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Santa Sleuth (Zoe Donovan Mystery #18) Kathi Daley

It's Christmas in Ashton Falls and the entire Zimmerman household is gearing up for their first Christmas as a newly formed family unit. While Zak is busy decking the halls, Zoe is busy tracking down a killer while still taking the time to make certain a little girls Christmas wish comes true....

Santa's Last Muffin (Hansel & Pretzel Mystery #1)

Yuletide season seems to be a merry time in Kitchener, Ontario. Everyone is enjoying the town’s traditional Christkindl Market, until Santa Claus is discovered – with a knife stuck in his back …

The murder investigation cancels Linn Sommer’s date with her big crush, the handsome police...

Seeds of Revenge (Greenhouse Mystery #3)

It’s the holiday season, and the mood in Winsome is anything but jolly…Megan Sawyer is determined to farm year-round. She’s braving a December snowstorm after pitching her greenhouse greens to Philadelphia chefs when she sees a stranger stranded on the side of the road. It’s Merry Chance’s niece...

Shadows on a Maine Christmas (Antique Print Mystery Series #7) Lea Wait

Antique print dealer Maggie Summer has come to Maine for a storybook Christmas with her beloved Will Brewer and his Great-Aunt Nettie, who has gathered together her longtime friends for holiday celebrations. Maggie and Will love each other, although Maggie is determined to adopt children and...

Shots in the Dark (Mack's Bar Mystery Series #4)

It's a week before Christmas, but Milwaukee bar owner Mackenzie "Mack" Dalton is hardly in good spirits. Chilled to the core by the murder of bouncer Gary Gunderson, Mack is determined to use her extra perceptive senses to identify the gunman responsible. Did Gary's patchy past brew up some...

Shrouds of Holly (A Special Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery Series #3) by Kate Kingsbury

While decorating the Pennyfoot's ballroom for a Christmas reception, Cecily sends her husband Baxter and stable manager Samuel into the woods to cut some fresh boughs of holly for the ballroom. An hour later their one-horse open carriage returns with the horse, the holly...and the unwelcome gift...

Silent Knife (Celebration Bay Mystery Series #2) by Shelley Freydont

Celebration Bay is full of yuletide cheer—
but it’s hard to remain festive when someone’s out to slay Santa.

It’s Liv Montgomery’s first Christmas out of Manhattan and in Celebration Bay. They’ve got a tree to rival Rockefeller Center’s, but this year’s holidays are turning out to...

Six Geese A-Slaying (Meg Langslow Series #10) by Donna Andrews

Meg and Michael’s house is serving as the marshaling point for the annual Caerphilly Christmas parade. The theme is “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” and it features twelve drummers from the school marching band, eleven bagpipers, ten leaping lords costumed in medieval finery from the college...

Slay Bells (A Special Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery Series #2) by Kate Kingsbury

The second Pennyfoot Hotel Christmas reunion.

Cecily Sinclair Baxter's Christmas becomes a working holiday when the man playing Santa Claus for her hotel is found murdered.

Slay Bells Ring (Caprice Deluca Mystery Series #7)

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially now that Caprice De Luca has wrapped up her holiday-themed staging gig at a stunning historic home in downtown Kismet, Pennsylvania. Behind all the red ribbon and glowing string lights, homeowners Chris and Sara Merriweather have it all....

Sugar Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #6) by Joanne Fluke

The holidays are the icing on the cake for bakery owner Hannah Swensen. Surrounded by her loved ones, she has all the ingredients for a perfect Christmas—until murder is added to the mix...

When it comes to holidays, Minnesotans rise to the occasion—and the little town of Lake Eden is...

Sugarplum Dead (Death on Demand Series #12) by Carolyn Hart

Mystery bookstore-owner Annie Darling and her ebullient husband Max are looking forward to a simple Low Country Christmas. But as they discover, the holidays can be complicated—and deadly.

Christmas plans go on hold with the arrival of Annie's father, whom she hasn't seen in 25 years, a...

Sweet Revenge (Culinary Mystery Series #14) by Diane Mott Davidson

A month before Christmas, I saw a ghost. . . .

While catering a holiday breakfast feast for the staff of the Aspen Meadow Library, Goldy Schulz spots a woman who resembles Sandee Brisbane—the Sandee Brisbane who killed Goldy's ex-husband, the Jerk. But Sandee is supposed to be dead. Or so...

The Alpine Christmas Series #3 by Mary Daheim.

Christmas in the town of Alpine means fresh snow, carolers, even a sleigh. But then the discovery of a woman's leg in the lake, along with that of another young woman's nude, half-frozen body, deflates everyone's high spirits. But as Emma Lord, editor and publisher of The Alpine Advocate,...

The Alpine Winter Series #23 by Mary Daheim

The picturesque town of Alpine in Washington’s Cascade Mountains is decked out in holiday finery, but family troubles are brewing at the Alpine Advocate: Editor and publisher Emma Lord is fretting over how her brother and her son—both priests—will react when she confesses her passionate affair...

The Body in the Big Apple (Faith Fairchild Series #10) by Katherine Hall Page

Before she met and married the Reverend Thomas Fairchild and moved to sleepy little Aleford, Massachusetts, Faith Sibley Fairchild had a catering business in the most colorful, frenetic, and exciting city in the world...

Young, ambitious and single in New York City in the late '809s,...

The Body in the Bouillon (Faith Fairchild Series #3) by Katherine Hall Page

The Body in the Bouillon Minister's wife, sometime sleuth, and culinary artist Faith Sibley Fairchild is intrigued by rumors of mysterious doings at Hubbard House — an elegant, secluded retirement home for the well-heeled Yankees of Aleford, Massachusetts. Determined to do some surreptitious...

The Body in the Sleigh (Faith Fairchild Series #18) by Katherine Hall Page

It's Christmastime, and the Fairchild family is spending the holidays on idyllic Sanpere Island in Maine while the Reverend Thomas Fairchild recuperates from surgery. His caterer wife, Faith, is rejoicing in the rare, holiday family-time together—watching ice boaters, snowshoeing, and doing...

The Candy Cane Cupcake Killer (Fresh-Baked Mystery Series #10)

‘Tis the season in Weatherford, Texas, and everyone in town is gearing up for the annual holiday parade and tree-lighting ceremony in the town square, where Phyllis Newsom will be serving her much-anticipated candy cane cupcakes. Local rancher Barney McCrory manages to charm one away from her...

The Cat of Christmas Future (Whales and Tails Mystery #14)

It is Christmas on Madrona Island and the spirit of Christmas is out in full force. A cat who looks a lot like a cat from Cait's past comes to visit just as Cait and Cody are getting ready for a full lineup of holiday events. When Cait learns of the cat's true purpose for coming into her life...

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