Dead Weight by Susan Rogers Cooper
(E. J. Pugh Mysteries)

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E.J. Pugh’s Weight Watchers’ group is supposed to help members lose pounds – not their lives . . . - When Berta Harris of E.J.’s Weight Watchers’ group succumbs to an untimely death, amateur sleuth E.J. is puzzled. Why was Kerry Killian, the realtor selling Berta’s house, was murdered the day after E.J. questioned her? What does this have to do with Berta’s mysterious death? And why would anyone in the group want to put on weight? As E.J. immerses herself in these big questions, her marriage to husband Willis grows increasingly strained. Can Pugh solve the mystery around the deaths and save her own marriage?
 

About Susan Rogers Cooper

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Susan Rogers Cooper was an administrator for a medical malpractice company for many years. She also volunteered at a battered women's shelter in Austin where she set up a training program for new volunteers. She lives in Lockhart, Texas.
 
Published November 1, 2012 by Severn House Digital. 208 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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At length, the police arrest Berta, whom they’ve identified as Rosalee Bunch, for the murder of her mother in a trailer explosion they think Rosalee caused years ago.

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Near the start of Cooper’s engaging 10th E.J. Pugh mystery (after 2011’s Full Circle), E.J. attends the memorial service at the Episcopal church in Black Cat Ridge, Tex., for 30-something Berta Harris

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Cajun cookery, colorful East Texas patois, dark family secrets and homicide provide material for pint-sized Texas stand-up comic Kimmey Kruse in her second appearance.

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attends the memorial service at the Episcopal church in Black Cat Ridge, Tex., for 30-something Berta Harris, a member of her weight-loss group who was hospitalized and died of “complications.” At the service, various people offer a host of causes for Berta’s untimely demise.

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