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Death on Windmill Way

(Hamptons Murder Mysteries #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  171 ratings  ·  62 reviews
The Hamptons may be a summer playground for the rich and famous, but for the other nine months of the year they are a collection of small towns with small town problems. This scenic stretch of Long Island’s East End is renowned for beautiful beaches, quaint villages, spectacular houses...and murder! In Carrie Doyle’s fast-paced new mystery, Death on Windmill Way, readers j ...more
Paperback, 410 pages
Published September 3rd 2016 by Dunemere Books
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There are lots of reasons why I choose a novel. For instance, I won a giveaway last year for the second book in the Hamptons Murder Mystery series written by Carrie Doyle and enjoyed reading it. Given the author doesn't live too far from me in NYC and I've been to the Hamptons where the books take place, it felt like a good match... so I'm reading the series from the beginning starting with the first one, Death on Windmill Way. 4.5 stars to this wonderful gem that helped me jump out of a small r ...more
Jan 02, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned, cozy, netgalley
Signs I will hate the [insert book genre here:] fantasy historical novel cozy mystery you have written:

(1) The point of view you have used is that of your main character, and your main character is:
a. Not terribly bright.
Antonia, main character of this novel, seems to have spent the last year or so of her life flinging money around like a crazed flowergirl tossing rose petals all over the congregation at a wedding. And then, because she has paid little to no attention to such matters, is shocke
Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first in a new, cozy, mystery series set in East Hampton. Antonia Bingham is thirty five, when, after an unhappy divorce and the loss of her father, she decides to make the move from California to the East Coast. Her friend suggests she buys the Windmill Inn, whose former owner, Gordon Haslett, recently died of a heart attack.

At first, Antonia is enthused by her new Inn – although her heart is really in the restaurant. For Antonia is a foodie and she often judges people by whether th
Nina Silva
Mar 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
If you’ve ever visited The Hamptons you will love this series. Carrie Doyle takes her time to create a picture of East Hampton as the backdrop to her story and series.

Antonia may have thought her days would be filled only with the ins and outs of running an inn and restaurant but fate has something else in mind. The new innkeeper is also testing out her investigative skills after learning that Windmill Inn’s owners don’t get out of the business alive. She wants to solve the mystery of how the la
Welcome to the Hampton's better known as the playground
for the rich and famous!!
The location, houses, furnishings and clothing worn in the
story are vividly described making the reader feel as if you
were there with the characters.
Antonia Bingham has bought the East Hampton Windmill Inn.
She is a well known chef hailing from California. Antonio has
spent a lot of time researching the historical structure and
features of the earlier Inn. She has renovated the Windmill
Inn to fit into the Hampton ol
K.A. Davis
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
DEATH ON WINDMILL WAY, the first book in the Hamptons Murder Mystery series, is a delightful introduction to Antonia Bingham, owner of the Windmill Inn. When local gossip about previous owners of the Windmill Inn meeting suspicious deaths reaches Antonia, she is shaken and determines to find out if it’s true or not. Unable to trust the police, Antonia starts asking questions and once she finds that the previous owner was murdered (even though it was ruled a heart attack) decides to find the kill ...more
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have always enjoyed a new cozy series, coming into a new 'town' and learning the sites, residents, and the atmosphere of my new home from the next few days... Death on Windmill Way welcomes you into a historic Inn with a charming chef protagonist and a hometown filled to the brim with interesting people. When Antonia first buys the Inn, she is surprised to find out the previous owner died under suspicious circumstances. She has come to dodge her own past, but the mystery of how he dies and the ...more
Talk Supe
Jul 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
The setting is quaint, love the food porn, the side characters are vibrant. I wish Antonia was "more": funnier, sillier, quirky, etc.
Micky Cox
This book left me somewhat frustrated, but hopeful that there will be a second book following these characters. The author had great character development in most cases, except for her main character. The weak point of the book was the main character and her vapid best friend. I'm hoping that the inconsistencies in Antonia's character development will be tweaked so that she will become more fleshed out and likeable in a second book. The plot was inventive and fun to follow even though you clearl ...more
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Antonia needed a do over on her life so at the suggestion of her best friend, Genevieve, she uses most of her inheritance to buy an inn and restaurant in East Hamptons, New York. What she doesn’t know is that the town talks of a curse that claims that all the inn’s owners die under suspicious circumstances. Unfortunately, Antonia only hears about this curse after she has done a complete renovation and has officially opened for business, what can she do now? Solve the murders, of course!
There i
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know they say you can't judge a book by its cover, but when I saw my copy of Death on Windmill Way by Carrie Doyle, I fell in love with it -- it is very reminiscent of the M. A Hadley pottery I grew up with as a child, and just charming. The story is wonderful and engaging as well. Antonia Bingham has moved from California, escaping an abusive marriage, to East Hampton, New York to run the Windmill Inn and Restaurant, which has seen much better days. She finds she is very talented at both, esp ...more
Lisa Morin
Aug 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my fair and honest review.

