Size 12 Is Not Fat

Size 12 Is Not Fat

A Heather Wells Mystery

Book - 2006
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A former rock singer becomes the director of a dormitory for women and, unexpectedly, a detective when a student dies suspiciously.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2006
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780060525118
Branch Call Number: FIC Cabot 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 345 p
Alternative Title: Size twelve is not fat


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Jan 04, 2014

"The average American woman is a size 12" insists our protagonist, Heather Wells, to defend her own size. A former pop star, Heather Wells's mother rushed off with her money and her dad's in jail. She's living with her ex-fiancée?s brother, and working semi-incognito at a dorm in downtown New York. Life isn't that great, but it gets a whole lot worse when someone turns up dead at her dorm. Will Heather be able to figure out who the murderer is?

Smart, and relatable, you will enjoy following along with Heather Wells as she deals with the every-day bizarre. The book is always witty, and at turns laugh out loud funny and edge of the seat tense. A quick read, but well worth the time.

WARNING This is book one is a series of books. You may find yourself wanting to plow through the other 5.

hania4987 Oct 19, 2013

light-hearted mystery

bkilfoy Mar 28, 2013

I always enjoy reading a Heather Wells mystery. As the first in the series, we meet her delightfully dysfunctional family, her truly scrumptious housemate, Cooper, and of course Heather herself with her delightful neuroses and internal monologues. Mix this eccentric cast of characters with a good mystery and the book is a recipe for some entertaining reading.


This book is AH-MAZING!! Meg Cabot is an exceptional writer! Any book from her is a MUST-READ!

Feb 15, 2012

Very funny. i good mystery that had me guessing the whole way.

Dec 15, 2011


Dec 08, 2011

Heather Wells used to be a teen music star. She used to be rich. She use to have a fellow teen music star as a fiance. But then Heather insisted on singing her own songs, not those written by song writing teams. This caused her record label to drop her, her fiancee to dump her and her mother to take off to Argentina with Heather's manager and with her fortune.

So now Heather works as an assistant dorm manager at a New York college. And girls have begun dying in her dorm. The police think its accidental, but Heather knows that something else is going on. Can Heather solve the murder before she becomes the next target?

Meg Cabot has struck gold with this murder mystery/romance/social commentary. Heather is commentary both on our star obsessed, as well as weight obsessed, culture. She is also smart, fun and clutzy in that Stephanie Plum kind of way. Also a book for the new "New Adult" category of fiction. Highly accessible, quick and fun to read, this book is a great way to pass a few hours.


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Apr 13, 2012

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.

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