Friday, November 14, 2008

Review: Chili con Corpses

(Reading has been difficult for me lately because I just can't seem to find a comfortable position.
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Title: Chili con Corpses
Author: J.B. Stanley
Publisher: Midnight Ink/Llewellyn Publications
Pages: 275

The voices of small town America are clearly alive and well in J.B. Stanley's latest installment in the Supper Club series.

If you're looking for all-out action, blood, guts, gore, or gratuitous sex, you won't find it here. If you're looking forward to a well-written tale about murder in a small town and how a group of friends band together to solve it, you've found just the right book.

Chili con Corpses has our dieting-together-friends joining a Mexican cooking class. Their group soon expands to include the local reporter and her best friend from college - who just happens to not only be blond and beautiful but has an identical twin sister. It doesn't take long for the friends to be in deep guacamole and treading in hot jalapeno pepper soup when one of the twins winds up dead.

To further confuse those attempting to solve the crime, the dead twin had filled in for her sister at the last minute on a school field trip. Did the killer murder the wrong twin? What skeletons do, or did, the twins have lurking in their past? Will the killer be back to kill the right one?

Do James and Lucy get back together? Has James' crotchety artist-dad found love again with Milla, owner of the Fix 'n Freeze?

An engaging story. Delightful read.

(If you'd like to know more about J.B. Stanley, please contact her publicist PJ Nunn at Breakthrough Promotions.)

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