Bowled Over (Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series #2)

Bowled Over (Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series #2)

by Victoria Hamilton

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Stirring up trouble…

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.

With her fingerprints all over the bowl and a troubled history with the victim, Jaymie suddenly finds herself at the top of the list of suspects. Did the killer intend to frame her for the murder? If so, she is ready to mix it up, because solving crimes is vintage Jaymie Leighton…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410461834
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 01/08/2014
Series: Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series , #2
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 405
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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.

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Praise for A Deadly Grind:

“Smartly written and successfully plotted, the debut of this new cozy series…exudes authenticity.” —Library Journal

“Small-town setting, kitchen antiques…and a bowlful of mystery. A perfect recipe.” —Susan Wittig Albert, national bestselling author

"[A] charming new series." —Sheila Connolly, national bestselling author

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Bowled Over 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
chefdt More than 1 year ago
Bowled Over is the second book in the Vintage Kitchen Mystery series by Victoria Hamilton. A great second book to this informative series. Not as much information on vintage kitchen items as the first book, but some to appeal to collectors of these items. Jaymie Leighton is at the Emporium doing some shopping when she see her nemesis from high school, Kathy, giving Ella a hard time about Ella's running over Kathy's nephew with her wheelchair. Jaymie step in and Kathy then turns her anger on Jaymie. Jaymie has no idea why Kathy stopped liking her in high school, but would like to know, so that things can be put right. Unfortunately at the 4th of July, after the fireworks, Jaymie finds Kathy's nephew unattended and soon finds Kathy's lifeless body. Kathy has been hit on the head with a Depression era bowl of Jaymie's. Luckly, Jaymie has an alibi. In addition Kathy has quite an extensive list of possible murderers. Her sister, Kylie, whose son, Kathy is trying to adopt has a million dollar insurance policy on Kathy. Then there is the philandering husband who might want her out of the way. But then Johnny Stanko had had a heated argument with Kathy and it is known that he last had the bowl in his possession. Of course Jaymie wants to help find the murderer, but she wants to help so that she can get closure for not settling he troubles with Kathy before. Jaymie and Daniel have come to an agreement in their possible relationship. We'll have to wait and see if Detective Christian has anything to say about it. Looking forward to next book in this enjoyable series.
BigMamaLovesBooks More than 1 year ago
Being from Michigan, I enjoy the Michigan trivia, but also the kitchen collection theme. It's a fun series. Looking forward to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another good storyline... really enjoying the variety of sub-stories surrounding the murder... the death was a lot further into the story than most other cozy books... I enjoyed trying to figure out not only whodunit, but who it.was going to be dunto.
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
In Queensville, Michigan, Jaymie Leighton, enjoys collecting her vintage kitchenware and cookbooks.  She has lots of friends, including her ex's fiancé, the family at the local B&B, and a couple of men who are interested in her.  But Kathy, her best friend from twenty years ago, still refuses to speak to her and Jaymie has decided it's time to finally clear the air.  This can't happen though, because Kathy's body is discovered by Jaymie at the Fourth of July celebration, murdered with Jaymie's beautiful vintage square glass bowl.  Everyone in town knows about their situation. Thus begins the search for the killer. This is the second book in this series and I have found them both very enjoyable.  Kathy is spunky and determined in everything she does.  The descriptions of the vintage items in the story is excellent and fascinating, including the foods from old cookbooks. The mystery was full of twists and turns, but made total sense in end.  Looking forward to the next one.  I've been listening to these on audio, which adds a lots to my enjoyment also. 
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judiOH More than 1 year ago
well written and interesting tidbits about vintage kitchenware. not as fast paced as some cozies, but interesting all the same. jaymie is the owner of a viintage kitchenware shop, also selling cookbooks of the same era. her childhood friend became her enemy in high school and jaymie never knew why. she wants to make amends, but her friend dies before she can. with the feud between them and her fingerprints all over the bowl used to murder her, jaymie becomes suspect # 1. she has to investigate to clear herself! plus, after she finishes she has a sort of boyfriend and maybe a chance at a cookbook contract. exciting story and a fresh set of characters. loving this series.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Stirring up trouble… Vintage kitchenware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton and her high school friend Kathy Cooper have been at odds for years but Jaymie has no idea why. She decides it is time to find out what she did that makes Kathy hate her so much. She needs to confront her so they can put whatever happened behind them. But when she finds Kathy dead after the 4th of July fireworks along with her Depression era glass bowl she realizes there will not be any reconciliation. With her fingerprints all over the bowl and their rocky past she is not surprised to be the prime suspect of her murder. Did the killer frame her on purpose? If so, she is ready to mix it up, because solving crimes is vintage Jaymie Leighton… Dollycas’s Thoughts I was “Bowled Over” by this marvelous mystery. This story had so many twists I almost got whiplash. So many secrets, so many suspects. I Loved It! Jaymie has a huge heart and that always leads her right in the center of trouble. She needs to clear her name.  With her many odd jobs she comes into contact with almost everyone in town. She has Valetta for backup, who knows the skinny on just about everyone in the area. Even Anna has info to help Jaymie find the killer. Jaymie just has to put all the clues together. There’s also a bit of romance in this story but unfortunately Jaymie’s romantic path is a bit cloudy. Her sister Becca’s path is pretty clear yet again.  Jaymie has given herself a six month deadline to decide how she feels about the men in her life. The next book should be very interesting! Victoria Hamilton has dished up another fun and entertaining winner!  Freezer I’ll Shoot (A Vintage Kitchen Mystery) will be released November 5th and I want it today!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you kill good cats, bad cats, or both?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can you take her to scared first result?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will you be my mate?