Trying to escape her overbearing mother, vintage kitchenware enthusiast and soon-to-be columnist Jaymie Leighton retreats to her family’s cottage on Heartbreak Island. While there she hopes to write an article about the Ice House restaurant, owned by good friends and neighbors, siblings Ruby and Garnet Redmond. Once an actual icehouse, the restaurant is charmingly decorated with antique tools of the trade, including a collection of ice picks.
One night, while working on her article, Jaymie overhears an argument and, ever the sleuth, sets out to explore. But when she stumbles upon a dead body her blood runs cold. It’s Urban Dobrinskie, whose feud with the Redmonds is no secret, and he’s got an ice pick through his heart. Now Jaymie’s got to sharpen her sleuthing skills to chip away at the mystery and prove her neighbors’ innocence—before someone else gets picked off…
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.
What People are Saying About This
Praise for the Vintage Kitchen Mystery series:
“[A] charming new series.” —New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly
“Small-town setting, kitchen antiques…and a bowlful of mystery. A perfect recipe.”—Susan Wittig Albert, national bestselling author of Widow’s Tears
“Smartly written and successfully plotted, the debut of this new cozy series…exudes authenticity.”—Library Journal