Latest Book:
Death of an English Muffin
Merry Muffin Mystery #3: Available July 7, 2015

From the National Bestselling author of MUFFIN BUT MURDER, baker, Merry Wynter returns with a fresh tray of muffins and a case that has authorities stumped...

They say one's home is one's castle, but when it comes to Wynter Castle, Merry would like it to belong to someone else. But until a buyer bites, she could use some extra dough, so she decides to take in renters. The idea pans out, and Merry's able to find a handful of tenants eager to live in a real castle. The only problem is most of them are crumby, tea-swilling old biddies.

The Legion of Horrible Ladies, as Merry calls them, is led by the terribly nasty--
and fabulously wealthy-- Cleta Sanson. The abrasive Englishwoman keeps everyone whipped into a frenzy-- until she meets an embarrassing end behind a locked door. Evidence reveals that Cleta was murdered, yet no one is privy to how the deed was done. Merry knows she must quickly find the killer before another of her guests gets greased...

*Includes Delicious Recipes!


Exciting News for Cookbook and Cozy Fans!
Do you love cozy mysteries?
Do you love the recipes that come with many of them?
Would you like those recipes all in one place?

Then we have a book for you! ALL your favorite Berkley cozy authors -- myself included! -- in one place!

The Cozy Cookbook: More than 100 Recipes from
Today's Bestselling Mystery Authors!

Recipes from Berkley stars like Cleo Coyle and Laura Childs,
as well as from my Vintage Kitchen Mysteries
and Merry Muffin series!

Available Now!

  Great meals don’t have to be a mystery— but they can come from a mystery. Selecting the most delicious recipes from some of the most popular names in crime solving, The Cozy Cookbook serves up mouth-watering appetizers, entrèes, and desserts that will leave your family or book club group asking, “Whodunit?”
  Whether you like your meals sautéed, roasted, baked, or served cold like revenge, The Cozy Cookbook has something to satisfy every mystery fan.


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

Victoria Hamilton
National Bestselling Author

Victoria Hamilton & Amanda Cooper are pseudonyms for Donna Lea Simpson.
Note: Watch for the new Donna Lea Simpson website coming soon!
In the meantime, check out Donna's other novels at:
Beyond The Page Publishing! Beyond the Page Publishing – Donna Lea Simpson


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Vintage Kitchen Mysteries Blog
Killer Characters Blog (the 21st of each month)

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