you're going to love Sue Ann Jaffarian's plus-sized Odelia Grey, amateur sleuth. This is funny, sexy, romantic, you name it, all wrapped up in one great

About the Author

Sue Ann Jaffarian is a full-time paralegal who lives and works in Los Angeles. A member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters In Crime, Sue Ann is the author of three mystery series--Odelia Grey, Ghost of Granny Apples, and Madison Rose--and also writes general fiction and short stories. She is widely sought after as a motivational and humorous speaker. For the most up-to-date list of all Sue Ann's activities, visit the calendar page at *** Sue Ann Jaffarian never fails to make me chuckle with her three mystery series starring paralegal Odelia Grey, ghost Granny Apples, and now Murder in Vein, starring friendly, and not-so-friendly, neighborhood vampires. --Joanne Fluke, New York Times bestselling author of the Hannah Swensen Mysteries
Product Details
ISBN: 9780738708645
ISBN-10: 073870864X
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Publication Date: February 1st, 2007
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Odelia Grey Mysteries