Leave It To Cleaver
Vintage Kitchen Mysteries #6

  In the brand-new Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of White Colander Crime, someone with an old grudge decides it's time to bury the hatchet . . .

  "Smartly written and successfully plotted, the debut of this new cozy series . . . exudes authenticity." --Library Journal on A Deadly Grind

   Vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton has agreed to help her sister clear out the house of a deceased older neighbor, and she's thrilled at the prospect of discovering antique kitchenware and other treasures--until she opens a vintage trunk in the cellar and finds the remains of a teenage girl with a cleaver buried in her skull. When the body of a second girl is found just days later in a nearby river, the clues all indicate that the crimes are connected--and that the culprit's motives are hidden in the past.

   Jaymie just wants to cut and run, but the victims were both high school classmates of her sister when they disappeared, and that makes Jaymie the perfect person to help the local police investigate the killings. As she dredges up old memories and even older rivalries and jealousies, her list of suspects grows. But Jaymie knows she’ll have to whittle it down to just one, and fast, because someone has decided to cut their ties to Jaymie--in the most fatal of ways . . .

Includes a vintage recipe!

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Reviews for Leave it to Cleaver...

Leave it to Cleaver by Victoria Hamilton is my favorite book in the series.
The story was intense and so well written that I found myself loving every minute of it.”
                                                                 Five Stars!
Lisa MorinGoodreads

*****
“Delightfully entertaining, well-written, and an interesting and exciting plot.
What more could you ask for in a mystery? It literally keeps you guessing right to the end.”
                                                          Four Stars! Barbara Rogers - Goodreads


'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! -- June 2017

An Eccentric Engagement
Classic Regency Romances Book #18

Sorrow Marchand has patiently endured the taunts of London society for her bold speech and curious ways, yet it was those very qualities of the sparkling young beauty that caught the eye of the Honorable Bertram Carlyle and ultimately elicited an offer of marriage from him. But the usually candid Sorrow has kept her ludicrously madcap family a well-hidden secret from her betrothed—and now he is coming to visit!

Bertram was an exceedingly suitable suitor, but for all his many fine traits he had been harshly schooled under the oppressive thumb of his father and had meekly embraced many of the man’s conventional attitudes. Upon meeting Sorrow’s family and becoming swept up in the endless swirl of silly chaos, he senses a conflict of epic proportions on the horizon—both within himself and with his father.

As Sorrow grows more concerned that her outrageous relatives will damn her only chance at happiness with a man she truly loves, Bertram must find the courage to defy his very traditional father and become part of a family that’s anything but—and become the man Sorrow always knew he could be.

This novella was originally published as “Sorrow’s Wedding” in the anthology With This Ring.



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