Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot
A Heather Wells Mystery (Heather Wells Mysteries)

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Heather Wells Rocks!

Or, at least, she did. That was before she left the pop-idol life behind after she gained a dress size or two -- and lost a boyfriend, a recording contract, and her life savings (when Mom took the money and ran off to Argentina). Now that the glamour and glory days of endless mall appearances are in the past, Heather's perfectly happy with her new size 12 shape (the average for the American woman!) and her new job as an assistant dorm director at one of New York's top colleges. That is, until the dead body of a female student from Heather's residence hall is discovered at the bottom of an elevator shaft.

The cops and the college president are ready to chalk the death off as an accident, the result of reckless youthful mischief. But Heather knows teenage girls . . . and girls do not elevator surf. Yet no one wants to listen -- not the police, her colleagues, or the P.I. who owns the brownstone where she lives -- even when more students start turning up dead in equally ordinary and subtly sinister ways. So Heather makes the decision to take on yet another new career: as spunky girl detective!

But her new job comes with few benefits, no cheering crowds, and lots of liabilities, some of them potentially fatal. And nothing ticks off a killer more than a portly ex-pop star who's sticking her nose where it doesn't belong . . .

 

About Meg Cabot

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Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to writing adult contemporary fiction, she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction series The Princess Diaries. She lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 368 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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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.

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In fact, Heather nurses a secret passion for nice guy Cooper, who unfortunately doesn't appear to consider Heather to be girlfriend material in any way.

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Can Heather figure out the killer - and convince the police to take her seriously – before it’s too late?

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Maybe Pages: 356 Date: June 2007 Publisher: Pan Books ISBN: 978-0330443944 Meg Cabot, best known as author of the Princess Diaries The Princess Diaries Collection (Princess Diaries), also writes the occasional adult book, and her latest foray into this genre is the Heather Wells...

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When she gains weight becoming a size 12 and nears thirty, her boyfriend Jordan Cartwright switches to a size 2;

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