|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 Morin – Goodreads
“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
'NEW' Muffin Mystery Book!
|Muffin To Fear
Merry Muffin Mystery #5
the latest from the national bestselling author of Much Ado About Muffin, newlywed baker
Merry Wynter has some unwanted guests looking for ghosts at Wynter Castle…
While Merry is distracted by her quickly planned marriage to Virgil Grace and a
blissful honeymoon in New York, her friend Pish invites the ghost-hunting crew
from the TV show Haunt Hunt to investigate Merry's home, Wynter Castle. Merry
soon discovers that not only is the crew out of sync, there are so many feuds
and squabbles, it's a miracle they get a show produced at all.
It all goes from bad to worse when the show's psychics claim to have contact
with people murdered on Merry's property. When two cast members are found dead,
Merry and Virgil must figure out who’s picking off the Haunt Hunt team
before their hard-earned happily ever after is cut short.
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! -- 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
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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