I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Chili Con Corpses (A Supper Club Mystery, #3) by J.B. Stanley, Ellery Adams
Published by Midnight Ink Pages: 275
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Karen White
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Also by this author: A Killer Collection, A Fatal Appraisal, A Deadly Dealer, Carbs and Cadavers, Fit to Die, Murder in the Mystery Suite, A Killer Plot, Murder in the Paperback Parlor, A Deadly Cliché (A Books by the Bay Mystery #2), Pies and Prejudice (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #1), Peach Pies and Alibis (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #2), The Path of the Crooked, The Last Word (A Books by the Bay Mystery #3), Pecan Pies and Homicides, Lemon Pies and Little White Lies (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #4), Murder in the Secret Garden, Breach of Crust, A Treacherous Trader, The Way of the Wicked , A Killer Keepsake
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 jalapeno. James, who was looking to add a little more spice to his life, gets much more than he bargained for.
Here is what I thought
James and the Flab Five gang are back in another food filled mystery!
As with most diets the Flab Five are having some problems just eating the same boring things so Lindy proposes that they join a Mexican cooking class and that it be their cheat day. Things were fine until Murphy joins with her friends, who are very pretty twins. Lindy knows them and is hot under the collar as one is working at the school and she thinks she is after Lindy’s dream man who is the principal of the school.
When Lindy needs help with a field trip she has for some of the Flab Five to help and a few volunteer. James starts to notice that it seems that Lucy is always to busy for everything. He thought maybe it was just him that she was backing off from but she is not showing up to help any of her friends either. Turns out that she is really concentrating on getting trim so she can be a cop, she is going to be taking the exam. Though that might not be the only thing going on.
While at the caves one of the twins ends up murdered and since Lindy had been pretty vocal about not liking the woman she is a suspect. So the Flab Five must figure out what happened and there seems to be a few suspects to weed out.
Some things happen to James in the romance department in this one and I am not sure how I feel about it. Don’t want to spoil so I won’t say anything. 🙂
I am still enjoying this series and all though there were some things that James did in this one that made me kind of mad I still like him. I am excited for how things are going for Lucy in regards to her trying to get on the force. The others in the gang are just as enjoyable. I think this one really made me want to eat Mexican as it mentions lots of recipes throughout it and they sounded really good.
It has a really great mystery and though I had some ideas I wasn’t sure how it was going to all go down and what the author had planned so it was done really well.
Karen White does a fabulous job with this one as she has with the others. 🙂
Audio rating: 4