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Vicki Delany

by Sandra Murphy,
Cynthia Chow
& Theodore Feit



This week we have 5 more Christmas mysteries for your holiday reading-Hark the Herald Angels Slay: A Year-Round Christmas Mystery by Vicki Delany, Not a Creature was Purring: A Paws & Claws Mystery by Krista Davis, Slay Bells Ring: Caprice De Luca Home Staging Mystery by Karen Rose Smith, Yuletide Homicide>/em>: A Wiccan Wheel Mystery by Jennifer David Hesse, and The Ghost of Christmas Past: A Molly Murphy Mystery by Rhys Bowen.

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by Sandra Murphy



Gemma Doyle and Jayne Wilson own the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium on Baker Street. Gemma takes care of the bookshop; Jayne runs Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room in the adjoining space. Gemma is one of those people who notices every little detail and can sometimes be annoying about it without understanding why. Jayne is a good contrast for her as well as being a great baker.

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by Sunny Frazier


Witches, Black Cats, and Ghouls, Oh My! Shivers galore in this month’s mysteries. Also, welcome several new series from your favorite authors.

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by Sunny Frazier


So, you weren’t able to take a vacation to Europe this summer? Too dangerous anyway. The following authors set their books overseas to give you a virtual vacation. And foodie mysteries for virtual calories!

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by Cynthia Chow
& VIcki Delany


Five years ago, Gemma Doyle moved to New England from actual England to take over half of her Uncle Arthur’s Sherlock Holmes Bookshop. Her uncle claimed to have a genealogical tie to the famous author, leading to a fanaticism that led to the purchase of a store on 222 Baker Street, West London, Massachusetts, for a bookstore devoted to all things Sherlockian.

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by Sandra Murphy


The Lighthouse Library is celebrating Bertie’s tenth anniversary at the library. A big storm is coming so as soon as the cake’s cut and eaten, guests head for home. For Lucy, that’s a short commute as she lives above the library in the lighthouse itself. The bright light of the beacon doesn’t bother her but on this particular night, between flashes, she sees a light bobbing in the water, like a boat being tossed by the waves.

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by Sandra Murphy


Walter Desmond was convicted of a horrible murder twenty-five years ago. He’s spent those years in prison, all the while, claiming his innocence. Now new evidence has come to light including either a total lack of care during the investigation or downright wrongdoing on the part of the police.

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by Cyntha Chow


You can never have too much holiday spirit: that’s the philosophy of the residents of Rudolph, New York, where Christmas is celebrated throughout the year and is the theme for attracting tourists to its Yule-themed stores and restaurants. As the new owner of Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, Merry Wilkinson is disheartened when her decorated float stalls out and is disqualified during the town’s semiannual Santa Claus parade. The news that it may have been an act of intentional sabotage is overshadowed by the death of a famous travel magazine journalist, poisoned by a tainted gingerbread cookie.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Review of the mystery novel Winter of Secrets, by Vicki Delany. Instructions on how to enter for a chance to win a copy of Winter of Secrets at the end of this review. It seems like just another cold, snowy Christmas Eve in the small town of Trafalgar, British Columbia until Constables Molly Smith and Dave Evans are summoned to the scene of a car accident where two young tourists have gone off the snowy road into the river.

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