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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 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….


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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 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….

30 review for Freezer I'll Shoot (Vintage Kitchen Mystery, #3)

  1. 5 out of 5

    James

    I read the first two books in the 'Vintage Kitchen Mystery' series by Victoria Hamilton a few years ago when I began focusing on the cozy sub-genre. I thought it was a good series, but I was more interested in sampling from multiple authors to figure out which ones appealed to me the most. I never got back to reading this one yet when the opportunity to get the latest on NetGalley became available, I decided to go back and read the rest so I could be current on the series. Today I'm reviewing th I read the first two books in the 'Vintage Kitchen Mystery' series by Victoria Hamilton a few years ago when I began focusing on the cozy sub-genre. I thought it was a good series, but I was more interested in sampling from multiple authors to figure out which ones appealed to me the most. I never got back to reading this one yet when the opportunity to get the latest on NetGalley became available, I decided to go back and read the rest so I could be current on the series. Today I'm reviewing the third in the series, Freezer I'll Shoot... The books take place on an island between Michigan and Canada focusing on Jaymie Leighton, a ~30ish single woman who enjoys cooking, writing, and collecting vintage kitchen items. After a few disastrous relationships, she finds herself dating a nice guy, Daniel, but she is reluctant to commit. When book three opens, Jaymie and Daniel are planning a dinner with their parents so they can meet each another. It's not going well as both mothers are interfering and stubborn. Adding to the chaos are yard repairs that need to be completed ASAP on the nearby island cottage due to plumbing issues. Unfortunately, Jaymie finds her third dead body in the series one night when she's awoken by a cry for help. It's a local who's been fighting with her neighbor over a few business transactions. Who killed him? Who are these mysterious neighbors? What will happen at the big family dinner? And will Jaymie get that new job writing about cooking and kitchen tools at the local newspaper? The books are written well and have a wonderful setting. Hamilton is strong at describing the setting and characters. The mystery in this book has some depth, but it isn't very complicated. Overall, I like the book, but I feel like it needs a bit more 'oomph' packed in... Jaymie is a great lead with lots of fun aspects to her personality, but her relationship with Daniel is a bit boring and I'm not seeing her connection with the rest of the town quite yet. It's developing, and I hope with a few more books, it becomes more solid and intriguing. For now, I enjoy the series and look forward to the next book as there are lots of appealing elements. Reading about all the kitchen gadgets and gizmos is cool. Learning about a place based on reality in the waterways between the US and Canada is fun. And seeing the different seasons in this culture / atmosphere is definitely of interest. I'll pick up the next book in between the holidays but want to be ready to read the current and 8th book by February, so it'll be one every other week to get there. I'd give the series a chance but you need to love the side stories (vintage kitchens, Michigan, small-town squabbles) just as much as the mystery points. Hope you enjoy it!

  2. 4 out of 5

    ✨ Gramy ✨

    ... Freezer I'll Shoot is the third installation in the 'Vintage Kitchen Mystery' Series. I listened to the audible version narrated by Emily Woo Zeller. Zeller's performance is really remarkable. This cozy mystery series features Jaymie Leighton, a young woman who is a vintage cookware and cookbook collector. She has often been accused of being an old soul in a young body. Jaymie's parents are in town and she is staying on the island to oversee some repairs to the family vacation home. Fate inter ... Freezer I'll Shoot is the third installation in the 'Vintage Kitchen Mystery' Series. I listened to the audible version narrated by Emily Woo Zeller. Zeller's performance is really remarkable. This cozy mystery series features Jaymie Leighton, a young woman who is a vintage cookware and cookbook collector. She has often been accused of being an old soul in a young body. Jaymie's parents are in town and she is staying on the island to oversee some repairs to the family vacation home. Fate intervenes with a touch of serendipity causing Jaymie and Detective Zack's paths to cross over and into one another more and more frequently, in spite of the tentative relationship Jaymie shares with Daniel. BOOK DESCRIPTION: Stirring up trouble . . . 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… The heroine knows almost everyone on the island and systematically questions everyone connected with the current murder, able to glean details from people that they are not willing to share with the hunky Detective. Jaymie's side-kick is her three-legged do, Hoppy. This pet manages to garner more attention than many of the characters do in this series. Of course, the little rascal is often cited as a hero, rescuing Jaymie and others from danger. There is a LOT of content regarding the vintage cookware, cookbooks, vintage furniture, and the dog. She does seem whether obsessed with it. Her mom complains that she has too much old stuff in this volume, objects to how much room it takes, and strongly encourages her to part with some of it. Yet, she is only a visitor in Jaymie's home. As is somewhat indicative of the formulism in a cozy mystery, there is semi triangular love interest created for the heroine. One man is a part-time resident who is rich and owns his own company. The other man is the local police detective, with whom Jaime finds her self intertwined with during a crime-solving situation. A heroine is a compassionate person that investigates thoroughly to discover clues about th current murder. This book is able to stand on its own, but if you read them in order, you will be more familiar with some of the characters and their development. Each story does include its own H.E.A., which is always a good way to conclude the adventure the reader invests their time and attention to, ultimately becoming better acquainted with the overall storyline in a personal way. This was a clean and cozy mystery. I really liked it. Would recommend! ----------------------------------------- Freezer I'll Shoot (A Vintage Kitchen Mystery Book 3) Victoria Hamilton, Author Emily Woo Zeller, Narrator Print Length: 293 pages Victoria Hamilton is a pseudonym for national bestselling author Donna Lee Simpson, who is also a collector of vintage cookware and recipes. ...

