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Freezer I'll Shoot (Vintage Kitchen Mystery #3)

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  600 Ratings  ·  77 Reviews
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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
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by Berkley
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Ronna
Aug 25, 2014 Ronna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio
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 ...more
 PuMbA's MoMmy*•.♥.•*
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
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Melodie
Mar 14, 2013 Melodie rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2014
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.
Lauren
Feb 10, 2016 Lauren rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
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 ...more
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.
Elaine
Aug 29, 2016 Elaine added it
Love this series. Just a fun little getaway for an afternoon of relaxing.
Jh
Feb 26, 2014 Jh rated it it was ok
Way to slow developing for my tastes.
Juli
Jan 25, 2016 Juli rated it liked it
Freezer I'll Shoot (Vintage Kitchen Mystery, #3) by Victoria HamiltonFreezer 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.
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Aurian Booklover
Apr 09, 2013 Aurian Booklover rated it really liked it
Jaymie’s parents are in town and Jaymie is very happy that she and her little three-legged dog Hoppy can escape her own home to the family cottage on Heartbreak Island. She is the usual caretaker, but this time the whole septic system needs to be redone. She really loves her mother, but she also drives her crazy. Her mother totally does not understand her love for vintage cook ware and thinks it all junk that needs to be thrown out. She also does not think that Jaymie is really working hard in f ...more
Debbie Lester
Nov 19, 2013 Debbie Lester rated it it was amazing
The third book in the Vintage Kitchen series by Victoria Hamilton is Freezer I'll Shoot. Fans of the series love the vintage cooking utensils and recipes that Hamilton includes in the series, as well as, the first rate mysteries. Hamilton has a way with words that is descriptive, yet simple. Her mysteries aren't easy to figure out and she doesn't give it all away too quickly. Freezer I'll Shoot lands Jaymie Leighton, the main character in the middle of another murder case and readers will be fra ...more
DelAnne Frazee
Mar 31, 2016 DelAnne Frazee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Freezer I'll Shoot - Vintage Kitchen Mystery 3
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Published: 11-5-13
Publisher: Penguin Group Berkley
Pages: 305
Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense
Sub Genre: Amateur Slueths; Women's Fiction; Cozy Mystery
ISBN: 9780425252376
ASIN: B00BDQ3AP2
Reviewer: DelAnne
Reviewed For: NetGalley
My Rating: 5 stars

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Jaymie Leighton takes a break from her mother's forceful personality and arrived early on Heartbreak Island to work on an article about the Ice House restaur
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Gaele
Nov 07, 2013 Gaele rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, net-galley
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
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Lark of The Bookwyrm's Hoard
Review and interview originally published at The Bookwyrm's Hoard.

Victoria Hamilton serves up a tasty blend of mystery, murder, and a touch of romance in her third Vintage Kitchen mystery. When mean-spirited Urban Dobrinskie turns up dead in the back yard of her family's cottage, Jaymie can't stop trying to figure out whodunit. With plenty of suspects, a smorgasbord of motives, and more than a few well-disguised clues, the mystery is complex enough to be challenging. I'm usually fairly good at
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Rhonda
Oct 14, 2013 Rhonda rated it really liked it
4 STARS

This is the third book of A Vintage Kitchen Mystery but the first one I have read. I think it can stand alone but might be better if you have read the first two books, The characters are well developed and I like them. But I do feel I might have missed a little of their working together.

The plot is that Jaymie is at her family's cottage on Heartbreak Island getting the septic tank and field taken care of. While she is up late at night working on a project she needs to go use her neighbors
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Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
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While Freezer I’ll Shoot is the third book in the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries Series, it is easily a stand alone. I’ve wanted to read a book by Victoria Hamilton for a while now and I had no problem getting into this story.

