It's a Mystery 11/8/2010

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'Tis the Season

It's that time of year again when a number of mystery writers give their readers the gift of a holiday-themed mystery.  This year is no exception.  Here are some titles to get your holiday reading started.

Busy Body by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin series)

Cat Coming Home by Shirley Rousseau Murphy (Joe Grey series)

Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop by Otto Penzler (short stories)

Christmas Mourning by Margaret Maron (Judge Deborah Knott series)

Christmas Odyssey by Anne Perry (8th in her Christmas series)

Gingerbread Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke (short stories with Leslie Meier and Laura Levine)

Holiday Yarn by Sally Goldenbaum (Seaside Knitters series)

Mistletoe and Mayhem by Kate Kingsbury (Pennyfoot Hotel series)

A Rumpole Christmas by John Mortimer (Horace Rumpole - short stories)

All of our holiday mysteries will be featured in a display during December.  If you find yourself short on time to read during this busy season, also look for the display of mystery short stories.


Broken English by Paul Gaus (an Ohio Amish country mystery)

Dead Man in Malta by Michael Pearce (newest in the series featuring Sandor Seymour, multilingual officer with England's Special Branch in the early 1900s.)

Dead Man's Tale by James Doss (Charlie Moon, Ute Police Officer in Colorado)

Indulgence in Death by J.D. Robb (Eve Dallas series)

Midnight Show Murders by Al Roker (follow-up to the Morning Show Murders)

Outwitting Trolls by William G. Tapply (the final Brady Coyne mystery)

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