Book Review – “The Curse of the Holy Pail” by Sue Ann Jaffarian (Odelia Grey #2)

curseofholypail  Title:  The Curse of the Holy Pail

Author:  Sue Ann Jaffarian

Series:  Odelia Grey #2

Publisher:  Midnight Ink


Synopsis ( 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-fiancée 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.


My thoughts:  This is the second installment in the Odelia Grey series.  I do enjoy this series as I particularly enjoy the main character, somewhat chubby, paralegal Odelia Grey who finds herself somehow surrounded by a dead body no matter how much she just wants to stay out of trouble.   I must say I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I did the first in the series – it just wasn’t as hilarious as the first and the overall topic of a “cursed” lunch pail was just a bit odd to me.   tThis book didn’t hold my interest like the first, but I will continue with the series to see how it goes.

Overall, a fun, light cozy read with a loveable main character.

And remember,

Books Are Life,




Filed under Cozy, Cozy Mystery, Mystery

2 responses to “Book Review – “The Curse of the Holy Pail” by Sue Ann Jaffarian (Odelia Grey #2)

  1. KW

    I’m always looking for “light” and “fun.” thanks for the review!

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