Adorable Fat Girl and the Mysterious Invitation by Bernice Bloom: intriguing and enjoyable


Synopsis of Adorable Fat Girl and the Mysterious Invitation

Mary Brown receives an invitationto a funeral. But she has absolutely no idea who the deceased is. She’s told that he invited her on his deathbed, and he’s very keen for her to attend, so she heads off to a dilapidated old farm house in a remote part of Wales. When she gets there she discovers that only five other people have been invited to the funeral. None of them knows who he is either.


 Then they are told that they have 20hours to work out why they have been invited in order to inherit a million pounds.

Who is this guy and why are they there? And what of the ghostly goings on in the ancient old building?

 Featuring Mary Brown, star of theAdorable Fat Girl series of books, in her greatest adventure yet.

This is BOOK NINE in the series, but can be enjoyed as a stand-alone book or as part of the series.

My review

Our heroine, Mary, is a lovely, large lady and also larger than life with her energy and curiosity. She makes for a wonderful, if hungry heroine! She’s kind and funny, but she’s also very smart and savvy. She really is adorable, as the book title suggests!

This is quite a complex and dark mystery that she’s dragged into, but there are plenty of light touches. We move back and forth in time, and that’s extremely well done. This is a much-used scenario in literature but can be clunky or tedious: that’s not the case here.

There are plenty of other interesting characters to meet, including that of the man, Reginald, whose funeral Mary and the others have been invited to. It makes a change to get to meet the dead guy in cozy mysteries! We learn a lot about him as the story unfolds, and he’s a very strong figure.

The plot is intriguing to the point of ingenious, and the writing is flowing and absorbing. This was my first encounter with Mary and it won’t be the last. I shall be reading other books in the series now since she’s such a likeable person and the author is such an entertaining writer.

A very enjoyable, quick read for everyone.  

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Author Bio –

My name is Bernice Bloom and Iwrite funny novels about a crazy lady called Mary Brown in my ‘Adorable FatGirl’ series. 

Mary is funny, gorgeous and bonkers. She’s also about six stone overweight. When she realises she can’t cross her legs and has trouble bending over to tie her shoelaces without wheezing like an elderly chain-smoker it’s time to take action. But what action? She’s tried every diet under the sun.

This series is the hysterical story of what happens when Mary joins ‘Fat Club’ where she meets a cast of funny characters and one particular man who catches her eye.
The series follows Mary as she goes on safari, on a cruise, to a weekend yoga retreat and on an incredible adventure when she receives a mysterious invitation to a funeral.

The stories are laugh-out-loud funny and will resonate with anyone who has dieted, tried to keep up with any sort of exercise programme or spent 10 minutes in a changing room trying to extricate herself from a way too-small garment that she ambitiously tried on and is now completely stuck in. xx

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