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Connie Archer is the national bestselling author of the Soup Lover’s Mystery Series from Berkley Prime Crime: A SPOONFUL OF MURDER, A BROTH OF BETRAYAL, A ROUX OF REVENGE, LADLE TO THE GRAVE and A CLUE IN THE STEW. Connie's excerpts and recipes can also be found in THE COZY COOKBOOK from Penguin Random House and THE MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA COOKBOOK. Connie was born and raised in New England. She now lives on the other coast.
Visit her website at http://www.conniearchermysteries.com
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Connie Archer Hi Sherrie ~ I'm glad it arrived safely and I really hope you enjoy this visit to Snowflake, VT! To answer your question, the covers are designed by m…moreHi Sherrie ~ I'm glad it arrived safely and I really hope you enjoy this visit to Snowflake, VT! To answer your question, the covers are designed by my publisher's art department (Penguin/Berkley Prime Crime) and they do a beautiful job. Ultimately the publisher has the final say, but I have definitely had input. My editors have always asked for suggestions for the cover, based on the happenings in the story. All the covers have featured the By the Spoonful Soup Shop in some fashion, with the exception of Ladle to the Grave, which shows a wedding scene. That's the book in which Sophie is planning her wedding. The cover of A Clue in the Stew shows the B&B in the distance outside the window, and the stack of books on the table is a reference to the famous mystery writer's book signing at the soup shop, plus two of the covers show the yellow gingham curtains in the front window of the restaurant -- a really nice touch.
Hope this answers your question, Sherrie ~ have fun in Snowflake!
~ Connie(less)
Connie Archer Hi Sherrie ~ the titles have come both from me and my publisher. It's been a collaborative effort. Berkley Prime Crime chose the first one - A Spoonfu…moreHi Sherrie ~ the titles have come both from me and my publisher. It's been a collaborative effort. Berkley Prime Crime chose the first one - A Spoonful of Murder. The next two titles, A Broth of Betrayal and A Roux of Revenge, were mine. I just tried to find a word that hinted at crime with a soup reference. My publisher liked Ladle to the Grave, even though I wanted to call that book, A Corpse in the Cauldron. And for this most recent title, A Clue in the Stew (which I really like), my choice originally was Parsley Sage Rosemary and Crime, which is also a great title, but a bit long, so I can see why they didn't want to use that one.
I hope you get to try some of the recipes in the series, and don't miss The Cozy Cookbook either for some of my recipes and recipes from lots of culinary cozy authors. My GR giveaway just ended a few days ago, but there are more giveaways on my blog tour. You can check out events at my FB page, and I'll announce the stops every day. This tour goes on till April 27th. To answer your other question -- yes, I do have bookmarks. Let me know if you'd like some, I'm happy to send them to you. You can send me your address at conniearchermysteries@gmail.com.
Happy reading!
~ Connie
Thanks so much for your interest in the Soup Lover's Mysteries!(less)
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I joined fourteen other bestselling mystery authors on January 28, 2017 in the Skyline Room of the Cerritos Library for a wonderful lPauluncheon and author event.


Our panel was just one of three, and Paul D. Marks was our moderator.   Appearing with me was D.P. Lyle, Paul D. Marks, Naomi Hirahara and Dave Putnam.


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Hi Sherrie ~ I'm so embarrassed to tell you I just saw your message. Please forgive! Unfortunately, my publisher ended this series and my contract doesn't allow me to write any more. I still miss Snowflake too!
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I really enjoyed this second book in the Penny Court Enquirer series. If you enjoy stories from the Victorian era set in England, this is the best series to read!
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Beth Hi Connie,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!


Connie Archer Yvonne wrote: "Hi Connie! Thanks for adding me to your friends!"
Hi Yvonne ~ You're very welcome! I'm still learning how to navigate Goodreads . . . slowly. Glad we could connect!


Yvonne Hi Connie! Thanks for adding me to your friends!


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