Leighton is back and involved with restoring Dumpe Manor to
its former beauty. Well, at least the kitchen. It will be
painted in period colors and include vintage utensils, a Hoosier
cabinet and a huge box of assorted mallets — the kind
used for pounding meat. Unfortunately, someone decided to
use a mallet on Jaymie. She was knocked unconscious and woke
to Hoppy, her three-legged Yorkie-Poo, licking her. Nothing
was taken from the house —recently purchased by the
Queensville Heritage Society. Just what was the intruder looking
for in Dumpe Manor?
and several friends attend an auction with the hopes of finding
some treasures. Jaymie is looking for items for the kitchen
she is decorating and has her eye on a Hoosier cabinet too.
She wins a box of utensils and the Hoosier Cabinet. The ladies
decide to bring it all to Dumpe Manor. Strange that Theo Carson
and Isolde Rasmussen are in the house – Jaymie is pretty
sure neither one of them has a key to the Manor. Later that
night, Jaymie gets a text from Isolde to go to Dumpe Manor.
She gets her friend Valetta Nibley to go along with her and
Hoppy. The house is dark and there is no sign of Isolde. They
check the back entrance which has recently been cleared. They
find a very dead Theo Carson and still no sign of Isolde.
to ponder: What was causing Cynthia’s odd behavior?
Why was Theo interested in the new security system for Dumpe
Manor? Was the Sultan’s Eye the object the intruder
was looking for? What were Theo and Isolde arguing about at
enjoy reading a new addition to the Vintage Kitchen Mystery
series. The protagonist, Jaymie finds herself mixed up in
another murder investigation in the quaint town of Queensville,
Michigan. The author sets up the story by providing several
potential suspects having arguments with Theo. This is a fast-paced
story that will be enjoyed by cozy mystery readers. The well-plotted
mystery will keep you guessing whodunit. Will you be able
to eliminate the suspects and be left with the killer? The
author has thoughtfully included Jaymie’s updated version
of Turkey Roulettes. So, if you like your mystery to have
an antique flavor, then you should be reading No Mallets
of other titles in this series
Deadly Grind #1
Mallet Intended #4