A Spoonful of Murder

A Spoonful of Murder Winter is big business in small town Snowflake Vermont Tourists arrive to hit the ski slopes and what could be satisfying after a chilly day of carving powder than a steaming bowl of soup When Lucky

  • Title: A Spoonful of Murder
  • Author: Connie Archer
  • ISBN: 9780425251478
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback
  • Winter is big business in small town Snowflake, Vermont Tourists arrive to hit the ski slopes and what could be 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 DoesWinter is big business in small town Snowflake, Vermont Tourists arrive to hit the ski slopes and what could be 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 soupRecipes included

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    1. Connie Archer

      Connie Archer is the national bestselling author of the Soup Lover s Mystery Series from 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 Connie s excerpts and recipes can also be found in THE COZY COOKBOOK from Penguin Random House and THE MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA COOKBOOK Connie was born and raised in New England She now lives on the other coast Visit her website at conniearchermysteriesFacebook ConnieArcherMysteriesTwitter SnowflakeVT

    972 thoughts on “A Spoonful of Murder”

    1. "A Spoonful of Murder" is a cozy mystery. It started out well, but I stopped enjoying the story once the murder happened.I did not like spending time with Lucky. She was extremely self-centered. Lucky was upset when people repeated that a murder victim was found in the alley behind her shop because she felt this was ruining her shop's good reputation. Yet basically on the basis of a vague bit of gossip, she accused three men to their face of having an affair with and murdering the victim and als [...]

    2. I'm not big on cozies that center around food. Maybe because the author tends to focus alot on the food? Maybe because I get hungry reading about all the said food? Either way I went into reading this not all hopeful. Connie Archer hooked me into the story and didn't let go! Everything was written with just the right amount to keep the reader page turning.Lucky Jamieson is at a hard cross road in her life. Her parents tragic deaths has left her to pick up the pieces and taking over their Mom and [...]

    3. Welcome to Snowflake, Vermont. Tourists arrive to hit the slopes and stop into By The Spoonful for a nice hot bowl of soup and a sandwich.Lucky is forced to return from Wisconsin when she inherits the restaurant after an accident claims both her parents. She has a lot of decisions to make about her Grandfather who seems to be developing Alzheimer's, the restaurant, and basically her future.When a blonde tourist is found behind dead and frozen behind the soup shop and her chef is the number one s [...]

    4. What is it with editors and publishers these days? Just to make a buck is it? Well the discrepencies are blatant in this novel. The questions as to why Lucky didn't just move into her parents' house are there. Why is she painting the apartment in one chapter and then nothing is said again about that? It is all just filler. I don't like filler. I want a story that flows. This one doesn't. Random conversations draw me out of the story and say "what?" Interviewing "lovers" of the murder victim and [...]

    5. This cozy was a little different from others I've read. Because of that it made it interesting. Loved the Grandpa! He was a great character.

    6. Good first book in the series. I liked Lucky and was rooting for her. The mystery was good. The only thing I found unbelievable was how many people stopped coming to the Spoonful after a body was found out back, I can see business dropping off but usually you have some ghouls who want to see the scene of the crime or get the first hand account from people who found the body.

    7. This first book in the Soup Lover's series was the perfect book to read this time of year when the biting wind chills, snow, sleet and ice arrive. I dislike winter but the bright side of it is I love soups and making soups. Therefore, reading about By the Spoonful Soup Shop was an absolute must! I just wish I had read this earlier. I loved the setting of Snowflake, Vermont, a small town located near a ski resort where tourists flock to By the Spoonful. The characters feel authentic and real. The [...]

    8. Lucky inherits her parents soup shop, By the Spoonful, after they are killed in a car accident. Her grandfather, Jack, still helps run the shop. They have a great soup chef, Sage, who makes the most unique and delicious homemade soups and sandwiches for their customers. When Sage is accused of killing wealthy Patricia Honeywell, a winter visitor at the local ski resort, he's arrested, and Lucky's left without a soup chef. The majority of her customers stop coming to the shop to eat. Fearing bank [...]

    9. A Spoonful of Murder by Connie Archer is the first book of the Soup Lover's mystery series set in contemporary Vermont. Lucky returns to her hometown to take over running By the Spoonful, her parents' soup restaurant, following their tragic death in a car accident. Her grandfather Jack is all the family she has, and he may not have much stamina left. When a murder victim is found behind the shop, the shop's chef Sage is jailed by the police. Lucky trusts her parents' judgment and faith in Sage. [...]

    10. First off, I cannot wait for the next book. The characters on this story are all so interesting and you get to look into their lives which I love. Lucky's grandfather is one if the most interesting characters I have read about. This book was chosen to be read for a monthly readers group and I'm glad I participated in it. It was a really good read.

    11. In A SPOONFUL OF MURDER, my first visit to Snowflake, Vermont was a delightful one. You know, with the exception of a dead body. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Lucky Jamieson, her grandfather Jack, the entire staff of By the Spoonful, as well as Dr. Elias Scott and Mayor Elizabeth Dove.The entire story held my attention and the search for the killer kept me guessing. There were plenty of suspects to go around and so little to know about the victim, that anything was possible.They were a few typos [...]

    12. I read this book in one evening. For a debut book, it truly caught my attention.A young woman returns to the family business after the tragedy of losing both parents in an automotive accident. Lucky Jamieson hardly feels worthy of her name, but, to her luck, her grandfather Jack is still with her and helping greatly. Jack isn't in the best of health but his spirit and strength helps our Lucky keep the 'By The Spoonful' soup restaurant open and thriving.Until one day, when one of the restaurants [...]

