Thursday, May 10, 2012

LET'S GET COZY: A DEADLY GRIND - A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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A DEADLY GRIND
A Vintage Kitchen Mystery
BY VICTORIA HAMILTON

ABOUT THE BOOK:
A Hoosier to die for?

When vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton spies an original 1920s Hoosier brand kitchen cabinet at an estate auction, it’s love at first sight. Despite the protests of her sister that the 19th-century yellow-brick house they share in Michigan is already too cluttered with Jaymie’s “junk,” she successfully outbids the other buyers and triumphantly takes home her Hoosier.

But that night on the summer porch where they’ve left the Hoosier to be cleaned up, a man is murdered, struck on the head with  the steel meat grinder that is part of the cabinet. Who is this stranger—and what was he doing on their porch? Does his death have anything to do with the Hoosier?

As the police struggle to determine the man’s identity, Jaymie can’t help doing a little digging on her own, accompanied by her three-legged Yorkie Poo, Hopalong. But in her bid to uncover the truth about the hidden secrets of the Hoosier, Jaymie may be the one who ends up going, going…gone.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Victoria Hamilton is a pseudonym for national bestselling author Donna Lee Simpson, who is also a collector of vintage cookware and recipes.
A LETTER FROM THE AUTHOR:
FROM THE NEW RELEASES FROM BERKLEY PRIME CRIME AND OBSIDIAN NEWSLETTER:
Dear Reader,

I was enlisted at nine years old to cook for a dad who was home for dinner, while my mom worked shift work as a nurse. And you know what? I’m grateful that even though I was the youngest, I was put to work! Cooking is a skill every kid should learn young. I still remember the very first meal I cooked for my dad on that momentous evening; it was leftover meat loaf sliced and fried, and boiled potatoes. Oh, and canned peas, which I burned because I was lying on the living room floor reading the funnies in the daily paper.

My love affair with vintage kitchen bowls and utensils was born years before, though. Mom had a set of Primary Colors Pyrex bowls that she used all the time, and some Pyrex refrigerator dishes that I still have to this day. I love them, the feel, the look, everything! So when I was searching around for a hook on which to hang a ?cozy’ or ?traditional’ mystery series, I created a collector of vintage kitchen cookware, linens, cookbooks and utensils, some of which just happen to end up as murder weapons!

Jaymie Leighton co-owns (with her sister, Becca) an old house in Queensville, Michigan, a small town right along the St. Clair River, which is the US/Canada border. In A Deadly Grind, first of my new ’Vintage Kitchen Mysteries’ series, Jaymie goes to an auction with her sister and finds the prize she has long sought, a genuine Hoosier cabinet. Because of a tussle in the crowd, she gets it for a price she can afford. But the very night she brings it home (against her neatnik sister’s protests) the house is broken into, and a man is murdered. Who is he? And why was he trifling with her Hoosier cabinet? She and her three-legged Yorkie-Poo, Hoppy, will have to investigate.

Hope you stop by and follow Jaymie as she navigates the murky waters of love, murder, and the mania for collecting!

Join me online at www.victoriahamiltonmysteries.com for more about the Vintage Kitchen Mystery series!

‘Hoppy’ Reading!
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Karen B said...

This sounds like a fun new series. I remember all the "old-fashioned" appliances my greats and grands had back in the 40s - such good memories.
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I would love to read this cozy series. I love hoosiers (I wish I had room for one, I used to see them all the time at estate sales).
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I would love to read this one. You had me hooked at cookware and cookbook collector. Sounds a lot like me. This sounds like a fun read

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I love Hoosier cabinets, pie safes and other related furniture and of course I love cozies.

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A new cozy. An affinity for Pyrex. Really, it sounds like the perfect read! Thanks for the chance to win!
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I love vintage things though to me they aren't so vintage. I want to find out why someone was killed for/ about this cabinet. Sounds interesting.

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