Tuesday, September 21, 2021

A Calculated Whisk by Victoria Hamilton Great Escapes Tour Review

 September 22 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

About the book 

In the new Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of Cast Iron Alibi, Jaymie Leighton is confronted with two murders and the threat of danger far too close to home . . .

When a woman living under a cloud of suspicion for her husband’s death comes to vintage kitchen collector Jaymie Leighton with a mysterious request, she’s not sure whether, or how much, to get involved. The police believe they have new evidence of foul play in what was initially ruled an accidental death, and the woman’s terrified they’ll try to pin the crime on her. Before Jaymie can decide whether to help her, though, the woman’s found murdered in the woods near Jaymie’s cabin.

Still unsure whether the woman was truly innocent in her husband’s death, Jaymie decides to get to the bottom of both murders. But as she digs deeper into the couple’s past and discovers a tangled array of long-buried wounds and family secrets, Jaymie begins to sense that danger is still lurking in the woods near her home. With a killer on the loose and her family in danger, Jaymie must uncover the culprit before she loses all she holds dear, including her own life . . .

Includes a vintage recipe!

And I thought 

First where have I been?  

Which is why Great Escapes Book Tours is a great place for Authors to promote their books.  

This was my first chance to hear about and  read a part of the Vintage Kitchen Mystery series.  

2nd . . .Look at that cover.  Does that cover just not beckon.    

I loved the Vintage to theme and that recipes are included.  I am a sucker for recipes in books! 

I enjoyed Jaymie's strong sense of character and determination.  She seems to be quite the sleuth since this is book 10 in the series. 

Although I didn't feel I missed anything I sure do want to go back and read the other 9. 

The author kept this reader guessing with some twists and turns.  

I did have a hard time keeping the characters or should I say suspects straight.   Alicia's (the victim) mom and her friends from school and her deceased husband's family were hard to keep straight.  But I did finally figure everyone out. 

I have to say I did not like the female police detective.  

I  questioned along with Jaymie if her medling and coercing Jaymie to question Alicia and then tell her to stay out of the investigation was setting Jaymie and Alicia up. 

I'd like to read the previous books and see how the relationship with Jaymie and the detective developed. 

I have a few new titles to add to my wish list!  

I was glad the Chicken A La King recipe was included and I plan to cook it this week! 

I received a complimentary copy. 

My review will appear on retail sites and Good be Reads. 

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  1. Wow, thank you so much for hosting me, and I'm so happy you enjoyed the book!! Yes, Detective Vestry is difficult, but I think she's a good detective and can understand why she feels as she does about Jaymie. LOL. I'm just the writer; they're living their own lives.