It sounds terrible, doesn’t it? Yet look at our literary history, we’ve always embraced the
ghouls of Christmas past. Our fairy tales are as grim as they can be. And musically, we
laughed when Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. A little humor or feel good emotions
surrounded by the darkness of reality make us feel better—especially when the bad guys get
what they deserve. It reminds us of our humanity and our sense of right and wrong. The
knowledge that justice will prevail, even if the road is a bit bumpy along the way, keeps us
Hope. A sense of community. Justice. Love. Laughter. All wrapped up in a colorful cover to
entertain you for hours. That’s what you get from cozy mysteries. Like the works of the past,
today’s featured novels will make you appreciate what we have today. Turn off the television
and embrace a dose of holiday cheer with a good book.
Granny Reid #1
As the Moonlight Magnolia Agency revisits old memories on Christmas Eve, Granny Reid
takes the reins back thirty years to the 1980s—back when she went by Stella, everyone’s hair
was bigger, and sweaters were colorful disasters. But murder never went out of style . . .
Christmas has arrived in sleepy McGill, Georgia, but holiday cheer can’t keep temperamental
Stella Reid from swinging a rolling pin at anyone who crosses her bad side—and this season,
there are plenty. First an anonymous grinch vandalizes a celebrated nativity display. Far worse,
the scandalous Prissy Carr is found dead in an alley behind a tavern. With police puzzled over
the murder, Stella decides to stir the local gossip pot for clues on the culprit’s identity . . .
Turns out Prissy held a prominent spot on the naughty list, and suspects pile up like presents
on Christmas morning. Unfortunately, the more progress Stella makes, the more fears she
must confront. With a neighbor in peril and the futures of her beloved grandchildren at risk,
Stella must somehow set everything straight and bring a cunning criminal to justice before
December 25th . . .
Cozy | Holiday [Kensington, On Sale: October 30, 2018, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN:
9781496716262 / eISBN: 9781496716286]
Claire Weatherly and her beau, police detective Jakob Fisher, learn that when it comes
to murder, evil can hide in plain sight in this all-new addition to the national bestselling Amish
Jakob and Claire have been enjoying more time together in lovely Heavenly, PA. With Claire's
help, the detective is making slow progress reconnecting with the members of his Amish
family who shunned him when he left to pursue a career in law enforcement. Jakob's mentor,
Russ Granger, the long-retired police chief who inspired him to become a cop, is back in town.
Claire has always wanted to meet the man who changed the course of Jakob's life. But not
long after he arrives in Heavenly, Russ is murdered.
Jakob can only imagine that his old friend must have been killed by someone outside of the
Amish community. He and Claire soon find that things are not as they seem--and that Russ
may have stumbled into something sinister before he was killed. The answers they uncover are
closer to home and more shocking than they ever expected.
Amish | Mystery [Berkley, On Sale: November 27, 2018, Mass Market Paperback / e-
Book, ISBN: 9780440000402 / ]
Victoria Square #5
A Christmas crime shocks the merchants of a quaint shopping district in this latest
installment of the New York Times bestselling Victoria Square series.
It's Christmastime, but not everyone is jolly--especially not Vonne Barnett. Her dead body has
been found in Victoria Square. Katie Bonner, the manager of Artisan's Alley, happens to be at
the tea shop Vonne's mother, Francine, owns when the news is delivered.
Vonne left a trail of men behind her so the suspects are many--but the clues are few. A broken
teacup leads Katie to one of the suspects, but before she can investigate, she's attacked.
Katie may be closing in on a murderer, but time is ticking because the murderer is definitely
closing in on her.
Cozy [Berkley Prime Crime, On Sale: November 27, 2018,
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780425266007 / eISBN: 9781101614815]
Book Barn #5
Small-town life in Hazel Rock becomes a Texas-size crime scene when murder takes a
page from Charli Rae Warren’s book club’s latest mystery . . .
Charli takes great pride in running one of the few independent, family-owned bookstores in
small-town Texas. She vets everything carefully, with an eye to the eclectic tastes of the
locals. That includes the Book Barn’s weekly book club selection. This time out it’s a mystery
whose characters bear a striking resemblance to local citizens, including Charli’s friend Sugar
. . . who’s the prime suspect when her real-life nemesis is found dead in a hotel’s water tank.
With help from her pet armadillo Princess, Charli campaigns to clear Sugar’s sweet name—
literally—when the up-for-election mayor becomes a killer’s next target. Murder and politics
make scandalous bedfellows as Charli discovers that fiction may be fatal, but reality could be
just as deadly . . .
Cozy [Lyrical Press Underground, On Sale: December 4,
2018, e-Book, ISBN: 9781516106592 / eISBN: 9781516106592]
installment yet in the series!
mayhem in small-town Texas
Passion. Mystery. Suspense. Catch the Wave! Because a little PMS can
change your world!
Kym’s love for action an adventure goes all the way back to her childhood when a special spy
ring guided her and her young pack of sleuths to the henchmen hiding in their neighborhood.
Armed with a badge and the best equipment a few pennies could buy, she’s carried that code
of honor through adulthood and learned some juicy tricks along the way. ;) Although she
retired her special shield that’s tattooed upon her heart, you might catch her wearing that ring
when another secret mission calls her name!
Her humor is often raunchy, her jokes are often bad, but her hunger for a story keep the
adventures coming fast. So Catch the Wave of passion, mystery and suspense—with some
stupid author tricks along the way;)
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