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Black Beans & Vice (2000)

by Ellery Adams(Favorite Author)
3.93 of 5 Votes: 5
A Supper Club Mystery
review 1: They are not beautiful, thin twenty somethings. What a pleasure to read a book about the "Flab Five", fighting to get fit, working at careers like delivering mail, teaching and a librarian, gathering clues and helping solve crime as they go.People you might meet anywhere, friends whowork well together.J. B. Stanley needs no reality check for the well crafted characters, or a believable and interesting plot.There are recipes in the back of the book described in vignettes of the groups Supper Club get togethers, and I intend to try a couple of them soon!
review 2: James Henry and his "supper club" group are all moving along in their lives, although they still get together as good friends. James is focused on his ex-wife, Jane, and his son Eliot. Lucy is still i
... morenvolved with Sullie while Gillian and Bennett as well as Lindy and Luis are still dating.When an anti-meat activist comes to town and then ends up dead, James and the club members spring into action. Who killed the young woman, and why. At the same time someone is stalking Jane and threatening her and Eliot.As usual I loved the whole group of people, the Supper Club and their relationship with the other club members as well as with their "significant others", and the mystery was fun too. James spent enough time in his library to give him that sense of place and work that helps ground the whole story. Looking forward to the next in the series! less
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My favorite one in the series thus far. Stanley gets better with each installment of this series!
This is the first book I read from this series. Entertaining.
I enjoyed this series entry more than I did the last couple.
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