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This review is from: A Deadly Grind (A Vintage Kitchen Mystery Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
I was intrigued by the subject of this cozy mystery when I read that it was "A Vintage Kitchen Mystery" as I happen to collect vintage kitchen items and I have a fairly large collection of cookbooks, many antique and vintage.
The opening lines are provocative and immediately draw one in to the story. The initial setting, at an estate auction, is in itself interesting as auctions always seem to turn up some exciting finds and a house of this era is sure to include some truly vintage treasures.
I could easily picture myself in that venue, happily bidding for the very same items.
The characters, with one or two exceptions, are entirely believable and the protagonist, Jaymie Leighton, is very engaging and it is easy to understand her motivations.
The murder is sufficiently quirky and the number of suspects enough to make it difficult to determine the identity of the murderer until near the end of the story.
I did guess the name of the perpetrator but only because I am always suspicious when a solution seems too pat. I just knew there had to be something else going on.
I particularly like the inclusion of the recipe for the Queen Elizabeth Cake at the end of the book. I have added it to my "to try" list.
In my opinion, any reader who is a fan of cozy mysteries will enjoy this one.