It's a Mystery 10/7/09

New Feature

I've added a new display on the endcap of the Mystery shelving near the Biographies.  It is called "In the Mystery Spotlight" and will feature information about Mystery authors, including biographical information, reviews, quotes, and a bibliography.  Take a look the next time you're in the Mystery area.

Season's Readings 2009

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It's never too early to plan your holiday reading.  Here are some new Christmas mysteries, filled with holly, mistletoe, and murder!

Body in the Sleigh by Katherine Hall Page

The 18th book in the series about caterer Faith Fairchild is Page's first holiday story.  Faith's peaceful family Christmas vacation is interrupted by drug dealers, an abandoned baby found in a manger, and a body found in a sleigh.  (Recipes)

Christmas Cookie Killer (a Fresh-Baked Mystery) by L.J. Washburn

Retired teacher, baker, and amateur sleuth Phyllis Newsom enters the Christmas cookie contest and finds herself up to her elbows in cookie dough and murder. (Recipes)

Christmas Promise by Anne Perry

This is the 7th Victorian holiday novel by Perry and features two young girls who, in their search for a missing donkey, end up searching for a murderer.

Decked With Folly (Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery) by Kate Kingsbury

Robbery and then the murder of a former employee disrupts the festive holiday atmosphere for the guests and staff of the Pennyfoot Hotel.

Holiday Grind (a Coffeehouse Mystery) by Cleo Coyle

Clare Cosi, owner of the Village Blend Coffeehouse, sets out to find of the killer of her friend, comedian and part-time Santa, Alfred Glockner.  (Recipes)

Holly and Homicide (a Domestic Bliss Mystery) by Leslie CAine

A gorgeous Victorian mansion being converted into a bed-and-breakfast in Snowcap, Colorado becomes the background for murder and mystery during the holiday season.

Mrs. Jeffries and the Yuletide Weddings by Emily Brightwell

Just as Inspector Witherspoon's staff prepares for the long-awaited wedding of Betsy and Smythe, a Yuletide murder falls in the Inspector's lap, in the 26th title in this series.

Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke

Hannah Swenson, owner of the Cookie Jar in Lake Eden, Minnesota, investigates the death of the owner of the Elf Christmas Tree Lot.  (Recipes)

Wee Christmas Homicide by Kaitlyn Dunnett

When the local toy store owner in the Maine town of Moosetookalook is killed, Lisa MacCrimmon, proprietor of the Scottish Emporium, heads up her own investigation into the death.

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