Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Making love, out of muffin at all... song titles and all that!


By: Merry Wynter
Title: Death of an English Muffin
Pub. Date: July 7th, 2015
Series: Merry Muffin Mysteries
Author: Victoria Hamilton

Lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer... why is it that summer seems to have so many songs about it? In The Summertime, Summer In The City, Summer of '69, Summer Lovin'. I guess growing up as a Wynter, I was always more aware of the summer songs.

I had forgotten this, but when I was about 13 I had a friend named Summer; while we palled around and dreamed of being famous one day, we invented our imaginary group name, The Summer Wynter Girls. All summer we practiced out on the fire escape of my grandmother's Village apartment singing Belinda Carlisle's Heaven On Earth. Interesting sidenote: two of the top 100 songs that year were Endless Summer Nights by Richard Marx and Hazy Shade of Winter by the Bangles.

Anyway... I went with her family to the Cape for a week that summer, but at the end of it, when we came back to the city and went back to school, something happened and we had a falling out. I don't remember what over. I think it was a boy. Isn't it often about a boy, in some form? Either you both like the same boy, or you get interested in a boy and stop spending time with your friend, or any number of other scenarios.

How about you? Did you ever have a summer friend you've lost track of?

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About Death of an English Muffin:
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…

Merry Muffin Mysteries Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MerrysMuffinsMysterySeries

Giveaway!!

Comment here to enter to win a prize package including Shadow of a Spout (Teapot Collector Mysteries #2) Death of an English Muffin (Merry Muffin Myseries #3) and The Cozy Cookbook, as well as 10 special Death of an English Muffin teabags AND a Cozy Up To A Good Mystery! tote bag, suitable for all those summer reads!

Rules:
  • One comment per person.
  • Include some form of your email address - eg: name (at) yourserver (dot) com.
  • Prize is awarded as pictured.
  • Open to Canadian and US entries!
  • Comment by Midnight, July 21st, 2015!

133 comments:

  1. Oh wow! What an awesome giveaway!! :-) *does a little happy dance* Thank you for the wonderful opportunity.
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  16. What a fabulous contest and I can't wait to read both books!

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  17. I never lost track of my best friend from summers in the small town we grew up in!! Even though she moved away we always kept in contact. In fact, she now lives in the small town where we spent our summers and we both work for the school in that town!!

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  18. Wonderful giveaway. Just in time for my cruise. Hope I win.... lol.....along with everyone else.
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  19. Yay such a great giveaway! Thank you!! jcristin7@gmail.com

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  20. Yes, I lost track of a summer friend. It was a little boy named Warren. When we took my grandmother to see her relatives in VA each summer I played with Warren who lived across the street. We rode our bikes together down a hill in front of his yard and drank cold bottled coca-colas from my uncle's country store. I always wonder whatever happened to little Warren. Thx for the great giveaway opportunity.
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  23. Great prize! And open to Canada!

    Elaine
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  24. Happiest giveaway! Itsacatslife17 (at) Yahoo dot com.

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  25. Wow, that whole "Summer" story sounded all too familiar! Those darned boys always mess stuff up! ;) Can't wait to read the new book! jlmclellan@golden.net

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  26. Awesome giveaway!!!!! Thanks for putting all of this together. The lucky winner will have hours of enjoyment!!!
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  27. Since I lived in a community of houses my friends were all year round. What a great prize.

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  28. What a terrific giveaway! Thanks for the chance! Nancy hedghogmom (at ) Aol (dot) COM

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  29. great giveaway - love your books! sceneryhills@yahoo.com

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  30. Great giveaway.. and I too have lost track of a few summer friends over the years.. every once in a while I think of them. hleves@yahoo.com

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  31. Thanks for the opportunity - it looks amazing! sexydva at gmail dot com

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  32. I love your merry muffin series and teapot collector mysteries. I own them on my kindle. I look forward to the new one's coming out. Keep writing and I will keep reading!

    your fan always Karen
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  33. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the opportunity!
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  34. What a great giveaway Thanks
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  36. This looks like a fabulous giveaway! Thanks for the chance for trying to win:)

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  38. Merry Wynter is a great chracter and loved Bran New Death!

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  39. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. Books and tea! What more could a girl want? Thanks for the giveaway...

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  41. I never lost track of my best friends - I have a whole bookshelf full of them!

    Annie
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    1. Good one, D.A., and something I relate to.

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  42. This is just a spectacular Giveaway, would love to win. I love mysteries & these sound like some great ones, thanks for this amazing chance. Email is lindamay4852@yahoo.com. Thanks again, Linda May.

