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The first installment in this mystery series introduces readers to Biggee Weatherford, the eccentric grande dame of tiny Job's Crossing in East Texas. The story is narrated by Biggie's grandson, J.R., who dutifully follows her lead in her efforts to track down the culprit after the mayor drops dead in his angel food cake. Biggie even finds time along the way to fight efforts to relocate the town dump, organize the annual Pioneer Days Festival, and to rescue J.R. and his "friend girl" Monica from kidnappers. "Biggie and the Poisoned Politician" was a 1996 finalist for the Agatha Award for Best First Novel.
The "Biggie" Series:
Biggie and the Poisoned Politician (1996)
Biggie and the Mangled Mortician (1997)
Biggie and the Fricasseed Fat Man (1998)
Biggie and the Meddlesome Mailman (1999)
Biggie and the Devil Diet (2002)
Biggie and the Quincy Ghost (2005)