A Deadly Grind

A Deadly Grind By Victoria Hamilton, A Deadly Grind A Hoosier to die for When vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton spies an original s Hoosier brand kitchen cabinet at an estate auction it s love at first sight Despite the prote
  • Title: A Deadly Grind
  • Author: Victoria Hamilton
  • ISBN: 9780425248010
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • A Deadly Grind By Victoria Hamilton, A Hoosier to die for When vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton spies an original 1920s Hoosier brand kitchen cabinet at an estate auction, it s love at first sight Despite the protests of her sister that the 19th century yellow brick house they share in Michigan is already too cluttered with Jaymie s junk, she successfully outbids the other buyers an A Hoosier to die for When vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton spies an original 1920s Hoosier brand kitchen cabinet at an estate auction, it s love at first sight Despite the protests of her sister that the 19th century yellow brick house they share in Michigan is already too cluttered with Jaymie s junk, she successfully outbids the other buyers and triumphantly takes home her Hoosier.But that night on the summer porch where they ve left the Hoosier to be cleaned up, a man is murdered, struck on the head with the steel meat grinder that is part of the cabinet Who is this stranger and what was he doing on their porch Does his death have anything to do with the Hoosier As the police struggle to determine the man s identity, Jaymie can t help doing a little digging on her own, accompanied by her three legged Yorkie Poo, Hopalong But in her bid to uncover the truth about the hidden secrets of the Hoosier, Jaymie may be the one who ends up going, going gone.
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    1. Victoria Hamilton

      Victoria Hamilton is the bestselling author of several mystery series including the national bestselling Vintage Kitchen Mysteries and Merry Muffin Mysteries She does, indeed, collect vintage kitchenware and bake muffins She drinks tea and coffee on writing days, and wine other times It doesn t do to confuse days A solitary being, she can be coaxed out of her writing cave for brownies and cat videos She started her writing life as Donna Lea Simpson, bestselling author of Regency Romances, paranormal historicals and historical mysteries, and still has a soft spot for the Regency period.If you Google Victoria Hamilton , you will find listed first a famous actress who starred as the Queen Mother in the Crown and as Charlotte Bront in In Search of the Bront s That s not the Victoria Hamilton who writes mysteries No, really, it s not You can find her buried in a good book, entombed in a good tome or online at Website VictoriaHamiltonMysteries Sign up for her annoyingly infrequent newsletter for all the latest On Facebook facebook AuthorVictorOn Twitter twitter MysteryVictoria

    649 thoughts on “A Deadly Grind”

    1. I hadn t been reading in a while and needed a new series I was enjoying other cooking type cozy series and decided to give this one a chance Decent first start, I ll check out the rest I love kitchen cooking stories and antiques so this kinda fit in Characters weren t as memorable as I would like them to be tho Fun part was hearing about all of the vintage tools and devices the main characters uses or sees on her antique trips The actual murder was interesting, as far as how the victim was kille [...]


    2. I feel dumber for having read this I m ashamed of myself.Full review to follow.Original review preserved by popular demand Onward.Have you ever read a book that was written almost entirely in question form Did it make you wish you could grind something of great importance of the author s in a meat grinder If you could, what would that be Did this book also make you hate certain words that you only felt meh about before I now despise the words button and hoosier , these are added to the ever drea [...]


    3. Cozies are really hit or miss I thought this would be a fun read because of the vintage kitchen cookbook theme and whatnot but it turned out to be mostly annoying and full of all the stereotypical cozy things that when too obvious make your eyes roll, such as middle aged woman with pets, an ex boyfriend who broke up with her for no reason, etc There were too many descriptions and getting off topic on random things, and the main character seemed like a real idiot She had evidence that might help [...]


    4. I know that cozy mysteries are designed to revolve around the people and the community with the dead body being a secondary image In my person opinion, I think that Victoria Hamilton has gone too far with the description of the town and their festivities, has too many characters to keep straight and a heroine, if you can call her that, which is neither memorable nor unique.My first turn off on the book is the cover, the dog s head is completely out of proportion to the body and when you read the [...]


    5. If I ever read the words summer porch or Hoosier again, I will stab myself in the eye After the first explanation of what a summer porch is, the author could have just used the word porch Calling it a summer porch several times per page makes it sound much fancier than it is The Hoosier can be referred to as a cupboard, as well Additionally, explaining what a Hoosier is every time a new character is introduced is boring and repetitive We get it It s a cool, old cupboard and you know a lot about [...]


