Breaking the Mould

Breaking the Mould

by Victoria Hamilton


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ISBN-13: 9781946069894
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Publication date: 11/20/2018
Series: Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series , #8
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 48,223
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Victoria Hamilton is the pseudonym of nationally bestselling romance author Donna Lea Simpson. In addition to the Vintage Kitchen Mystery series, she also writes the Merry Muffin Mystery series and blogs at Killer Characters. Visit her website at

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Breaking the Mould 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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It's a lot to keep all of the characters straight when you start with this book. I'm going back to start at the beginning of the series. I'm sure it will be better reading from the beginning.
anneinaz 21 days ago
Breaking the Mould ( book eight in the Vintage Kitchen Mystery series) by Victoria Hamilton began with a Scrooge-type character named Evan Neezer who is trying to cause trouble for the Queensville annual Dicken's Days celebration which is just days away. While Jaimie and her friends are dealing with that issue, a woman new to town, Jaclyn Marley, approaches her about joining the historical society, Sounds like it is going to be an adaptation of A Christmas Carol, doesn't it? Well, it's not. Instead it is a tale of a murder and determining whom the murderer might be with lots of ins and outs and red herrings. Jamie Leighton Muller is the lead (amateur) detective who is a character different than in most cozies with a husband and life that is both charming and run-of-the-mill. Hamilton has developed interesting characters and lots of them with a well-thought-out plot and a fun holiday vibe. It was a totally enjoyable read that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a good mystery, especially a cozy. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. #netgalley #breakingthemould
djbrr5 28 days ago
There’s a new scrooge in town – Professor Evan Nezer! This is a continuation of the cozy Vintage Kitchen series. I thought it was nice that the author had a cast of characters at the beginning. That way you can enjoy the book even if you haven’t read the previous books in this series. The main character, Jaymie, is adjusting to being married and having a new step-daughter. She is also busy getting her diorama ready for Dicken’s Days, the town’s month-long Christmas celebration. Things take a turn for the worse though when a body is found in her diorama. It looks like the celebration will have to be paused or even canceled if Jaymie can’t figure out who did it. It’s a struggle, though, since almost everyone in the town had reasons to hate him. The more she investigates, the more people have to go on to her list of suspects. She’ll have to figure out who the murderer is though before there are more victims. This is a classic cozy. It did get a little slow in spots but the ending is quite a surprise. Thank you to New Galley and Turn the Page Publishing for the ARC
Tangen 3 months ago
amateur-sleuth, women-sleuths, cozy-mystery, christmas The man was a self absorbed cheat who thought he was always right. He pontificated, ruined the lives of others, and plagiarised at every chance. That he got murdered was hardly a surprise, but having his body displayed in a diorama of the Cratchit kitchen when the town was on a deadline for the kickoff of A Dickens Christmas certainly was interesting. There were always plenty of potential suspects, but the number seemed to expand until the perpetrator was exposed by the town sleuth. This is my first foray into the series. I requested and received a free ebook copy from Beyond the Page via NetGalley.
CozyOnUp 3 months ago
Bah Humbug Good Every town has their version of Scrooge, Bah Humbug and all that. But Evan Nezer takes the cake when he threatens to shut down the Dickens Day festivities that are taking place right outside his front door. Not long after several confrontations with locals, Evan is found dead in the midst of a Dickens Day diorama and who didn’t want him dead? He just rubbed everyone the wrong way and made more enemies than friends. But since it’s Jaymie’s Diorama, she’s taking it personally and is determined to find the murderer and get the Dickens Day festivities back on track! This was my first introduction to this series, how have I missed this? I was hooked from page one! Lots of red herrings and suspects to keep your mind sharp and guessing for a good while. A great read for the holiday season and beyond!