By: Jaymie Leighton Müller
From: Cast Iron Alibi
Series: Vintage Kitchen Mysteries
Publication Date: November 5th, 2019
Publisher: Beyond the Page
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Author Website: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries dot com
Remember summer? Remember the warmth, the sun, the carefree lazy days at the beach, the time to read and daydream and watch the clouds drift by and... nope. Me neither. Didn't work out that way. Summer is supposed to be that pause from a hectic life, a time to step away from busyness and just relax, but that never seems to happen.
This summer held its usual hustle and bustle: family visiting, work, doctors appointments for Jocie - we have to travel every summer to see one specialist for a check-in on her achondroplasia dwarfism, to make sure she is hitting her growth and development markers - and everything else that seems to take so much more time than normal life.
So now it's fall and everything is back to normal but... what a summer it was! I had the brilliant idea of spending a week with the group of friends I went to college with (really university, as it was in Canada!) and shared a house with; we were supposed to camp in Canada, but the reunion ended up taking place at my family cottage on Heartbreak Island. It wasn't at all what I expected... did I imagine all the things we had in common? How did we drift so far apart? I was thankful for my Queensville friends Val, Heidi and Bernie, and my best friends from college, Melody and Rachel. To put it bluntly, things went infamously sideways, and trouble erupted, with me, as usual, smack dab in the middle of it. It was terrifying, to be in the middle and not know who - or what! - to believe.
So... question: is summer a time of relaxation for you, or is it actually more hectic than the structured back-to-work/school autumn? Asking for a friend... LOL!
Cast Iron Alibi Pre-Order Party Giveaway!
Get it NOW! Cast Iron Alibi is coming out November 5th, but you can get it for just $3.99 (more in Canada, but still at a lower pre-order price!) if you order it NOW!
Here's all about it:
In the new Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of Breaking the Mould, when an over-amorous handyman is found murdered, Jaymie will have to use every tool at her disposal to nab the culprit . . .
“I have loved this series from the first book . . . it’s like returning to a favorite nook for a cup of tea. It will delight, entice, and drive a reader to want to solve the murder.” —Goodreads on No Grater Danger
Looking forward to her girls-only college reunion vacation, Jaymie’s on cloud nine at the idea of lazy trips to the beach, dinner cruises on the nearby river, and snug sleeping in the vintage trailer she’s renovated. But no sooner does the group reconnect than her hopes turn to tension as petty squabbles and old acrimonies surface, along with tagalong friends, unexpected guests, and stalkerish ex-husbands. And when a local toolbelt Romeo with an eye for one of the women is found murdered, his home ablaze, the simmering hostility in the group suddenly shifts to secrecy.
Local law enforcement is zeroing in on the victim’s best friend and girlfriend as the most likely suspects, but Jaymie’s inquisitive instincts are telling her one of her former classmates may have been involved in the foul deed. Forced to navigate her fraught relationship with a local police detective and determined to uncover the myriad secrets her college friends are hiding, Jaymie knows she’ll have to dig deep to figure out whose alibi is cast iron, and whose is flimsy as tin . . .
Includes vintage recipes!
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