Jaymie Leighton is a thirty-two-year-old single lady. She lives in her childhood home in Queensville, Michigan. She’s slowly getting over her relationship with her cheating ex and is trying to take things slow with her new boyfrien
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Paula Ratcliffe
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Susan
Nov 03, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
Freezer I'll Shoot is the first book that I have read by Hamilton, and I really enjoyed it. Hamilton does a great job with her world building creating both a small community of colorful characters on Heartbreak Island and also some great characters on the mainland. One reason I love reading cozies is the settings and communities that you would like to visit, and Heartbreak Island despite the murder seems like a great place. Hamilton sets up a good mystery with Urban having a major scuffle in fro ...more
April
May 05, 2014 April rated it really liked it
This is the 3rd installment in Victoria Hamilton's "Vintage Kitchen" series. And while they're pretty simple and straightforward I'm really enjoying the character's, especially the main character, Jaymie Leighton and her interest in everything to do with the old-fashioned kitchen, from: recipes to Hossier Cabinets and how they all become wrapped up in the murders in Jaymie's world, a small town in north Michigan that shares a border and holidays with my country, Canada. So the familiar reference ...more
Fred
Oct 21, 2013 Fred rated it really liked it
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
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LORI CASWELL
Oct 29, 2013 LORI CASWELL rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2013
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
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Angela
Dec 04, 2014 Angela rated it really liked it
I'm really enjoying getting to know Jaymie and the residents of Queensville, MI! I love how they share American and Canadian holidays and various special events. I love all of her vintage recipes, kitchenware, and just classy vintage lifestyle! I also enjoyed all the family dynamics and drama.... although, honestly, if she can't figure out how she feels about Daniel and she keeps getting all tongue tied around Zack then clearly her and Daniel aren't exactly soul mates, but its the additional sus ...more
Argum
Dec 20, 2015 Argum rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Sue Ross
Nov 23, 2013 Sue Ross rated it it was amazing
Victoria Hamilton has done it again. This time she took us to Heartbreak Island where Jamie and her parents are planning the annual family dinner. This summer it will include Jamie's special friend, Daniel and his parents. It looks like the dinner may have to be on the mainland when the septic tank and other plumbing problems occur at the cottage. While Jamie's mom and Daniels argue over where the dinner is going to be held, Jamie stumbles over yet another body. This one on the cottage torn up b ...more
Missi Stockwell
Nov 05, 2014 Missi Stockwell rated it it was amazing
I think this one is my favorite out of the Vintage Kitchen Mystery series....at least until the next one. In Freezer or I'll Shoot you get to know more about Jaymie and her little town of Queensville as well as spending more time on Heartbreak Island at the family's cottage, Rose Tree Cottage. While on the island you will meet more of Jaymies friends and some acquaintances from the island. You will meet Ruby and Garnet Redmond, owners of the Ice House Restaurant and her backyard neighbors. And o ...more
Fanficfan44
Dec 27, 2013 Fanficfan44 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Barb
Apr 27, 2015 Barb rated it really liked it
Once again, we find ourselves in the delightful town of Queensville, Michigan, on the shores of the St. Clair River. Most of the action takes place on the beautiful Heartbreak Island nestled in the river just off Queensville. I love this series because I vividly remember my mother and grandmothers preparing delicious meals with early 20th century tools and recipes like the one our heroine adores. Victoria Hamilton has designed a devious plot and keeps the pacing fast enough that you have to run ...more
Laura
Apr 11, 2014 Laura rated it really liked it
Another great read!! I like the "cozy-vintage" feel of main character Jaymie...but the author is also leaning to a "too naïve, too innocent" person and as a 30-something year old women, let's not make her "a simpleton!" Jaymie is taking her relationship with Daniel slow due to a past relationship--but come on, "a make-out session?" and this Daniel fellow collects things-houses and he has told Jaymie he is looking for a wife-feels like part of his collection. There is a possibility of something w ...more
Teresa Kander
I love this series more with every installment...hope there is a new one soon!!! Jaymie's love life is nearly getting to be as complicated as the murders she finds herself solving in each book. After meeting Daniel's mother in this book, as well as finding out Daniel has not been sharing major details of his life with her, I'm almost hoping she chooses not to stay with him after the six months they discussed.

Solving this murder was again, full of twists and turns. Although the actual murder was
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Penny McGill
Dec 01, 2013 Penny McGill rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy
Very likable cozy mystery. A nice main character with a good 'head on her shoulders'. She works in several different spots in her small town while she writes and researches a cookbook of Vintage recipes. She is busy with life, kind to her family and spending time thinking about her romantic future before she jumps into anything. A character you'd like to spend your afternoon with... except that she does seem to be a magnet for murder. Thank goodness she is the main character in a cozy mystery se ...more
Amanda
Jan 27, 2014 Amanda rated it really liked it
Jaymie seems to have the worst luck, no matter where she goes dead bodies seem to appear.

Jaymie just needed a break from her family and some time to herself to work on her new article... who has not felt the need to have a little time away from their family once in a while, everyone needs their space sometimes.

Jaymie and Daniel are finally making some progress on their relationship... so why is it that Jaymie is so stressed and unhappy? Perhaps they are not such a great fit as a couple after all
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