Double or Muffin (A Merry Muffin Mystery) by Victoria Hamilton


Double or Muffin (A Merry Muffin Mystery) by Victoria Hamilton

About Double or Muffin


Double or Muffin (A Merry Muffin Mystery)

Cozy Mystery 7th in Series 

Publisher: Beyond the Page (February 23, 2021) 

Paperback: 234 pages 

ISBN-10: 1950461971 

ISBN-13: 978-1950461974 

Digital ASIN: B08TF432RL

In the new Merry Muffin Mystery, baker Merry Wynter must solve a disturbing crime among opera singers before the culprit decides it’s curtains for her . . .


When a reality TV show for aspiring opera singers descends on Wynter Castle, Merry’s got her hands full catering to the endless demands of the distinguished judges and ambitious contestants. Then mysterious rumors about the cast and crew begin to surface, suggesting that some of their performances may be filled with false notes. When a dogged reporter with an eye for scandal who’s been covering the competition is attacked and left for dead, Merry’s determined to discover who orchestrated the heinous deed.


Her long list of suspects is filled with eccentric personalities, including a promiscuous tenor known for making unwanted overtures, a pampered young prodigy and her meddlesome mother, and a quiet up-and-comer whose shadowy uncle may have ties to the underworld. As the musical contest and Merry’s investigation near their finale, she’ll have to act fast to keep a conniving contestant from plotting out her final act . . .



Merry Wynter has converted a castle into a bed and breakfast. It's exterior is also used in movies and shows or as promotional material. As such, and because it is her home, Merry wants it to remain as untarnished as possible. Both physically and in reputation.
Unfortunately, keeping it so has been extremely difficult.

Imagine her surprise to be told that without advance notice, MANY people would be descending upon her quiet oasis, staying a week and filming a reality television show. She doesn't have time to absorb or react before they begin arriving.

The show is an opera talent program. Merry hopes this would involve a more respectable sort of people. Then she learns that they are here after being evicted from their previous arrangement. NO one is saying why.

A widely varied selection of contestants, judges, production staff and crew make up this production.
Fortunately, only the contestants will be spending the nights.
This is a multilayered story with an abundance of secrets to keep us guessing.

Murder, or at least attempted murder, fraud, scandal, and much more weave back and forth between these pages. Each time Merry and friends (and frenemies) discover one piece of the puzzle more questions and worries arise.
Is there a murderer living within the castle walls?
Who is next to be in danger?
Will this reality show ever end?

Fast paced and fascinating, you won't want to put this book down, but you will jump at every bump in the night.

About Victoria Hamilton

Victoria Hamilton is the bestselling author of several mystery series including the national bestselling Vintage Kitchen Mysteries and Merry Muffin Mysteries. She does, indeed, collect vintage kitchenware and bake muffins. She drinks tea and coffee on writing days, and wine other times. It doesn’t do to confuse days. She crochets (a little), paints (a little) and reads (a lot). A solitary being, she can be coaxed out of her writing cave for brownies and cat videos.

She started her writing life as Donna Lea Simpson, bestselling author of Regency Romances, paranormal historicals and historical mysteries, and still has a soft spot for the Regency period.

If you Google ‘Victoria Hamilton’, you will find listed first a famous actress who starred as the Queen Mother in the series The Crown and as Charlotte Brontë in ‘In Search of the Brontës’.
That’s not the Victoria who writes mysteries.

No, really, it’s not!

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