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Bell, Nancy 1932-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 157 publications in 1 language and 14,985 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories 
Classifications: PS3552.E5219, 813.54
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Publications about Nancy Bell
Publications by Nancy Bell
Most widely held works by Nancy Bell
Biggie and the meddlesome mailman by Nancy Bell( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,161 libraries worldwide
In Job's Crossing, Texas, lady sleuth Biggie Weatherford and her grandson investigate the murder of a postman. He was a busybody who opened people's mail, sharing the contents with others on the route
Biggie and the Quincy ghost by Nancy Bell( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,145 libraries worldwide
Biggie Weatherford and her grandson J.R., in town to learn how to start a historical society, investigate the murder of a young woman in the courtyard of an inn in Quincy, Texas
Biggie and the devil diet by Nancy Bell( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,128 libraries worldwide
Biggie is delighted when her old friend Rex Barnwell and his wife return to Job's Crossing to convert the local ranch to a retreat for overweight teenage girls, but when Rex is found murdered, Biggie is forced to reveal a secret
Restored to death by Nancy Bell( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,034 libraries worldwide
Investigating the murder of his sister-in-law, widowed county magistrate Judge Jackson Crain investigates suspicions surrounding his unfaithful brother-in-law and finds a possible connection between a mysterious newcomer and a second killing
Biggie and the poisoned politician by Nancy Bell( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 987 libraries worldwide
Millionaire-grandmother Biggi Weatherford of Texas must clear her name of murder after the poisoning by angel food cake of the local mayor. They had a tiff over a landfill and people think she did it. A first novel
Paint the town dead : a Judge Jackson Crain mystery by Nancy Bell( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 951 libraries worldwide
From the beloved author of the Biggie Weatherford mystery series comes this third thrillin' installment featuring Texas judge Jackson Crain. An old love, a new flame, and the murder of a real estate tycoon thrust County Judge Jackson Crain smack in the middle of the most baffling case he has ever seen. Add a glamorous lady evangelist and a victim's tippling wife, and suspects abound. It is only through delving into the past that Jackson is able to unravel the mystery and see the killer brought to justice. Paint the Town Dead is a sure-to-please cozy that should win Nancy Bell many new fans. -- from publisher's description
Biggie and the mangled mortician by Nancy Bell( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 925 libraries worldwide
In Job's Crossing, Texas, grandma Fiona Weatherford investigates the murder of the director of a funeral home. At the same time she must find a replacement for his role in an opera which she is staging to raise money for the town's museum
Biggie and the fricasseed fat man by Nancy Bell( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 907 libraries worldwide
The sleuthing Texas grandmother, Biggie Weatherford, investigates a murder on the opening night of an all-chicken restaurant. The owner's body is found covered in gravy and garnished with parsley
Biggie and the poisoned politician by Nancy Bell( file )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 709 libraries worldwide
Biggie is active planning the town's Pioneer Days festival when she learns of Mayor Gribbons' scheme to establish a landfill right next to her family cemetary. She meets the mayor at a local diner, but the man suddenly falls dead into his angel food cake. Biggie certainly didn't like him very much, but she wouldn't kill him. With the help of her grandson, 12-year-old JR, her voodoo-practicing maid Willie Mae, and Willie Mae's wise, ne'er-do-well husband Rosebud Robichaux, Biggie decides to solve the murder while charging onward with the preparations for the town's big celebration
Biggie and the devil diet by Nancy Bell( Computer File )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 665 libraries worldwide
Rex Barnwell's ranch is well known in Job's Crossing, Texas. Covering thousands of acres, it is the last of the big working spreads. But trouble is brewing there. Rex's young wife is turning it into a pricey resort for overweight teens, a venture requiring a sizable investment. Then Rex is killed in a suspicious accident, leaving a will full of surprises. Now it is up to Biggie to tease a villain out from a tangle of deceptions