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    This is the fourth book in the series that I have read. I do enjoy the small town and getting to know the residents. I do think she explains things over and over like her new basket business which is annoying. Also, it's ironic that she describes some of the townspeople as gossips and busy bodies when she is constantly asking inappropriate questions and sticking her nose in every's business. It's okay for what it is but I'm not sure I'll read any of her other series.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    This is a very enjoyable series. This is the third book and this time Jaymie is spending more time at her families cottage on Heartbreak Island. She is overseeing some repairs and of course a body gets dumped in her backyard. Jaymie is working on a vintage cookbook and makes a sandwich loaf (recipe included at the back of the book) - I do think some of these recipes probably still belong in the past. I like seeing Jaymie sleuth, I think she's a lot like me, she follows the clues and still doesn' This is a very enjoyable series. This is the third book and this time Jaymie is spending more time at her families cottage on Heartbreak Island. She is overseeing some repairs and of course a body gets dumped in her backyard. Jaymie is working on a vintage cookbook and makes a sandwich loaf (recipe included at the back of the book) - I do think some of these recipes probably still belong in the past. I like seeing Jaymie sleuth, I think she's a lot like me, she follows the clues and still doesn't know who the murderer is until they say I did it. I really like the small town/island setting in these books. The characters are good and while there isn't a love triangle, I still see there being some potential for one. Guess I'll have to keep reading to find out.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Melodie

    This series just does absolutely nothing for me. I don't care for Jaymie. To me she's a bit of a milquetoast. This one didn't improve upon the 2nd one for me, so I'll be saying bye-bye to this series now.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ronna

    On Michigan's boarder with Canada, Jaymie Leighton is enjoying her vintage cottage on Heartbreak Island. She definitely needed a break from her mom, whom she loves but drives her batty at times. She's trying to write her first article to start her blog on vintage tools, and old updated food recipes. She's chosen to write about her friends old Ice House that's been turned into a restaurant. But when a vintage ice pick turns up in the body of a local man, found in Jaymie's yard, some arguments and On Michigan's boarder with Canada, Jaymie Leighton is enjoying her vintage cottage on Heartbreak Island. She definitely needed a break from her mom, whom she loves but drives her batty at times. She's trying to write her first article to start her blog on vintage tools, and old updated food recipes. She's chosen to write about her friends old Ice House that's been turned into a restaurant. But when a vintage ice pick turns up in the body of a local man, found in Jaymie's yard, some arguments and abuses seem to point to a number of Jaymie's friends, and she starts sleuthing again. Confusing all her efforts are the squabbles between Jaymie's mom and her new rich boyfriend's mom over the annual family dinner that Jaymie's parents have always celebrated at their cottage. Redoing a drainage system has left a mess in their yard so why not have it at the lovely cottage of the boyfriend's parents. Trying to compromise between the mom's is becoming as difficult as finding who left a body in her yard. Then add in the cute detective on the case, and Jaymie has lots more to handle than her growing vintage kitchen tools collection. This third book in the vintage kitchen series, is definitely the best one yet, or maybe it's just that the characters in these books are growing close to my heart. I enjoy the discussion of the connection between this part of Michigan and Canada, and the shared holidays. Personalities and problems seem very realistic, and I find myself rooting more and more for Jaymie and one particular man. The mysteries are always solid and developed with good clues. I listened to this on Audible and really liked the narration.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Nola Arganbright

