Biggie and the Fricasseed Fat Man

When Biggie and J R attend the grand opening of the local poultry magnate s new all chicken cafe, Biggie finds herself up to her drumsticks in a murder investigation The cafe owner is discovered shot to death in his own kitchen, all gravied up like one of his prize hens and garnished with a tomato in his mouth.Biggie hardly has time to prepare for the upcoming ChristmasWhen Biggie and J R attend the grand opening of the local poultry magnate s new all chicken cafe, Biggie finds herself up to her drumsticks in a murder investigation The cafe owner is discovered shot to death in his own kitchen, all gravied up like one of his prize hens and garnished with a tomato in his mouth.Biggie hardly has time to prepare for the upcoming Christmas holiday, so many suspects and clues abound Feathers fly as she is confronted with a second murder, that of Clovis Threadgill, who had been known for riding around town on a lawn mower and threatening all comers with his toy pistol.Young J R has problems of his own His other grandmother, a witch if ever there was one, roars into town and threatens to whisk J.R away to live with her in Montana.As in Bell s other novels, Biggie s housekeeper, Willie Mae dishes up delectable southern meals while Biggie s friend Rosebud, the man of all work, entertains with unlikely yarns about his adventures in Cajun country.
Biggie and the Fricasseed Fat Man When Biggie and J R attend the grand opening of the local poultry magnate s new all chicken cafe Biggie finds herself up to her drumsticks in a murder investigation The cafe owner is discovered shot

  • Title: Biggie and the Fricasseed Fat Man
  • Author: Nancy Bell
  • ISBN: 9780312300029
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Biggie and the Fricasseed Fat Man”

    1. These are silly books that I am listening to as audio books. Cozies at their worst but I like them anyway.

    2. Um I guess this book is OK, but I have a few issues about how the characters in this book treat groups of people. I don't think I need to read any more of this series.

    3. It's hard to say exactly why I enjoy this series by Nancy Bell, but I do rather like them. At this point I have listened to the first 5 audiobooks in the "Biggie" series, and I believe the review from Publishers Weekly, as shown on , gives a good summation without any spoilers: "Bell sticks to a formula . . . low-key humor, Southern eccentricities and lots of saturated fat in the food." The humor has a kind of aw-shucks-Andy-Griffith quality, with quirky phrases and behaviors that are stereotypi [...]

    4. This cute, fast-moving cozy mystery takes place in East Texas. The author has fun playing with local idioms, which occasionally distract me from the narrative, but mostly add a fun element of local color. The POV character is a twelve-year-old boy who lives with his crime-solving grandmother, Biggie. Like all good cozy mysteries, Bell's collection of characters is is what makes this novel a fun, fast read.

    5. A grand opening of a chicken restaurant is marred when one of the owners is discovered under a table, covered with gravy and a garnish of parsley. Of course, Biggie and her grandson JR are drawn into the investigation. The question of JR’s legal guardianship is disputed when his other grandparents breeze into town and want to take him away from Biggie. This audio version is expertly performed by Jeff Woodman in all its down-home glory and humor. An entertaining and fun cozy.

    6. Biggie Weatherford takes her grandson J.R. to the opening of Job's Crossing, Texas' newest eatery, The Fresh-as-a-Daisy Restaurant. However, instead of enjoying a meal, the amateur detective duo discover the restaurant's owner, Firman Birdsong, has been murdered and stuffed like a chicken to be roasted.With BIGGIE AND THE FRICASSEED FAT MAN, Biggie remains a big player in the regional amateur sleuth sub-genre.

    7. It's the third book about the folks in Job's Crossing, TXbut it's the first one that I've read. Words like 'delightful' and 'fresh' and 'lovingly' have been used to describe the townsfolk and Southern charm depicted in this series. Nice mystery series, but a bit too hokey for me. Just not my cup of tea!

    8. Biggie and the gang are at it again. This time the owner of a chicken farm and restaurant is found murdered and covered in gravy. Biggie is there when the body is found and enlists the help of J.R Rosebud, and Willie Mae to solve the crime. Oh, and it all takes place just before Christmas.

    9. Fun little yarn (book group assignment was gumshoe grannies) about Biggie from the viewpoint of her grandson, JR. My favorite part was the language. "Papa could see evil in the crotch of a tree" and "it was cold as a frosted frog inside".

    10. I love these easy to listen to books about Biggie, her grandson JB, her cook and husband. They are easy to follow and often times amusing. I would recommend them to anyone wanting a lighthearted series to get into.

    11. I enjoy the characters so much! And the narrator of the audiobooks is fabulous. I can hardly wait to see how each adventure will unfold.

    12. I really loved the narrator, Jeff Woodman. He really managed a backwoods sound that was perfect. The story was great!

    13. The audio versions of this series are especially fun to listen to. I find myself laughing at the characters' lovable quirkiness.

    14. I bought the book because my children named my mom "Biggie". Cute little mystery but I will not be reading the rest of the series.

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