Series: Soup Lover’s Mystery #5
Author: Connie Archer
Publish Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
About the Book:
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...
This book was a request from Netgalley. I was excited because I read Roux of Revenge when it was released and also grabbed from the Library the first book A Spoonful of Murder. I really enjoy this series even though I haven’t faithfully read the books in order. This is definitely on my continue to read to the end book series.
A Clue in the Stew was just a enjoyable as the other two books I’ve read in the series. Lucky has continued to prove herself helpful to Nate, Chief of Police, even if he continually tells her to stay out of it. She does however, deliver some additional clues that helps him put the complete puzzle together.
Lucky is also faced with having to hire a new waitress and quick, or else lose what she already had. This also brings in a new problem of dealing with her grandpa’s new girlfriend. Relationships are growing and forming all throughout the book, as well as being threatened. Definitely keeps it interested even not tied in with the mystery.
I thoroughly enjoy the little town of Snowflake and all of the characters. What a quaint little town with all types of people enjoying the coziness and friendliness.