Sunday, March 20, 2016

High Praise For Connie Archers A Clue In The Sew

Friday night I finished A Clue in The Stew by Connie Archer, out April 5th.  I enjoyed reading A Clue in the Stew, the series is a good one and I love the recipes for soup in the back of each book.
My friend Lisa of Lisa K's books turned me on to this series and I am forever grateful.

"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..."

There were several reasons I enjoyed this book, one I felt that I could easily identify with Lucky, the main character. The main mystery plot and the sub plot had me guessing until the end but I was truly touched with the way that Connie Archer wrote about the relationships of the characters. I felt that (with out giving anything away) the story was written from a very thoughtful and very positive place. I felt that Connie Archer choose to take a very emotionally charged situation and character's life story and choose the high road for that character, without diminishing the truly remarkable survival story and resiliency of  her characters. I was not expecting to feel the way I did towards the end of the story, I felt that I had been personally invested in Lucky's investigation and felt such relief  with the outcome. I have a lot of respect for Connie Archer and how she choose to tell the story of A Clue in the Stew. 

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1 comment:

  1. I am looking forward to this! I already pre-ordered it, so it won't be too long.