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REVIEW ã eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ñ Victoria HamiltonS to for a few months CAUSE A LOT OF TROUBLE FOR a lot of trouble for heroine but lots of laughter for reader I enjoy this series so much and it s mostly because the author is so great with the charactersFor example Merry s description of CletaI ll start with Cleta also known as the thorn in my side a perpetual grim reminder of how someone you find irritating can become through constant exposure the Reason You No Longer Enjoy Living I d suggest that you read the books of the series in order although each is a standalone mystery there is a continuing story from book to book that would be spoiled by reading them out of order I really enjoyed this book Merry is hosting a group of elderly women as she continues to try and figure out what to do with Wynter castle Cleta is one miserable lady who is mean to everyone Merry tries to arrange events to keep them amused combining them with the elderly from the home At one such event the mystery begins Merry is determined to find who has done this in her home to one of her guests My only problem was the repeated estioning of who invited Cleta Then again Merry even mentions that she keeps asking it because no one will answer so this was a minor drawback for me Some of the sual town people are back I love Doc he even gave me a laugh out loud moment The mystery was excellent and kept me guessing ntil the end and was well explained I love that Merry doesn t do stupid things to endanger herself and love that her relationship with Virgil is growing but not too fast This series has such a potential for growth in so many ways that it will stay fresh Between the town seeming to grow and come to life and some of the minor characters growing I m sure we will see Autumn Vale flourish There is also the extra bonus of some yummy sounding recipes to try I will definitely continue on with series I received an advanced copy of this book and this review and opinions are my own 4 12 Stars I have to admit I am totally hooked on this series I really like Merry and I love the location This book is the best of the series by far there wasn t really anything I didn t like about it Merry Wynter gets Sucked Into Hosting The Legion into hosting The Legion Horrible Ladies in her castle for six months when friend Pish s little old auntie Lush wtf is with the names in this family comes to stay and brings her friends including a mean and VICIOUS OLD LADY NAMED CLETA SOMEONE FINISHES OFF CLETA old lady named Cleta Someone finishes off Cleta the bathroom and Merry se Muffin baker extraordinaire Merry Wynter is back and still trying to sell Wynter Castle a castle she inherited from an Programming in Objective C uncle she barely knew In the meantime she has to earn a living and baking muffins isn t cutting it So she rents out rooms in her castle and takes in a group of seniors she calls The Legion of Horrible Ladies As you can guess these are not the nicest people One in particular Cleta Sanson is cruel to everyone including Merry She can tnderstand why the group lets Cleta in their circle in the first place but she s stuck with them for several weeks and must make the best of it Then Cleta is found murdered at the castle The list of suspects is limited to the residents of the castle There s no way Merry is going to sit back Beyond Band of Brothers uietly w Death of an English Muffin book 3 in the Merry Muffin Mystery series returnss to Wynter Castle American castle where we catch p with Merry Wynter and her colorful circle of friends Merry has taken the suggestion of a dear friend and rented out rooms in her inherited castle to several elderly society ladies in order to help finance the much needed restoration of the building and grounds How much trouble could they be Unfortunately for Merry and friends they find ou. Dough so she decides to take in renters The idea pans out and Merry's able to find a handful of tenants eager to live in a real castle The only problem is most of them are crumby tea swilling old biddiesThe Legion of Horrible Ladies as Merry calls them is led by the terribly nasty and fabulously wealthy Cleta Sanson. ,
Death Of An English Muffin is the third book in The Merry Muffin seriesMerry Wynter Has Been Trying To Come been trying to come with something to get some cash flow going to spruce p the old castle she has inherited from her Uncle so that she can put it on the market to sell Finally her good friend Pish has come The Year of Living Biblically up with the idea of renting out some rooms Pish s My first foray into a Victoria Hamilton Cozy Mystery Death of an English Muffin is actually the third in the Merry Muffin Mystery series And I m hooked I need to go back and read the first two in the series so I m all caughtp But even having not read the first two I was hooked by the story and the characters from the very beginning Merry Wynter has inherited a castle in pstate New York so as she is working to fix it p she takes in renters whom she has dubbed the Legion of Horrible Ladies One of the legion the nastiest of the group is murdered so Merry and her band of misfits set out to solve whodunit so she can get back to business as sualThe author has a great voice for writing Cozies my favorite type of read The characters are engaging and just kooky enough to keep it interesting While it s somewhat of a long book and at times it felt like nothing much was happening with the mystery I was still drawn into the world of Wynter Castle The setting description not to mention that the main character is always baking muffins makes me want to stay there and experience the castle people and village firsthand It s a very engaging story and the mystery takes several twists and turns with plenty of red herrings along the way I was actually very surprised to find out who the culprit was This is a must read for Cozy fans I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review I finally got back to this series and I think this book was my favorite so far despite Merry having to deal with a couple of very nasty people in it one of which ended p dead Unfortunately the other one worked in town but there was news of hopefully something in the works coming along in another book that concerned this person I m always hopeful of having them leave when a hateful person is in a book lol I hadn t guessed the killer and really enjoyed the way that the person was flushed out sort of like in an old mystery movie with all the suspects thereMy favorite character has always been sweet Pish Merry s financial adviser who s been than an adviser He s been like a father to her and Merry loves him with all her heart I know that Pish would love to see her keep the castle and be able to restore of it There were a lot of small changes among some of the characters but as the series progresses I can see that they ve grown and have to move on This is another series that isn t all about the murder
