| While Los Angeles technical writer Tammy Kaehler has attended racing school, she prefers her thrills to come from watching car racing from the stands, or from the fictional adventures of her amatur sleuth, race car driver Kate Reilly. Braking Point, the second in Tammy’s Racing Mysteries, not only pits Kate against other drivers and the clock in the grueling Petit Le Mans, but also against accusations of her involvements in a friend’s death.
Fellow Los Angeles resident Connie Archer was born and raised in New England and when she began to write her cozy mystery series her home town setting was a natural choice. Add in Connie’s love of creating new soup recipes, and you’ve got the fictional setting of By the Spoonful Soup Shop in Snowflake, Vermont . A Broth of Betrayal is the second book in the Soup Shop Mystery Series.
Tammy Kaehler also signs in San Diego on Saturday 13 April 2013
Kate Reilly can't remember a worse time in her life, on-track or off. She wrecks her racecar at Road America in Wisconsin, sending a visiting NASCAR star to the hospital, and loses her cool on-camera, only to end the day by discovering her boyfriend with a friend of hers. A dead friend.With little time to grieve, Kate finds herself the pariah of the racing world, the target of vicious e-mail messages, death threats, and a frenzy of blame on racing sites and blogs, including an influential, anonymous blogger who's trying to get her fired. But nothing is as bad as knowing her friend's killer is still out there--and aiming at Kate.She's riding a roller coaster of emotion, juggling an exciting new sponsor, a boyfriend she's not sure she can trust, and new-found family she doesn't want to claim. Dodging unfavorable media attention and a pit reporter with a bias against women in racing, Kate redeems herself by delivering stunning performances behind the wheel at the next race: Petit Le Mans, the ten-hour endurance classic.The championship race weekend and an undercurrent of threats on all sides rev Kate's nerves to their limits. From on-track action, to sponsor parties, to the Series awards banquet, she's part of the action, uncovering motives, secrets, and powerful ambitions. Ultimately she learns no one can escape the past--but only a murderer is driven by it.
"Even a town called Snowflake, Vermont, has a summer season. In August, Lucky Jamieson's By the Spoonful serves chilled soups--celery and green onion, cream of asparagus--and salads. The shop also serves as a gathering place to talk about cold-blooded murder...
"A protest to stop the construction of an ugly car wash in the middle of the town's picturesque Village Green is interrupted by the discovery of a skeleton that may date back to the Revolutionary War. While the remains pose a historical mystery, a present-day murder shakes the town to its core when local auto mechanic Harry Hodges is found dead in his shop.
Straining the patience of Chief of Police Nate Edgerton, Lucky soon finds herself in the soup again when her dear friend Elizabeth, the Mayor of Snowflake, goes missing. No matter how much trouble she has to stir up, Lucky is determined to use her noodle to uncover a killer and recover her friend...
Aspiring racecar driver Kate Reilly goes looking for a full-time ride in the American Le Mans Series--and stumbles over a dead driver. When she takes that driver's job just hours later, she also takes pole position on the list of suspects in his murder. Suddenly she's in the hot seat with little time to clear her name and get ready to race a Corvette at Lime Rock Park.
The first book in a brand-new and exciting mystery series set in Snowflake, Vermont, featuring the new owner of a soup restaurant who investigates the murder of a tourist