    I had a bit of a problem getting into the book but after the first chapter things began to flow and I enjoyed the mystery. There was plenty of back and forth with the characters and a good plot. The book flowed well after the first chapter.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Meadows

    I enjoyed this third installment of the Vintage Kitchen mysteries. It definitely gets points for having a great title! There was some mention of vintage dishes, but the vintage item mentioned that I liked best was a 1950s-style sandwich loaf. I had it pictured in my head what it looked like, but had to look it up anyway just for fun. In the author's notes in the back of the book she recommends searching "vintage recipe sandwich loaf." When you do that you will get some absolutely stunning images I enjoyed this third installment of the Vintage Kitchen mysteries. It definitely gets points for having a great title! There was some mention of vintage dishes, but the vintage item mentioned that I liked best was a 1950s-style sandwich loaf. I had it pictured in my head what it looked like, but had to look it up anyway just for fun. In the author's notes in the back of the book she recommends searching "vintage recipe sandwich loaf." When you do that you will get some absolutely stunning images of a large variety of sandwich loaves with their recipes. I listened to this on audio, but kept losing track of the story and having to repeat parts. The mystery was interesting. However when the killer was revealed, I had no recollection of them in the story and had to go back and search through the physical book and reread the parts where they were mentioned. This was probably because I was just not paying attention very well when I was listening.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Karen B.

    disappointing. Typical cozy but didn't like the main character or a few of the others.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Juli