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  43. Thanks for the giveaway. I love to get goodies from an author. I have read a couple of your books and enjoyed them.
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  44. Awesome,giveaway..love it... :) Email. steeletrukin@yahoo.com

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  45. Thank you so much for the opportunity! Would love to win this giveaway!
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  46. Great package good books. Thanks rainonlois@aol.com. Lois Rotella

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  47. I did lose track of a summer friend. She was living with her grandparents when we met but once school started she went back to her parents and never came back to the campground.

    What a wonderful giveaway ~ Love it! Looking forward to reading this book.

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  48. Wonderful giveaway! I love your books!
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  49. Okay, this is strange, I typed in a message clicked publish and it never showed up.

    I've lost many friends over the years through either their moving away or mine. It's a sad fact of life, although with FB and other social sights it's possible to track them down and maybe get back together.

    Love the package your giving away and would love to be the happy winner.

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  50. Summer reads! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  51. Mysteries involving teapots and muffins can't be any better. Friendships can be formed around a nice cup of tea.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter your fantastic giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  52. What a great giveaway! Thanks!
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  53. Tea, muffins and books. Just the right mixture for summer reading.. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith
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  54. Hi Victoria! Not a summer friend, but my very best girl friend in high school from grades 9-11. She was my social savior, and without her I would have been a complete and total wallflower. We did everything together, but then she dropped out of school, got married and had a baby, and we lost touch. We recently connected again online (30 years later), and I almost cried when we first started emailing back and forth, it was so wonderful to speak with her again. Thanks for sharing your story! Nicole
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  55. What a great giveaway. I look forward to reading you newest book. Thank you.
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  56. This is AMAZING:) Thank you. Pennymarks@frontier.com

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  57. Oh, my goodness! What a giveaway!! I have "Death of an English Muffin" on my nightstand right now. Congrats on the release and thank you for the chance to win all of these goodies! ~ Donna E. bwcottage (@) gmail (dot) com.

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  58. WOW Wonderful giveaway :) Fingers crossed

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  59. Nice giveaway. Would loved to have it. Good luck everyone.
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  60. Awesome giveaway. Can't wait to read the latest book! :) mcastor07@gmail.com

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  61. It all looks great. ourbutton(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  62. Always enjoy new books and new authors. Thanks for the opportunity to enjoy your new books and "a spot of tea"!

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  63. Lovely giveaway. I made English Muffins a few days ago and posted about my basenji boy's "addiction" to them - so much so that he stole one from the cooling rack.
    I posted about it and noted that "The Muffin Thief" would be a good title for a cozy mystery.

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  64. What a marvelous offering.
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  65. Such an awesome giveaway! Love the title! Thank you for the opportunity!
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  66. Books and great swag. Love it!
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  67. Thank you for the giveaway. It sounds wonderful: tea and books. When you add pets to this equation, it is heaven on earth. nyilmaz365@yahoo.com.

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  68. No I have never had a summer friend who I've lost track of. Thank you for the fabulous giveaway.

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  69. I've lost track of all my childhood friends, but never because of a boy. I have had contact with a few high school friends, thanks to the internet.
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  70. Love the cover.
    Ann
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  71. Hope I win. :-) mom2six (at) gmail (dot) com

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  72. I loved the first two books in this series. Thanks for the great giveaway! Kuzlin at aol.com

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  73. Great giveaway! Thank you. And wonderful books!
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  74. Victoria, I love your books!! I gave one to my aunt and now we are both hooked. Thanks for the giveaway and great books!
    Janean minanoir1@hotmail.com

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  75. That is a really great giveaway! I had the same best friend, year round. chamiberry (at) gmail.com

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  76. Love this series - and this giveaway! I can't wait to read the new book.

    I've lost track of lots of childhood friends, usually because I moved or we all went on to college and different lives in different places. In the case of one friendship that broke apart in elementary school, a boy brought us back together, at least sort of. Well, 2 boys. She stopped talking to me after her parents divorced. I never knew why. But a few years later in middle school, my (male) best friend and her friend/boyfriend were best buds, and they got us at least talking again, if not ever close.

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  77. Hope this time I might have a real chance to win.
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  78. All of the giveaway books are a "must read" for me! I've family whom I've sparked interest in "copies" too! kat8762@aol.com

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  79. What a great give away! I just purchased "Bran New Death" to read and am definitely look forward to reading some of your other titles.
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  80. Awesome giveaway from one of my favorite authors! I'm looking forward to reading Death of an English Muffin.
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  81. Now wouldn't that just make my day? :) Lovely books - and site. Well done, you! jfishler08@yahoo.com

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  82. What a great giveaway. So many great books.


