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Biggie and the meddlesome mailman
Bell, Nancy, 1932-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, [1999]

Physical Description:
214 pages ; 22 cm
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X Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks
X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense

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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 to make trouble, J.R.'s grandmother, the irrepressible Biggie, decides that Police Chief Paul and Silas needs help in finding the killer.

Author Notes

Nancy Bell lives in Pittsburg, Texas. She writes full time and lives with her cats, Gomer and Goober, in a fine old house on a tree-lined street.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Biggie Weatherford and her grandson J. R. return in the latest installment of Bell's series set in Job's Crossing, Texas. This time around, Biggie and J. R. happen upon the murder of mailman Luther Abernathy, who reads everyone's mail before delivering it and then generously shares the news with others on his route. Meanwhile, the Lions Club donates a piece of land for use as a retreat by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Unfortunately, the site was previously used as a dump for chicken offal, and it is currently home to a band of wackos who are planning to bomb various local, state, and federal agencies. Is the murder connected to the wackos? Who will replace Luther on his route? And is the local antique-store owner really a loose woman? Biggie and J. R. search for answers, sustained along the way by the fabulous cooking of voodoo housekeeper Willie Mae (whose recipe for Independence Day Coconut Pie is definitely a winner). Another delightful episode in a genuinely charming series. --Stuart Miller

Library Journal Review

After a nosy mailman's habit of spreading other people's secrets results in his murder, series sleuth Biggie Weatherford decides to "help" the police chief. After all, it's grandson J.R. who finds the body. Spirited and witty fun. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.