‘Tis the Season for Murder

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Mistletoe Man: a China Bayles Mystery
Susan Wittig Albert

In this jingle bell romp, the crotchety Carl Swenson, who harvests mistletoe for China, is found dead, a victim of a hit and run.

Six Geese a-Slaying
Donna Andrews

With their home being used as the marshalling point for the annual Caerphilly Christmas parade, Meg Langslow, her husband Michael, and Chief Burke find the festivities interrupted by murder when the local curmudgeon playing Santa turns up dead.

Kissing Christmas Goodbye: an Agatha Raisin Mystery
M.C. Beaton

A wealthy widow hires Agatha because she's convinced a member of her family is trying to kill her. Agatha is intrigued - especially when the widow drops dead after high tea at the manor house. Now she must manage a Christmas with all the trimmings, James, and a killer.

A Catered Christmas: a mystery with recipes
Isis Crawford

Caterers Bernadette and Libby Simmons are coping with their busiest time of the year when they are recruited for a cooking show contest that pits celebrity chefs against each other, resulting in murder.

A Deadivy Vineyard Holiday: a Martha’s Vineyard Mystery
Philip Craig

Cricket, the president's runaway daughter, who has taken up temporary residency with fisherman, cook, and sleuth J.W. Jackson and his wife, Zee, is being stalked by a killer or killers in the Secret Service. J.W. must protect the vulnerable young girl.

Indigo Christmas: a Hilda Johansson Mystery
Jeanne Dams

It's Christmas 1904 in South Bend, IN, and when Hilda Johansson Cavanaugh’s only friend's husband is accused of stealing, arson and murder, Hilda determines to prove him innocent.

Mistletoe and Murder
Carola Dunn

Daisy Dalrymple brings her family to an old Cornish estate for Christmas. The estate has a rich history of lore, ghost stories and festering resentments--some or all of which leave the family trapped in a house with a corpse for the holidays.

Sugar Cookie Murder: a Hannah Swensen Mystery
Joanne Fluke

During the Christmas party at Lake Eden's community center, Hannah Swensen stumbles upon a murder when Martin Dubinski's new wife, a former Las Vegas showgirl, is found dead with Hannah's mother's silver cake knife buried in her cleavage.

A Holly, Jolly Murder
Joan Hess

Languishing from a fizzled love affair and keen for a lark during the holiday season, mild-mannered bookseller Claire Malloy visits a cabal of would-be Druids and Wiccans who find their wealthy benefactor murdered.

New Year’s Eve Murder
Leslie Meier

Winning mother/daughter makeovers in Manhattan from "Jolie" magazine, Lucy Stone and her daughter Elizabeth witness a murder that casts a negative light on several high-style fashionistas and places Elizabeth's life in danger.

A Christmas Guest
Anne Perry

During a holiday visit to the home of Charlotte Pitt's parents, Grandmama is called upon to play the role of amateur detective when a fellow guest--an outcast from her own family--is murdered.

The Christmas Garden Affair
Ann Ripley

When her competitor, Bunny Bainfield, the sexy host of "Bunny in the Garden," is murdered at the First Lady's exclusive Christmas conference on native plants, Louise Eldrige, star of her own PBS garden show, must weed through a wealth of suspects to catch a killer.