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When the owner of the new chicken cafe is found shot in the head, Biggie quickly becomes wrapped up in solving the murder and begins an investigation in which no one in town can be excluded from the suspect list. By the author of Biggie and the Mangled Mortician. 12,500 first printing.
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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.
In Job's Crossing, Texasthe little town that sanity forgotGrandma (Biggie) Weatherford keeps the peace as aggressively as Wyatt Earp once did. And if you don't agree that that's a chore and a half, then you're not abreast of the body count. You'd think Job's Crossing was nothing but mean streets the way the corpses keep piling upand this is only number three in the series (Biggie and the Mangled Mortician, 1997, etc.). Poor Firman Birdsong comes up with the terrific notion of an all-chicken eatery but never gets to see it flourishbecause on opening night there's Firman as the fricassee of the title, plugged, then gravied from head to toe, garnished with parsley, rendered dead, and decorated by someone whose dislike of him must have been something special. As it turns out, quite a few in Job's Crossing had it in for Firman, an entrepreneur with a checkered past. His brother, for one. Then there's Dub Watkin, Firman's rival for the affections of lush Fairy Lee. Plus a pair of mysterious strangers who complicate life for just about everybody but particularly for J.R., the storys 12-year-old narrator, since one of the two is his long-lostand very predatoryother grandma. And then there's a second murder, seemingly connected to the first, though why kill a dotty old man who rides a lawn mower, convinced it's a cayuse? Grandma Weatherford finally loses patience and nails the perp, as is her wont. Southern-fried folksiness (and recipes), possibly harmful to sensitive stomachs. -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Minotaur Books, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M031219238X
Book Description Minotaur Books, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX031219238X
Book Description Minotaur Books, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11031219238X