New England is
an area of the United States of America that harbors many
mysteries. Some are recent, but many are from the past. In
"A Broth of Betrayal,." Connie Archer addresses
both, and does it quite smoothly.
I have a dear friend who lives in Vermont
and reading about Snowflake helps me to picture my friend's
small town. At the same time, Lucky Jamieson and the cast
of characters who live in Snowflake feel as if they are becoming
new friends. I'm happy to say I greatly enjoyed reading this
second book about their lives, even if their lives are rife
with murder and mayhem!
Lucky's restaurant "By The Spoonful"
serves up delicious soups and an atmosphere that welcomes
residents who seek companionship as well as the latest news
on the murders in town. The residents are livid about the
car wash that is about to be built in their Village Green,
but when a very old skeleton is found buried on the site,
construction comes to a halt.
Then when Harry Hodges, who runs the local
auto repair shop, is killed, curiosity shifts to fear. There
is a murderer loose in town, and to top it off, now the Mayor
of Snowflake is among the missing! Lucky decides to stir the
pot and see if a killer will rise to the top, and while she's
at it, she is intent on finding her friend, Elizabeth, the
Murder in the past, murder in the present,
and an assortment of interesting characters in a small town,
rife with secrets mixed together to serve up a soup de jour
of mystery that cozy lovers are sure to enjoy.