Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Mysterious Woman





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The Soup Lover's Mysteries


by Connie Archer






Greetings from the Vermont Institute for the Criminally Insane

Hah! Just kidding. Sort of. That’s what it used to be called. Of course, it’s just my opinion but there’s a few people in this place who really aren’t playing with a full deck. Problem is, they all work here and get paid for doing so!



I’m Fern. You’ll meet me in A Clue in the Stew. You won’t find me in any of the other Soup Lover’s Mysteries, just this one, but that’s okay because I have a really pivotal role in that book.

Right now, I’m a little distracted because I’m very worried about Dr. Cranleigh. She’s my boss – Dr. Cynthia Cranleigh. She’s a psychiatrist and one of the nicest, most compassionate people I’ve ever met. If it weren’t for Dr. Cynthia, I would have quit or retired a long time ago.

The reason I worry about her and try to keep tabs on her is that she gets too involved with her patients. She carries their worries around. I can see it on her face. Right now, she has a patient that I know she’s concerned about. The poor woman doesn’t have a lot of resources and I think she’s had a hard life. Dr. Cynthia spends a lot of time with her and I suspect, doesn’t charge her much at all. Maybe nothing. That’s the kind of person Dr. Cranleigh is.

This mysterious woman comes to see her in the evenings once a week. I’m not here when she comes so I don’t get to pick up much information. But the next day when I file Dr. Cranleigh’s notes away, I make sure I read them very thoroughly.

And now Dr. Cranleigh has taken a few days off. She wouldn’t tell me where she was going. And I can’t help but think it has something to do with this particular patient. I haven’t heard from her and I’m getting more and more worried. I wish she’d call and let me know she’s all right. I sit by the phone every day hoping to hear from her and praying that she’s not in any trouble.

What do you think? Should I be worried about her?

If you like to learn more about the mysteries and adventures in A Clue in the Stew, you can visit my author, Connie Archer, at her website on Facebook or Twitter @SnowflakeVT.


9 comments:

  1. had not heard of this series!!! Gonna look for this next time I'm at a bookstore! Thank you for the review!

    Anne

    mysandycat@aol.com

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    1. Hi Anne - I think you'd enjoy the mysteries and adventures in Snowflake, Vermont! The series starts with A Spoonful of Murder. Happy reading!

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  2. I think that most women worry about everything. Well, I do, some things more and some things less, but I do worry. So go ahead and worry about Dr. Cranleigh as she is an important "person" to you for sure. I loved the first two books in this series, but do need to catch up and definitely want to get your latest. I love New England, being a native myself, so all books about the North East are my kind of fun reading. Loved the blog post today too.
    Cynthia B

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    1. Hi Cynthia - So great to see you here! I grew up there too and this is my way of keeping in touch, especially this time of year. Autumn is my favorite season I think. A Clue in the Stew where Fran appears is Book #5. Hope you can catch up with everyone's adventures at the soup shop!

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  3. I am entering to comment for the giveaway contest I received information on from "Killer Characters" to win AN AUDIO BOOK FROM THE MAGICAL CURES MYSTERY SERIES! My e-mail address is: PraySingLove@hotmail.com. Thanks for the Chance! Good Luck to All. :-)

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    1. Hi Kate -Just saw your comment. I'm not sure which of us was running this contest, but I will pass on your information to our moderator. Good luck!

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    2. Thanks Kate! The giveaway was on October 13th on my blog :) The winner was already notified. Please come back on November 13 for another chance to win. xo~ Tonya

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  4. I have read the first four books in this series. I can hardly wait to get this newest in the series. Sounds very exciting.

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    1. Hi Dianne - My apologies. For some reason, your comment didn't show right away. Thanks so much for writing, and I'm so glad you've enjoyed the stories in Snowflake. I hope you're able to read A Clue in the Stew soon! I think we'll be doing a holiday giveaway next month, so please stay tuned!

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