Fat City Mysteries

Kate Gallagher is a spunky, slightly chunky TV journalist-turned-sleuth who stars in my Fat City Mystery novels.

Makeovers Can Be Murder

September 2009
ISBN-13: 9780451228260

Plus-size reporter Kate Gallagher is facing the ultimate challenge-wearing a bikini for an upcoming assignment about weight loss scams. Sticking to her diet won't be easy-especially since her love life is already wasting away.

Kate learns she's not alone at a meeting of a women's support group, the Newbodies-where her friend Lila confides that her marriage is in trouble. When Lila turns up dead, Kate's suspicions immediately fall on the husband. But that's before she finds out that Lila wasn't the first "Newbody" to die. Apparently a killer has an appetite for plus-sized victims...

A Killer Workout

October 2008
ISBN-13: 9780451225351

Plus-sized reporter Kate Gallagher decides to report for duty at Body Blast, a boot camp-style fitness program. But then her roomie is discovered with a broken neck at the foot of the climbing wall. It's not the first suspicious accident at the camp—another woman recently fell to her death during a Wilderness Challenge.

Kate knows that losing weight is hard, but now it looks like it's turning into mortal combat.

Dying to be Thin

October 2007
ISBN-13: 978-0451222404
An IMBA Bestseller!

In just a week, plus-sized TV producer Kate Gallagher has been laid off because of her weight and dumped by her boyfriend. So she enrolls in a weight loss clinic in Durham, NC. Soon, Kate's ready to sell her soul for some sweets. But when a diet guru turns up dead with fondue forks where his eyes were, Kate loses her appetite-and has a breaking story on her hands...

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Makeovers Can Be Murder


A Killer Workout


Dying to be Thin