|| Latest Book:
Much Ado About Muffin
Merry Muffin Mystery #4
In this fresh mystery from the national bestselling author of Death of an English Muffin, baker Merry Wynter comes to the aid of an innocent woman accused of murder.
When muffin baker Merry Wynter sees
an innocent woman accused of murder, it’s dough or die...
Opera singer Roma Toscano may have a crippling case of stage fright, but she
certainly is stirring up drama in Autumn Vale, New York, as she prepares for an
upcoming performance at Merry’s Wynter Castle. With her flamboyant style and
flirtatious personality, Roma attracts fans as well as critics, including the
town’s postmistress—and Merry’s bitter foe—Minnie Urquhart.
But Roma and Minnie’s heated rivalry goes cold after Merry discovers Minnie
dead at the post office. While every clue seems to be another ingredient in the
investigation of Roma, Merry thinks the case is half-baked, and she’s eager to
get her mitts on the real killer...
'White Colander Crime'
Nominated for the 2016 Bony Blithe Award!
It is such an
honor that White Colander Crime is one of five finalists for the 2016 Bloody
Words Light Mystery Award, known as the Bony Blithe for the relaxed skeletal
fellow who lounges on a sofa reading with his equally skeletal cat!
About the Award:
Awarded by the Bloody Words Board, the Bony Blithe is the Canadian cousin of
the Agatha in the US.
Hamilton’s charming series is a delightful find!”
– Sheila Connolly, New York Times
never a time when I didn't want to be a writer, and it was how I always
defined myself. But even when I wasn't writing -- which at first was
most of the time! -- I was reading. Since the moment my mom handed me an Agatha Christie book when I was twelve, I've been a devoted mystery fan, and the passion lives on!
It may seem odd, then, that I started my writing career as a Regency
romance author, gradually moving to the paranormal romance, and then
historical mystery writing. I truly enjoyed my time writing romance,
and I believe that it was the perfect training ground to force me to
focus on creating character.
But the urge to write and become published in mysterty still held me
captive. I finally achieved my life's dream with the publication of
the first Vintage Kitchen Mystery: A Deadly Grind, in May of 2012.
Aside from writing, I have a lot of hobbies and passions. I collect
vintage bowls, especially Pyrex and kitchen utensils. I also have a
sizable collection of teacups. Cooking and baking muffins -- of course!
-- are beloved pastimes. I have the best friends and family in the
world, and I am passionately fond of tea and anything sweet, especially
brownies ;-) I enjoy hobbies: crochet, cross-stitch, and beading, among
But writing takes precedence over everything, and I truly love hearing
from readers, treasuring the friends I've made over the years!
So... drop me a line anytime!
National Bestselling Author
|Did you know...|
Victoria Hamilton & Amanda Cooper are pseudonyms of Donna Lea Simpson?
Donna Lea Simpson (also Donna Simpson) is a nationally bestselling romance and mystery author with over 37 novels and seven novellas to date.
Kensington Books published her first romance novels under their imprint Zebra Regency Romances, and Berkley published her 'Awaiting...' paranormal romance series set in Germany. Other novels include Book 1 of the 'Lady Anne' series... a historical romance mystery at Sourcebooks. (Lady Anne books 2 & 3 are available at Beyond The Page.)
These days, Donna writes traditional mysteries under the pseudonym Victoria Hamilton and Amanda Cooper. But now, thanks to Beyond The Page Publishing, she is thrilled to bring back the Regencies & historical mysteries that readers loved so well.
For more info about Donna's historical romance & mystery novels, visit her NEW website at: www.donnaleasimpson.com
Donna Lea Simpson
National Bestselling Historical Romance Author
Donna Lea Simpson's NEW book!
The Debutante's Dilemma
Haven Trilogy Book #2
Classic Regency Romances Book #16
the author of Lord Haven’s Deception comes a Regency romance celebrating
the witty and romantic world that fans of Georgette Heyer have fallen in love
Pamela Neville is a free-spirited young beauty who has no intention of
subjecting herself to the stifling restrictions of London society—until her
grandmother lures her with an irresistible offer. The indomitable dowager
promises to teach her everything she needs to know to elicit a proposal from
Sir Colin Valens, the man Pamela has adored since childhood.
Soon Pamela is feigning the same coy disinterest of the other women of the ton—and
catching Colin’s eye in the process—but the green-eyed gamine can only be
demure for so long. And each time she indulges her more wild, carefree side,
she runs headlong into the startlingly handsome Lord Strongwycke, who seems to
find her entrancing just for being herself. Suddenly Pamela finds herself with
the vexing dilemma of being pursued by two different gentlemen, and in what
seems like the span of a heartbeat both men offer for her hand.
Now Pamela faces a choice between clinging to the dreams of a girl and a life
that would allow her to live as the free spirit she longs to be.
This is a fully revised edition of a book originally titled Pamela’s Second
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