    6. This book was just OK for meFor me the draw to a cozy mystery is usually the fantastic characters The characters in this book weren t bad, they were just unmemorable there just needed to be some quirk in this quirky town The most interesting character for me in this book was the Hoosier gave me a new appreciation for the cabinets in my kitchen not sure about another book in the series, maybe


    7. I am than half way through the book and I get so irritated by the procrastination if one wants the murder on their backporch solved, you just don t procrastinate when you find evidence this draws me out of the story and causes me to nearly put the book aside and begin a new read I am going to muddle through this though Procrastination does not make for a good heroine The cause and effect of it might move the story along but it is the sign of a grasping author If the author is able to write, get [...]


    8. Jaymie Leighton lives in her parents nineteenth century yellow brick home They have retired to a warmer climate and just visit during the summer Her sister Rebecca visits on the weekends from London, Ontario, and together they hit the auctions and estate sales They are both collectors Jaymie collects vintage cookware and cookbooks Rebecca china, tea cups and saucers Rebecca is fifteen years older than Jaymie and sometimes seems like a second mother She still thinks she knows what is best for Jay [...]


    9. Don t think that when you read lighter fare such as cozy mysteries, that you will abandon all information In addition to enjoying a good mystery with this book, I learned something about antique kitchen ware I often go to the Internet to search terms or things that are new to me So I learned about Hoosier brand kitchen cabinets But I also came to know and like Jaymie who is an old cookbook collector as is my niece When someone is murdered by the meat grinder part of the Hoosier, Jaymie is afraid [...]


    10. This is my first encounter with this author in this form Apparently, it s her nom de plume for this new series The vintage cooking theme interested me since I love cooking, baking and all the gadgets old and new.Sadly, this disappoints It includes the usual dog, almost always a rescue dog of some kind and the overbearing sibling We are treated to the usual recovering from a broken heart heroine, Jaymie note that we get another cute name spelling, an overused device who suddenly finds two men sho [...]


    11. As a debut book in a new mystery series I was pleasantly entertained The new series is known as A Vintage Kitchen Mystery, and I was happy to have this fact presented throughout the book It ties in so nicely.Our newest sleuth, Jaymie Leighton is a vintage cookware and cookbook enthusiast Jaymie has amassed a large collection of usable Pyrex bowls etc from times past She is also a new writer of a compilation and modernization recipe book To my delight Jaymie shared one of her main recipes involve [...]


    12. While there are sentences that are melodic, there are too many repetitions The star of the story procrastinates when she finds a clue and combined with the repetitions, bogs the story down I did finish, probably waiting for lovely sentences.


    13. A Deadly Grind is a cozy mystery It s the first novel in a series I found the characters engaging and realistic, and they reacted in realistic ways There was a nice level of detail about the settling and Jaymie s activities There was some suspense caused by relationship tensions and not knowing how things would turn out.One main plot was Jaymie coming to terms with how her last boyfriend had hurt her so badly and her starting to realize what she did and didn t want in a man based on that relatio [...]


    14. A fairly good cozy mystery with added vintage kitchen info, heroine is a bit of a blonde for 32 years old Some phrasing very repetitive the old boyfriend dumping her and her beloved houseWill probably pick up the next one in the series though.


    15. What a terrific new series The setting is charming makes me want to visit The main character is strong, independent and realistic in her thought process I love all the vintage kitchen knick knacks and recipe talk I can t wait for the next book.


    16. I would give this one 3.5 Good character development, good plot line, lots of twists Will definitely read the next one in the series



    17. It s been a while since I ve encountered an unbelievably stupid cozy heroine Well, Jaymie Leighton is it I don t think any other cozy mystery heroine comes across an object worth millions, the same object being responsible for a death, and then decides to take it to the police, but decides midway that she finds the detective too sexy and it s better to garden instead With detailed description of her trip to the garden center, the kind of flowers she buys and the tools she d need to plant them I [...]


    18. FTC Disclosure I received an advance copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.A Deadly Grind by Victoria HamiltonSummary When vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton spies an original 1920s Hoosier brand kitchen cabinet at an estate auction, it s love at first sight Despite the protests of her sister that the 19th century yellow brick house they share in Michigan is already too cluttered with Jaymie s junk, she successfully outbids the other buyers and t [...]


