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.
Hamilton’s charming series is a delightful find!”
– Sheila Connolly, New York Times
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
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!
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
Trilogy Book #1
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.
is a fully revised edition of a book originally titled A Country Courtship.
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