Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Review Freezer I'll Shoot by: Victoria Hamilton

Title: Freezer I'll Shoot
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 304
Series: A Vintage Kitchen Mystery #3
Format: ebook
Source: Cozy Book Tour
Freezer I'll Shoot (A Vintage Kitchen Mystery, #3)

Description:

ICE COLD

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.

One night, while working on her article, Jaymie overhears an argument and, ever the sleuth, sets out to explore. But when she stumbles upon a dead body her blood runs cold. It’s Urban Dobrinskie, whose feud with the Redmonds is no secret, and he’s got an ice pick through his heart. Now Jaymie’s got to sharpen her sleuthing skills to chip away at the mystery and prove her neighbors’ innocence—before someone else gets picked off….

My Thoughts: 

This was a great mystery to read.  In it we are brought to Heartbreak Island where Jaymie Leighton is trying to fix the cottage so people can rent it again.  While there she writes an article for a local paper called the Howler.  She ends up at the Ice House Restaurant to learn about ice picking back in the day and how they kept things cool when it was hot out!

Not long there is a body that turns up Urban Dobrinkskie whose time has run out.  Was it Garnet or Ruby Redmond mysterious siblings who have been here for 7 years and past that no one knows a thing about them.  Or is it his business partner Will Lindsay who seems to be a mystery in himself.  Or is it someone closer to home.  As Jaymie having the unfortunate issue of Urban being killed on her property really wants to know what happened to him.  As she investigates Jaymie finds more and more questions and less answers.

All the while Jaymie is dealing with a battle of the mother's between Jaymie's and Daniel's mothers they seem to butt heads over the dinner party at Rose Cottage as Jaymie's mom wants it at Rose Cottage it's always been there in her eyes it's case closed.  Mrs. Collins Daniel's mom wants it at Stowe House which is a non started for Jaymie and her mom.  Finally a decision is made that appeases everyone!

I really enjoyed meeting these characters and learning about vintage kitchen's.  I loved reading about Hoppy the cute little three legged dog.  Who definitely saved the day!!  Three cheers for Hoppy!!  Can't wait to see what Ms. Hamilton comes up with next!!

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