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The Resource Size 12 is not fat : a Heather Wells mystery, Meg Cabot

Size 12 is not fat : a Heather Wells mystery, Meg Cabot

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Size 12 is not fat : a Heather Wells mystery
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Size 12 is not fat
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a Heather Wells mystery
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Meg Cabot
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Size twelve is not fat
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eng
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Review
  • At 28, former teen-pop-star Heather Wells feels as though she has lost everything: her family and fortune (her mom fled the country with Heather's earnings), her recording contract, her slender waistline, and her fiance, Jordan, a philandering, boy-band singer. Then Jordan's brother, Cooper, a dreamy private investigator and family black sheep, offers Heather room and board in exchange for clerical work, and she finds an additional job as a residence-hall director at a nearby Greenwich Village university. After several female students turn up dead at the dorm, Heather takes on her own stealthy investigation and finds herself the target of the killer. In the first title in her Heather Wells series, Cabot combines a fairly straightforward mystery with a single-girl-in-the-city plot in which Heather triumphs over cheating guys, bad luck, and a fattist society. Most of the characters are two-dimensional, but Heather's strong, amusing voice, the plot twists, and the possibility of romance will draw mystery and chick-lit readers alike. -- Gillian Engberg (Reviewed 11-15-2005) (Booklist, vol 102, number 6, p29)
  • /* Starred Review */ Bag the tiara and get out the gun: Heather Wells, former teen idol, turns detective in the cute debut of a new mystery series from bestseller Cabot (The Princess Project and other titles in her Princess Diaries series). After the 20-something Heather's rocker boyfriend dumps her, and her mother and manager flee with her earnings, she becomes an assistant director of an undergraduate residence hall at Manhattan's New York College (read: NYU) in hopes of free tuition. When students start to die mysteriously while "elevator surfing" in the building, weight-conscious, romance-obsessed Heather goes on a crazed hunt to uncover the truth—with an unwavering sense of style. As Magda, Heather's dorm cashier friend, says: "Even if the rest of your life is going down the toilet... at least your toes can still look pretty." Cabot delivers Heather's amateur sleuthing adventures in a rapid-fire narrative that may leave some readers begging for time-outs to control sudden laughing fits. 6-city author tour. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed October 3, 2005) (Publishers Weekly, vol 252, issue 39, p49)
  • /* Starred Review */ Heather Wells was a rock star, a teen sensation by her freshman year of high school. A few years later, she loses her recording contract by insisting on using her own lyrics. A break with her philandering rocker boyfriend, Jordan Cartwright, soon follows. Alone, a has-been, and broke (her mother stole her money and left the country), Heather is offered a room by Jordan's older brother, hunky private investigator Cooper Cartwright, in exchange for doing his billings. And for income, and the possibility of free classes, Heather lands a job as one of New York College's assistant residence hall directors. When two students are murdered under circumstances that the police deem accidental, Heather, suspicious, investigates. Unfortunately, her decision to become an amateur sleuth looks as though it might be the last one she makes. Cabot (The Princess Diaries ) has written another book that's sure to delight readers. With its spunky heroine, witty dialog, unforgettable characters, great plot, and outrageously funny situations, this hilarious first installment of Cabot's new mystery series is the perfect book for those patrons looking for something to read while waiting for Janet Evanovich's next Stephanie Plum novel. Cabot lives in New York City and Key West, FL.—Shelley Mosley, Glendale Community Coll. Lib. Media Ctr., AZ --Shelley Mosley (Reviewed December 15, 2005) (Library Journal, vol 130, issue 20, p106)
  • YA veteran Cabot (Teen Idol, 2004, etc.) bumps it up a notch with a mystery set in a residence for college freshmen.Heather Wells used to rock the pre-pubescent set, belting out hits like "Sugar Rush" in malls all over America. Now, just shy of 30, she's yesterday's news. Her mom stole her savings and bolted for Europe with her agent; Cartwright Records canceled her contract; her fiancé, Jordan Cartwright, is getting it on with size-2 Tania Trace; and Heather has ballooned to the proportions of a normal American female. So she takes a job as assistant director of a residence hall at New York College, just off Washington Square, hoping to hang in past her probationary period and earn tuition benefits so she can get her degree. But hanging in is a challenge when two students are killed while elevator-surfing. Nerdy girls like Elizabeth Kellogg and Roberta Brace don't usually get their kicks jumping between the roofs of elevator cars. But Heather can't get NYPD Detective Canavan to look for foul play, and she doesn't even bother airing her theory to her boss, Rachel Walcott, or Rachel's assistant Sarah. That leaves private eye Cooper Cartwright, Jordan's gorgeous brother, who took in Heather when his father's record label booted her out—if only she can bring herself to level with the elusive man of her dreams.Appealling to the kid in anyone. (Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2005)
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Cabot, Meg
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Heather Wells mysteries
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  • Wells, Heather (Fictitious character)
  • Women detectives
  • Counseling in higher education
  • New York (N.Y.)
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Size 12 is not fat : a Heather Wells mystery, Meg Cabot
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21 cm.
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1st ed.
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345 p.
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9780060525118
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(acid-free)
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2005016561
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(OCoLC)60651007
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Size 12 is not fat : a Heather Wells mystery, Meg Cabot
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
345 p.
Isbn
9780060525118
Isbn Type
(acid-free)
Lccn
2005016561
System control number
(OCoLC)60651007

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