    Freezer I'll Shoot Author: Victoria Hamilton Genre: Mystery 293 pages I decided to take a break from my TBR pile and read a cozy mystery by an author that was new to me. Victoria Hamilton was the featured cozy author on a Goodreads group I joined, so I decided to give her Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series a try. My local library didn't have the first book, but they did have the third book in the series. So I checked it out and spent a pleasant afternoon reading. The book was an enjoyable, quick rea Freezer I'll Shoot Author: Victoria Hamilton Genre: Mystery 293 pages I decided to take a break from my TBR pile and read a cozy mystery by an author that was new to me. Victoria Hamilton was the featured cozy author on a Goodreads group I joined, so I decided to give her Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series a try. My local library didn't have the first book, but they did have the third book in the series. So I checked it out and spent a pleasant afternoon reading. The book was an enjoyable, quick read. Nothing fancy. It follows the usual formula....easy, quick read; a murder without spurting blood; and the good guys win at the end. The book was well written and the story was interesting and engaging. My only problem with it was the characters. The main character, Jaymie, has a very pushy mother. She's 30+ years old and does nothing to stand up for herself. I found the main character to be aggravatingly wishy-washy. She allows herself to be controlled by a manipulative mother, and by her boyfriend's mother as well. And often, she puts her foot in her mouth and acts like an embarrassed child rather than an adult. I found it difficult to like her. The two mothers in the story were insufferable stereotypes and made me roll my eyes on several occasions. For instance, the main character loves to collect vintage kitchen items -- hence the series title Vintage Kitchen mysteries -- but her mother (who has for some reason moved back in with her daughter in their family home) hates the vintage items, constantly berating her for junking up her house with them. Now what 30 year old woman wouldn't stand up and say....but mom...this is my home and if I wish to have antiques, I'm going to have them...?? The plot also uses a tired staple of cozy mysteries: The love triangle. In this case, it's a potential love triangle. Jaymie is torn between two polar opposite men -- the multimillionaire she's dating and the brooding, physically attactive cop that she barely knows. I found that storyline to be a bit tiresome. It was a bit much when the brooder showed up in a suit out of nowhere looking very GQ, mistaking the boyfriend's mother for Jaymie's mother. He told the woman how wonderful Jaymie was, realized his mistake...then just walked off? Bit contrived there? So, I did find the characters to be stereotyped, a bit old-hat and annoying at times. But, cozy mysteries are meant to be quick formula reads filled with kitsch. This one kept my attention to the end, even though the characters made me roll my eyes and mutter to myself many times. It did not bother me, but some cozy readers will not like the use of curse words in the book. There were several times characters used profanities. I didn't have a problem with it, but some readers might. The book also included a vintage recipe for a layered sandwich loaf. Jaymie made a sandwich roll in the book....sliced bread with 3 different kinds of sandwich filler, frosted over with creme cheese that had been dyed pink with food coloring. While I have seen meals like that in retro cookbooks, it did not sound appetizing at all. In the 50's they also made gelatin with meat and vegetables in it. Gag. Some things retro need to be left in the past -- for me, this sandwich loaf concept is one of them. I would have much rather had a recipe for the tarts mentioned elsewhere in the book. All in all, the book was an enjoyable read. But I don't like the characters, and find the plot to be a bit too stereotypical for me. I don't plan to read any more books in this series. Victoria Hamilton is a pseudonym for Donna Lea Simpson, who also writes under the name Amanda Cooper. As Hamilton she has another cozy series, the Merry Muffin Mysteries. The Teapot Collector Series is written as Amanda Cooper. Simpson writes romance and mystery novels. Check out her website: www.donnaleasimpson.com . I will try a book in one of her other cozy series and see if I like those characters better. For me the problem wasn't the writing.....I just didn't like the characters. Rating: 6/10 Some mild violence, not graphic. Mild, occasional use of profanity. Ages: 12 and up.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    It's been a while since I read the previous book in this series, so I was a little confused by all the family drama and dynamics with Daniel's and Jayme's parents. So it seemed a little slow and meh to me. But once the murder happened, it sped up and I was intrigued. I love all the vintage kitchen details and actually wish there were more in this book...I felt like the story focused SO MUCH on Daniel's parents and a lot of the interesting stuff got bogged down by it. It seemed excessive for some It's been a while since I read the previous book in this series, so I was a little confused by all the family drama and dynamics with Daniel's and Jayme's parents. So it seemed a little slow and meh to me. But once the murder happened, it sped up and I was intrigued. I love all the vintage kitchen details and actually wish there were more in this book...I felt like the story focused SO MUCH on Daniel's parents and a lot of the interesting stuff got bogged down by it. It seemed excessive for someone that she wasn't even technically dating. I am a little confused and even bored by this relationship, so I wish it would move on or she would choose someone else (wink wink). As for the murder, I had no idea who had done it and was shocked when all was revealed. In my opinion this series is slowing down a little and I hope that I find the next book more interesting.

  12. 4 out of 5

    DAISY DISNEY

    I received a free e copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Sadly I can't give a complete review of this book because of the formating of the e-file that was given to me by the publisher. I could not finish this. I got to 40% before I gave up. The story was ok from what I read but the little numbers in front of every single sentence was very annoying and it made me not enjoy the story. It really took away from the reading experience. Maybe one day I will pick up the real copy of this I received a free e copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Sadly I can't give a complete review of this book because of the formating of the e-file that was given to me by the publisher. I could not finish this. I got to 40% before I gave up. The story was ok from what I read but the little numbers in front of every single sentence was very annoying and it made me not enjoy the story. It really took away from the reading experience. Maybe one day I will pick up the real copy of this book but for now I am just annoyed with the formatting to give it a complete review!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Heidi (Yup. Still here.)

    I enjoyed this one more the second book and liked the actual mystery. My only issue is the whole love triangle thing - I hate them. This is the first one in the series that I listened to on audiobook and I liked the narrator.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Elaine

    Love this series. Just a fun little getaway for an afternoon of relaxing.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Linda Smatzny

    The main character in this cozy series is Jaymie Leighton who collects vintage cookware and cookbooks. She is spending time at her family's cottage when a body is discovered in her dug-up backyard. Jaymie starts asking questions which turns out not to be a good idea. The book was a quick easy read.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Gaele

