Monday, December 2, 2013

Reading Lists - Twelve Days of Christmas - Mystery
The Alpine Winter by Mary Daheim
Christmas is anything but quiet in Alpine, Washington, after a body turns up in a cave and Emma Lord and her beau, Milo, are stalked by a killer.

Aunt Dimity’s Christmas by Nancy Atherton
Lori Shepard's well-laid plans for holiday bliss are shattered when a mysterious stranger collapses in the driveway of her English cottage before Christmas. She teams up with a handsome Roman Catholic priest to solve the riddle of this John Doe's identity.

Candy Cane Murder by Joanna Fluke, Laura Levine, and Leslie Meier
This collection of three holiday mysteries features fourteen Christmas recipes. Also look for Gingerbread Cookie Murder by these three authors.
Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier (new!)
When Jake Marlowe, a co-owner of Downeast Mortgage in Tinker's Cove, Maine, is murdered, and his partner, Ben Scribner, begins receiving death threats after claiming to be visited by Marlowe's ghost, Lucy Stone is on the case. Also try Mistletoe Murder.

The Christmas Garden Affair by Ann Ripley
When Bunny Bainfield, the sexy host of "Bunny in the Garden," is murdered at the First Lady's exclusive Christmas conference on native plants, Louise Eldrige, star of her own PBS garden show, must weed through a wealth of suspects to catch a killer.

A Christmas Garland by Anne Perry
In 1857 India, young Lieutenant Victor Narraway, with the help of two small children and a Christmas garland, defends a British medical orderly throughout a murder investigation. This is the tenth title in Perry’s Christmas Mysteries series.

Christmas Mourning by Margaret Maron
After a beautiful young cheerleader dies in a car crash that was not an accident, Judge Deborah Knott and sheriff's deputy Dwight Bryant must uncover what really happened before more death further clouds the Christmas season in North Carolina's Colleton County.

A Cold Christmas by Charlene Weir
When the mutilated body of a furnace repair man is found in Caley James' basement, Police Chief Susan Wren begins to investigate the brutal murder and discovers that the victim had a dark past that he was trying to hide.

Dashing Through the Snow by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark
Novelist Nora Regan Reilly and her PI daughter, Regan Reilly are on their way to Branscombe, New Hampshire for an old-fashioned, small town Christmas festival. They end up tracking down a missing employee of Conklin's Market who is connected with a $160 million lottery and the winnings. This mother-daughter team has also written Santa Cruise, The Christmas Thief, He Sees Your When You’re Sleeping, Deck the Halls, All Through the Night, and Silent Night.

Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews (new!)
When someone rigs a cage full of skunks in the choir loft of the New Life Baptist Church, Meg Langslow must stop holiday pranksters from destroying the annual pre-Christmas concert, but when murder enters the picture, Meg must save Christmas from a vengeful killer.

Hard Christmas by Barbara D’Amato
Investigative reporter Cat Marsala visits Michigan to do a human interest feature on Christmas trees and becomes involved in a dark and violent mystery hanging over a troubled farm family.

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie
No mystery reading list is complete without a title by the grand dame of detection. The cerebral Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, uses impeccable logic to locate the murderer of a millionaire in the dreary English Midlands. Also look for A Holiday for Murder.

Look for more holiday whodunnits on December 9!

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