All Time Faves: Christmas Mysteries

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Aunt Dimity's Christmas Aunt Dimity's Christmas
By Atherton, Nancy
2000-02 - Thomas T. Beeler Publisher
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Lori Shepherd and her family spend Christmas in the cottage willed to her by her late Aunt Dimity, but when she discovers a stranger barely alive in the snow, she teams up with a priest and together they unveil the tragic secret that led the stranger to her door. …More

A Highland Christmas A Highland Christmas
By Beaton, M. C.
2002-11 - Warner Books
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In the highlands of Lochdubh, Scotland, crime doesn't take a holiday. At Christmas, Constable Hamish Macbeth finds himself protecting an unhappy girl, unlocking the secrets of a frightened old woman, and retrieving some stolen holiday goods. Now the lawman must use all his charm and skills to make things right before Lochdubh is forced to face another dreary winter without Yuletide cheer. …More

Kissing Christmas Goodbye Kissing Christmas Goodbye
By Beaton, M. C.
2007-10 - Minotaur Books
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After a wealthy widow is poisoned, Agatha receives the letter the woman had sent before her death, saying one of her family members had intended to kill her. Agatha sets out to find the murderer, all the while managing a teenage trainee who makes her feel old and plotting every detail of a traditional Christmas. …More

Jingle Bell Bark Jingle Bell Bark
By Berenson, Laurien
2004-09 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781575667584 Check our catalog

This year, all Melanie wants for Christmas is a dull moment--but she's not going to get it. Between her eight-year-old son, her teaching job, her show dog, and now the mysterious death of her son's bus driver, she's got her hands full. …More

The Shooting in the Shop The Shooting in the Shop
By Brett, Simon
2011-02 - Thorndike Press
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A murder provides series heroine Carole Seddon a welcome distraction from Christmas, a holiday she's tried to ignore for years, in Brett's delightful 11th cozy set in the English seaside village of Fethering. …More

Santa Clawed Santa Clawed
By Brown, Rita Mae
2009-11 - Bantam
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"New York Times"-bestselling authors Brown and her feline partner, Sneaky Pie, are back with a new mystery featuring Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, the sleuthing cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and corgi Tee Tucker. Can they save the holiday season from a killjoy who's decided to gift the festive little town with murder? …More

The Merchant of Menace The Merchant of Menace
By Churchill, Jill
1998-11 - William Morrow & Company
9780380975693 Check our catalog

'Tis the season to be jolly, and Jane Jeffry is racing to finish her cookie baking, fruit-compoting, house-cleaning, and shopping madness before the arrival of her teenage kids and no less than two moms -- her late husband's and the disapproving mater of her significant other, Det. Mel VanDyne. …More

Hard Christmas: A Cat Marsala Mystery Hard Christmas: A Cat Marsala Mystery
By D'Amato, Barbara
1995-11 - Scribner Book Company
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A hundred-acre expanse of pine and spruce greets investigative reporter Cat Marsala when she arrives in Michigan for a human-interest feature on the harvesting of Christmas trees. But her holiday report soon turns into an expose of murder. …More

Indigo Christmas Indigo Christmas
By Dams, Jeanne M.
2008-09 - Perseverance Press
9781880284957 Check our catalog

Once housemaid to the wealthy Studebaker family in South Bend, Indiana, Hilda Johansson is now married and living a well-to-do life with her new husband. But her Swedish family doesnt get along with his Irish relations. Shes having trouble finding friends, since she no longer fits into her old world and isnt accepted in the new one. Just before Christmas, when the husband of her sole remaining friend is accused of theft, arson, and murder, Hilda has to find new ways of investigating a crime that seems to make no sense.. …More

Visions of Sugar Plums Visions of Sugar Plums
By Evanovich, Janet
2007-10 - St. Martin's Press
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The World of Plum Has Never Been Merrier! It's five days before Christmas and things are not looking merry for Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum. She hasn't got a tree. She hasn't bought any presents. The malls are jam-packed with staggering shoppers. There's not a twinkle light anywhere to be seen in her apartment-and there's a strange man in her kitchen. …More

Sugar Cookie Murder Sugar Cookie Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2004-10 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758206817 Check our catalog

Martin Dubinski arrives at the buffet with his new Vegas showgirl wife--all wrapped up in glitter and fur. His ex-wife, however, seems as cool as chilled eggnog. And when an antique cake knife is discovered in the dcolletage of the new--and now late--Mrs. Dubinski, the festivities are put on ice. …More

Sugarplum Dead Sugarplum Dead
By Hart, Carolyn
2001-10 - Avon Books
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Christmas is coming on the island of Broward's Rock, South Carolina, and mystery bookstore owner Annie Darling's Yuletide preparations must be put on hold. When the annual birthday and Christmas gala hosted by a onetime movie star at her spacious and spooky mansion turns deadly, Annie has to prove the innocence of the most disturbing suspect: her own deadbeat dad. …More

Christmas Mourning Christmas Mourning
By Maron, Margaret
2010-11 - Grand Central Publishing
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A community is devastated after a cheerleader dies in a car crash. Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant soon learns that her death was not a simple accident, and more lives may be lost unless he and Judge Deborah Knott can discover why she died. …More

A Rumpole Christmas A Rumpole Christmas
By Mortimer, John
Illustrator Adel, Daniel
2010-10 - Penguin Books
9780143117919 Check our catalog

Rumpole isn't particularly fond of Christmas Day--he finds it has a horrible habit of dragging on as She Who Must Be Obeyed leads him through the usual rituals. Collected for the first time are five delightful tales that capture the beleaguered barrister at his grumpy yet warmhearted best. …More

Cat Deck the Halls Cat Deck the Halls
By Murphy, Shirley Rousseau
2007-11 - William Morrow & Company
9780061123955 Check our catalog

Feline P.I. Joe Grey and friends must catch a holiday killer in this 13th delightful and sophisticated mystery in the popular, award-winning series. …More