Collecting can be murder–Connie Archer–#bookgiveaway


We’re celebrating the upcoming release of my third Food Lovers’ Village mystery, BUTTER OFF DEAD (July 7—save the suspense and pre-order it now!), with a glimpse of some of your favorite authors’ prized collections.

CONNIE ARCHER, author of Ladle to the Grave, 4th in the Soup Lovers’ Mysteries, shares two collections.

Of her dice, she says simply “Dice remind me that it’s important to take chances in life.”

My invitation prompted her to look around and notice a collection for the first time.

MaskVenetian.1“I never realized we actually had a collection of masks and faces. It’s accumulated over the years, they’re strange, but I love them. Maybe it has something to do with loving mysteries, i.e., wondering what’s behind the mask.”


ElephantFeather mask






Cyclops“We’ve picked them up over the years in strange places. The Cyclops comes from an island off Sicily where Homer first wrote about them; the elephant mask we found in a junk shop in Venice, California.”

Find out more about Connie and her delicious books at her website, and join her on Facebook, or Twitter, SnowflakeVT.

Leave a comment on my Facebook page or blog for a chance to win a SIGNED COPY of LADLE TO THE GRAVE. Ruff the Cat will choose a winner at random—check back in the morning to find out!

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Butter Off Dead (final)


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