Holiday Books and Gift Ideas

Get a jump on your holiday gift giving list with these nostalgic, retro holiday books and puzzles.  And consider grabbing some of these for yourself (after all, you probably made “Santa’s Nice List).  These are older books, but are still available online at various retailers...

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Gingerdead Man by Maya Corrigan

Most cozies are just that – “cozy.”  The characters are generally warm and down-to-earth, the good guys are REALLY good guys, the villains are totally despicable.  Plus there’s no excessive gratuitous sex or violence and the endings are usually happy ones.   It’s no wonder...

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The Christmas Egg by Mary Kelly

Straight from the British Library Crime Classics is The Christmas Egg, a seasonal mystery by Mary Kelly.  If you’re a true mystery lover and have never read or heard of Mary Kelly, then you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy of this book.  The 5-page intro and insight...

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Poppy Harmon and the Hung Jury by Lee Hollis

I have just two words “times” three to describe Poppy Harmon and the Hung Jury:  LOVE IT!  LOVE IT!  LOVE IT! Sixty plus Poppy Harmon finds herself in a new career.  As a TV series actress in her younger years, she played faithful secretary to handsome Jack Colt, PI. ...

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Murder In the Corn Maze by G.A. McKevett

Over the years there have been a lot of spinoffs, especially in movies and TV.  In general, they usually aren’t as good as the original, and many times, downright disappointing.  But that didn’t stop G.A. McKevett from jumping in head first into the spinoff whirlpool...

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Halloween “Must Read” Cozy Mysteries

Halloween is a time for thrills and chills AND COZY MYSTERIES!  I always say, a good book is timeless – and that’s the case with some of my all-time favorite Halloween cozies.  Some of them are older – but if you love a good Halloween cozy, make sure these are ALL on...

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