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.
About the Author:
There was never a time when I didn’t want to be a writer, and it was how I always defined myself. But even when I wasn’t writing — which at first was most of the time! — I was reading. Since the moment my mom handed me an Agatha Christie book when I was twelve, I’ve been a devoted mystery fan, and the passion lives on!
It may seem odd, then, that I started my writing career as a Regency romance author, gradually moving to the paranormal romance, and then historical mystery writing. I truly enjoyed my time writing romance, and I believe that it was the perfect training ground to force me to focus on creating character.
Aside from writing, I have a lot of hobbies and passions. I collect vintage bowls, especially Pyrex and kitchen utensils. I also have a sizable collection of teacups. Cooking and baking muffins — of course! — are beloved pastimes. I have the best friends and family in the world, and I am passionately fond of tea and anything sweet, especially brownies 😉 I enjoy hobbies: crochet, cross-stitch, and beading, among other crafts.
Review of White Colander Crime
Review (4 Stars): I loved White Colander Crime and Jaymie is a great heroine. In this mystery, Jaymie is helping to coordinate the Dickens Day Festival for Christmas which will spotlight Queensville Historic Manor in all of its glory. After a long day of festivities, Jaymie discovers the body of Shelby Fretter, who was seen in a physical altercation with her boyfriend just a few days prior to the festival. Now, she must help find a killer before it is too late and they convict a friend’s son for a murder he didn’t commit.
One of the things I love about this series is all the wonderful decorating and gourmet food ideas that Jaymie presents. She is a very smart and independent woman and I just love spending time with her. I was very happy that Jaymie’s love life is coming along nicely and I can’t wait to see where it goes from here. White Colander Crime is a delightful holiday mystery with complex twists and turns and I’m excited to read the next book in this great series.
Cool, I love cooking mysteries! I hadn’t heard of this series before and will have to check it out 🙂
I love Christmas-themed cozies. Please include me in the giveaway. Thanks
I like foodie cozy mysteries, and White Colander Crime sounds like a wonderful holiday theme book. Thank you for the giveaway.
Dickens Days sounds like such a great idea! I wish there was one around here! Thanks for the chance to win a copy from a favorite series!