Posted in cooking, Cozy, Monday, mystery on December 31, 2012

I thought I would introduce you to a new author (to me) and the first book in a new series.  You have no doubt noticed that I look mysteries that center around food and this one is no exception!  Today’s highlight is A Spoonful of Murder by author Connie Archer.  The second book in this series is called A Broth of Betrayal.




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.