Set in the beautiful Hamptons, this is a cozy mystery with enough suspects to keep you guessing until the very end.
Antonia Bingham is a divorced culinary wonder and she is the new owner of the Windmill Inn. Her excitement over the purchase of the inn keeps her busy with new ideas to bring in the tourists.
When local gossip reaches Antonia, she isn't sure if the rumors are true or false, but they are enoug
Jun 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Hamptons Murder Mysteries are indeed strictly for cosy mysteries fans. Its plus points include quaint Hampton setting, likeable female detective, lots of mention of mouth-watering delicacies and a host of delightful supporting characters. Unfortunately, the mystery part is rather predictable. The murderer is in plain sight of Antonia; the homegrown sleuth in this series. And after figuring out who the culprit is in Chapter 4, it felt rather tedious to finish the book. However, I was rather curio ...more
Melisende d'Outremer
Nicely written cosy mystery with a good cast of "local" characters. The object at the centre of the murder plot - a windmill. Why is ownership of this building cause for the deaths of its owners. The author teases us with clues until the final denoument.
Claudia Silk
A cute cozy mystery that takes place in East Hampton. Fun descriptions and if you are familiar with this area probably more interesting. Not enough substance for how long is was.
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The First Hamptons Murder Mystery

Antonia Bingham has finally escaped from an abusive husband in California and is starting over across the country. With a love of cooking and not much experience, Antonia bought the dilapidated old Windmill Inn in the Hamptons and poured all of her money, sparing no expense, into refurbishing it into a high end inn and restaurant. She soon discovered, however, that not only was her money running out, but the previous owners of
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This first book in a new cozy series is sure to delight with it’s mouth watering descriptions of the scrumptious food served in the restaurant at the inn, to the gorgeous architect inside the inn, around town, and down at the beach.

This cozy was a bit different than any other ones that I have read. The cozies I normally read come in paperback, whereas this one is a trade paperback (so it’s larger in dimensions), and it was much longer than a lot of other cozies. Whereas most top out at 300 pages
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Death On Windmill Way
Carrie Doyle

What it's all about...

This is a delightfilled mystery that takes place in the Hamptons. Antonia buys an old inn and totally renovates it only to discover that every inn keeper/owner of that particular inn is dead...possibly murdered! So...Antonia starts her own investigation! Antonia also has to deal with jealous mistresses of dead owners, an annoying sister of a dead owner and an irritating annoying local reporter. Plus mysterious things keep happening to Anto
Christine Martin-resotko
The Hamptons, summer playground of the rich, can be murder for the locals. Carrie Doyle's first book in her Hamptons Murder Mystery series follows innkeeper and chef Antonia Bingham. Antonia hears a local story that her newly purchased inn is cursed for it's owners...they all end up dead. This, of course, sets her off to find out how the other innkeepers were murdered and who did it.

Doyle has done a good job with the setting of this book. I got a good feel for the Hamptons of the locals, and the
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thank you Carrie Doyle and Frances Hart of Dunemere Books for the signed copy.

Book one in Carrie Doyle's Hamptons Murder Mystery series is a very enjoyable cozy mystery about Antonia Bingham's venture into the innkeeping business. In DEATH ON WINDMILL WAY, Antonia becomes disheartened when she learns that the previous owners of her inn have all died under mysterious circumstances. So, in addition to her many responsibilities and the financial pressures related to her business, she has the sense
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: light-mystery
This book was a nice light mystery set on Long Island amidst both splendid mansions and more common folk. I found the characters well-fleshed out and the author did a marvelous job of describing the inn and the town settings. the dialog was snappy and the story easily moved along.

I sure was not bored - the ending was rather difficult to guess but worth the wait. I am looking forward to Mystery # 2 in the series! Recommend.
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
I love this series. It's a lovely cozy mystery, very entertaining and fun to read.
It's well written, with a plot that keep you hooked till the end and a cast of likeable characters.
Many thanks to Dunemere Books and Edelweiss for this ARC
Margaret Shumaker
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite fun

This is a little bon bon, a very fun mystery with a great setting, Easy Hampton, New York. I enjoyed this mystery, especially the witty asides thrown in by the author which are laugh out loud.
Veronica Crain
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
I picked this book because it's about places I'm familiar with and it's a great mystery.
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
A good double murder mystery. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Nov 21, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
Antonia Bingham has recently left her life and abusive husband behind in California to refurbish and run the Windmill Inn and Restaurant in East Hampton, New York. She has plenty of catering experience, but there is a bit of a learning curve to being an innkeeper, and the restaurant has yet to make a profit. She is surprised to learn that the former inn proprietors seem to die under suspicious circumstances and that there is a local superstition that the inn is cursed. Concerned that she might m ...more
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why do I pick a book to read when my shelves are stacked with many that have been yet to be read? Sometimes a comment, sometimes a recommendation but like being in the supermarket, there will be books/authors who come to light and after checking out a summary will pull me in and make me take them to the top of the list. As I looked at the recent pile decorating my floor, I picked up Death on Windmill Way by Carrie Doyle and I was hooked, I was in the mood and I just ordered the next installment ...more
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: have-read, own-it
This is the first story of the Hamptons Murder Mysteries series. Antonia Bingham buys an old inn from a friend of hers after Antonia goes through a divorce and wants to get away from the "California" way of life. Little did Antonia know that just 10 months prior to her buying it, the owner died under suspicious circumstances, but was ruled a heart attack. While talking with some of the guests, she learns that every owner of the inn has died under strange circumstances. Does she need to fear for ...more
Nov 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy
4.5 Stars - Death on Windmill Way is the first book in a new cozy mystery series. The book is set in East Hampton during the off season, which then means it’s set in a small little town. I love cozy mysteries about small little towns.

Antonia has recently just moved to the Hamptons, bought the Inn, and opened up the Inn’s restaurant. During service one night she finds out that all of the Inn’s previous owners have had suspicious deaths and it gets her investigating into them. Then odd things sta
Nov 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the plot of this book. I do like the fact that the author was very descriptive on the different characters in this book but she was a bit over descriptive on their clothing and brand named items. The setting was great and really put me in East Hampton, a place I have never been but would like to visit now that I have read this book.

I am usually very good at predicting pretty quickly who the killer is or what character would be the next to be murdered but it took me the majority
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