Yikes! It’s only a day over a week until Christmas! I’m way behind with my gift-wrapping, however, for some reason, I seem to have found the time to read my Christmas Cozy Mysteries! (Shows you where my priorities seem to be these days!) I just finished my latest Christmas Cozy, and am now at the find another Cozy to read stage in my reading process. Hmmm…
I mentioned before that I have re-read some of my favorite Cozies from the past. I also read some new-to-me Christmas Cozies. I revisited Jessica Fletcher in Cabot Cove while reading Donald Bain‘s A Little Yuletide Murder, and I had a hankering for re-acquainting myself with Leslie Meier‘s Lucy Stone while reading Mistletoe Murder. I also caught up with three of my favorite authors while reading Cleo Coyle‘s Holiday Buzz (Yes, I was that far behind chronologically!), Joanne Fluke‘s Plum Pudding Murder (Another author with whom I’m playing catch-up!), and Margaret Grace‘s Manhattan in Miniature. That’s a whole lot of Christmas Cozy-reading!
As I said in my first paragraph, I’m trying to decide what to read next. I’m not sure if I should attempt another Christmas themed Cozy. I know I have eight days before Christmas, but our daughter is coming home (from D.C.) for a visit on Monday, and I’m really looking forward to having both our son and daughter here for the holidays, so I doubt I’ll get much reading done.
With that in mind, I thought I would ask you ALL for some ideas about good Christmas Cozies. I know we have done this before (in 2012 and 2013) but I’m curious to ask this again: Which Christmas Cozies would you recommend for the rest of us to NOT miss reading?
So, which Christmas themed Cozy Mysteries would you recommend that the rest of us read? If you mention more than one, please list them in order of your preference so that I can post one or two on the list. Just post a comment. Thank you!
Christmas Mystery Book Recommendations:
Susan Wittig Albert: Mistletoe Man
Stephanie Barron: Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas
M. C. Beaton: A Highland Christmas
Josie Belle: Buried in Bargains
Rhys Bowen: Twelve Clues of Christmas
Isis Crawford: A Catered Christmas Cookie Exchange
Vicki Delany: Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen
Sally Goldenbaum: Trimmed With Murder
Martha Grimes: Jerusalem Inn
Karen Harper: The Queene’s Christmas
Sofie Kelly: A Midwinter’s Tail
Kate Kingsbury: Pennyfoot Hotel Christmas mysteries
Charlotte MacLeod: Rest Ye Merry
Anne Perry: Christmas mysteries
Livia Washburn: Christmas Cookie Killer
P.S. If you need help remembering other Christmas themed Cozies, you can take a look at the Christmas Mystery Book List page on my site.
Also, here are the two previous lists we came up with: