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James "Professor Puff" Henry may as well have "loser" stamped on his forehead. Divorced overweight shy and living at home he relies on books and his favorite snack -- cheese puffs -- for sweet relief from his problems. A former English lit professor at William and Mary he moves back to Quincy's Gap a small Virginia town in the Shenandoah Valley to take care of his recently-widowed father. To improve his social life and waistline he joins a supper club for dieters who lovingly call themselves the "Flab Five." Avoiding carbs is nearly impossible in this deep-fried potato-loving land so a mysterious death in their small burg provides an effective if disturbing distraction. While dodging delectable temptations Professor Henry and his fellow dieters work together to shed pounds and find the killer who has struck fear in this tight-knit community. Click here to download Book Club Questions for Carbs and Cadavers prepared by author J.B. Stanley!

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Carbs & Cadavers
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August 31st, 2013
Love Love Love this series! James Henry is a heavy weight and not in the good sense of the words. His wife left him for an up and coming lawyer who looks like a Calvin Klein Model, he has lost his mother, and then he has just quit his prestigious teaching position at the University to "keep an eye" on his dad. He is now Head Librarian in his hometown of Quincy Gap and pretty much eating what he wants to make his life feel better. In one moment he meets the 4 people who will help him not only become a healthy man but became a whole person again. (No pun intended). He also learns that life in a small time has just as much murder and secrets as the big city and together with his new found Supper Club friends they are determined to find the killer and make sure the townspeople he cares about aren't wrongfully railroaded. I like quick cozy mystery that make me laugh and cry and JB Stanley books tend to do that to me. She may not be Harper Lee but she sure can truthfully portray the real people of the world!
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