Too Big to Miss

Front Cover
Midnight Ink, 2006 - Fiction - 324 pages
101 Reviews
Too big to miss-that''s Odelia Grey. A never-married, middle-aged, plus-sized woman who makes no excuses for her weight, she''s not super woman - just a mere mortal standing on the precipice of menopause, trying to cruise in an ill-fitting bra. She struggles with her relationships, her crazy family, and her crazier boss. And then there''s her knack for being in close proximity to dead people . . . .
When her close friend Sophie London commits suicide in front of an online web-cam by putting a gun in her mouth and pulling the trigger, Odelia''s life is changed forever. Sophie, a plus-sized activist and inspiration to imperfect women, is the last person anyone would ever have expected to end her own life. Suspecting foul play, Odelia is determined to get to the bottom of her friend''s death. Odelia''s search for the truth takes her from southern California strip malls to the world of live web-cam porn to the ritzy enclave of Corona del Mar.
This humorous, snappy mystery is the first in a series featuring unforgettable amateur sleuth Odelia Grey.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: Too Big to Miss (An Odelia Grey Mystery #1)

User Review  - Goodreads

I have enjoyed this series. The first one focused a little too much on weight, but they continually improve as the series continues. Read full review

Review: Too Big to Miss (An Odelia Grey Mystery #1)

User Review  - Ann - Goodreads

Very surprised at how much I enjoyed this story! I related to Odelia's struggles with how people viewed and judged her based on her size. Right down to the snotty shop girl who turned her pert little ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2006)

Sue Ann Jaffarian is a full-time paralegal who lives and works in Los Angeles. A member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters In Crime, Sue Ann is the author of three mystery series—Odelia Grey, Ghost of Granny Apples, and Madison Rose—and also writes general fiction and short stories. She is widely sought after as a motivational and humorous speaker.

For the most up-to-date list of all Sue Ann's activities, visit the calendar page at

*** "Sue Ann Jaffarian never fails to make me chuckle with her three mystery series starring paralegal Odelia Grey, ghost Granny Apples, and now Murder in Vein, starring friendly, and not-so-friendly, neighborhood vampires." —Joanne Fluke, New York Times bestselling author of the Hannah Swensen Mysteries

Bibliographic information