Author: J. B. Stanley
Synopsis (from bn.com): Things are chugging merrily along for librarian James Henry. He has a closet filled with new clothes, a trimmer waistline, and a closer bond with his father. His only real problem is that his girlfriend Lucy’s interest in him seems to have inexplicably cooled. When schoolteacher Lindy suggests the club members join a Mexican cooking class, James jumps at the idea. Over cervezas and black bean dip, the supper club members warm to their new adventure. The class heats up even more when a reporter and her friends, twin sisters with supermodel physiques, enroll. But when people start turning up dead, and the evidence points toward Lindy, things become hotter than a jalapeño. James, who was looking to add a little more spice to his life, gets much more than he bargained for.
My thoughts: Although this is the third book in the Supper Club Mystery series, this is my first venture into this cozy series. The series follows the “Flab Five”, five friends who start a supper club to learn to eat healthier and of course solve some amateur mysteries along the way.
Again, this is not a series or a book that is any way going to rock your world with a fast-paced, thriller mystery, but it is a solid cozy series. I really enjoyed the characters and certainly wouldn’t mind going back to my library to start from the beginning. I happened to get this one when it came up free on Kindle and I’m glad I found it. It is a light, easy read with warm, quirky, enjoyable characters. In fact, I can’t tell yet if I like it or not, but the author spent a lot of time just talking between the characters away from the actually mystery story, to the point I found myself saying, “Let’s get back to the mystery, where did it go?”
Speaking of the “Flab Five” – I read this book very quickly during two long sessions on the elliptical. A great workout book! Plus, as with many cozy mysteries, there are some GREAT looking recipes in this book.
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