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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Bevy of Christmas Cozy Mysteries

Yep, a Bevy of Christmas Cozy Mysteries is just what you need to get in the mood for Christmas, and here are three that are sure to tickle any cozy mystery fan's fancy!

Nothing's better at Christmas than a cup of eggnog and a plate of warm gingerbread cookies. But in this merry collection of holiday mysteries, murder is making its own special delivery!
"Gingerbread Cookie Murder" By Joanne Fluke
When Hannah Swensen finds her neighbor Ernie Kusak with his head bashed in and sprawled on the floor of his condo next to an upended box of Hannah's Gingerbread Cookies, she discovers a flurry of murder suspects that's as long as her holiday shopping list. TWELVE recipes are featured in this charming and intriguing mystery! No one does mystery better than Joanne Fluke!
"The Dangers Of Gingerbread Cookies" By Laura Levine
Jaine Austen has been enlisted to help with her parents' retirement community's play The Gingerbread Cookie That Saved Christmas. Playboy Dr. Preston McCay is playing the role of the gingerbread cookie when he "accidentally" falls to his death during the final act. Now Jaine must figure out if one of the doctor's jealous lovers was capable of murder.
"Gingerbread Cookies And Gunshots" By Leslie Meier
When Lucy Stone discovers the body of Rick Juergens, whose five-year-old son Nemo disappeared, she senses foul play. Crumbs from a gingerbread cookie Lucy gave to Nemo are found in the back seat of Rick's car. With the hours quickly ticking till Christmas, Lucy races against the clock to find a killer before he strikes again.
This holiday season there'll be murder under the mistletoe at the Pennyfoot Hotel.
As friends, family, and guests gather at the Pennyfoot Hotel to share the joys of the season, Cecily Sinclair Baxter and her staff are hustling and bustling more than ever. Cecily's friend Madeline arrives with her new baby and adds a kissing bough to the decorations. Cecily believes that the holiday couldn't get off to a better start.
But after a footman and a new maid are seen kissing under the bough and then turn up dead afterwards, the downstairs staff is convinced a serial killer is among them...perhaps the mysterious guest known only as J. Mortimer. When Madeline's baby disappears, Cecily desperately tries to find the child. If she doesn't catch this killer in time, everyone's cheer will quickly turn to fear.

Kate Kingsbury is the Queen of English cozy mysteries and her Christmas editions are always a special treat!

A Scrooge steals presents right from under Sophie Winston's family Christmas tree. Then her sister-in-law's father show's up with a diva girlfriend just a month after his separation. More than one person is thinking of committing a merry murder-until it actually happens! With many under suspicion for the deadly deed, can Sophie find the murderer and restore the Christmas spirit before it's too late?

This is a delightful story in Krista Davis' Domestic Diva Mystery series.  You really get to know Sophie's extended family in this tale, and although her honey, Detective Wolf, is not around as much as usual, Sophie does a fine job of handling this murder mystery all on her own - well, with some help from her family!  Can't wait to see what Krista has up her sleeve for her next story!

Happy (and cozy!) Reading, Ya'll!

1 comment:

Mystica said...

Your cozies look and sound very nice. I like the covers very much!