Things are chugging merrily along for librarian James Henry. He has a closet filled with new clothes, a trimmer waistline, and a closer bond with his father. His only real problem is that his girlfriend Lucy's interest in him seems to have inexplicably cooled. When schoolteacher Lindy suggests the club members join a Mexican cooking class, James jumps at the idea. Over cervezas and black bean dip, the supper club members warm to their new adventure. The class heats up even more when a reporter and her friends, twin sisters with supermodel physiques, enroll. But when people start turning up dead, and the evidence points toward Lindy, things become hotter than a jalapeño. James, who was looking to add a little more spice to his life, gets much more than he bargained for. - (Llewellyn Worldwide)
Stanley offers another entry in the popular Supper Club Mystery series, and her fans now have a new volume to relish. In this outing, members of the rural Virginia culinary society, who number among themselves a newspaper editor and a librarian, conduct some students on a field trip to the Luray Caverns, expecting to see some ancient artifacts. Instead, the unlucky spelunkers are horrified to find a dead body, one of a striking pair of twins. This beauty has apparently been strangled. Evidence of murder begins piling up, and clues seem unfortunately to point to Lindy, one of the supper club's key members. Each chapter in Stanley's mystery takes its name from a dish, and a drawing of a saltshaker states the dish's sodium content. Several recipes appear in the text: enchiladas and chili con queso, Mexican favorites; and the famous Spanish rice dish, paella, appearing in a vegetarian version. Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.