Thursday, February 19, 2015

First in a Cozy Series - A Spoonful of Murder

Happy Thursday! It's time for a First in a Cozy Series and this yummy first will make you want to have a bowl of soup!  A Spoonful of Murder by Connie Archer.What is your favorite soup? Share a recipe of you would like.  Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of A Spoonful of Murder.


Book Description

 August 7, 2012
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! 

you can get it here and get caught up before the next on in the series is released:

37 comments:

  1. I love soup. My go to meal. Favorite is turkey noodle.

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    1. Hi Barbara ~ me too! I haven't tried a turkey noodle yet, but it sounds great!

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  2. I love potato soup and vegetable soup. This looks like a great book.
    Moonbay7399@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Candace ~ Good luck today! I hope you enjoy the recipes too!

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  3. Yummy soup. I'd love some wedding soup today. Thanks for the giveaway. kphans08@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Kiki ~ Good luck today! I definitely want to experiment with a wedding soup too.

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  4. Tomato soup is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway.
    kpowers784@yahoo.com

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    1. I love anything with tomatoes, too. Tomato soup all by itself, or any tomato based broth. Good luck today!

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  5. Tomato soup is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway.
    kpowers784@yahoo.com

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  6. I love soup! And snow. That's why I need to get this book! I looked for it at the bookstore last night but they didn't have it. Right now I can't think of a favorite, although homemade cream of mushroom is very good, chicken noodle, ham and bean, split pea, wedding soup, homemade version of Olive Garden's potato soup, there are more...

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    1. This sounds like a wonderful series with good plots and sub plots. I'm interested in seeing how the author handles the theme of the grandfather with Alzheimer's.

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    2. Hi Elaine ~ It's great that you love both. There's lots of snow in A Spoonful of Murder! Good luck!

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    3. Hi Nancy ~ Lucky's grandfather is so loveable, you'll have to see what happens with Jack (no spoilers here). Good luck!

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  7. A Spoonful Of Murder sounds just like a perfect book for the winter season. My favorite soup is a vegetable soup. Thank you for the giveaway!
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Jen ~ There's nothing like a good book and soup if you're snowbound! Best of luck!

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  8. Soup is the ultimate comfort food! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Kuzlin at aol.com

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    1. Oh, I agree! My favorite comfort food too. (I also love mashed potatoes and chocolate too)! Good luck!

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  10. What a fun restaurant idea---I'd love to visit a soup shop! Hope they feature my favorite--split pea. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Sue ~ Sage, the Spoonful's chef, is working on a split pea right now! Good luck today!

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  11. My favorite soup is homemade vegetable. I need to catch up on this series and would love to win "A Spoonful of Murder". Thanks! patucker54 (at aol dot com)

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    1. Best of luck, Patricia! I love vegetable soups too, I just chop up whatever's around, add it to a broth and it always seems to work.

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  12. This series sounds wonderful. My favorite soup is an Asian Broth. Love this post. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh, I hope you get to visit the village soon, and enjoy all the stories (and soup)!

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  13. Soups are my panacea for aches and soothes me greatly, especially a soup which contains veggies, and pastas. Minestrone is idea. Many thanks for this great giveaway and wonderful feature. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Good luck today! I love soup with crusty French or Italian bread too.

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  14. I love soup and have it everyday for lunch. My favorite is bean bacon, but will enjoy almost any kind
    Thank you for the chance to win

    debbiec1313@yahoo.com

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    1. I could live on soup all winter ~ maybe even summer too! Bean and bacon sounds yummy! Good luck!

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  15. My favorite soup is anything my mother-in-law makes. She is 100% Italian and was taught to cook by her mother who immigrated from Italy.

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    1. Hi Lisa ~ You're so lucky -- I'll bet she has some great recipes! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  16. Shelley ~ Thanks so much for hosting this "First in a Series" today!

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  17. MY favorite soup is homemade creamy chicken and wild rice soup. My kids on the other hand beg and demand that I make Loaded Potato soup. They are both yummy!
    Sounds like a great read. All I want to do in the winter is curl up and read a good cozy.

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    1. Hi Jeanette ~ I'm with you, nothing better than hibernating with a good book! Best of luck!

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  18. I love reading cozy mysteries

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    1. Hi Ann ~ It's so great to be able to connect with cozy lovers! Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. Winner is Traveler!!! Congratulations

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  20. I missed the contest reply but wanted to add that my favorite soup is homemade mini meatball onion and vegetable soup with pasta. It is almost like minestrone but with a much more onion soup base. Love Vermont and love your series. Looking forward to ordering this next book. Thank you.
    Cynthia

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