it s about the people in it ands about the people in it and that they care for I love how the whole mystery has always been explained completely at the end and the ending in this book is super nice Books one and two in this series were completely delightful Getting to know Merry and be with her as she adjusts to life at Wynter Castle But muffin I mean nothing prepared me for The Legion Of Horrible Ladies in DEATH OF AN ENGLISH MUFFIN Fantastic Merry
Had No Idea What She Was Gettingno idea what she was getting into when she rented rooms to that group of ladies Author Victoria Hamilton has reall 4 starsIf a woman screams in the forest and no one hears her does she feel any better It makes a hell of an opening lineAnother sly referenceRobert Frost would have loved my forests The woods were lovely dark and deep but I had promises to keep The Legion of Horrible Ladies the women Merry has been hoodwinked into renting room. From the national bestselling author of Muffin but Murder baker Merry Wynter returns with a fresh tray of muffins and a case that has authorities stumpedThey say one's home is one's castle but when it comes to Wynter Castle Merry would like it to belong to someone else But For the Love of All Thats Holy, Dont Buy a Boat When Venus is in Retrograde until a buyer bites she couldse some extra. .
T all too soon just how much as they struggle daily with managing The Legion of Horrible Ladies reuests complaints and suabbles When one of the ladies is murdered in Merry s beloved castle she sets her mind to finding the guilty party and reclaiming her home I have now read all three installments of this series by Victoria Hamilton and while I enjoyed each of them I feel that this is the best to date The story is well paced and the mystery elements were ite good As the series has progressed it seems that Ms Hamilton has found Merry s voice and I am growing to like this character and her ever expanding circle of friends with each book One minor issue I had with the first book in this series and to a lesser extent the second was that the dialog could sometimes sound a little stilted just my opinion and could get a little over the top even for characters who are supposed to be somewhat flamboyant again my just my opinion I did not find that to be the case here at all and I felt that the characters expressed themselves beautifully I enjoyed the return of favorite characters from the previous books but I was sorry that we
Didn T See Veryt see very of Shilo in this book though I suspect that there may be going on with her in future installments I hope so The progression of relationships seems natural and the characters are continuing to evolve in interesting ways We see here just as in real life sometimes first impressions don t do a person justice and sometimes they are dead on In short this is a strong entry in a very good series I hope it is not too long before we get to see Merry Muffin Mysteries Please Note I received a complimentary advance review copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion A strong cozy mystery for me must contain a
complex mystery with a mean victim a group of solid core characters a bevy of potential culpritsmystery with a mean victim a group of solid core characters a bevy of potential culprits are tied together in a fascinating manner and an easily visible and charming locale The third book in the Merry Muffin Mystery series by Victoria Hamilton Death of an English Muffin has all that and I give this one 45 muffins I mean starsThe VillainA nasty old woman visiting the castle with her friends is killed Cleta had some of the most offensive for a cozy and ruthless dialog I ve ever seen She s a miserable lady who takes her frustrations out on everyone else and therefore she deserved to be the one to die in this book Readers will love seeing her get her just dessertsThe Core CharactersMerry is awesome She s a realistic and smart woman who is trying to figure out her path Sometimes she pushes too hard others she backs away in appropriate measures I like her character a lot and she makes me want to find my own castle to renovate Her friends are growing and she s building connections among the people in Autumn Vale In the last book I worried she didn t have better ties but they are growing I like the budding friendship relationship with Sheriff Virgil tooThe SuspectsCleta s fellow 80 something gals from New York City came with her Friends or frenemies for than 50 years they hold secrets over one another and se them to get whatever they want Which one is lying Which one is telling the truth Why are they all so bitter Oh those high society biddies need to be taken down a notch or two and Merry is just the gal to do itThe SettingAutumn Vale IS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK IT S A GORGEOUS in The Penguin Atlas of Endangered Species upstate New York It s a gorgeous inspiring village I love the landscape the castle and the small town feel To see the rivalries with neighbor cities is also amusing I feel immediately transported to itAll in all this series is developing strongly I recommend it for most cozy readers I can t wait to pickp the next one. The abrasive Englishwoman keeps everyone whipped into a frenzy The Bartender until she meets an embarrassing end behind a locked door Evidence reveals that Cleta was murdered yet no one is privy to how the deed was done Merry knows she mustickly find the killer before another of her guests gets greasedINCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES.