When the Fat Ladies Sing

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 282 ratings

Misfortune Cookies Publisher's Summary

Best friends Sue Jan and Lovita run a beauty shop/boutique in the little West Texas town of Wachita. They share a passion of food and fun. But one day, over lunch in a Chinese restaurant, Lovita opens a fortune cookie with a sinister message: "Your father was murdered..." - a clue that leads them to God, an international spy ring and several devastatingly handsome strangers. A most unlikely pair of detectives, these girlfriends "Comb" the countryside with style, sarcasm, and lots of Szechwan.

This tale is like good take-out food - definitely worth bringing home.

©2008, 2012 Linda P. Kozar (P)2015 Linda Kozar
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  • Book 1

    • Misfortune Cookies

    • When the Fat Ladies Sing, Book 1
    • By: Linda Kozar
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 57

    Best friends Sue Jan and Lovita run a beauty shop/boutique in the little West Texas town of Wachita. They share a passion of food and fun. But one day, over lunch in a Chinese restaurant, Lovita opens a fortune cookie with a sinister message: "Your father was murdered..." - a clue that leads them to God, an international spy ring and several devastatingly handsome strangers. A most unlikely pair of detectives, these girlfriends "Comb" the countryside with style, sarcasm, and lots of Szechwan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A cozy read that will make you laugh too!

    • By Terri on 05-21-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • A Tisket, A Casket

    • When The Fat Ladies Sing Cozy Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Linda Kozar
    • Narrated by: Sarah Nicole Ruddy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    When Lovita Mae Horton wins a trip for two to attend a cooking school in Paris, she invites her best friend, Sue Jan Pritchard, along. Their joy is short-lived however, when they find out the trip is to Paris, Texas. Sue Jan has family there - Aunt Lila and Cousin Pouncey - but discovers her eccentric Cousin Pouncey has just passed away.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Save your money

    • By Molly on 06-27-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Dead As a Doornail

    • When The Fat Ladies Sing, Book 3
    • By: Linda Kozar
    • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    With her wedding to Hudson just months away, all Lovita's plans seem to be going awry. A crooked politician is running for mayor, his girlfriend is opening a new beauty shop, and the contractor building Sue Jan and Monroe's dream home is found dead. To top it all off, the money from the high school band's fundraiser has disappeared. Before Lovita walks down the aisle, the girls have to nail a killer, uncover missing band fundraiser money, save their beauty shop, and rescue the town of Wachita. Piece of cake.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A fun who did it.

    • By Jean on 09-11-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • That Wasn't Chicken

    • Until the Fat Ladies Sing Cozy Mystery Series, Book 4
    • By: Linda Kozar
    • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Murder, mystery meat, and morning sickness! Hudson and Lovita are expecting, and she's having trouble keeping food down for the first time in her life. Her best friend, Sue Jan, is busy juggling mommyhood. The Crown of Glory Beauty Salon and Boutique is busier than a one-toothed man in a corn-on-the-cob-eating contest. Things are great until a handsome law intern disappears after an argument with their top stylist's once-upon-a-time wayward son.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Book 4

    • By med c on 11-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • Felony Fruitcake

    • When the Fat Ladies Sing, Book 5
    • By: Linda Kozar
    • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    When Sue Jan and the gals at the Crown of Glory Beauty Salon and Boutique set out the egg nog and fruitcake at their annual Christmas soiree, they have no idea the town's senior citizen playboy, Bubba Bustalet, will be hit on the noggin with the fruitcake before the night is over.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Book 5

    • By med c on 11-10-16

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 6

    • Weighty Matters

    • Until the Fat Ladies Sing Mysteries, Book 6
    • By: Linda P. Kozar
    • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    When a traveling circus comes to the town of Wachita, Texas bad things begin to happen under the Big Top. Super-sized sleuths, Sue Jan and Lovita take to the tents to track down a crazy clown killer, even though Lovita is fixing to give birth in just a few short weeks. And if that's not enough, a scary Sasquatch is sighted in the Wachita woods, attracting a TV news reporter, a Bigfoot investigative team and a reality show film crew.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Book 6

    • By med c on 11-25-16

    Regular price: $19.95