Biggie and the fricasseed fat man by Nancy Bell( file )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 638 libraries worldwide
A victim of foul play, Firman Birdsong spends the Grand Opening of the Birdsong brothers' chicken restaurant dead under a table--with his gravy-covered, parsley-garnished body and his tomato-stuffed mouth. Biggie and her 10-year-old grandson JR investigate the murder. But as the suspect list swells, JR believes Biggie cares more about detecting than protecting him from a brewing custody battle--and the investigation takes an awful turn
Biggie and the Quincy ghost by Nancy Bell( file )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 626 libraries worldwide
As J.R., Biggie Weatherford's 12-year-old grandson, recounts Biggie's uncanny ability to solve the peskiest cases, his observations are spiced with his wry adolescent view of grownups. A trip to a nearby town introduces J.R. to a ghost and presents Biggie with a perplexing local murder
Biggie and the mangled mortician by Nancy Bell( file )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 625 libraries worldwide
Shenanigans are afoot in Job's Crossing. When the three-inch heel breaks on police deputy Butch Jenkin's cowboy boot, thief Cooter McNutt escapes--until Aunt Vita straight-arms Cooter and sits on him. Meanwhile, Biggie's 12-year-old grandson J.R. takes an interest in Rosebud's Voodoo church and the wondrous menus of Willie Mae, Biggie's cook. And when J.R. finds undertaker Monk Carter's crushed corpse, he helps Biggie solve the crime
Biggie and the meddlesome mailman by Nancy Bell( file )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 620 libraries worldwide
Mailman Luther Abernathy has a bad habit of opening everyone's mail and sharing their most intimate secrets with anyone who will listen. So it's no surprise J.R. finds him murdered one day. Time for Biggie to offer her sleuthing abilities in the investigation
Restored to death by Nancy Bell( file )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
Jackson Crain is a widowed county judge living in a quiet Texas town with his quirky 13-year-old daughter. When his deceased wife's sister is found dead, all signs point to her husband, who's rumored to be sleeping around. But Crain turns up a surprising suspect--the attractive woman who just moved into town
Death splits a hair by Nancy Bell( Computer File )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 583 libraries worldwide
Joe Junior, the barber of Post Oak, Texas, has been murdered. And though he was beloved around town, there are no less than three primary suspects. Judge Crain has the final word when it comes to laying down the law in PostOak, but this time he's having a dandy of a hard time figuring out where to lay it
Death splits a hair : a Judge Jackson Crain mystery by Nancy Bell( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 568 libraries worldwide
Mystery writer Nancy Bell, author of the highly acclaimed Biggie Weatherford series, introduced a new series with Resstored to Death: A Judge Jackson Crain Mystery. Judge Crain is back
Paint the town dead a Judge Jackson Crain mystery by Nancy Bell( Computer File )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 558 libraries worldwide
When local real-estate mogul Tom Delgado is found murdered in his office, the police suspect his wife, Dovie. She had plenty of motive after finding out Tom changed his will to include another woman, but Judge Jackson Crain's gut tells him the newfound widow is innocent
Death splits a hair by Nancy Bell( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 529 libraries worldwide
Joe Junior McBride has been murdered and at first glance it seems to be the work of a prowler, then as the investigation proceeds his wife Marlene becomes the prime suspect. Judge Jackson Crain and his daughter Patty snoop into the secret lives of their friends and neighbours ... can they prove Marlene's guilt ... or perhaps her innocence
Biggie and the mangled mortician by Nancy Bell( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Shenanigans are afoot in Job's Crossing. When the three-inch heel breaks on police deputy Butch Jenkin's cowboy boot, thief Cooter McNutt escapes--until Aunt Vita straight-arms Cooter and sits on him. Meanwhile, Biggie's 12-year-old grandson J.R. takes an interest in Rosebud's Voodoo church and the wondrous menus of Willie Mae, Biggie's cook. And when J.R. finds undertaker Monk Carter's crushed corpse, he helps Biggie solve the crime
 
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