    Every now and then I need a cozier mystery, without the tension and overwhelming anxiousness that often comes with a stronger thriller. And how could I resist a heroine who loves vintage kitchenware when I have my own collection of bits and bobs from back in the day? And even though this is the third in the series, Victoria Hamilton did a wonderful job of developing the characters to give new readers enough information to not be lost or overwhelmed. Jaymie is one of those seemingly scattered, ye Every now and then I need a cozier mystery, without the tension and overwhelming anxiousness that often comes with a stronger thriller. And how could I resist a heroine who loves vintage kitchenware when I have my own collection of bits and bobs from back in the day? And even though this is the third in the series, Victoria Hamilton did a wonderful job of developing the characters to give new readers enough information to not be lost or overwhelmed. Jaymie is one of those seemingly scattered, yet ultimately steady and solid women; her family is a bit high maintenance, her sister is not a fan of vintage, nor is her often overbearing mother. With a boyfriend who was ultimately pretty bland and not very interested in her needs, she is trying to oversee the septic system overhaul at the family cottage on the island, in the few days it is not occupied, with hopes to have it functional to entertain. Unfortunately, her 3 legged dog (a primary player in the story, if only for comic relief) is barking, when Jaymie investigates, she finds a body. Not her first. From this point forward, she is working with the information and knowledge of the residents, the holiday people and even her own prejudices as she tries to keep her neighbors and friends from an incorrect accusation. This was one of those stories that makes you want to go to Michigan and visit the island that straddles the US/Canada border. Between the construction delays, her mother’s interference, her boyfriend’s lack of sense or backbone and the other lovely characters, the options to get lost in the story and the scene is omnipresent. While Jaymie is always at the forefront of characters to know: Ruby and Garnet, the detective Zach and even the murdered man’s family, as well as the town gossips, workmen and eccentric characters all manage to develop a sense of a town that you want to visit, but instantly understand Jaymie’s frustrations with the life. The murder, for me, was an interesting twist that presented several options for solution that felt natural, not directed or overly guided. I enjoyed Hamilton’s style of writing, her ability to give her characters unique qualities while managing to develop a sense of camaraderie with the reader. These are people that you can easily relate to while you subtly form opinions about their reasons and approaches. I received an eGalley copy from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Fred

    Freezer I'll Shoot is the third book in the A Vintage Kitchen Mystery series. Jaymie Leighton is looking forward to a couple relaxing day at the family cottage on Heartbreak Island, while she works on her first column for the local newspaper and to try to figure out how she can get her mother and her boyfriend's mother to get along. Then one evening after having a nice dinner at the Ice House, she heard yelling from the cottage behind her, which is the home of the owners of Ice House. Later, afte Freezer I'll Shoot is the third book in the A Vintage Kitchen Mystery series. Jaymie Leighton is looking forward to a couple relaxing day at the family cottage on Heartbreak Island, while she works on her first column for the local newspaper and to try to figure out how she can get her mother and her boyfriend's mother to get along. Then one evening after having a nice dinner at the Ice House, she heard yelling from the cottage behind her, which is the home of the owners of Ice House. Later, after hearing more noises, Jaymie goes to investigate and literally trips over the body of Urban Dobrinskie. Urban had been stabbed with an ice pick that Jaymie remembers seeing at the Ice House earlier. There is long list of suspects for Jaymie to sort through. Quite naturally Urban's wife and son, who have suffered from his rage. His business partner has also had to deal with his temper. Also the owners of the Ice House are high on list from the fact that the murder weapon came from the their restaurant. Besides, there is no real past history on them that Jamie can find. Most all of the characters from the previous books, but to a lesser extent with the story centering on Heartbreak Island. Looking forward to the next series in this interesting series.

