Saturday, November 15, 2014

I'm a very lucky guy!

Hello, everyone -- I’m Elias Scott. 

If you’ve read the books in the Soup Lover’s Mystery series, you’ll already know all about me.  But just in case you haven’t met everyone in Snowflake, Vermont, I’m an M.D. and the chief doctor – well, the only doctor right now – and head of the Snowflake Clinic.  My practice is in family medicine which means I get to treat everything from sore throats to broken bones to heart attacks to deliveries – just the ones that can’t manage to get to the hospital in Lincoln Falls in time, that is. 

I spend most days at the Snowflake Clinic.  I’m pretty busy seeing patients and when I’m not there, I’m on call, or you can find me in Lincoln Falls at the hospital, making the rounds to check up on my patients that have been admitted. 

To tell you the truth, I never planned on being a small town . . . I guess you could say a village . . . doctor when I was in med school but life’s funny like that.  I just happened to take a trip to Vermont and discovered Snowflake.  I fell in love with the place.  So much so that once I had finished my residency and fellowship, I came back to stay.  A few years ago I bought the old white Victorian on Hampstead Street.  One more thing I fell in love with.  It took me a few years but I managed to completely restore the house.  I still have a few more finishing touches I’d like to do but it’s  pretty much complete. 

Now, in case you don’t know the village of Snowflake, my clinic is right next door to 32 Maple Street which just happens to be Lucky Jamieson’s apartment building.  Lucky . . . well, that’s another story.  I first met her when she was still in high school.  I remembered her from those days, but when she came back to Snowflake, I couldn’t believe my eyes.  She had grown up and . . . well, I asked her to dinner and . . . you know the rest. 

Lucky was still trying to recover from the sudden death of her parents and we’ve had some ups and downs in our relationship over the past couple of years, so things haven’t moved along very fast, although I think we both felt the same way about each other.  Granted, I made some stupid mistakes, but nothing terrible and now Lucky and I are thankfully on an even keel. Yes, I'm a very lucky guy!

Eventually I realized that all I was doing with my life was working and rattling around in my three-story lovingly restored Victorian – alone.  I’ve known for a while that Lucky was the only woman for me.  I admit I fell for her and I’m hoping someday soon we’ll tie the knot.  I don’t want to wait forever.  I’m a little older than she and I think it’s high time we moved in together and got married.

Oh, before I forget, you can read about our upcoming adventures in
Ladle to the Grave which will be released on March 3, 2014.  I know there have been a lot of questions about me and Lucky, and I just want you to know, some of them will be answered very soon!

What do you think?  Should I  propose to Lucky next spring?  Or is it too soon?
Do you think she'll say yes? 

You can learn more about me and Lucky and the Soup Lover's Mystery series at and
or follow Connie @SnowflakeVT. 
Oh, I almost forgot . . . my author, Connie Archer, will be at Bouchercon in Long Beach today.  She's asked me to tell you she'll check in regularly for any comments, and if you also happen to be there, say hello if you spot her! 


  1. I think you should pop the big question!

    1. I don't know why, Nancy, but this makes me very nervous! Thanks for your advice!

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    1. Well, they certainly give you a chance to really get to know someone before tying the knot. It's just that everyone in the village keeps asking when the big day will happen and I don't know what to say! I think I should take the plunge -- definitely!

  3. This blog always gives me new suggestions fro books to read. I'm not familiar with the Soup Lovers series. Are there recipes in the books too?

    1. Hi Diane - Sorry for the delay in responding to you. I'm still at Bouchercon in Long Beach today where we actually had a really fun panel on culinary cozies and discussed our recipes. But to answer your question, yes definitely, recipes in every book. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you get to visit the village of Snowflake, Vermont soon!

  4. Love love love the soup lovers books. I even read them while drinking tea!