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Larger than death : a novel. Women private investigators, Overweight women, Charities, Fuller, Josephine (Fictitious character). Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. t on October 3, 2011.

Larger Than Death book. My name is Josephine Fuller and I've never weighed less than 200.

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Larger Than Death was originally published in hardcover by Orloff Press and in paperback by St Martin's Press, but .

Larger Than Death was originally published in hardcover by Orloff Press and in paperback by St Martin's Press, but went out of print. Pearlsong Press has republished the entire series in trade paperback & has published them in ebook for the first time. Her humorous essays, interviews and essays have appeared in magazines and newspapers.

The Josephine Fuller Novels. Larger Than Death, Large Target, At Large, A Ton of Trouble. Termination Interview, Death Flower. The Ingrid Hunter Novels. The Falstaff vampire files, Lynne Murray. p. cm. ISBN 978-1-59719-038-1 (original trade pbk. : alk. paper) - ISBN 978-1-59719-039-8 (ebook) 1. Women n.

Larger Than Death: A Novel. Author: Lynne Murray. Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense.

Larger Than Death introduces "Jo" Fuller, full-figured and full of attitude with abundant sleuthing skills. In Larger Than Death Joe takes time off from her new job checking out potential charities for an eccentric socialite and walks into a murder scene. Was she the victim of a serial killer who targets voluptuous women? or is the murder personal?

Larger Than Death introduces Jo Fuller, full-figured and full of attitude with abundant sleuthing skills. Lynne Murray knew she wanted to write a novel featuring a fat heroine with a take-no-prisoners attitude when the book hit the wall

Larger Than Death introduces Jo Fuller, full-figured and full of attitude with abundant sleuthing skills. In Larger Than Death Jo takes time off from her new job checking out potential charities for an eccentric socialite and walks into a murder scene. Lynne Murray knew she wanted to write a novel featuring a fat heroine with a take-no-prisoners attitude when the book hit the wall. She threw the novel she was reading when she reached a page where the book's heroine sneers at a fat character. It was one fat joke too many

When Josephine Fuller is confronted with the murder of her one-time mentor, the larger-than-life detective is determined to identify and bring the murderer to justice

Comments: (7)

IGOT
I really enjoyed this first offering in the Josephine Fuller series. Jo makes for a likeable, sympathetic character: pleasant, intelligent, compassionate, passionate, energetic, and a host of other positive qualities. I love that this is a size-positive series. There are so few heroines out there who are not described as slim, slender, willowy, or some other romanticized synonym for thin, yet are somehow inanely bemoaning about how they're ten pounds overweight (oh, please), have "unruly" curls, or are still jealous of their even prettier best friends. YUCK. Jo is SUCH a breath of fresh air!

I'm kind of sorry we didn't get to know the victim better firsthand because she seemed pretty fascinating herself. I liked who we discovered her to be. I think there is fodder for some flashbacks here.

The mystery was very well crafted and interesting to follow, with just enough red herrings to keep you guessing.

I liked it so well I downloaded #2 as soon as I finished this one!
Cordaron
I really enjoyed this book. We don't often read books from the perspective of large-sized women, and I loved that the women in this book were, for the most part, confident and self-reliant. I disagree with other reviewers about the book being too heavy-handed with regard to the women's size - after all, we usually read about groups of slip, well-dressed, status-conscious women who attract every man in the story and no one complains about that, so why is it so hard to accept the same about large-sized women? The only critique I have is that the book could use some editing/proofreading, but it wasn't distracting enough to take away from the story or deter me from reading more in the series. The journey through the mystery was fun and left me interested to see where the main character, Jo Fuller, would go from here. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this series and other books by Lynne Murray.
Qucid
I have read off the series--they are entertaining, yet don't keep me awake at night. The main character is not perfect, and that drew me and my sister to this author. My sister said I would like these books, and I did. I have a hard copy and have them on my reader! Wish she would write more!
Altad
I loved all the the Josephine Fuller books and can't wait for the next book. She's confident in her weight, she's clever and sexy and she doesn't let anyone put her down because of her weight. Every large women should have this confidence. Lynne Murray, keep them coming.
Fast Lovebird
Josephine Fuller is just getting back on her feet and enjoying her new job. She takes some time off to visit her friend Nina, only to find out that Nina was murdered. Jo is not about to let this case be unsolved and thanks to Nina's will she has names to research. Even the idea of getting killed does not deter her. Jo wants justice for her friend.

Josephine Fuller is full in every way, not only in size but also in character. She is recently divorced and doing her best to move on with her life. She never could picture the tragedy that would strike and she feels guilty. Yet she perseveres and wants to make sure she finds Nina's killer and ensure that he/she does not hurt another woman of size. She also does not look down on anyone no matter what they look like or the size of thier clothes.

My other favorite character is Maxine. She is the manager of the apartment building that Nina lived in. She is also a woman of fullness. She is so sweet and loving to everyone. I could not get over how often she had mood swings, but when you are an emotional person that happens.

There were quite a few plus size character but they didn't let the their size get them down. They loved themselves

for who they were and were confident in it. I appreciated how real the characters were all of them. A couple of examples are Val (a gay man), to Joan (a plus size woman), and Mulligan who was Nina's boyfriend before she was murdered brutally. I really liked Josephine because she made a point of telling whomever she met that she liked the way she looked and was not going to change.

I read this book in one day because I had to see what would happen as Jo went on her many adventures seeking out the truth. She is a true heroine because she did what she thought was right. Now at times, I thought Jo was crazy because there was always the chance of her getting killed but she pursued things in spite of it. Nina had so many friends and I was sad to see that she was killed. You have to be able to accept who you are no matter what you look like and this book depicted that in a real way. It left me really refreshed and wanting to pick up and read the rest of the books in this series.

Reviewed by Krista

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Gaudiker
LARGER THAN DEATH introduces Josephine Fuller, a full-sized woman who is comfortable with her larger figure. Josephine's long-time friend, Nina, who helped Jo come to terms with her larger size, is murdered, apparently by a serial killer determined to rid the world of heavy-set women. While Jo deals with Nina's funeral arrangements and settles her estate, she also collects clues to the killer's identity. It turns out that during her life Nina was involved with a cult, its randy leader, and a weight-loss guru, all of which interweave throughout the story.
Jo is a great role model for large-size women who want to come to terms with their bodies. In a world where people wanting to be politically correct will refrain from ethnic slurs, it's common for these same people to make fat jokes or obnoxious remarks when they encounter an over-weight person. When insulted by others (who range from inconsiderate to downright phobic), Jo always has a comeback designed to put the person in his/her place. Words are her sword, and she wields them well.
I was able to figure out the killer's identity halfway through the book, and I'm not sure why Jo wasn't able to figure it out at the same time. While I do think Jo is a strong character and a good role model for large-size women, I'm not sure how likeable she is to the average reader. She didn't sparkle or laugh very much in LARGER THAN DEATH, which would have helped the book immensely. I hope Jo has more fun in future books or at least enjoys life a bit.
Larger Than Death: A Novel download epub
Mystery
Author: Lynne Murray
ISBN: 0964294907
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Orloff Pr; First Printing edition (September 1, 1997)
Pages: 278 pages