A Spoonful of Murder

A Spoonful of Murder

Paperback - 2012
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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!
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2012
ISBN: 9780425251478
Branch Call Number: PAPERBACK
Characteristics: 291 pages ; 17 cm


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Nov 26, 2014

I liked the story. The two main characters Lucky and Jack plus the regulars who drop in at Spoonful. You might guess the killer ahead of time but it is still a good and quick read. Look forward to the next book in the series.

Nov 13, 2013

The plot is good.The general idea is good but the characters are soooo bland.Not sure if I will read another from this series.

Jul 30, 2013

This is definitely a cozy mystery. The story line has great potential, and I definitely warmed up to several of the characters. The main character Lucky is a bit too immature for my test and jumps to a lot of emotional-based conclusions without giving a lot of though. Dr. Elias is almost too good to be true but still it is sweet. I would like to see more in the series and I do like the setting and most of the supporting characters introduced so far, including Grandpa Jack. I also learned that a severe lack of B12 can mimic dementia. While the recipes at the end looked interesting, after looking at them more closely, I was disappointed to see they weren't very exact--for example, 2 C of frozen spinach is not the same as 2C of fresh spinach.

Jul 09, 2013

I tried to sympathize with the author since this was her first book. However, it seemed to take her a long time to get to the ending. Sort of like she kept thinking of new ideas to include in the mystery. I must confess I skipped about 25 pages and was pleasantly surprised to learn who the killer was. Good luck in the future - I know she will get better.

LaughingOne Mar 23, 2013

Enjoyable first book in a new mystery series. The soup is good, the plot is interesting and not completely apparent, and it was satisfying following the clues and logic and reaching some conclusions. Lucky is a bit impetuous in her attempts to find the murderer and clear her restaurant and her chef, but she is likable. I'm looking forward to the next mystery in this series.


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