Victoria Hamilton Mysteries
Vintage Kitchen Mysteries Book 3

Book 3 in the Vintage Kitchen Mystery series!
Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime

ISBN-13: 978-0425252376




Trying to escape her overbearing mother, vintage kitchenware enthusiast and soon-to-be columnist Jaymie Leighton retreats to her family’s cottage on Heartbreak Island. While there she hopes to write an article about the Ice House restaurant, owned by good friends and neighbors, siblings Ruby and Garnet Redmond. Once an actual icehouse, the restaurant is charmingly decorated with antique tools of the trade, including a collection of ice picks.

One night, while working on her article, Jaymie overhears an argument and, ever the sleuth, sets out to explore. But when she stumbles upon a dead body her blood runs cold. It’s Urban Dobrinskie, whose feud with the Redmonds is no secret, and he’s got an ice pick through his heart. Now Jaymie’s got to sharpen her sleuthing skills to chip away at the mystery and prove her neighbors’ innocence— before someone else gets picked off…

Includes a delicious vintage-inspired recipe!

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Introducing a NEW COZY SERIES...

the Merry Muffin Mysteries!

Book 1 in the Merry Muffin Mystery series!
Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime

ISBN-13: 978-0425258835


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 local 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 one of the holes, Merry has to get to the bottom of it, though hopefully not literally!

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Expert muffin baker Merry Wynter is finally ready to turn her passion into a career.  But when a dead body is found on her property, she’s more worried about cooking up an alibi…
Merry is making a fresh start in small-town Autumn Vale, New York, in the mansion she’s inherited from her late uncle, Melvyn. The house is run-down and someone has been digging giant holes on the grounds, but with its restaurant-quality kitchen, the place has potential for her new baking business. She even has her first client— the local retirement home.
Unfortunately, Merry soon finds that quite a few townsfolk didn’t like Uncle Mel, and she has inherited their enmity as well as his home. Local baker Binny Turner and her crazy brother, Tom, blame Melvyn for their father’s death, and Tom may be the one vandalizing her land. But when Tom turns up dead in one of the holes in her yard, Merry needs to prove she had nothing to do with his death— or her new muffin-making career may crumble before it starts...

FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!                                               Includes delicious recipes!

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Book 2 - Muffin But Murder - will come out in August of next year!

Hello everyone!

I am so excited and thrilled that, with your help, my Vintage Kitchen Mysteries books 1 and 2... DEADLY GRIND and BOWLED OVER, have become National Bestsellers!

NEW Vintage Kitchen Mystery: Book # 3

Jaymie Leighton is back! She and her vintage kitchen collectibles, vintage recipes, and beloved Hoppy, the Yorkie-Poo, and crabby tabby, Denver, are back November 5th, 2013 in a NEW Vintage Kitchen Mystery: FREEZER I'LL SHOOT! Join her on Heartbreak Island as she investigates who killed a certain troublesome islander who winds up dead in Rose Tree Cottage's backyard!

So, for delicious recipes and a dollop of murder served up with a side order of humor, and spiced with just a hint of romance, join me in my Vintage Kitchen Mysteries and new Merry Muffin Mysteries. Check out the Facebook pages for my Vintage Kitchen Mysteries, as well as a new page for Merry Muffin Mysteries!

I have another mystery series in the works!

Teapot Collector Mysteries: Victoria Hamilton writing as Amanda Cooper.
Facebook: Teapot Collector Mysteries

The absolute joy of being a cozy mystery author is, we get to create whole mystery series around our obsessions and loves. I adore teapots and teacups... always have! I'm not sure how I got started, but I have a couple of dozen teacups and a few teapots. I can't possibly collect all the ones I want, because I have limited space, but that doesn't stop me from reading about them, drooling over them at antique stores, and collecting photos of them!

Teapot Collector Mysteries: Book 1 -- TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT: Sophie Taylor, failed New York  restaurateur and chef, returned to her grandmother's establishment - Auntie Rose's Victorian Tearoom in Gracious Grove, New York - to figure out what she wants to do with her life now that her dream, a restaurant in New York, has gone bust. She bakes scones and muffins, and helps out around the place, dreaming up new items for the menu.

But it doesn't take her long to realize that with the rivalry between her grandmother and 'frenemy', neighboring tearoom entrepreneur, Thelma Mae Earnshaw, heating up, and her old boyfriend, Jason Murphy, still on the scene, maybe she has more to do in Gracious Grove than just recuperate her spirits. This is... until murder at a pre-wedding tea party at the tearoom next to her grandmother's establishment embroils them all in murder most flaky!

The fun series debuts in June of 2014.

Until then... enjoy BRAN NEW DEATH and FREEZER I'LL SHOOT!
And, as always...

Victoria Hamilton

A Deadly Grind
Book 1 in the Vintage Kitchen Mystery series!
Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN-10: 0425248011
ISBN-13: 978-0425248010

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A Hoosier to die for?

When 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.

But 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 Hoosier?

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!

Bowled Over
Book 2 in the Vintage Kitchen Mystery series!
Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN-10: 0425251926

ISBN-13: 978-0425251928

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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 suspects.

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...


Vintage Kitchen Mysteries

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Coming in 2014...


The Teapot Collector Series
Book 1

Tempest in a Teapot

Also in 2014...

NEW Merry Muffin Mystery!

Book 2

Muffin But Murder


NEW Vintage Kitchen Mystery!

Book 4

No Mallets Intended


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