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  83. What an amazing prize pack!! Thanks for the opportunity to win so many goodies. kayt18 at comcast dot net

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  84. What a delightful giveaway. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  87. What a great giveaway.
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  88. This is a great series as are your other ones. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  89. Would love to read this. thanks for the chance to win it.

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    2. Muffins, muffins and more muffins, Victoria, and the more the merrier! I have enjoyed this cozy series and so glad that you are starting to write the fourth. Thanks for TAKING ME AWAY after a hard day at work by reading your books, 100 percent better than Calgon! Maureen Yin beaner9958@comcast.net

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  90. Would love to win this. Thanks so much for the chance.
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  91. What an awesome giveaway. I love English muffins and sure could go for a cup of tea now. Debbie Wroblewski jsister98@gmail.com

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  92. Indeed, I have had a summer friend I lost track of. I was a summer exchange student in Germany and clicked so well with my host family, but once the trip was over didn't keep in contact with them.Something I have really regretted. Here's to you, Uta, and the lovely memories! Thank you for the chance to win! Happy summer! kristin409 at comcast dot net

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  93. An amazing gift package. I love this book series. servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  94. Thanks for a chance to win. prize looks real nice. je.ferguson@hotmail.com

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  95. Wonderful prize package! Thanks for the opportunity! kkdurban@gmail.com

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  96. I really enjoy this series! Thanks for the opportunity to win this great prize package! cking78503@aol.com

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  97. Love the muffin books!
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  98. The Legion of Horrible Ladies - must read about them! Super giveaway from a super author.

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  99. Would love to win.
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  100. Oh WOW! What an awesome giveaway!!! Please enter me!

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  101. Thanks for the chance to win some of your books.
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  102. A big thank you for the tremendous giveaway. Love your books.
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  103. Victoria Hamilton, I love all of the cozy culinary books but I really would love a copy of The Cozy Cookbook. Thanks for such wonderful group of giveaway items

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  104. Victoria Hamilton, I love all of the cozy culinary books but I really would love a copy of The Cozy Cookbook. Thanks for such wonderful group of giveaway items

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  105. Victoria Hamilton, I love all of the cozy culinary books but I really would love a copy of The Cozy Cookbook. Thanks for such wonderful group of giveaway items

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  106. Cool giveaway. Thanks for the chance.
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  107. I love cozies. What a great prize package. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
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  108. awesome give away!
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  109. Oh how exciting!

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  110. I lost track of a friend when she moved out of state. We were in touch for about a year, but the letter and phone calls decreased as time went on.

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  111. Great giveaway. I want all 3 of those books.
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  112. Thank you for this opportunity, Victoria!! It is appreciated! I look forward to reading your other series, as I love the muffin ones so much!!! Fingers crossed and best of luck to everyone!!!

    tammybramley@live.ca

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  113. what a "cool" summer giveaway!
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  114. Love the title and what a fun prize.
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  115. Amazing giveaway!!!! I have never read any of your merry muffin mysteries, but I have read all of the vintage kitchen mysteries thus far. And the first one in the tea series. I read most of the authors that have recipes in the cozy cook book and would love to win.
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  116. I love muffins and this is a fantastic giveaway. Thank you.
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  117. Love the Muffin series. Facebook has given me the opportunity to connect with some long lost summer friends.

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  118. Am I in time? Bobbipad at gmail dot com

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  119. Great giveaway (it's only 10:17 pm here)

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  120. what a great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance :) darholley1(at)aol(dot)com

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  122. Hello, all! The winner has been drawn using Random Number Generator: Rebecca at 9:14 AM. I have emailed her!

    I got an email from one of my newsletter subscribers who suggested that one day doesn't give enough time for everyone to enter. I think that is probably true, and in future I think I'll be doing a three day giveaway window!

    Thank you ALL for entering! I appreciate it so much.

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  123. I love this series and am looking forward to reading it. It's next in line in my TBR list.

    Thanks for having this great giveaway!!

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  124. What a nice giveaway. I so enjoy cozy mysteries and the humor that goes with it. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  125. I bought Death of an English Muffin yesterday!! Can't wait to start it. The series is highly enjoyable !
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  126. Great Giveaway! I love cozy mysteries.
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