ah yes, detective chick lit. fun with subgenres. sarah mason's "playing james" also belongs to in this grouping. in "big boned" plus-size ex-pop star heather wells is working as an assistant dormitory director at new york college. her health food obsessed, marathon running boyfriend has a big question to ask her, and her boss has just been shot in the head at his desk. heather promises her roommate cooper that she will not get involved in the police investigation, but can't help being drawn in by events following the shooting. all of the aspects that define this genre are present in this book; 20 something female protagonist sorting out her professional life, a failing relationship and an unexpected new one, and a story told in a conversational manner, heavy on the humour. so, all in all a good fluffy read.