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The Blood Red Indian Summer, October 2011
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The Shimmering Blond Sister, October 2010
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The Sour Cherry Surprise, July 2008
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The Sweet Golden Parachute, April 2006
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The Burnt Orange Sunrise, October 2004
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The Bright Silver Star, November 2003
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The Hot Pink Farmhouse, November 2002
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The Cold Blue Blood, October 2001
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The Man Who Cancelled Himself, January 1995
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Man Who Would Be F. Scott Fitzgerald, February 1993
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The Snow White Christmas Cookie
David Handler

Berger and Mitry Mysteries #9
Minotaur Books
October 2012
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Featuring: Mitch Berger; Desiree Mitry
272 pages
ISBN: 1250004543
EAN: 9781250004543
Kindle: B008VA744Q
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Mystery | Holiday

The newest adventure featuring the mismatched romantic crime-fighting duo of New York City film critic Mitch Berger and Connecticut State Resident Trooper Desiree Mitry presents Des with her first taste of Christmas in the historic New England village of Dorset.

And what a taste it is. Three blizzards have blanketed the village in forty inches of snow. Bryce Peck, Mitch’s blue- blooded neighbor out on Big Sister Island, has just been found dead of a drug overdose. Young Kylie Champlain has slammed her car head-on into an office building after she’s caught trying to shoplift a pair of Ugg boots. And a grinch has taken to stealing the mail from Hank Merrill’s postal route, which happens to be the main route through the historic district.

Stealing the U.S. mail is a serious federal crime, but Des soon discovers that she’s onto something much bigger: a black-market prescription drug gang with ties to organized crime. And now a fourth blizzard is on its way. And so is another murder. And, somehow, the man in her life has managed to land himself smack dab in the middle of the whole mess. Not to mention that he’s in way over his head with Josie Cantro, the beautiful and treacherous life- coach who just may be responsible for it all. If Des doesn’t act fast, this will truly be a Christmas to remember---but for all of the wrong reasons.

Berger And Mitry


50 comments posted.

Re: The Snow White Christmas Cookie

If my husband was an author he would definitely want to be able to kill of people who annoyed him.
(Maureen Emmons 5:36am November 4, 2012)

Your "couple" sound like such fun. I plan to read about them.
Marjorie Carmony 5:51am November 4, 2012)

I loved your post. Way to get even without hurting anyone.
Debra Guyette 6:09am November 4, 2012)

Yes, writing IS such a therapeutic way of dealing with all of our frustrations! :-)
Felicia Ciaudelli 7:51am November 4, 2012)

Please enter me to win. I had not heard of you before this moment. Would love to win and read and review and pass on for someone else to read. Maybe that is what I need to do. Journal who I'd like to kill and how and do it by book. lol
Jane Squires 8:05am November 4, 2012)

I read 'The Bright Silver Star' and found it a interesting take on the locality and lives involved. Des is a wonderful character.
Sue Grafton started writing her PI books by wanting to kill off her ex-husband; I guess he's doing less well than she is by now. So really we readers have to thank these annoying or rude or cruel people who give writers their inspirations.
Clare O'Beara 8:30am November 4, 2012)

Old Lyme sounds like a great place to live. It must be so interesting to have a street full of colorful neighbours to add some spice to life, in a time when most neighbours don't get to know each other at all.
I don't agree with the reporter's prediction of The Grinch stealing the mail. I'd be more inclined to think it was somebody who was hoping there would be Christmas cards with a gift of money in them.
Michelle Donaldson 8:55am November 4, 2012)

I would love to have this book. It would allow me to see if there is another series out there that I want to read.
Thank-you for the terrific giveaway and good luck to every entrant!!!
Kelly Knapp 9:03am November 4, 2012)

It must be great fun to bump off so many people in your imagination. A great stress reliever.
Pam Howell 10:13am November 4, 2012)

The book sounds real good, I'd love to read it.
Wilma Frana 10:23am November 4, 2012)

Sounds like a nice way to stay calm if you can go home and knock off a few people in print. This information would have served me well when I was in customer service:)
Connie Schultz 10:32am November 4, 2012)

Looks like a good contest.
Kent Cook 10:42am November 4, 2012)

Love the cover so comforting makes me want to run out and buy the book except with Sandy I am not going anywhere
Shelly Itkin 10:59am November 4, 2012)

I love honesty! Thanks for a good column. I look forward to reading more.
G S Moch 10:59am November 4, 2012)

Thanks for this great post today. I enjoyed learning about
your books and the background. Best wishes.
Sharon Berger 11:12am November 4, 2012)

Would love to win your new book.
Mary Branham 11:15am November 4, 2012)

Amazing the fun you must have writing all of your books. Take no prisoners, I Love it!
Cheryl English 12:03pm November 4, 2012)

I really enjoyed seeing the book cover. It put a
smile on my face when I saw it. I am looking
forward to seeing my town lit up like this for
Christmas. I live in a river town.
Carla Vespe 12:47pm November 4, 2012)

Looks like a great read.
Kathy Fowler 1:31pm November 4, 2012)

What a beautiful, peaceful cover! I guess looks can be deceiving. It sounds like a crime wave struck this lovely town. I would love to have a copy of the book and find out for myself.
Anna Speed 1:34pm November 4, 2012)

