Meet Lucky Jamieson by Connie Archer

Ten years ago, Lucky Jamieson left Snowflake, Vermont to attend college in Madison. She wanted to escape her small town roots and redefine herself. After graduation, she stayed on in Madison working at a series of dead end jobs, not at all sure where her life was headed. One day she receives a call and learns that her parents, Martha and Louis Jamieson, have been killed in a car accident on an icy road. She is devastated and wishes she had returned home sooner to spend precious time with her family.

Within a few days, Lucky decides that Snowflake is the place she wants to be. She wraps up her life in Madison and returns home where she has inherited her parents’ business — the By the Spoonful Soup Shop. As problems mount, she’s not at all sure she’s made the right decision but must forge ahead. Even when the fear of failure overwhelms her, the fate of her parents’ restaurant, beloved by the town, rests on her shoulders.

Snowflake has been hit hard by a sinking economy and Lucky learns the restaurant doesn’t have the reserves it needs to survive another blow. To make matters worse, her grandfather Jack, the only family she has now, is suffering from failing health. Jack has episodes of dementia and Lucky fears the worst. Jack has been doing his best to keep the business afloat in hopes that Lucky will decide to stay and make a go of the Spoonful. But when the body of a winter tourist is found frozen in the snow behind the restaurant, and their talented chef, a man who had a past history with the murdered woman, is arrested, the Spoonful’s business grinds to a halt.

Lucky Jamieson must do everything she can to clear her chef’s name before her business spirals into bankruptcy. Can she uncover the real murderer before it’s too late? Or will the clues lead her directly to the man she loves?


** Thanks to the publisher, I have one (1) copy of A SPOONFUL OF MURDER to give away. Contest open to residents of the US only. Contest ends August 10. Leave a valid-email address with your comment. The book will be shipped directly from the publisher. **

Meet the author
Connie Archer is the author of A Spoonful of Murder, the first in a new “Soup Lover’s” series from Berkley Prime Crime. Connie was born and grew up in Boston, and has traveled throughout New England. Writing a series set in Vermont has been like a visit home to idyllic small towns and country roads. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.

You can visit her at www.conniearchermysteries.com, on Facebook and on Twitter.

Books are available at retail and online booksellers.

25 responses to “Meet Lucky Jamieson by Connie Archer

  1. Maureen Hayes

    This certainly sounds like an interesting series, and very relevant to the times we are living in. I would be interested in reading it as I am not familiar with this author, I have found many great new authors and series through your ecommendation!

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  2. Maureen Hayes

    Oops, that should have been recommendation! Sorry 🙂

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  3. I love series set in New England. I also love food! Thanks for introducing a new to me author. Dee

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  4. Another new series to start. I love it. Thank you for the chance to win.
    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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  5. I enjoy food cozies and adding them to my collection. Thank you for the chance to win

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  6. A soup lover’s mystery. I’m already hooked. LOL

    mary-fairchild@sbcglobal.net

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  7. Snowflake – love the name of the town! I enjoy stories that take place in winter.

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  8. Looks like I’ve got another title to add to my book list. This one sounds great and I’m looking forward to it. Thanks for the review!

    jrobinson12 (at) austin (dot) rr (dot) com

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  9. Cheryl Green

    Would love to have a copy of A SPOONFUL OF MURDER.

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  10. I enjoy a good “returning home” novel—maybe because I returned home myself after MANY years.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  11. Love Vermont and the rest of New England. Sounds like an exciting read. Good luck with sales, Connie

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  12. I’m a sucker for food cozies. And this one I can share with one of our adopted sons (kids that our kids brought home, and became part of our lives). Uri is a C.I.A. graduate and his wife is a gifted baker. They would love this book.

    YES I WANT TO WIN IT !!!

    NoraAdrienne(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Lynette Kutzke

    I always appreciate finding out about a new author to me. Dru, you do a great job of bringing attention to authors. Thanks.

    This book will certainly be worth checking out.

    lynettek51(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. This is an exciting series. I really like that her grandfather has dementia-in the book. That makes it more realistic.. Thank you for the chance to win this cozy.
    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. Judy Donofrio

    I have a feeling I will learn about more than soups from this series. Sign me up. Thanks. judydee22002@yahoo dot com

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  16. Stacie Amelotte

    This looks like another great new series with lots of potential. I love food cozies. Thanks for the giveaway. Crossing my fingers 🙂

    Scouts579(at))aol(dot)com

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  17. Nancy Roessner

    Since I love soup, this title caught my eye. I hope this book includes recipes.

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  18. Looks like a great. Cant wait to read it. Thanks

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  19. Alicia Farage

    Another book to add on the list and it sounds like a great series! thank you for sharing!

    afarage(at)earthlink(dot)net

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  20. kay swederski

    I love books like this – sounds great!! I have it on my list of books to read!

    kayswederski at yahoo dot com

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  21. Barbara Damm

    I look forward to reading tis book.

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  22. Rory O'Connor

    I love books set in Vermont, it’s such a beautiful place!

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  23. contest is closed.

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  24. Here are your random numbers:

    19

    Timestamp: 2012-08-10 10:27:50 UTC

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  25. Congratulations to Alicia Farage!

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