  18. 4 out of 5

    LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL

    Dollycas’s Thoughts This installment of the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries takes place mostly on Heartbreak Island. Again Jaymie finds herself in the middle of a very well plotted whodunit. I really enjoy the way the author weaves in the history of the vintage antiques our amateur sleuth loves. This time the ice houses (ice storage) and the implements used before the modern appliances that came later. I really love Jaymie and her dad, her mom just seems to push my buttons and I can understand why Jaymi Dollycas’s Thoughts This installment of the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries takes place mostly on Heartbreak Island. Again Jaymie finds herself in the middle of a very well plotted whodunit. I really enjoy the way the author weaves in the history of the vintage antiques our amateur sleuth loves. This time the ice houses (ice storage) and the implements used before the modern appliances that came later. I really love Jaymie and her dad, her mom just seems to push my buttons and I can understand why Jaymie feels the need to escape away sometimes. I wasn’t a big fan for Daniel in this story and his mother drove me crazy. Ruby and Garnet had me rooting for them though and their story was the real highlight of this book. Cozy mysteries need that wide variety of crazy quirky characters, the ones we love, the ones we hate, and the ones that make us want to jump into the pages and slap upside the head. Victoria Hamilton has delivered them all in Freezer I’ll Shoot. Plus Hoppy is one of my favorite pooches in the cozy mystery realm. I am really looking forward to my next visit with Jaymie as I am sure she will again be up to her neck in a murder mystery. I also hope she she opens her heart and her eyes to the right man.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Argum

    Mr and Mrs Leighton are in town for their annual summer visit. The cottage needs a new leeching field and Jaymie is staying on the island where she keeps running into Detective Zack. Daniel's parents are also in town and the mothers are fighting. Daniel's crazy bomb that he bought Stowe House because Jaymie seems the marrying kind is creepy and present in the whole book. Mrs Collins doesn't exactly take to Jaymie either. A dead body is found in the ravine behind the cottage and Hoppy calls atten Mr and Mrs Leighton are in town for their annual summer visit. The cottage needs a new leeching field and Jaymie is staying on the island where she keeps running into Detective Zack. Daniel's parents are also in town and the mothers are fighting. Daniel's crazy bomb that he bought Stowe House because Jaymie seems the marrying kind is creepy and present in the whole book. Mrs Collins doesn't exactly take to Jaymie either. A dead body is found in the ravine behind the cottage and Hoppy calls attention to several goings on. The neighbors are hiding something, but it might be unrelated. Hoppy is the real hero here several times over. Usually spot on with local detail, I was annoyed that there is no campus of Oakland Community College in Bloomfield Hills (just admin offices) and that the idea of these poor folks having to sell off a boat to pay for college would just up and move to one of the wealthiest communities in the country. Really don't like Daniel anymore - he owns houses on whims and his mom is a big snob. Killer plot got a little cuckoo but made sense overall

  20. 5 out of 5

    AngryGreyCat

    Freezer I’ll Shoot is from Victoria Hamilton, the third book in the A Vintage Kitchen Mystery series that I really enjoy. In this book the mystery is interesting. The relationship between Jaymie and Daniel is developed, including their parents. I’m impressed with the romance portion of this book (and the series). In many cozies, the male characters are either exs, in which case they are no go rotten cheating bas***** or they are these idealized new men that swoop into the protagonists life. Dani Freezer I’ll Shoot is from Victoria Hamilton, the third book in the A Vintage Kitchen Mystery series that I really enjoy. In this book the mystery is interesting. The relationship between Jaymie and Daniel is developed, including their parents. I’m impressed with the romance portion of this book (and the series). In many cozies, the male characters are either exs, in which case they are no go rotten cheating bas***** or they are these idealized new men that swoop into the protagonists life. Daniel is flawed and the relationship is flawed and you truly don’t know at this point whether they will end up together or even whether they should. It is a very realistic touch. The setting is intriguing to me because I have visited similar areas, border areas between the US and Canada. The vintage theme is fun and interesting and has now expanded to a newspaper column as well. Another fun, quick, good read in this series.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    The mystery itself was ok, but I found myself really disliking Jamie in this one. I'd never had a problem with her before, but she came across as extremely selfish in this story. And I really didn't like how she treated Daniel. She expected him to tell her everything when she never really showed much interest or even asked him questions about himself. Yeah, she might be an open book, but not everyone is and holding that against someone is really immature. But I'm hoping that all of that drama ha The mystery itself was ok, but I found myself really disliking Jamie in this one. I'd never had a problem with her before, but she came across as extremely selfish in this story. And I really didn't like how she treated Daniel. She expected him to tell her everything when she never really showed much interest or even asked him questions about himself. Yeah, she might be an open book, but not everyone is and holding that against someone is really immature. But I'm hoping that all of that drama has been put to bed and won't be part of the rest of the series. And I seriously hope we don't have ANOTHER love triangle!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Judy

