The Battered Body (Supper Club Series #5)

The Battered Body (Supper Club Series #5)

by J. B. Stanley


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ISBN-13: 9780738714721
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
Publication date: 03/08/2009
Series: Supper Club Series , #5
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

J.B. Stanley has a BA in English from Franklin & Marshall College, an MA in English Literature from West Chester University, and an MLIS from North Carolina Central University. She taught sixth grade language arts in Cary, North Carolina for the majority of her eight-year teaching career. Raised an antique-lover by her grandparents and parents, Stanley also worked part-time in an auction gallery. An eBay junkie and food-lover, Stanley now lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, two young children, and three cats.

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Battered Body (Supper Club Series #5) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
This Flab Five Supper Club series just gets better and better with each installment.  By this book five, lots of relationships have developed, with some folks in great form and some still needing to get back on the weight loss wagon, but they are always in the mood for solving another mystery.  James's reclusive artist father is coming out of his shell.  In fact, he's marrying the lovely cooking school teacher, Milla.  Though Milla is a friend to everyone, her family is difficult in many ways, but they've all shown up for the big event .  Her famous TV pastry chef sister has come all the way to Quincy Gap to bake their wedding cake.  Unfortunately, she doesn't have a kind word for anyone.  Even her personal assistant dislikes her obnoxious boss. With a dead body postponing the wedding, a former girlfriend writing a scandalous fictional account of the Flab Fives exploits, and an adorable new family member entering the scene, this book is the best in the series so far.  Though this is definitely a fun cozy mystery, there are some serious scenes and thoughts that make this better than just a flashy cozy.  The recepies are yummy too!  This series always lifts my up!!  Terrific!
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Dawn--MysLovCorner More than 1 year ago
In preparation of Jackson Henry and Milla's New Year's wedding, her sister, Paulette Martine who is a television chef, comes to town to bake the wedding cake. James Henry, of the Flab Five, tries to be nice to Milla's relatives to keep his mind off of Murphy Alistair's upcoming book which will feature the adventures of the Flab Five, and probably not in a flattering manner. He's also hoping to rekindle his romance with Lucy, another member of the Flab Five and a sheriff's deputy. Bennett, another Flab Five member, is studying for his upcoming Jeopardy appearance. The Fitzgerald twins, from the library James Henry manages, are looking for love but not always in the right places. When Paulette is found murdered, James Henry investigates to try to speed things along. Jackson and Milla have postponed their wedding until it is resolved. As Milla's family prepares for the funeral, they show their true colors. Plus James is trying to buy his first house. There is so much involved and in the midst of all this, he gets a big surprise. Can he find the killer and help his dad and Milla to go on with their wedding and their lives? I love this series. Each of the Flab Five characters brings something unique to the mixture. I also really enjoy the Fitzgerald twins. I wonder if when the author began this series she expected them to play such a large role. James' dad has really grown on me, especially since he met Milla. I hope there will be many more books in this fabulous series. I highly recommend this book and the series.
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