By: Jaymie Leighton
Title: White Colander Crime
Series: Vintage Kitchen Mysteries
Author: Victoria Hamilton
(*Pssst... read all the way down for a HUGE giveaway!)
It's autumn... the leaves are changing, there's lots to do outside still, but soon the weather in Michigan will chill and snowflakes will flutter through the air. In fact, that's already happened; last weekend we had our first taste of snow, a little early, true, and it all disappeared as fast as it came, but soon enough it will start in earnest.
There's almost as much to do in fall as there is in spring. The shrubs have to be wrapped, the lawn furniture cleaned and put away, storm windows installed, annual flowers ripped out and gardens covered in a layer of leaves to protect the perennials. The rest of the leaves must be bagged and set out on the curb for green pickup or mulched for compost. Firewood must be bought and stacked close to the back door for the fireplace.
But then... then comes the time of year I love, when the outdoor chores are all done and there isn't any snow shoveling yet. Too early to skate or toboggan. Too late for anything outdoors beyond a walk with Hoppy to the river and back.
That's when I settle in with a stack of books, all my favorite romance authors, and a few mystery authors, too! Oh, and I've taken up a new hobby, the latest craze... coloring! Grown-up coloring books are fashionable this year, and I'm hoping some of my favorite gift givers will get the hint.
So, do any of you look forward to fall for the same reason? Does the thought of a blanket and cup of tea by the fire, accompanied only by a dog, and/or a cat and a stack of books delight you?
Tell me what you'll be reading when the snow flies!
White Colander Crime
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In the new Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of No Mallets Intended, the Heritage Society is re-creating a perfect Victorian Christmas—until good tidings go bad...
Queensville has great expectations for their Dickens Days festival. A tourist-trade boon boom means a big turnout for the opening of Queensville Historic Manor and for Jaymie Leighton, food columnist and vintage cookware collector, a chance to promote the manor and give away homemade goodies. At the end of a long day of festival fun, Jaymie discovers the battered body of local woman Shelby Fretter.
Shelby predicted her own murder in journal entries—and all clues point to Cody Wainwright, the troubled son of Jaymie’s beleaguered newspaper editor. But considering the entire Fretter family had its share of dirty secrets, Jaymie’s not convinced by the case against Cody. With twists all over, she’s going to have to work like the Dickens to wrap up this investigation before Christmas—especially with the real killer ready to kill again.
White Colander Crime
Death of an English Muffin
Shadow of a Spout
The Cozy Cookbook
BONUS not shown - No Mallets Intended
Cozy Up to A Good Mystery! tote bag
Death of an English Muffin tea
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