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A Deadly Grind

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A Deadly Grind

By Victoria Hamilton

Berkley Prime Crime, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780425248010, 293pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

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Description
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.



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.


Praise For A Deadly Grind

 “All the right ingredients: small town setting, kitchen antiques, vintage cookery, and a bowlful of mystery. A perfect recipe for a cozy.”
-Susan Wittig Albert, author of Cat's Claw

 "Victoria Hamilton's charming new series is a delightful find. Jaymie is as dependable as the vintage Pyrex cookware she collects and the plot is as full of surprises as the old Hoosier cabinet she wins at an auction."
-Sheila Connolly

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