Book 2 in the Vintage Kitchen Mystery series!
Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Stirring Up Trouble...
Vintage kitchenware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton
has been estranged from her high school best friend Kathy Cooper since
they were teenagers, but she never knew what turned Kathy against her.
After fireworks at a Fourth of July picnic, Jaymie discovers the body
of her former friend in the park. On the ground nearby is Jaymie's own
Depression-era glass bowl, broken in two.
With her fingerprints all over the bowl and a troubled history with the
victim, Jaymie suddenly finds herself at the top of the list of
Did the killer intend to frame her for the murder? If so, she is ready to mix it up, because solving crimes is vintage Jaymie Leighton...
You can buy it in your local bookstore on March 5th, 2013, or pre-order online now at the following sites!
I love to read mysteries that center around things I enjoy, like
cooking and collecting vintage cookware and cookbooks, animals, and fun
tales of small town life. I think that a lot of other mystery readers
feel the same! So, I hope you'll enjoy meeting Jaymie Leighton, her sister, Rebecca Leighton Burke, and the rest of her family, including Hoppy, the three-legged Yorkie-Poo, and Denver,
the crabby tabby, both rescue animals. And I think you'll have fun
getting to know all the quirky inhabitants of Queensville, Michigan,
including Jaymie's best friend, local pharmacist and town gossip, Valetta Nibley.
So, for some vintage recipes, and a dollop of murder served up with a
pinch of humor and spiced with just a hint of romance, join me in my Vintage Kitchen Mysteries. Check out the Facebook page for my Vintage Kitchen Mysteries!
If you enjoy A Deadly Grind, drop me a line. I look forward to hearing from you! Book 3 of the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries, Freezer I'll Shoot, will be available November 5th, 2013.
EXCITING NEWS! I have another mystery series in the works!
Merry's Muffins' Mysteries debuts September 3rd, 2013 with A Bran New Death. Merry Wynter
has inherited a castle in upstate New York from her eccentric uncle,
who she hadn't seen in over thirty years. But Melvyn had his secrets,
and the locals suspect he murdered his business partner, Rusty Turner
and buried his body on the castle grounds. Maybe that is why someone is
digging giant holes on the property!
When a real life body turns up in the bottom of one of the holes, Merry
has to get to the bottom of it, hopefully that is not literally the
Mark Your Calendars!
Coming on March 5th, 2013...
Vintage Kitchen Mysteries
It's the Fourth of July,
but Jaymie has murder on her mind when a former best friend goes out of her way to make her miserable.
When someone ends up dead,
Jaymie is once again thrust into the midst of a mystery where everyone seems like a suspect...
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A Deadly Grind
Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
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A Hoosier to die for?
vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton spies an
original 1920s Hoosier brand kitchen cabinet at an estate auction, it’s
love at first sight. Despite the protests of her sister, Rebecca, that
the 19th-century yellow-brick house they share in Michigan is already
too cluttered with Jaymie’s “junk”, she successfully outbids the other
buyers and triumphantly takes home her Hoosier.
that night on the summer porch where they’ve left the Hoosier to be
cleaned up, a man is murdered, struck on the head with the steel meat
grinder that is part of the cabinet. Who is this stranger—and what was
he doing on their porch? Does his death have anything to do with the
As the police struggle to determine
the man’s identity, Jaymie can’t help doing a little digging on her
own, accompanied by her three-legged Yorkie Poo, Hoppy. But in her
bid to uncover the truth about the hidden secrets of the Hoosier,
Jaymie may be the one who ends up going, going…gone!
love A Deadly Grind!
Journal says: Smartly written and successfully plotted, the debut of this
new cozy series set on the U.S.-Canadian border exudes authenticity.
Lapierre of Mochas, Mysteries & More says: I've found a new favorite cozy character... Jaymie Leighton…
I obviously adore the characters and setting of the book, I also loved the
mystery, and was truly stumped. There are so many shady characters roaming
around Queensville, all double-crossing each other, that when the true killer
is finally revealed it is a surprise indeed.
I can't wait for the next book in this series...this is
without question one of my favorite "first in a series" ever!!!
Holstine of Lesa’s Book Critiques says: Hamilton’s Jaymie
Leighton completely captivated me. She’s thoroughly involved with her cookery
collection, and she’s actually putting it to practical use. The stories behind
her collection are fascinating. They reveal the daily work life of women. And, somewhere
in that vintage collection is a story that attracts a killer. Jaymie Leighton
needs to find a killer to protect her collection, her home, and her life in A Deadly Grind. It’s an engrossing
mystery. I’ll be awaiting the return of Jaymie Leighton in the next Vintage
"Small-town setting, kitchen antiques... and a bowlful of mystery. A perfect recipe."
—Susan Wittig Albert, national bestselling author.
"[A] charming new series." —Sheila Connolly, national bestselling author.
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