Can you; hear me laughing David? I absolutely loved your post and now I have a new author to enjoy reading. I love your play on titles with a color theme, takes me back to the old Travis McGee series by John D. McDonald. I like action in the mysteries I read, and you sure do deliver. Drop my name in the hat for your newest book.
Rosemary Simm 1:58pm November 4, 2012)

love mysteries thnaks for the chance to win
Debbi Shaw 2:17pm November 4, 2012)

I have to say that I love the cover of your new book. I have not yet read any of your Berger-Mitry mystery books, but now that I have read your post, I can't wait.
Robin McKay 2:25pm November 4, 2012)

Sounds like a very exciting book. I'd love to win.
Mary Hay 3:25pm November 4, 2012)

Love the idea of killing off people who annoy me! Glad you only do it on paper, LOL!
I just checked my library, and they have some of your books - I'll have to check them out(I really meant read them, LOL!)!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Joanne Schultz 3:36pm November 4, 2012)

Your Berger-Mitry mystery book series look and sound wonderful. I love the cover--it's beautiful, as well as all the covers for the others in the series are! I would love to own a copy of your new book!!
Linda Luinstra 3:46pm November 4, 2012)

Shelly Caggiano 4:34pm November 4, 2012)

I love Christmas books, and mysteries as well. Great excerpt it calls to me, so it is a definite TBB and TBR>
Suzanne Bischoff 5:10pm November 4, 2012)

Enjoyed your blog, looks like I have found a new author. Your books sound like my kind of read.
Sheila True 5:59pm November 4, 2012)

I think I'd better start writing some mysteries---I really need to kill off a few undesirables in my life. Thanks for the interesting blog today.
Sue Farrell 6:18pm November 4, 2012)

are there cookies involved? I'm in! But David, what really happened to the mail of your neighbors? And did John the barber figure it out before anyone else? were more cookies involved? what do you people have against cookies? great mysteries....
Beth Fuller 7:03pm November 4, 2012)

Sounds like a fun book! :) I like getting rid of annoying people like that too.
And sometimes, I have them be the killer and get caught &/or killed in some
horrible way. Fun times.
Penny Mettert 7:04pm November 4, 2012)

Oh and I am with Beth Fuller...I'd like the answers to those Qs too!!!!
Penny Mettert 7:06pm November 4, 2012)

great post and i look forward to reading this book ...
Kimberly Hoefs 7:07pm November 4, 2012)

Thank you!
Sally Hannoush 7:45pm November 4, 2012)

More books to check out - thanks for the giveaway.
Did they ever find out who was stealing the mail?
Mary C 7:46pm November 4, 2012)

Oh WOW I'd love to read this book Thanks
Bonnie Capuano 8:27pm November 4, 2012)

I have to say that if there was one person that I'd like to have lunch with, it would have to be you!! This is my reason why. I must confess that I've never read one of your books yet, although I would love to read this one, and catch up on the other ones afterward. I truly loved reading your posting today, and love your sense of humor. Now that I sort of know what makes you tick, lunch with you would be ANYTHING but boring, and my humor tends to run along the same vein. There are other reasons, too, but I think you would be fascinating to have lunch with. As I stated earlier, I would love to read your latest book, and have put your earlier books on my TBR list. Whomever did the cover of your book did a magnificent job!! I think it's beautiful, as are all of your covers!! Congratulations, and I'll be looking forward to reading it!!
Peggy Roberson 8:38pm November 4, 2012)

I feel like that all the time when people annoy me. Make the person a character in a book and then kill them off. Add a mystery and then the hero and/or heroine and then develop a story plot, that is what I call therapy.
Kai Wong 9:36pm November 4, 2012)

Love your sense of humour. I never thought of things that way before but bumping people off in print must be great therapy!!!
Christine Schultz 9:58pm November 4, 2012)

Ah, but the fun of these books is not the murders; it's solving the murders! So, I'm wondering how a "Snow White" Christmas cookie is like an apple and if a wicked stepmother and a mirror are involved? Now.....if someone provides me the book, I'll have my answers, won't I.
Carla Schuller 10:39pm November 4, 2012)

Well, what's a good mystery without a few murders between friends?
Mary Preston 7:02am November 5, 2012)

I had to giggle to myself when I read about how many people you have "killed"
off. I love Dexter and I'm thinking I've found his "long lost brother!" :-)
David, why haven't I found your novels before? This IS like Christmas!

I love the humor with which you peppered your interview. Humor is fabulous
in any genre but in a mystery novel, it sounds like a great tension reliever. I
am very much looking forward to reading your novels and am so glad I
"found" you today!
Connie Fischer 8:20am November 5, 2012)

Sounds like a cozy little book and one I would want to give as a Christmas gift to my mystery-loving sister-in-law... Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.
Sonja Warmath 9:12am November 5, 2012)

i love Christmas books--so glad you have decided to give us one!!
Janet Martin 9:34am November 5, 2012)

I love this series. Thanks for the chance to win the newest
Sandy Giden 12:13pm November 5, 2012)

The book sounds interesting and I love Christmas books to curl up with and a hot cup of coco
Diane Castiglione 1:44pm November 5, 2012)

Mysteries with food as an addition appeal to my senses and tastes. I like the way you get away with killing people off in your stories.
Alyson Widen 3:34pm November 5, 2012)

How fun it must be to kill off people who have annoyed you in your stories! Your book sounds wonderful, thanks for the giveaway!
Christine Mead 7:54pm November 5, 2012)

I have not read any of your books yet, but, love a good mystery and love Christmas.
Ann Quin 4:17am November 6, 2012)

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