Books by Sue Ann Jaffarian

Born in Massachusetts, Sue Ann moved with her family to Southern California when she was eight. In her late twenties and early thirties, she lived in various places such as Massachusetts, Maine, Arizona, and San Francisco, finally settling once again in S


RHYTHM & CLUES  by Sue Ann Jaffarian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"More corpses surely lie in wait for the heroine of A Body to Spare (2015). But it's fun to see her ditzy niece share the spotlight this time around."
Odelia Grey temporarily surrenders her title as Corpse Magnet to her niece, Lorraine. Read full book review >
A BODY TO SPARE by Sue Ann Jaffarian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2015

"Jaffarian explores both the dark side and the sunnier side of family ties in the 10th installment of her signature series."
Even a trip to the carwash can bring Odelia Grey (Hell on Wheels, 2014, etc.) into contact with sudden death. Read full book review >
HELL ON WHEELS by Sue Ann Jaffarian
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 8, 2014

"Jaffarian deftly juggles three franchises—Odelia's, plus that of Granny Apples and the Madison Rose vampire series—but Odelia does better when she can focus more detection on fewer puzzles."
This time it's personal, as paralegal Odelia Grey (Secondhand Stiff, 2013, etc.) investigates the murder of a quadriplegic rugby player.Read full book review >
SECONDHAND STIFF by Sue Ann Jaffarian
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 2013

"Ina's goods may be secondhand, but Jaffarian's are first-class."
Family ties prove both challenging and rewarding for paralegal and amateur investigator Odelia Grey (Hide & Snoop, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
HIDE & SNOOP by Sue Ann Jaffarian
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"Despite Jaffarian's flirtations with vampires and ghosts, her original series is still her best. Odelia takes no nonsense from anyone and stops at nothing to give the bad guys what they deserve."
Paralegal Odelia Grey (Twice as Dead, 2011, etc.) lands in hot water when her shaky law firm merges with another struggling firm. Read full book review >
GEM OF A GHOST by Sue Ann Jaffarian
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"Emma's third adventure takes the series from a quirky niche of its own right into the murky stew of mystery soaps."
A diamond engagement ring brings misfortune to its owners. Read full book review >
BAITED BLOOD by Sue Ann Jaffarian
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Although killing the undead is no joke, this second entry in Jaffarian's latest series offers both humor and heart."
A spate of grisly stakings sends shock waves though L.A.'s vampire community. Read full book review >
TWICE AS DEAD by Sue Ann Jaffarian
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"Sleuthing spirals so quickly out of control in Odelia's loopy sixth that you can't tell the corpses without a scorecard."
The death of an event planner spells more than double trouble for a Southern California paralegal and her yuppie boss. Read full book review >
GHOST IN THE POLKA DOT BIKINI by Sue Ann Jaffarian
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Adding two paranormal series (Granny Apples and Fang in Cheek) to her long-running paralegal series doesn't take a bit off Jaffarian's edge."
A romantic weekend lands a talk-show host in the middle of a 40-year-old murder nobody will acknowledge. Read full book review >
MURDER IN VEIN by Sue Ann Jaffarian
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Like Stuart Kaminsky, Jaffarian juggles her franchises deftly, giving each a unique voice and appeal. Her latest series kickoff may be her best yet, blending supernatural sexy with down-to-earth sassy."
Odelia Gray (Corpse on the Cob, 2010, etc.) and Granny Apples (Ghost à la Mode, 2009) have a new cousin: Madison Rose, a human living in Los Angeles's twilight world of vampires. Read full book review >
CORPSE ON THE COB by Sue Ann Jaffarian
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A trip to the East Coast blows a refreshing fall breeze through Odelia's fifth. So does the switch of focus from workplace woes to family drama."
A California paralegal gets more that she bargained for when she travels to New England for a surprise family reunion. Read full book review >
GHOST À LA MODE by Sue Ann Jaffarian
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A half-baked franchise debut most likely to appeal to paranormal-mystery buffs."
The creator of plus-sized paralegal Odelia Grey (Booby Trap, 2008, etc.) launches a new series featuring a California clairvoyant. Read full book review >
BOOBY TRAP by Sue Ann Jaffarian
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 15, 2009

"Concentrating on the puzzle and her trademark smart dialogue, Jaffarian does some surgery of her own, leaving a lean plotline for plump Odelia."
It's always nice to be Odelia Grey's friend, especially when you think your son may be a serial killer. Read full book review >
THUGS AND KISSES by Sue Ann Jaffarian
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Snappy dialogue, but a convoluted and improbable plot."
A missing boss and a dead classmate upset Odelia Grey's delicately balanced social life. Read full book review >
THE CURSE OF THE HOLY PAIL by Sue Ann Jaffarian
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Jaffarian plays the formula with finesse, keeping love problems firmly in the background while giving her heroine room to use her ample wit and grit."
Plus-size paralegal Odelia Grey (Too Big to Miss, not reviewed) gets more than she bargained for when she accepts an unusual gift from a favorite client. Read full book review >