Vintage Kitchen Mystery

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,521 ratings

A Deadly Grind Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 Donna Lea Simpson (P)2013 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • A Deadly Grind

    • Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series, # 1
    • By: Victoria Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 971
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 878
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 876

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History can be deadly in this cozy mystery!

    • By Byron on 04-28-14

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Bowled Over

    • Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series, #2
    • By: Victoria Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 150

    Vintage kitchenware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton has been estranged from her high school best friend Kathy Cooper since they were teenagers, but she never knew what turned Kathy against her. After fireworks at a Fourth of July picnic, Jaymie discovers the body of her former friend in the park. On the ground nearby is Jaymie's own Depression-era glass bowl, broken in two.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Kathy , Kathy, Kathy.. Let it go already, r

    • By grannyJ92 on 02-24-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Freezer I'll Shoot

    • Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series, Book 3
    • By: Victoria Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vintage kitchen tools and mystery

    • By Byron on 08-30-14

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • No Mallets Intended

    • Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series #4
    • By: Victoria Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    The Queensville Heritage Society is restoring the once-grand Dumpe Manor. While Dumpe relatives and society members use the occasion to dust off old grudges, Jaymie Leighton prefers to adorn the kitchen with authentic Depression-era furnishings. A collection of vintage wooden mallets found in the house is a perfect addition to her display, but one also offers a late-night intruder the perfect weapon to knock Jaymie unconscious before escaping.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best one yet!

    • By Kimberly Robertson on 03-28-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 5

    • White Colander Crime

    • Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series #5
    • By: Victoria Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    Queensville has great expectations for their Dickens Days festival. A tourist-trade 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • EXCELLENT STORY BUT MORE GRISLY MURDER

    • By Lanna S. Seuret on 06-06-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 6

    • Leave It to Cleaver

    • Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series, Book 6
    • By: Victoria Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton has agreed to help her sister clear out the house of a deceased older neighbor, and she's thrilled at the prospect of discovering antique kitchenware and other treasures - until she opens a vintage trunk in the cellar and finds the remains of a teenage girl with a cleaver buried in her skull. When the body of a second girl is found just days later in a nearby river, the clues all indicate that the crimes are connected - and that the culprit's motives are hidden in the past.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • a bit much

    • By MelOregon on 03-05-18

    Regular price: $27.99