Description (from cover):
‘Stirring up trouble…
Snowflake, Vermont is know 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…’
I really love the small town atmosphere of this series. Snowflake, Vermont is my dream town. If only it was a real place, I would move there tomorrow. I love how everyone knows everyone and it seems like a small family. Of course there is the small problem of the murder rate being so high, but luckily for us, Lucky Jamieson is a resident and she seems to solve all the town’s murders and crimes with a little help from her friends. This book is the third installment of this series and this is one of those series that I have to read right away. So glad that I was offered the chance to be a part of this blog tour as this series is fantastic.
This book really focuses on the small town atmosphere and how there are a few townspeople that everyone loves to hate and really likes. The townspeople are very wary of strangers and when a ragtag group of travelers comes into town to help out with the Harvest Festival, the town is on edge. Of course, it doesn’t help the situation that a man is found murdered in a van. Suspicions run high and everyone is on the hunt for a murderer and no one trusts anyone, especially the newcomers. Lucky can’t help but get interested in what is going on and when one her employees, Janie, is being stalked by one of the travelers, she feels that she must do what it takes to keep Janie safe.
This one kept me on the edge of my seat. I figured out who the murderer was, but it was right before it was revealed. The characters go through a lot of development in this one and I can’t wait to see what happens for them next. I really adore this series and this book has me wanting more. Archer has a fantastic writing style that will suck the reader in from the very first page. This is cozy mysteries done right. If you haven’t begun this series yet, then you’re missing out on a real and rare treat.
Overall Rating: 4.5
Title: A Roux of Revenge
Author: Connie Archer
Series: Soup Lover’s Mystery #3
Publication Date: April 1, 2014
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Get It: Amazon; Barnes & Noble
About the Author:
Connie Archer was born and grew up in New England, ice skating on neighborhood ponds, clamming on the beach at Cape Cod and skiing in Vermont. As a schoolgirl, she spent several years wading through Caesar’s Gallic War journals and the twelve books of the Aeneid. During her summers she performed in a children’s theater troupe that traveled the suburbs of Boston, mounting productions in parks and children’s hospitals. After majoring in biology in college, she did an about face and earned a degree in English literature. Since then she’s worked at many different jobs — laboratory technician, cocktail waitress, medical secretary, and dinner theatre actress, to name just a few. Connie lives in Los Angeles with her family and a cat named Basil.
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Disclaimer: This book was given to me by the publisher, through Great Escapes Book Tours, in exchange for my honest review. I reviewed this book without compensation of any kind. All thoughts and opinions are solely mine.