    19. A Deadly Grind is the first book in the A Vintage Kitchen Mystery I ve lived about 50 years in the Hoosier state and never have never heard of a Hoosier cabinet Buts thanks to Victoria Hamilton, I am in the know now.Jaymie and Rebbecca Leighton share a nineteenth century house that is close to being overrun with antiques Jaymie s niche is vintage cookware and cookbooks At an upcoming auction there is a Hoosier cabinet that is to be for sale There may not be room for it, but it is something that [...]


    20. This was a typical cozy mystery set in small town Queensville, a town on the Canadian American border I enjoyed all of the accurate references to Canada, specifically south western Ontario my neck of the woods.There is a vast cast of characters that were sometimes hard to keep track of at times Some were interesting but quite a few were bland causing them to blend into each other in my mind and most I d consider forgettable Jaymie, the main character was likable and her reasons for getting invol [...]


    21. This verges on three stars, but for me, there s just a bit too much thought processing by the main character or description I feel it could have used some editing , and that made it drag on for me I suppose I just don t do well with characters names that begin with the same letter and are of same gender, because I personally had to keep reminding myself who was whom when it came to Ted and Trevor Potential spoiler alert Also, and this is just a little thing, but on page 273, it says that the mur [...]


    22. A man is found dead on Jaymie Leighton s summer porch after she buys a Hoosier cabinet at an auction What follows has to depict one of the most idiotic sleuths ever There is a long list of problems with our hero and the worst has to be view spoiler that when she finds the reason for the murder, she feels that keeping it for another 24 hours is reasonable behavior and, hey, let s stick something worth a million dollars in the glove compartment of your vehicle and then spend the day running errand [...]


    23. I decided to read this book on a whim as I walked by a shelf of books of a similar style This types of books are often silly and I needed a good change I actually loved it It was silly and cheesy and mostly clever and I am honestly surprised how much I enjoyed it Its about a pair of sisters in a small town who go to an auction On of them falls in love with an old Hoosier cabinet and insists on bidding on it To her surprise there is a small bidding war that she wins when the other bidder has a sc [...]


    24. A vintage Hoosier kitchen cabinet proves to be than an interesting antique for Jamie Leighton Against her sister s better judgment, Jamie really wanted that 1920 s Hoosier to go along with all her old kitchen gadgets that she has collected in their old 19th century yellow brick house in Michigan, that she and her sister have inherited She won the auction but she ended up getting a dead body on her back porch as well Now she wants to find out what she has that others want before they kill her fi [...]


    25. This book received so many 5 star reviews, I decided to keep trudging on despite nearly giving up after 40 pages I am not sure where to begin Editing was a big problem for me There were so many overly long sentences I found myself needing to reread them to make sure I kept track of all the information they contained None of the characters appealed to me The plot centers around a Hoosier cabinet purchased at an auction and the secret it holds Jaymie s house is broken into and someone is murdered [...]


    26. I was excited to get this book when I saw it at the library but unfortunately, my excitement didn t last too long I managed to get halfway through it and just couldn t see myself reading any further The author puts a lot of detail into the book but where I might have expected the detail to concern the kitchen or cooking it didn t It was historical detail for a celebration that was taking place over a couple of days time span May give the next book in the series a shot to see how it goes.


    27. This new series has potential Often the first books in new series are slower at the start as the author has to build the ground work I liked the antiques piece of this theme What prevented me from giving this than 3 stars were a few things For me there were too many characters which made it harder to follow There was also too much time spent on the charity Queen tea party and not enough on her antiques including the cookbooks I stopped counting at 3 the times the word oblique was usedrange adje [...]


    28. Not bad for a first in a series The location was charming and I liked the colorful characters and the vintage kitchen is a cute idea The plot was a little Jessica Fletcher y I or less figured it out early on in the book There was a little too much internal dialogue going on the endless mooning over her ex left me flipping through pages an pages and the foreshadowing could ve been subtle to the same effect There was one thing that irritated me Baking SODA does NOT fizz in water Ever Baking POWD [...]


    29. Very enjoyable, one of the better cozy mysteries I ve read I found all the information thrown at you in the beginning both about the people and the town, as well as all of the historical facts overwhelming, but I grew to appreciate it the further I read As it takes place on the U.S Canada border, I appreciated the mentions of Canada sprinkled about Already ordered the sequel from the library


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