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White Colander Crime

by Victoria Hamilton

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Jaymie Leighton likes to collect vintage cookware and she writes a food column. She lives in Queensville and is getting ready for Dickens Days. She has met a nice man named Jacob. She also found a dying local woman, Shelby Fretter. Fretter's family has a bad reputation and has often been written up by Nan Wainwright, the local newspaper editor who publishes Jaymie's column. Nan asks Jaymie to get involved when her son, Cody Wainwright, is accused of the murder. He had a troubled relationship with her. Jaymie finds a possible relationship between Shelby's murder and a case of a missing woman named Natalie. She helps the local police find out what really happened. Frankly, a white colander has nothing to do with the story other than being another vintage piece that Jaymie has collected. I liked the story.
  taurus27 | Jul 4, 2017 |
Liked the setting and supporting characters. The main character seemed a little bland. This town is more ethnically diverse than most small midwestern towns I know of! Nitpick, but it threw me off: author doesn't seem to realize just how early the sun sets in the upper Midwest in December. One scene, late in the book, has people wandering around a "cut your own" Christmas tree farm, at a time when the sun would have set. ( )
  Beth3511 | Feb 8, 2016 |
White Colander Crime is the fifth book in the A Vintage Kitchen Mystery series.

Everyone in Queensville is looking forward to their annual Dickens Days festival. In addition, Jaymie Leighton is also looking forward to the opening of the newly renovated Queensville Manor.

As Jaymie is about to enter her editor's office to pick pamphlets the paper had printed for Dickens Days, she hears a heated argument between Nan, her editor and her son, Cody. The argument was over the girl, that Cody was dating, Shelby Fetter. When the body of Shelby is found dead and severely beaten, suspicion falls on Cody, as they had a physical, at times, relationship. When Cody is arrested, Nan tells Jaymie to cover the story and at the same time to try and learn if her son did kill her. The more Jaymie learns, the more it looks like Cody has been set up to take the blame for Shelby's murder. Jaymie learns that there has been a scam being run in Queensville and if she can find out who is behind it, she feels sure she will have the murderer in her sights.

On the romance side, Zach has moved to Detroit and has a new girlfriend and Daniel has found someone else and has gotten married. But Jaymie hasn't given up hope of finding her true love and feels confident that Jakob Muller is just the man that she wants to be with and she loves his little daughter.

Recipe also included.

Looking forward to the next book in this enjoyable series. ( )
1 vote FredYoder | Nov 3, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425271404, Mass Market Paperback)

In the new Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of No Mallets Intended, the Heritage Society is re-creating a perfect Victorian Christmas—until good tidings go bad...
 
Queensville has great expectations for their Dickens Days festival. A tourist-trade boon 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.

Shelby predicted her own murder in journal entries—and all clues point to Cody Wainwright, the troubled son of Jaymie’s beleaguered newspaper editor. But considering the entire Fretter family had its share of dirty secrets, Jaymie’s not convinced  by the case against Cody. With twists all over, she’s going to have to work like the Dickens to wrap up this investigation before Christmas—especially with the real killer ready to kill again.
 
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Queensville has great expectations for their Dickens Days festival. A tourist-trade boon 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.… (more)

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