Author Meg Cabot, best known for “The Princess Diaries,” is releasing her third novel in the Heather Wells series this coming November, “Big Boned.” The book follows the 30-year-old pop star-turned-detective who finds herself in another murder mystery when her boss is murdered on the college campus where she works. For Wells readers, yes, this is her third boss-three books, three dead bosses.
Sadly, there are no new tricks in the plot. It is more like a watered-down murder mystery, sans any real mystery (aside from the frivolous use of modern mystery red herrings) and any real sleuthing.
Aside from a poorly-executed mystery, Cabot’s foray into the genre of “chick lit” lends itself to a poorly-executed romantic comedy that, similar to the murder mystery plot, is trite, clich