WorldCat Identities

Bell, Nancy 1932-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 166 publications in 1 language and 13,465 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3552.E5219, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nancy Bell
Biggie and the meddlesome mailman by Nancy Bell( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member 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
Death splits a hair : a Judge Jackson Crain mystery by Nancy Bell( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member 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
Restored to death by Nancy Bell( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member 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 831 WorldCat member 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 )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member 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( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member 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( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member 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( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member 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( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As J.R., Biggie Weatherford's 12-year-old grandsom, recounts Biggie's uncanny ability to solve the peskiest murder cases, his observations are spiced with his wry adolescent view of grownups
Biggie and the mangled mortician by Nancy Bell( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member 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( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member 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( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member 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( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member 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
Paint the town dead : a Judge Jackson Crain mystery by Nancy Bell( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member 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
The absence of nationalism in the Twenty-fifth General Election in Canada : an analysis of the National and Local Election in Waterloo North by Nancy Bell( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Biggie and the quincy ghost by Nancy Bell( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 5th book in a delightful series by Nancy Bell where a young boy, JR, serves as the narrator. In this adventure Biggie Weatherford and her grandson JR go to Quincy to learn about their historical society. That night their host tells them a ghost story about a young woman who went on a picnic and was never seen alive again. The next morning JR finds a body in the hotel fountain. The deputy in charge of the case asks Biggie to help him solve it
 
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