December 16th, 2017
Home | Log in! or Register

On Top Shelf
Eloisa JamesEloisa James
Fresh Fiction
Fresh Pick

Holiday Giveaways

Reviewer Application

Readers & 'ritas

December brings fabulous reads!

Slideshow image

Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
Ex-NFL star + snarky single mom = a touchdown of a holiday romance

slideshow image
The vampires are coming... and this time, the lights won't stop them.

slideshow image
The owner of a delightful Southern café tastes the sharp sting of suspicion in this delectable comfort food mystery...

slideshow image
This holiday season, love is on the menu.

slideshow image
A Spartan heart can conquer anything, even myths, magic, and monsters.

slideshow image
There’s nothing like a firefighting cowboy to keep you toasty warm this Christmas...


Add to Wish List

Also by Connie Archer:

A Clue in the Stew, April 2016
Ladle to the Grave, March 2015
A Roux Of Revenge, April 2014
A Broth Of Betrayal, April 2013
A Spoonful Of Murder, August 2012

Ladle to the Grave
Connie Archer

Soup Lover's Mystery #4
March 2015
On Sale: March 3, 2015
Featuring: Lucky Jamieson
304 pages
ISBN: 0425273113
EAN: 9780425273111
Kindle: B00LMGLY7E
Paperback / e-Book
Add to Wish List

Mystery Culinary | Mystery Amateur Sleuth | Mystery Cozy

By the Spoonful is Snowflake, Vermont’s most popular soup shop, but owner Lucky Jamieson doesn’t have any time to enjoy her success—she’s too busy trying to keep a lid on false accusations against her loved ones…

It’s almost May, and some of the local ladies have organized a pagan celebration in the woods to welcome spring. But the evening goes terribly wrong when one of the attendees winds up dead, apparently poisoned by an herbal concoction prepared by Lucky’s grandfather, Jack.

Lucky’s sure her grandfather could not have made such a tragic mistake. But before she can clear him of suspicion, her best friend, Sophie, is diverted from planning her wedding to By the Spoonful chef Sage DuBois when she finds a dead man floating in the creek on her property. Now it’s up to Lucky to get both Sophie and Jack out of hot water before a killer stirs up more trouble…

Recipes included!

Soup Lover's Mystery


6 comments posted.

Re: Ladle to the Grave

Wow this sounds so good and your cats name is so cute.
(Peggy Clayton 10:25am March 3, 2015)

I loved your posting, and want to commend you for
understanding the true nature of your responsibility as an
Author. There was one Author I used to read, and every time
her books came out, I couldn't wait to read her latest
book!! One day, she did a complete 180 degree turn with her
story line, and ever since then, I have dropped her as one
of my go-to reads. Her books now have no interest to me, as
far as I'm concerned. Anyway, I adore the cover to your
latest book, and know that I'll feel the same about what is
between the covers!! Congratulations on what I know is
going to be a very well thought-out, written from the heart,
story!! I'm going to be thrilled to read your latest book,
and every book hereafter!!
Peggy Roberson 10:31am March 3, 2015)

Hi Peggy ~ Thanks for stopping by today. Not only is my cat's name cute, he is very cute! And he talks ALL the time! Good luck!
Connie Archer 6:59pm March 3, 2015)

Hi Peggy -- Peggy Roberson -- to differentiate. Two Peggy's today! Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed my post. I agree with you, it's important for authors to maintain a certain format and atmosphere in a series. I really hope you enjoy Ladle to the Grave!
Connie Archer 7:01pm March 3, 2015)

Hi, Peggy--I think you nailed it. Our characters become real
to us, like old friends (and at least the less-nice ones are
familiar). Don't you find yourself saying, "But she would
never do that!" just to make your plot work? I've had people
ask, "how do you keep your characters straight?" And I look
blankly at them: "Because they're all people, not just
cardboard cutouts filling space!" (Well, I say it more nicely
than that.)
Sheila Connolly 7:45am March 4, 2015)

I agree on characters. I watch Murder She Wrote almost every
night because I know the characters. Love the cover. I choose
lots of books because of the covers.
Leona Olson 10:28am March 4, 2015)

Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!

© 2003-2017
all rights reserved

Google+ Google+