Mistletoe Murder by Kathy Cranston
This is Book 1 in the long-running Lucy Stone series (there are 26 books in the series!).
MAIL-ORDER MURDER As if baking holiday cookies, knitting a
sweater for her husband’s gift, and making her daughter’s angel costume
for the church pageant weren’t enough things for Lucy Stone’s busy
Christmas schedule, she’s also working nights at the famous mail-order
company Country Cousins. But when she discovers Sam Miller, its very
wealthy founder, dead in his car from an apparent suicide, the sleuth in
her knows something just doesn’t smell right.
Taking time out
from her hectic holiday life to find out what really happened, her
investigation leads to a backlog of secrets as long as Santa’s Christmas
Eve route. Lucy is convinced that someone murdered Sam Miller. But who
and why? With each harrowing twist she uncovers in this bizarre case,
another shocking revelation is exposed. Now, as Christmas draws near and
Lucy gets dangerously closer to the truth, she’s about to receive a
present from Santa she didn’t ask for--a killer who won’t be satisfied
until everyone on his shopping list is dead, including Lucy herself.
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Cadaver on Candy Cane Lane by Leighann Dobbs
This cozy mystery is a short novella-length book.
When Ember Quinn visits Christmas Village to assist her elderly
great-aunt Phoebe in the holiday chocolate-making tasks, the last thing
she expects is for an elf to get murdered at their back door.
soon discovers that toy-making elf, Alfie Svenson, was up to no good.
Not only that, but he had a mysterious accomplice. Too bad Ember
suspects that accomplice might be Phoebe.
With the reluctant
help of Brimstone the snarky cat, Ember must dodge lying elves, creepy
snowmen, unfriendly reindeer, an angry toy factory manager, and a
sleigh-transportation boss who might be involved in organized crime in
order to find the real killer.
This humorous Christmas cozy
mystery novella features Ember Quinn and Brimstone from Leighann Dobbs’s
Silver Hollow series in a twisty, old-fashioned whodunit in a warm and
cozy Christmas village setting.
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Yule Be Sorry by by Kim M. Watt
This cozy is billed as "a funny cozy mystery with dragons."
A festive tale of kidnapping, explosions, & stolen turkeys....
should never meddle in the affairs of dragons, but someone has been
doing just that. They’ve been making imitation dragon scale baubles that
are nothing short of lethal, and kidnapping delivery drivers all over
the Yorkshire Dales. They’ve also been leaving behind some distinctly
Beaufort Scales, High Lord of the Cloverly
Dragons, is hot on the trail – or would be, if he wasn’t having certain
political problems at home. That leaves Alice and Miriam to track down
the real culprits, rescue the hostages, and salvage Mortimer’s bauble
reputation, all while misleading the police regarding the of existence
of dragons, and hopefully without being blown up by unexpectedly
aggressive Christmas decorations in the process. Luckily they have the
full resources of the Toot Hansell Women’s Institute at their disposal.
They’ll need it.
And then there’s the small question of who stole all the Christmas turkeys…
Dragons, the Women's Institute, and one very suspicious cat. What could possibly go wrong?
Be Sorry is the perfect Christmas cozy mystery for anyone who likes
their crime funny, dragonish, and full of cake and friendship.
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The 12 Cozy Mystery Carols of Christmas
This is a collection of holiday cozy mystery novellas. Each of the twelve novellas is written by a different author.
Deck the Halls with books of mystery, fa la la la la, it’s murder most foul.
season is rife with tasks and obligations. Shopping, cleaning, cooking,
and parties...you need some downtime. So, cue up your favorite holiday
album and stoke up a blazing fire. Grab your preferred beverage and a
bowl of freshly popped corn, and immerse yourself in murderous fun from a
dozen goddesses of mystery, mayhem, and murder.
Deck the halls
with mystery, hear sleigh-bells in the bloody snow, wish for a merry
murder, and make this holiday season your very own with this fun
collection of cozy mystery novellas featuring Ava Mallory, Carolyn
Ridder Aspenson, Jenna St. James, K.M. Waller, Laina Turner, Rachael
Stapleton, Sam Cheever, Stephanie Damore, Susan Boles, Tara Meyers,
Tricia L. Sanders, and Wendy Meadows.
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