Sunday, August 12, 2012

LET'S GET COZY! A SPOONFUL OF MURDER: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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A SPOONFUL OF MURDER
A Soup Lover's Mystery
BY CONNIE ARCHER

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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...

Recipes included!
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. “I love every season in New England, but my favorite month is May when the lilacs bloom at the first sign of warmth.”

She attended Boston’s Girl’s Latin School, where she spent six years wading through Caesar’s Gallic War journals and the twelve books of the Aeneid. Happily, her life wasn’t all study. As a teenager, Connie spent her summers performing in a children’s theater troupe that traveled the suburbs of Boston, mounting productions in parks and children’s hospitals. After majoring in biology at Northeastern University, 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.


"SNOWFLAKE, VERMONT"
SOME INFORMATION ABOUT CONNIE ARCHER'S WRITING (TAKEN FROM A "Q&A" FROM HER WEBSITE; GO HERE TO READ IT ALL: 

By the Spoonful Soup Shop is located in Snowflake, Vermont.  Is there really a town in Vermont called Snowflake?
Believe it or not, there is a town called Snowflake …… but in Arizona of all places. I think it’s important in village mysteries that the location is not an actual town. Because Snowflake is an imaginary place, it can have a certain protection from the realities of modern day life, even though it does have more than its share of murders.

Why a soup shop?
Can there be a more comforting kind of food than soup? Okay, maybe mashed potatoes and dark chocolate . . . but after that, my vote is for soup. As all of my family and friends can attest, I’m a big soup maker and writing this series has given me the perfect excuse to experiment with new recipes. I’m always digging through my refrigerator and kitchen cabinets, combining vegetables and spices into new concoctions. But I never seem to be able to come up with interesting names for my soups, so they always end up being called something boring like “Carrot-Potato-Parsley” or “Spinach-Mushroom-Pasta.

                                                            
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THANKS TO KAYLEIGH AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT BERKLEY PRIME CRIME AND PENGUIN BOOKS,
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