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Saturday, March 26, 2016

A Clue in the Stew by Connie Archer

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a clue in the stewA Clue in the Stew:
A Soup Lover’s Mystery

Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Berkley (April 5, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-0425273128


Soup shop owner Lucky Jamieson stirs up more trouble in the latest mystery from the national bestselling author of Ladle to the Grave…
When Lucky Jamieson opens up By the Spoonful to host an event with a famous author, she’s not expecting a bunch of nuts to descend on her small-town soup shop. But the author’s exasperating entourage—from a prickly publicist to a snippy son and his tipsy wife—give fresh meaning to the phrase, too many cooks spoil the broth.
The evening is more than spoiled, however, when it ends with a homicide. When the manner of the murder—as well as another recent unsolved crime—echoes the author’s fiction, Police Chief Nate Edgerton realizes he has a copycat killer on his hands. And Lucky hopes that one of her regular customers who has mysteriously gone missing isn’t involved. Once again, the soup shop owner will need to stir up some clues to find her friend and catch a cunning killer—before things really take a tureen for the worse…

What I Thought:

I have read one other book in this series and I enjoyed it, but this one was great.  This one grabbed my attention form the beginning and kept it throughout.  There were so many twists and turns and so many suspects, I just could not put this book down because I needed to know what happened next. Of course, the writing was superb, the book flowed so well, and it was a very easy read.  I really liked how this group of friends came together to try to clear the name of a friend.  It would be great to have a group of friends like that.  Let me tell you, the ending was definitely not what I was expecting.  I like when a cozy totally throws me for a loop like that.  I will definetly be reading more in the Soup Lovers Myserty Series, even though I am really not a soup lover myself.

I received  a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review. 



 Connie Archer is the national bestselling author of the Soup Lover’s Mystery series from Penguin Random House (Berkley Prime Crime).  A Spoonful of Murder, A Broth of Betrayal, A Roux of Revenge, Ladle to the Grave and A Clue in the Stew are all set in the imaginary village of Snowflake, Vermont.  Connie was born and raised in New England and now lives on the other coast.  You can visit her at
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  1. I'm also a mystery author, but my series leans toward "hardboiled." That said, I enjoy an occasional cozy, and Connie Archer's "Soup Lovers" series is at the top of my list. I'm really looking forward to reading this one and finding out what all the hoopla regarding the ending is about!

  2. Dear Melina - Thanks so much for your wonderful review! And thank you for hosting me today!