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Black Beans & Vice by J. B. Stanley


Cover art: Black Beans & Vice Reviewer: Mary Lignor
Title: Black Beans & Vice - 6th in the Supper Club Mystery series
Author: J. B. Stanley
Publisher: Midnight Ink
ISBN-13: 978-0-7387-1954-2
Release Date: November 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: Cozy Mystery
Year/Setting: Present day, Quincy's Gap, VA
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
J. B.'s Website/Blog: www.jbstanley.com

Dear Readers,

The sixth in the Supper Club Mystery Series and one of the best. This tale will be a treat for all readers and especially those who like to mix great recipes with a little murder or two.

The Supper Club (five members) including James Henry, librarian; Lucy Hanover, deputy sheriff; Gillian O'Malley, pet grooming store owner; Lindy Perez, art teacher and mailman, Bennett from the small town of Quincy's Gap in Virginia have come upon a new way to lose some poundage. It is -are you ready for this?- Hypnotherapy. They all start out to visit the Wellness Village in town to undergo some therapy sessions. Things go well at the sessions under the direction of Harmony York.

In another part of the Wellness Village, at the Fresh Food Festival, Councilman Ned Woodman dies of an apparent heart attack and later, Tia Royale, a vegan activist is strangled. James and the Supper Club have to deal with an animal rights campaign, a new romance with his ex-wife and a craving for anything with sugar. But, the Supper Club is ready to solve another calorie-filled mystery.

A very warm and appealing mystery filled with surprises. Food lovers and others will enjoy this latest treat (with recipes in the back) far into the day AND night. The mystery adventures of these five people are a wonderful read. So, enjoy and I'll talk to you soon.


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