    I like these characters. I like Jamie for her love of vintage. Sorry she keeps finding dead bodies. She is now involved with Daniel after Joel left her for Heather. Daniel is the CEO of a vast company, computer stuff. You learn he is a mama's boy who will do anything to make sure her son is not hurt again. But now coming up from behind is Zach fit, cute cop, who asks questions like........ you really like this Daniel guy? Of course he is not that obvious. So who will Jamie pick??? Continue readi I like these characters. I like Jamie for her love of vintage. Sorry she keeps finding dead bodies. She is now involved with Daniel after Joel left her for Heather. Daniel is the CEO of a vast company, computer stuff. You learn he is a mama's boy who will do anything to make sure her son is not hurt again. But now coming up from behind is Zach fit, cute cop, who asks questions like........ you really like this Daniel guy? Of course he is not that obvious. So who will Jamie pick??? Continue reading the series. Oh, there is a murder to solve, and a near drowning, along with possible mob connections.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lorena

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I'm torn with this book, I really liked the first two, the mystery in this one was OK, but I found the killer pretty early in the plot, for me it was obviuos, also Jayme for me was a little jugdmental and nosy, she belive everyone have to tell her everything, she is not a freaking cop! why they shoul tell her? I get the point of her asking, but for me it feels like she demands people to tell her what she wants to know, the other think I really dislike its that the author is trying now to convinc I'm torn with this book, I really liked the first two, the mystery in this one was OK, but I found the killer pretty early in the plot, for me it was obviuos, also Jayme for me was a little jugdmental and nosy, she belive everyone have to tell her everything, she is not a freaking cop! why they shoul tell her? I get the point of her asking, but for me it feels like she demands people to tell her what she wants to know, the other think I really dislike its that the author is trying now to convince us that Daniel its not good for Jayme anymore.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kristi

    Enjoyable! Jaymie Leighton hopes to find a little peace and quiet on Heartbreak Island while repairs are being done to her family's cottage. She is shocked when she stumbles upon a dead body in the backyard. Who murdered Urban Dobrinskie? What secrets are the island residents hiding? Will the murderer strike again? I enjoyed the book. The mystery was well plotted. After finishing the book, everything fell into place, and I realized how well the author had interspersed clues throughout the book. I Enjoyable! Jaymie Leighton hopes to find a little peace and quiet on Heartbreak Island while repairs are being done to her family's cottage. She is shocked when she stumbles upon a dead body in the backyard. Who murdered Urban Dobrinskie? What secrets are the island residents hiding? Will the murderer strike again? I enjoyed the book. The mystery was well plotted. After finishing the book, everything fell into place, and I realized how well the author had interspersed clues throughout the book. I am looking forward to continuing the series.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews

    another great installment in this series. as usual, it is the person I least suspected...in fact, never suspected! sheesh. one day I will get it right. Throw in a dinner with the boyfriend's parents and your own to cause more issues for Jaymie....overbearing mothers! We also learn some secrets about characters in the book. interesting twist and I can see that coming in to play in a future book.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Margaret

    Swept along by the enjoyable plot, pacing, writing, it was only after I finished the book that I noticed a couple gaps. What happened to the $10,000? How did someone silently sneak away in the dark lugging a wheelbarrow? Why was a commotion only remembered in recounting the disturbance, not in the play by play as it took place? Still I recommend this book, one with many strengths and few errors.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Tara

    3.5 Set in Queensville and on Heartbreak Island, the time has come for Jamie to meet Daniel’s family. I enjoy the series and characters but wonder when she’s ditching Daniel for the cop... I just hope it doesn’t become an annoying Janet evanovich situation with never choosing between the two men. Pick one or don’t but the two on the hook is sooo annoying and over done to me personally.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    3.5 stars. I’m not sure about this series. The heroine was a bit too pushy and overbearing at times. Also, I can’t help feeling she’s with the wrong man and find it annoying that she doesn’t see it. Apparently, I loved the last one, I gave it five stars several years ago, so I will push ahead.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Shelley Pearson

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I feel like the hardest part of this book for me to accept was that Jaymie and Daniel have been dating for months and haven't spent the night together yet. She just needs to cut him loose!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Gail

    Hamilton really weaves a good mystery.

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