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The Grim Steeper
Teapot Collector Mystery #3

*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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'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.

For more information, visit: http://www.bonyblithe.com/about.html

Victoria Hamilton’s charming series is a delightful find!
                                                                                               – Sheila Connolly, New York Times Bestselling Author

  
There was 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 other crafts.

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!
Victoria Hamilton
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!
Lord Haven's Deception
Classic Regency Romance

Haven Trilogy Book #1

   Jane Dresden has no patience for the merciless gossip of the ton or the handy hypocrisy of the nobility, and now that her mother has arranged for her to marry the supposedly cruel Viscount Haven, she fears for her future happiness. In an effort to appease her mother and also put an end to her matchmaking, Jane agrees to meet the man, but in a fit of panic runs from the engagement and takes refuge in a country cottage, disguised as a maid. There she meets a kind and comforting local farmer who shares her taste for simplicity and quickly captures her heart.

    Lord Haven had long ago resigned himself to the unpleasant duties of his title and accepted the hard truth that taking a wife and producing an heir was among them—though he shudders at the prospect of spending his life with the charmless woman his mother has arranged for him to wed. Wishing to delay their formal meeting until the last possible moment, he shrugs off his stifling attire and escapes to his favorite sanctuary, a simple cottage on his grand estate. There he meets a caring and captivating maid who steals his heart, and in the guise of a common farmer he proceeds to court her, fearing all the while that his ruse will be discovered.

   As the two struggle with the implications of their deceit and the shattering knowledge that revealing their true identities will doom their blossoming bond, each is forced to choose between duty and heartfelt desire, never suspecting that their fated match holds the key to a true and lasting love.

   This is a fully revised edition of a book originally titled A Country Courtship.

  
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Victoria Hamilton's - Vintage Kitchen Mysteries Blog
  Victoria Hamilton's - Killer Characters Blog (the 21st of each month)

Donna Lea Simpson's - Wordpress Blog
Donna Lea Simpson's Website

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