“A Clue In the Stew” by Connie Archer (A Soup Lover’s Mystery)

One good thing about the weather getting nice and wintry is that it often brings comfort food with it. When you think of comfort food you probably don’t think of soup immediately but think of all the millions of cold and flu sufferers who derive comfort from a bowl of grandma’s homemade chicken noodle soup. Chicken noodle soup is probably credited with saving more lives than penicillin.
And bestselling author Connie Archer is racking up the kills in her new release A Clue in the Stew. The connosieur of mystery novels has produced another sequel in The Soup Lover’s Mystery series and I can say I enjoyed reading another one. You just can’t enough with Connie. Every chapter is brimming with just enough clues to whet your appetite and keep you turning the page.
It’s hard to put down one of her books.
The original cast of characters is back but the soup menu at Soup by the Spoonful is different. I like the way the author continues to flesh out the characters more each time around. There are of course grisly murders, a copycat serial killer and a happy ending. But who would’ve guessed Asparagus would be popular as a soup?
If you like comfort food and good mysteries you’ll like A Clue in the Stew.
You’ll never look at a bowl of clam chowder the same again.
~Happy Trails

Happy Trails

I came up here to the Library today to print something out using the internet.  But while I was here I remembered this thing that I started some time ago.  And several times recently I’ve felt it tugging me to give it another try.

I’ve read a real good book recently which I ought to add to my collection.  Tales from the Perilous Realms by JRR Tolkien.  Actually it’s a collection of five shorter books written by Tolkien having little or nothing to do with Middle Earth.

One of the things I enjoyed about it is that it has a different feel than Middle Earth does and you get to experience the author’s work from a different perspective.

It wasn’t at all what I was expecting but it’s much more than I had anticipated.

I guess the best advice I can give to readers who are thinking of checking it out is read it a little bit at a time.  It’s not like Tolkien’s other works.  But his genius comes through at times.

I think I’m gonna go home and have a cozy mystery day.

Happy Trails.