Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Roux of Revenge by Connie Archer

A Roux of Revenge (A Soup Lover’s Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd Book in Series
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (April 1, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-0425252420
E-Book: ASIN: B00F9F0T0M

Snowflake, Vermont, is known for its skiing in winter—and its soup all year round, thanks to Lucky Jamieson’s By the Spoonful. 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 Review:
I was excited when this tour came up as I had just finished reading A Spoonful of Murder. See my review here.

The crime and murder mystery was very similar to book one, but intriguing enough to keep a reader guessing. Lucky is an amazing sleuth and is able to work through the clues very well, even if her life seems to be complicated with her romance. Hopefully she can continue to figure that out.

I still find the the town of Snowflake very inviting and enjoyable. The feeling created about the town makes it very inviting and the characters are also fitting and help to create the same feeling. The relationships Lucky has in each book is very unique and interesting. I enjoy the character interaction and development in each book. Lucky has such a big heart and smart mind.

This is definitely a great series and excited to fill in the gap with book two soon. If you have not read any of this author's works before, give this book a read. It it not necessary to read the books in order as she writes enough to make them stand alone.
About Connie Archer
Connie Archer is the national bestselling author of A Spoonful of Murder and A Broth of Betrayal, the soup lover’s mystery series set in Vermont, from Berkley Prime Crime. The third book in the series, A Roux of Revenge, will be released on April 1, 2014. Connie was born and raised in New England. She now lives on the other coast.
Author Links
Visit her website and blog at
Twitter: @snowflakeVT
Purchase Links
Amazon      B&N      Book World

Tour Participants
March 31 – Mystery Playground – Interview
April 1 – Books-n-Kisses – Review, Guest Post
April 2 – A Date with a Book – Review
April 3 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – Review, Interview
April 4 – Books Are Life – Vita Libri – Review
April 5 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review, Guest Post
April 6 – off
April 7 – Girl Lost In a Book – Review
April 8 – Deal Sharing Aunt – Review, Guest Post
April 9 – Michelle’s Romantic Tangle – Review, Guest Post
April 10 – A Chick Who Reads – Review
April 11 –The Bookwyrm’s Hoard – Review, Guest Post
April 12 – Kaisy Daisy’s Corner – Review
April 13 – off
April 14 – My Recent Favorite books – Review
April 15 – Community Bookstop – Review


  1. I'll have to give check this series out. Thanks for the great review.

  2. I don't think I have read Connie! Going to have to change that :)

  3. Nice review, thank you! Adding this series to my wishlist.

  4. Thanks so much for stopping by. I just caught your comment, since I've been away at other stops on the blog tour. I hope you get to visit the village of Snowflake soon and meet all the characters!

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