Thursday, March 3, 2016

Review: A Clue in The Stew by: Connie Archer

Title: A Clue in The Stew
Author: Connie Archer
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Soup Lovers Mystery #5
Pages: 320
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley

Description:


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...

My Thoughts:

This is the fifth book in Soup Lovers Mystery it follows Lucky Jamieson and her grandfather Jack and the residents of Snowflake which are hosting a book signing of Hilary Stone.  But before that happens a woman is found dead in the woods and the police are working on that murder.  Not long into this book the author Hilary Stones finds herself killed.  The big question is who had the most to gain by killing the author and why?  Also Barry's friend Hank has been AWOL for most of the week which is driving Barry with worry over his friend.  What is Hank hiding and why?

I love this series it's not a typical cooking mystery.  This one centers around a town that has a soup cafe type shop that people frequent and the chapters aren't inundated with recipes.  Alot of cozy books lately are smack dab with recipes either at the beginning of a chapter or end.  Which makes this book more enjoyable.

I had no idea who the bad guy was and was thoroughly enjoyable to read and learn more about adoption process which is mentioned in this book along with learn about some interesting characters that arrive to Snowflake and what their motive for being there was!

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