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Carbs and Cadavers: A Supper Club Mystery
     

Carbs and Cadavers: A Supper Club Mystery

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by Ellery Adams
 
James Henry, a kind-hearted professor of English literature, is forced to move back home to Quincy’s Gap, a tiny town in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, to care for his aging father. Shortly after moving into a house that hasn’t changed since his childhood, the overweight, divorced, book-loving cheese puff addict accepts a position as head librarian and joins a supper

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James Henry, a kind-hearted professor of English literature, is forced to move back home to Quincy’s Gap, a tiny town in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, to care for his aging father. Shortly after moving into a house that hasn’t changed since his childhood, the overweight, divorced, book-loving cheese puff addict accepts a position as head librarian and joins a supper club for dieters who call themselves the “Flab Five.” Avoiding carbs is almost impossible in this deep-fried, all-you-can-eat Southern town, so the mysterious death of a young and healthy athlete provides the perfect distraction. While trying to cut carbs and avoid temptations, James and his fellow supper club members work together to shed pounds and track down a killer.

The supper club mysteries were originally published under the name J.B. Stanley. They have since been rewritten to create a better reading experience.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016518237
Publisher:
jennifer stanley
Publication date:
04/13/2013
Series:
Supper Club Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
37,923
File size:
352 KB

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Meet the Author

Ellery Adams grew up on a beach near the Long Island Sound. Having spent her adult life in a series of landlocked towns, she cherishes her memories of open water, violent storms, and the smell of the sea. Ms. Adams has held many jobs including caterer, retail clerk, car salesperson, teacher, tutor, and tech writer, all the while penning poems, children's books, and novels. She now writes full-time from her home in Virginia.

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Carbs and Cadavers: A Supper Club Mystery 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Kuzlin More than 1 year ago
After his wife divorced him and then his mother died, James Henry gave up his job at the university and moved back home to care of his father, while taking over the position of head librarian for the county's main library branch. So here he finds himself, living back home, divorced and now that he admits it, more than fifty pounds overweight. Addicted to cheese puffs and food in general, he decides he needs to make some changes. When Lindy, the art teacher at Blue Ridge High, approaches him to leave a poster on the library's bulletin board about a supper club for overweight individuals, he decides this may be the way to start. Soon, the five members meet and decide to call themselves the Flab Five. In addition to Lindy and James, they are Gillian, part vegetarian and manager of the Yuppy Puppy; Bennett, US Postal Service carrier; and Lucy, assistant at the sheriff's department. When they hear about the death of the town's high school football hero and all around bad boy, Lucy wants to investigate...her goal with her weight loss is to become a deputy not just an office worker. In support of her, they find themselves in the midst of an investigation that seems to be pointing to an innocent girl, Whitney. Are they able to figure out who really killed Brinkley or will this be their own downfall. The story goes back and forth between the mystery and the townspeople involved in it and their own weight loss angst situations. There are some wonderful diet recipes throughtout the book. For anyone who has ever struggled with weight loss and food addictions, this book hits the spot with the Flab Five's daily battles to lose the pounds. And the mystery is complicated enough that you don't see the murderer coming until the end. Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this first book in the Supper Club Mystery series.  I loved each of the Flab Five characters and their wacky ways.   What really got me (in a good way) is how well it was written about overweight people, their diets and struggles but loved the fun you added to it.  Being one of "them" I could totally relate and cant wait to read more of this fun series.  Too bad their homecoming was invaded by a murder their felt they needed to solve,   Hey the recipes are pretty good too!    On to Book two in the series.
lizzeee More than 1 year ago
The first novel in J. B. Stanley's Supper Club series, Carbs and Cadavers does its job! It introduces you to a man who leaves comfortable professorship at the College of William and Mary to return to his home town to care for his reclusive, grieving and aging father after his mother dies. The novel opens as James gets on the scale and admits that he has to do something about his weight. That makes him more inclined to agree when approached to join a weight loss support group. They decide to call themselves the Flab Five since there are 5 of them. When they achieve their goals they plan to change the name to the Fab Five! But first, there's a murderer to catch before they get shut up by the murderer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's fun reading about a group ofpeople who become good friends through their trials and tribulations. They can shore each other up throughout and be stronger through it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Need work trick is no processed foods and one ingrediant in canned and frozen they will add extra salt and sugar to tomatoes anything so dont need to add more to chili hide salt shaker and make simple syrup for beverages anything you can make from scratch will have less than any processed try making your own pizza its easy actually sucking on a lemon drop/vitamin C helps a raw apple or pear is filling because of roughage just eat it slow the old chew twenty times helps in dieting because in gulping you dont taste