Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review: A Roux Revenge by: Connie Archer


Title: A Roux Revenge
Author: Connie Archer
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Soup Lover's Mystery #3
Pages: 305
Format: Paperback
Source: Cozy Book Tours

Description:

STIRRING UP TROUBLE

Snowflake, Vermont, is known for its skiing in winter—and its soup all year round, thanks to Lucky Jamieson’s By the Spoonful Soup Shop. Autumn brings golden leaves, pumpkin rice soup, the annual Harvest Festival… and murder.

Lucky’s soup shop is busier than usual this October, with groups of itinerant travelers in town to work the Harvest Festival. One newcomer seems to take a particular interest in Lucky’s young waitress, Janie, spying on her from across the street. Is the stranger stalking Janie?

After an unidentified man is found murdered in a van by the side of the road, simmering suspicions about the travelers are brought to a boil. But when Janie is put in harm’s way, Lucky must join forces with the travelers to turn up the heat on a killer…

Recipes included!

My Thoughts:

This book was sent to me as part of a book tour.  It follows the story of Lucky Jamieson and her grandfather Jack as they work at the Spoonful Soup Shop.  Early in this book a man is found dead and the chief of Police Nate is trying to figure out what happened.

Then we get introduced to Lucky, Jack, Sage, and Janie and other colorful characters.  Janie is having a hard time dealing with her mother they are fighting and Lucky offers Janie a place to stay while the women work out their issues and Lucky learns about traveler's gypsy people who run festivals around different states and Miriam's connection to them.  It's a sad story, from there a man keeps watching Janie and Janie can't figure out why.  Pretty soon Janie figures out why, but no one can figure out how the dead guy is connected to all of this.

To make things harder on Nate everything goes missing from the vehicle the dead guy was in to the dead guy himself.  Which puts more pressure on Nate to wrap up this case.  Will Nate ever solve this case?  And how does Janie apply to this murder investigation?

This book was great we get to see so many different stories and what people are up too.  Also we get to see how Lucky's love life is and where it is headed.  I really enjoyed reading this book along with the different soup recipes!

GIVEAWAY TIME:

This giveaway is U.S.A. only.  I have one copy of this book and some swag as well, to giveaway to a luck winner all you have to do is list your favorite cozy mystery series, and why.  Easy peasy!  Please include your email address so that I can contact you.  Good luck everyone!



5 shout outs:

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

I have this book, and really enjoyed the story! =)

Michelle F. said...

I love cozies and Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen series is one of my favorites. I like the characters and all the talk about desserts and other foods.

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Connie Archer said...

Hi Melissa - Hi Michelle
Great to hear from you both! Michelle, if you like soups, you'll really enjoy the recipes in this series. Good luck in the giveaway!

Alicia said...

I loved your series and am eager to read this one. I enjoy so many series that it is very hard to narrow it down to one. One of the first cozies that I read was the Aunt Dimity series and I still enjoy them greatly.

Connie Archer said...

Thanks so much, Alicia! I really like the Aunt Dimity series too, although I admit I haven't read them all. Best of luck! I hope you get to visit the village soon and find out what's going on in A Roux of Revenge!

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