Author: Sue Ann Jaffarian
Series: Odelia Grey #2
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Synopsis (bn.com): 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.
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