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Carbs and Cadavers

Carbs and Cadavers

Написано Ellery Adams

Озвучено Karen White


Carbs and Cadavers

Написано Ellery Adams

Озвучено Karen White

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3.5/5 (12 оценки)
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8 hours
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Издано:
Dec 5, 2017
ISBN:
9781541485242
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Описание

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.

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Издано:
Dec 5, 2017
ISBN:
9781541485242
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Об авторе

Ellery Adams has written over thirty mystery novels and can’t imagine spending a day away from the keyboard. Ms. Adams, a native New Yorker, has had a lifelong love affair with stories, food, rescue animals, and large bodies of water. When not working on her next novel, she reads, bakes, gardens, spoils her three cats, and rearranges her bookshelves. She lives with her husband and two children (aka the Trolls) in Chapel Hill, NC. For more information, please visit www.elleryadamsmysteries.com.

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  • (4/5)
    This book was originally published under the pen name J.B. Stanley in 2008. This is a brand-new, fully revised edition published under the author's real name, Ellery Adams.

    In this first book of the series we are introduced to James Henry, The Professor, who isn't satisfied with his life. He is recently divorces and has moved back to his small hometown to take care of his aging father after the death of his mother. He tends to eat his worries away and looks for happiness in the foods that he eats, especially cheese puffs. He is working in the local library and does seem to enjoy that part of his life. When a high school teacher comes in and asks to put up a flier for a "Supper Club" for those who want to lose weight, he decides to join not only to lose some weight, but to meet some people. They call themselves "The Flab Five".

    The mystery in this story is who killed local, washed up, football star, Brinkley Meyers. A young woman, who has a strong dislike for Brinkley, is arrested for the crime, but the group is sure she is innocent and set out to prove it. Using their brains, their great questioning techniques and likability, the club works their way through facts, clues, and gossip. Will they be able to come up with the answer to who killed Meyers? There are some side stories going on as well that add interest and flesh out the characters and the town. I enjoyed this story with realistic characters, a friendly setting. This was a fun cozy with a surprising ending that made me smile. Being a full figured gal myself, I appreciated the way the author handled the subject of weight loss, making it a normal part of the story. I am looking forward to reading more in this series. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.
  • (2/5)
    Very light, fun mystery. Pokes fun at a stereo-typical, small-town librarian with a passion for cheese puffs. Only an author with an MLIS can be excused for some of the librarian-humor. Only someone who battles the bulge can be excused for some of the weightier humor.
  • (3/5)
    this was a pretty good book. Not one of those ones where I obsessively read but a pretty good one none the less. The mystery part of it was not very good, like not very mysterious but the friendship part is pretty good. plus the feelings they express about their weight loss and stuff is pretty cool to read about because that is something I can currently relate to.. All in all, I won't read it again but I don't regret taking the time to read it either.
  • (3/5)
    I enjoyed this first installment in the Supper Club Mystery series, especially since a group of us are about to start en exercise and weight loss challenge at work! I also enjoyed that one of the main characters is a librarian. :-) I hope to learn more about others in the group in future books in the series.
  • (3/5)
    Quite enjoyable cozy mystery...
  • (2/5)
    James Henry has been recently divorced, and left the job he loved to move back home with his widowed father. He has no social life, and thanks to his addiction to cheese puffs, he's 50 pounds overweight. Life sucks. Then James happens to see a flyer for a supper club for dieters. Hoping to expand his social circle and find support for his weight loss plan, he signs up. One of the supper club members works in the sheriff's office, and what with one thing and another, they all become involved in a murder investigation. Ok, so the premise is a little improbable, but it sounded like it might have good characters and I thought it would at least be entertaining. Unfortunately this was not the case. While all the elements for a good story were in place, I had to drag myself through this book. The characters had potential, the crime storyline was as good as your average Janet Evanovich novel, but it just didn't come together for me. The dialogue was stilted, and the writing in general was too much telling, not enough showing... if that makes sense. Final word: 2, as in 2 delicious but fattening chocolate chip cookies out of 5. I'm tempted to scan the next book in the series to see if the writing improves, but I doubt I will get around to it.
  • (3/5)
    James Henry was perfectly happy in his quiet life as a college professor. but is comes to an end when his mother dies and he must return home to Quincy Gap to take care of his father. He has to leave the job he loves to care for his disagreeable, uncommunicative parent. He is at least able to get a job as librarian in the local library. But is is still not the future he had planned for himself. Even his wife has left him. So to stave off loneliness and to try to lose the weight he has put on, he decides to join the newly formed dieters' supper club. There he meets people who have the same goal as he- make friends while losing weight. He is especially interested in an employee of the sheriff's department, Lucy Hanover.But the dieters' focus changes when an obnoxious local man is found dead at the bakery. The Supper Club members are drawn into the mystery and quickly find themselves awash in contradictory clues. Lucy has ambitions of becoming a deputy and this may be her lucky break. If she can help solve the murder the chauvinistic sheriff may be forced to take her seriously. James is pleased to help her, both to catch the killer and to spend more time with Lucy. The Supper Club members band together to figure out who killed the football star in the first murder to occur in Quincy Gap since 1913. Among trying to ignore their hungry pains, food cravings and the yearly Halloween parade, the struggling dieters have a lot on their plates.This book is the first in the planned of Supper Club Mysteries. It is a fun addition to the market of food based cozies with endearing characters that will bring readers back for second helpings. The small town setting of Quincy Gap is also able to provide the ambiance and potential for further development. So many of us can relate to the frustration of dieting and will be looking forward to cheering along the efforts of The Supper Club. J.B. Stanley is also the author of the Antique and Collectible Mysteries.
  • (4/5)
    This is a heartwarming group of people who I really enjoyed meeting. They came together through a weight control group and blended into a compassionate, resourceful team who help to solve a mystery in a purely amateur manner and I sincerely look forward to meeting up with them in the rest of the series. The small town setting is comfortably well constructed and the mystery is a puzzler. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to find a new collection of interesting characters to enjoy while reading a solid mystery story.
  • (4/5)
    The Supper Club Mysteries starts with this book and is extremely entertaining. The entire premise, and one I find hits too close to home, is a group of "fatties" joining together to support each other as they try to lose weight. They title themselves the FLAB FIVE. James Henry, the main character, is a divorced former professor from Wm & Mary who has an addiction to Cheese puffs and is carrying 50 lbs. of extra weight. He has returned home to Quincy Gap to care for his elderly father after his mother's death. James gets a job as a librarian and settles into what he considers a boring life which only drives him to his addiction more often than not. He feels friendless and alone so when the opportunity to make new friends and lose a few extra pounds is presented to him, he jumps at the chance not knowing what he is getting himself into.At their first meeting, they are all distracted by sirens (one member works for the local sheriff) and plunge themselves into an investigation of the murder. Working together to both solve the mystery and lose weight, the dieters are melded together into close friends and band together to catch the killer.The story is well-written and highly amusing with tales of diet cheating and buttons popping. I was completely engrossed in the story so I didn’t have to work about a “Cheese Puff Attack”. As a fellow dieter, my interest was held as to their progress and their setbacks along with the mystery. I look forward to a second helping - pun intended.