Victoria Hamilton Mysteries
NEW SERIES! Teapot Collector Mystery Series

Tempest in a Teapot

Book 1 in the Teapot Collector Mystery series!
Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN-10: 0425265234

ISBN-13: 978-0435265239

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Sophie Freemont Taylor, failed restaurateur, chef and teapot collector, is at loose ends in Manhatten until she decides on the spur of the moment to return 'home' to Gracious Grove, a town in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Though not her real home town, it is where she finds respite at her grandmother's establishment, the same place where Sophie fell in with teapots, Auntie Rose's Victorian Tea House.

Her grandmother, Rose Freemont, aka 'Nana', welcomes her with open arms, and twenty-nine year old Sophie settles in to find her groove cooking again, even if it's 'only' tearoom fare. At the same time, she re-establishes friendships with her childhood buddies, Dana and Cissy, and her first love, Jason Murphy.

Life in Gracious Grove is never boring, but is not usually as spirited as it becomes when there is a murder at the tearoom next door, the establishment of cranky octogenarian, Thelma Mae Earnshw. Thelma has nursed a six decade long grudge against Nana, who she claims stole her beau, Harold Freemont, also known as Sophie's grandfather and Nana's late husband.

But despite Thelma's irascibility, Sophie feels compelled to help figure out who killed a local socialite with a baked goody at Thelma's tearoom, La
Belle Époque. It's unnerving that it occurred so close that Sophie heard the hubbub surrounding the murder by poison! Too soon the danger strikes close to home with an attack on her Nana, and Sophie races the clock to figure out what is going wrong in the pretty little town of Gracious Grove.

Hello everyone!

I have found in the past couple of years since 'A Deadly Grind' was first published, that cozy mystery readers are simply the best. And I love that you keep in touch with me on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks to you all, 2014 is shaping up to be a wonderful year. I'm keeping busy, as usual, and have three books coming this year.


The first book from my brand new series, The Teapot Collector Mysteries written as Amanda Cooper, 'Tempest In A Teapot' is available June 3rd. I hope you all like it. It combines several of my favorite things: mystery (of course), teapots and tea. It includes a scone recipe that is fabulous and EASY, as well as a section on brewing tea by experts at The Tea Haus!


The second book in my Merry Muffin Series, 'Muffin But Murder' will be out July 1st. I've been touched and thrilled, as well as a little overwhelmed by the reception this new series has received. I have so much fun writing about Merry Wynter and the quirky folks of Autumn Vale, New York, and  I'm on pins and needles to see what mischief and mayhem they'll encounter next. Let's just say that a costume party is a dandy place to get away with murder!


And of course, I am so thrilled that Book #4 of the VINTAGE KITCHEN MYSTERIES, 'No Mallets Intended' will be arriving in stores and online November 4th. The Vintage Kitchen Mysteries are also available as audio books, AND in large print.

'No Mallets Intended': Jaymie is in charge of the kitchen collection at the Queensville Heritage Society's newest acquisition, Dumpe House, but when she sorts through a box of kitchen mallets, (with the help of her three-legged Yorkie-Poo Hoppy, of course!) she has no idea she may be handling a murder weapon in the making!


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, the MERRY MUFFIN MYSTERIES, and my new TEAPOT COLLECTOR MYSTERIES!

For the latest information, check out the Facebook pages for each series: Vintage Kitchen Mysteries, the Merry Muffin Mysteries, and the Teapot Collector Mysteries!
And, as always...

Victoria Hamilton

Bran New Death

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

ISBN-13: 978-0425258835

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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!

From Amazon:

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!

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

Available at...
Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble
Books A Million ~ IndieBound
Berkley (my Publisher)

Kindle ~ Nook ~ Walmart
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

Available at...
Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble

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...


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

ISBN-13: 978-0425252376

Available at...
Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Books A Million ~ IndieBound
Berkley (my Publisher)Kindle ~ Nook


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!



Vintage Kitchen Mysteries

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Coming in 2014...
(July 1st)

NEW Merry Muffin Mystery!

Book 2

Muffin But Murder

(November 4th)

NEW Vintage Kitchen Mystery!

Book 4

No Mallets Intended


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