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By Victoria Hamilton writing as: Amanda Cooper

           

About The Series:  

  Sophie Taylor, young chef and restaurateur, returns to her Nana’s home in Gracious Grove, New York - and Auntie Rose’s Victorian Tea House! - to lick her wounds after losing her beloved New York City restaurant In Fashion.

  But life in the town is not as idyllic as she remembers from her childhood, and murder interferes.

  Sophie decides to stay, for the time being, and reconnect with old friends, rediscovering the town and making sure her grandmother's tearoom continues to be the best little tearoom in Gracious Grove, despite murder, competition, and decades old rivalries.
 

  Photo Courtesy: Karen Owen

Sophie was a likeable protagonist who was easy to connect with... There's a couple of charming
cats in this story, so if you love tea, cats, and mysteries, give this a read. Delightful setting, too!

                                                                                                                            – Diana Leigh at Goodreads.


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The Grim Steeper
Teapot Collector Mystery #3: Available February 2, 2016.
*Recipe & Tea Tips included.

  The national bestselling author of 'Shadow of a Spout' invites readers back to the Finger Lakes town of Gracious Grove for more tea and murder...

  Mid-October in the charming Finger Lakes town of Gracious Grove means it's time for the annual Fall Fling Townwide Tea Party. The highlight of the festivities is a roaming tea-tasting, which includes a stop at Auntie Rose's Victorian Tea House.

  Sophie Taylor would like to share her enjoyment of the event with her sort-of-boyfriend, English teacher Jason Murphy, but Jason's dean has accused him of falsifying grades to help an athlete at the local college. Steamed and stressed, Jason shows up the night of the party with bags under his eyes.

  But the dean shows up under Sophie's Japanese Maple later that night, murdered, and now Jason is suspected of far worse than fudging grade reports. It's up to Sophie, her Nana, and their friends, the Silver Spouts, to pore over the clues to find out who really decided to teach the dean a lesson.

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Berkley Prime Crime
February 2016


Shadow of a Spout
Teapot Collector Mystery #2:
*Recipe & Tea Tips included.

  Avid teapot collector Rose Freemont takes a break from her Victorian tea house only to find a new mystery brewing elsewhere...

  Leaving her home in Gracious Grove behind her, Rose is off to the annual convention of the International Teapot Collector’s Society. Her granddaughter, Sophie, is minding the tea house while she’s away. Rose is eager for tough cookie Zunia Pettigrew to appraise a prized antique teapot she believes may be a holy water vessel from China.

  But when Zunia declares the pot a fake, Rose is really steamed. After Zunia’s found dead beside Rose’s dinged-in teapot, Sophie must rush to her grandmother’s aid and find the real killer— before Rose is steeped in any more trouble…

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Berkley Prime Crime
April 2015


Tempest in a Teapot
Teapot Collector Mystery #1
*Recipe & Tea Tips included.

  Tucked away in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York is the charming town of Gracious Grove, where time moves slowly, gossip spreads quickly, and the scones are to die for…

  When her fashionable Manhattan restaurant goes under, Sophie Taylor retreats to her grandmother’s cozy shop, Auntie Rose’s Victorian Teahouse, where serenity is steeped to perfection in one of her many antique teapots. The last thing Sophie expects is a bustling calendar of teahouse events, like her old friend Cissy Peterson’s upcoming bridal shower.

  Not everyone is pleased with the bride-to-be’s choice of venue— like Cissy’s grandmother, who owns a competing establishment, La Belle Epoque, and has held a long-simmering grudge against Rose for stealing her beau sixty years ago. Tensions reach a boiling point when Cissy’s fiancé’s mother dies while sampling scones at La Belle Epoque. Now, to help her friend, Sophie will have to bag a killer before more of the guest list becomes a hit list…

   Amanda Cooper's prose is at times funny, at other times elegant with descriptions that bring the reader into the setting. I absolutely recommend Tempest in a Teapot to adults of any age, and young adults, who enjoy cozy mysteries with strong female leads, specialty bistros, even a cat here and there. Teapot Collector Mysteries will keep you on your toes to try to solve the mystery; you will also be entertained and tempted with all the tasty treats that are baked fresh daily at Auntie Rose's. ”     Jeannie -- Goodreads reader

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Berkley Prime Crime
  June 2014


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