A Roux Of Revenge
Soup Lover’s Mystery, Book 3
STIRRING UP TROUBLE
Snowflake, Vermont, is known for its skiing in winter—and its soup all year round, thanks to Lucky Jamieson’s By the Spoonful Soup Shop. Autumn brings golden leaves, pumpkin rice soup, the annual Harvest Festival… and murder.
Lucky’s soup shop is busier than usual this October, with groups of itinerant travelers in town to work the Harvest Festival. One newcomer seems to take a particular interest in Lucky’s young waitress, Janie, spying on her from across the street. Is the stranger stalking Janie?
After an unidentified man is found murdered in a van by the side of the road, simmering suspicions about the travelers are brought to a boil. But when Janie is put in harm’s way, Lucky must join forces with the travelers to turn up the heat on a killer…
Recipes included! (Goodreads)
Lucky is very busy at her shop getting ready for the influx of visitors that will be in town for the Harvest Festival. Business is doing well and her coworkers are all willing to pitch in to handle the bigger crowds. But when one of her waitresses, Janie, notices a man watching her and seeming to be wherever she is, Lucky becomes concerned. Lucky decides she needs to keep an extra close on Janie to make sure that she is safe. When a dead body is found and no one knows the victim’s identity, Lucky is worried that the stalker and the dead man might be connected somehow. She needs to solve a few mysteries to make sure that Janie does not become a victim.
The characters are well rounded, well developed and three dimensional. I enjoy reading about all of the interactions that take place between Lucky and her coworkers and friends. They get along well and treat each other like family. They are there for support, for encouragement and for congratulating. They are also there to call Lucky out if she needs it. And the relationship between Lucky and her grandfather, Jack, seems so real and so loving.
The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I felt like I was inside of the soup shop, watching the action and listening in on people’s conversations (okay, so I was eavesdropping!). The writing styles flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The mysteries are carried on well throughout the entire book. There are a lot of suspects to consider and there are enough clues to make it difficult for the reader to solve the crimes.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. With the great characters, the setting and the mystery, this is a top notch book.