    13. Lucky Jamieson left everything behind to move back to Snowflake Vermont. Since the death of her parents she inherited the family business, By the Spoonful, a Soup Shop in the busiest tourist season of the year. With a lot on her plate she takes the responsiblity of running the shop with the helpof her grandfather Jack and her chef Sage. But did she take on more than she could handle ? When a tourist is found dead behind the shop, business is no longer heating up. Sage is taken into custody for h [...]

    14. As Mrs. Todd tells Hercule Poirot in The Case of the Clapham Cook, "Well, let me tell you, Mr. High-and-Mighty Poirot, a good cook is a good cook. And when you lose one, it's as much to you as pearls are to some fine lady.", so it's no wonder that when the soup master chef of By the Spoonful Soup Shop is arrested for the murder of a wintering socialite, Lucky is motivated to find the real killer. Lucky was an interesting heroine. I liked her well enough but she was also fairly obnoxious at times [...]

    15. This first book in a series is a traditional New England mystery updated for today. Characters are contemporary and compelling, especially the protagonist, Lucky, who's trying to save the family restaurant while solving the murder that put her chef in prison. Local color and descriptions of the meals served added to the enjoyment. Deftly plotted, with almost everyone, including Lucky's potential love interest, becoming a suspect before the surprising and satisfying solution. Looking forward to t [...]

    16. This tasty start to a cozy series 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. [...]

    17. A Spoonful Of MurderA Soup Lover’s Mystery, Book 1Connie Archer5 StarsSynopsis: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 busines [...]

    18. This rating depresses me. As a challenge junkie, I need this series. It's got too many things going for it. But I didn't like it. In a review of another cozy, I mentioned how refreshing it was to come by information without losing your decency. This book is the opposite. Lucky wasn't really a good person. She had issues with a couple of random ladies talking about her restaurant badly because there was a murder there, but she asks so many questions and spills so many secrets entrusted to her - a [...]

    19. This is the first book in the Soup Lover's cozy mystery series. It is a quick, easy to read secular series that is clean and interesting. I loved that it took place in the small town of Snowflake, Vermont in ski country. Lucky Jamieson has come back to take over her parents' restaurant, By the Spoonful after their death in a car accident. She discovers that things in the restaurant aren't in as good shape as her parents' had led her to believe. When a body is discovered behind the restaurant, th [...]

    20. Ok first outing. I'll take a page through the second book to see how things shape up.The small town and setting were fine. The support characters were ok. There wasn't a strong secondary character or "sidekick". Hopefully one will come along in the future - preferably a new one that brings some humor or sense (as in common sense) to the lead. The main character was exceptionally bullish, if that's the right word. What she did seemed a bit trite. The standard cozy mechanisms were overdone - too m [...]

    21. This was the first in a new series, and being a soup lover, I was excited to read it. I liked the characters and I liked the ideas that came about in the story line, but I missed the actual "foodie" theme behind the story. When I read a cozy mystery that is food based, I want to hear so much about the food, that I can taste it as I am reading, I can smell it. Being a soup lovers mystery, I felt the author never got into the foodie parts and I missed that. I don't know if the rest in the series g [...]

    22. This was really enjoyable. Set in a small tourist town in Vermont, our investigator owns a restaurant that specializes in soups. When her Chef is arrested for murder and no longer able to hold down the kitchen duties she goes out on her own to solve the murder. Mostly I enjoyed this but there were 1 or 2 places where I had to suspend my common sense and just believe that an amateur sleuth would have the guts to invade a police station and search through a box of evidence. Overall it was enjoyabl [...]

    23. Sorry, book, but I'm leaving you for another. She also runs a restaurant, but more importantly, she's funny, in that wacky kind of way that I particularly like. You, alas, are not funny, you kind of annoyed me with the gloomy infodump and the quickfix of Lucky's friendship with whatshername, and, well, basically, I just don't think we're compatible. But you're not all that bad, really - I'm sure you'll find other readers who do love you! Best of luck, Text

    24. I don't normally go in for cozy mysteries, but I know a lot of people do. I really liked this book. Most of the stuff I read is tantalizingly disturbing, but after reading A Spoonful of Murder, I can see why these cozies are so popular. Connie Archer knows her genre and you will be craving a creamy cup of coffee after you read this. The mystery is sound, the characters true to life, and it's a lively, fun jaunt which will cause no mental disturbances!

    25. Somehow, this mystery just fails to convince me of much. The idea of a soup shop seems far-fetched to begin with. Why the owner was so convinced the cook wasn't who dunnit totally didn't ring true at all. The victim wasn't likeable and the amateur sleuth's behavior was lame in the extreme. For me, the book didn't work at all.

    26. Lucky's in Deep Soup!Lucky Jamieson finds herself in deep soup when the star chef of the restaurant she just inherited from her late parents is arrested for murder. A delightful cast of characters and just enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing make Connie Archer's first entry of the Soup Lover's Mystery series a satisfying read. Lap this one up spoonful by tasty spoonful!

    27. I struggled with this book for the first 50 pages or so, but then it grabbed hold of me and I just had to read. I'm glad it was Sunday and I had the afternoon to finish the story. I'm anxious to move on with this series.

    28. Super cozy! Great characters and mystery to be solved. I figured out who did it and why when the character who did was first introduced but that didn't take away from a really good read.

    29. was hoping for more humor from this story, but it was rather dry. Lucky started out kinda whiny (ok, so it's understandable, her parents just died), but she never stopped feeling whiny. She kind of fell into solving the mystery presented, but it never seemed like she was very good at putting together the clues, and wound up kind of falling into the correct answer as to who was the murder, as well. The potential relationship with Elias felt fake and forced.Multiple editorial errors (calling chara [...]

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