Even though the war had thrown a shroud over the outside world, Phineas and Gene remained untouched by it. In the summer of ’42, the Devon school was a lot like Camelot, fairly bursting with adventure and promise. As much as Gene resisted it, there had been something eternal and unforgettable about that summer. And by the time he understood what life without Phineas could be—it was too late.
"Good Story, Poor Narration"
Nancy Bell's popular mystery series combines colorful characters, a small-town setting, down-home Texas humor, and one of the most wildly misnamed sleuths in the genre. A diminutive, shrewd grandmother, "Biggie" Weatherford is an amateur detective and professional collector of gossip. In Biggie and the Devil Diet, she investigates a murder at a weight-loss spa for wealthy teenagers.