by J.B. Stanley
Midnight Ink, 2008
My Rating: B
James Henry is the librarian in the town of Quincy Gap, Virginia. He and his fellow members of a supper club decide to join a Mexican/Spanish-themed Fix ‘n’ Freeze cooking class. They’ve all been dieting for months and this emphasis on spicy tasting food has perked their appetites and their interests.
James has a few challenges, but not with the cooking. His girlfriend (she has feelings for another guy), his father (he’s having a hard time getting over his wife’s death), and there’s a winning lottery ticket someone left in the library’s book return slot. In addition, a woman is murdered during a field trip James was helping to chaperone.
This was a nice, pleasant, cozy mystery that went pretty fast. In addition to the fast-paced story there are several yummy recipes. I tried the chicken enchilada recipe and I’ll share that with you tomorrow during Weekend Cooking. One of the fun features of the book was that all the chapters were titled with food, like Beef Brisket and Banana.
Chili Con Corpses is the third book in the author’s Supper Club series. I haven’t read the first two but I didn’t have any trouble understanding number three. Jennifer (J.B.) Stanley has two other series she’s written. I’m going to try her Hope Street Church mysteries next. For more information on the author her website at Jennifer Stanley.