A Spoonful of Murder by Connie Archer

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A Spoonful of Murder by Connie ArcherA Spoonful of Murder on August 7, 2012
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback
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Winter is big business in small-town Snowflake, Vermont. Tourists arrive to hit the ski slopes—and what could be more satisfying after a chilly day of carving powder than a steaming bowl of soup?

When Lucky Jamieson inherits her parents' soup shop, By the Spoonful, she realizes it's time to take stock of her life. Should she sell her parents' house or move in herself? Does she really want to run a restaurant business? And what about her grandfather Jack, who seems to be showing signs of Alzheimer's?

But her life decisions are moved to the back burner after an icy blonde tourist is found frozen to death behind the soup shop. and Lucky is bowled over when her soup chef, Sage DuBois, is led out of the kitchen by the police. As suspicion and speculations snowball, Lucky decides that the only way to save her employee and her business is to find out herself who iced the tourist--and landed her chef in the soup...

Recipes included!

A Spoonful of Murder by Connie Archer is a tasty start to a cozy series. It is the perfect book to curl up with when the winter weather is blowing outside. I very much enjoyed A Spoonful of Murder and I look forward to catching up on the books in the series that I’ve missed.

Following the unexpected death of her parents, Lucky Jamieson moves home to Snowflake, Vermont to take over her parents’ soup shop. She finds herself as amateur sleuth when her chef is arrested for the murder of a winter tourist. Lucky was a bit of an anomaly for me. I really liked her most of the time, but sometimes I felt she was a bit tacky and pushy when it came to her ‘investigation’. She was pretty bold with her actions. I liked her more than I disliked some of her actions, though. Lucky and her grandfather, Jack, were my favorite characters.

The setting for the series is perfect. I love the idea of the ski resort being up on the hill above the town. The tourists mean that there will always be outsiders who can be suspects whenever anything goes awry. I enjoyed the development of friendships (and maybe more) and I know I will enjoy getting to know the characters more.

I purchased this book a few years ago and I’m happy I pulled it off of my shelf to read this winter.

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