Sunday, October 17, 2010

YAY - It came out WEEKS early ~ Black Beans & Vice by J.B. Stanley

Black Beans & Vice (The Supper Club Mysteries)Black Beans & Vice (The Supper Club Mysteries)
Author ~ J.B. Stanley
Publisher ~ Midnight Ink
Publication date ~ NOW

The Flab Five’s creative new strategy to slim down? Hypnotherapy! And James has new motivation for laying off the donuts: his adorable son Eliot and a rekindled romance with his ex-wife, Jane. But a radical animal rights group is stirring things up in Quincy’s Gap. When two suspicious deaths occur, the Supper Club friends team up to solve another delectable, food-filled mystery.

A cozy “village” mystery, Black Beans & Vice is the sixth book in the warm and wonderful Supper Club mystery series. 

Opening lines
Head librarian James Henry held the brochure as though the glossy, tri-fold paper covered with photographs of happy, healthy people might suddenly ignite his hands.  "You want us to get hypnotized?" he asked,  his voice rather shrill.

The Rest of the Books in the series (in order)

Carbs & Cadavers (The Supper Club Mysteries)Fit to Die (The Supper Club Mysteries)Chili Con Corpses (The Supper Club Mysteries)Stiffs and Swine (The Supper Club Mysteries)The Battered Body (The Supper Club Mysteries)
I just love when a book surprises me and comes out WEEKS before the scheduled release date. It's such a treat. I couldn't order my copy fast enough (or wait until November 1st when it comes out on the Kindle).  And thanks to Amazon Prime, I'll have my copy on Monday! 

And check out the new cover for A Deadly Cliche (A Books by the Bay Mystery) by Ellery Adams (release date March 1st), J.B.'s alter ego!  Pre-order your copy TODAY!

While walking her poodle, Olivia Limoges discovers a dead body buried in the sand. Could it be connected to the bizarre burglaries plaguing Oyster Bay, North Carolina? The Bayside Book Writers prick up their ears and pick up their pens to get the story…

The thieves have a distinct MO. At every crime scene, they set up odd tableaus: a bar of butter with a knife through it, dolls with silver spoons in their mouths, a deck of cards with a missing Queen. Olivia realizes each setup represents a cliché.

Who better to decode the cliché clues than the Bayside Book Writers group, especially since their newest member is Police Chief Rawlings? As the investigation proceeds, Olivia is surprised to find herself falling for the widowed policeman. But an even greater surprise is in store. Her father—lost at sea thirty years ago—may still be alive…