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A Broth of Betrayal
Soup Lover's Mystery #2
Connie Archer

Berkley Prime Crimer
April 2, 2013/ ISBN 978-0425252086


Reviewed by Laura Hinds

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 missing mayor.

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.

Reviewed 2013