By J. B. Stanley
James "Professor Puff" Henry could in addition have "loser" stamped on his brow. Divorced, obese, shy, and dwelling at domestic, he is dependent upon books and his favourite snack — cheese puffs — for candy aid from his difficulties. A former English lit professor at William and Mary, he strikes again to Quincy's hole, a small Virginia city within the Shenandoah Valley, to maintain his recently-widowed father. to enhance his social existence and waistline, he joins a supper membership for dieters who lovingly name themselves the "Flab Five." warding off carbs is sort of most unlikely during this deep-fried potato-loving land, so a mysterious loss of life of their small burg offers an efficient, if stressful, distraction. whereas dodging delectable temptations, Professor Henry and his fellow dieters interact to shed weight and locate the killer who has struck worry during this tight-knit neighborhood.
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Bowls and pitchers in smooth jewel-toned glazes have been flying off the desk. highschool boys have been furiously unpacking vases, plates, and mugs in earth-tone glazes. on the neighboring desk, pleasant woman scholars have been promoting watercolor work, charcoal drawings, and African mask produced from papier mâché. “Hey, Lindy! ” James sidled as much as her desk. one of many boys gazed at Lindy with curiosity. “Yes, we do have first names, Billy. are you able to wrap up this bowl for Mrs. Samson? ” “Sure, leave out Perez,” the boy smirked. “Looks like you’re creating a killing right here. ” James saw. “I’ve by no means had humans throwing cash at me so quick! ” she exclaimed, her face flushed with exertion. “I imagine i may get used to it, too. ” She bestowed a prideful look on the scholars surrounding her. “My childrens have quite been the heroes although. They spent such a lot of hours making those items yet as soon as after they heard approximately Whitney, they gave them up similar to that. ” Lucy snapped her hands. She reduced her voice to a whisper. “We have over funds already. ” “Excuse me,” a snide voice demanded consciousness. “My daughter and her fiancé want to buy that cobalt bowl. Do you think that lets have a few carrier? ” “Hello, Mrs. Shilling. ” Lindy provided the well mannered salutation via gritted the teeth. “And hi, Allison,” she stated to the younger lady status at the back of her mom donning a bored expression. Her tan palms have been folded throughout her small chest and she or he glanced round the crowd as though trying to find anything or somebody actually worthy taking a look at. eventually, her icy blue eyes settled at the around face of her former paintings instructor. “Hi, leave out Perez,” Allison muttered. “Congratulations in your engagement! ” Lindy pressured herself to sound enthusiastic. “Let’s see your ring. ” Allison held out her left hand limply. James couldn’t aid yet whistle on the dimension of Allison’s ring. He had visible smaller rocks at a limestone quarry. The diamond used to be so huge that it seemed to be weighing down the girl’s skinny finger. Allison’s fingernails have been painted a light purple and every nail bore a small rhinestone within the heart. James questioned what sort of activity an individual can have and nonetheless be capable to preserve ten rhinestones intact at the ends of her fingernails. “Wow! you may use that factor as a disco ball! ” Lindy laughed good-naturedly. “And is that this your husband-to-be? ” Lindy gave the younger guy at Allison’s elbow a honest smile. “Chase Radford is the son of our personal Senator Radford,” Mrs. Shilling bragged while Allison didn’t reply. “He has simply graduated from Georgetown collage with a legislations measure. He plans to keep on with in his father’s footsteps. ” “Nice to satisfy you. ” Chase reached in entrance of his fiancée with a view to shake Lindy’s hand. His arm brushed Allison’s and she or he recoiled from it in annoyance. She tugged at her mother’s sleeve and stated, “Let’s get going, mom. ” Chase appeared oblivious to his fiancée’s detrimental physique language. Turning to her, he ran a hand via her lengthy, wavy brown hair and gazed at her with not anything wanting adoration.