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A Spoonful of Murder (Soup Lover's Mystery Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

I like this book. The writing was comfortable as was the tone o

I like this book. The writing was comfortable as was the tone of this
endearing drama. The mystery was good and every time I thought I knew
the identity of the killer, the author changed directions and caught me
by surprise when the killer was revealed. Lucky is a grea...
I like this book. The writing was comfortable as was the tone of this
endearing drama. The mystery was good and every time I thought I knew
the identity of the killer, the author changed directions and caught me
by surprise when the killer was revealed. Lucky is a great character who
is surrounded by a wonderful supporting cast which includes her
grandfather Jack, a friendly doctor and patrons who dine at her soup
shop. This is a terrific read and I hope we get to see more of Lucky and
her friends for a long time in this charmingly enjoyable debut with a
bonus of delectable recipes.

posted by DAinNY1 on August 18, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

this was a decent start to a new series...

Its a creative story. The main character Lucky returns to her hometown of Snowflake, Maine to take over her parents restaurant after their sudden death in a car accident. She is not sure she will stay in Snowflake and then a dead body is found behind her restaurant and ...
Its a creative story. The main character Lucky returns to her hometown of Snowflake, Maine to take over her parents restaurant after their sudden death in a car accident. She is not sure she will stay in Snowflake and then a dead body is found behind her restaurant and her soup chef is arrested.

There are plenty of suspects but the story just seems to go on endlessly and it got a little boring. You can kind of see where the story is going .... i guessed the killer...it wasn't all that shocking. But I think the author set the recurring characters up very well for the next in the series...maybe that one will be better?

don't buy this one....borrow it from your library

posted by Michelle1948 on February 6, 2013

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  • Posted November 21, 2013

    Fun read - a time filler

    This is an enjoyable first book in the series. The characters are interesting (but could be more richly developed) and the story engaging. The book would be better if the characters - who seem interesting on the surface - were better drawn. Part of the fun in reading a mystery is understanding why the suspects have a reason to do whatever it is they're suspected of doing. There really isn't much to work with here, so it seems like the author just jumps from one character to another at whom to point the finger. This is a nice way to spend a couple of hours, but not a memorable one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

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    I haven't finished this book yet, but I am enjoying it so far. I do believe Ms. Archer uses naes too repetitivly throughout and I find that a bit annoying. *spoiler* Also, I don't understand how you would be involved with solving a murder, get yourself pushed down a set of stairs and be knocked out while someone is tossing the house and you don't report the event to the police. Just clean the mess and move on? Does that make sense? Well maybe it will all be clear in the end...but if you want to clear the falsely imprisoned I'd think that would go a long way to clear him.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2013

    this was a decent start to a new series...

    Its a creative story. The main character Lucky returns to her hometown of Snowflake, Maine to take over her parents restaurant after their sudden death in a car accident. She is not sure she will stay in Snowflake and then a dead body is found behind her restaurant and her soup chef is arrested.

    There are plenty of suspects but the story just seems to go on endlessly and it got a little boring. You can kind of see where the story is going .... i guessed the killer...it wasn't all that shocking. But I think the author set the recurring characters up very well for the next in the series...maybe that one will be better?

    don't buy this one....borrow it from your library

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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