I went to my veterinarian’s office the other day to pick up some antibiotics for our dog (again!), and I was a little startled to see their Halloween decorations already up on the shelves intermixed with various types of pet shampoos and flea/tick tablets. Although I really liked their new decorations, I wondered what the heck they were doing already displayed…. in August.
Some of you might wonder why the heck I’m already talking about Halloween and Christmas mysteries. (I haven’t yet found any Thanksgiving mysteries… or Easter, which of course is less than a year away!) But the bird who gets the worm usually is an early one….
You cannot imagine how excited (and yes, that is the correct adjective for it!) I was to find some of my very own favorite mystery authors putting out new holiday books. So far, these are the ones I have found and added to my holiday mystery lists… only one in the Halloween Mystery list, but several in the Christmas Mystery book list.)
I am going to do this alphabetically…. and since C (as in Christmas) comes before H (you know the drill!)… here goes:
New Christmas Mystery Books:
Kissing Christmas Goodbye by M. C. Beaton (an Agatha Raisin novel)
A Carol for a Corpse by Claudia Bishop (an/a Hemlock Falls novel)
Mrs. Jeffries and the Feast of Stephen by Emily Brightwell (a Mrs. Jeffries novel)
Peppermint Twisted by Sammi Carter (a Candy Shop Mystery novel)
Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson (a Goldy Bear Catering novel)
Candy Cane Murders by Joanne Fluke (A Hannah Swensen Cookie Jar novella), Leslie Meier (a Lucy Stone novella), & Laura Levine (a Jaine Austen novella)
Shrouds of Holly by Kate Kingsbury (a Pennyfoot Hotel novel)
New Halloween Mystery Book:
Murder by the Slice by Livia J. Washburn (a Fresh-Baked Mystery novel)
I hope you are as excited by some of these holiday mystery books as I am!
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