December Coming Attractions: Homicide for the Holidays

Nov 26, 2022 | 2022 Articles, Coming Attractions!, Mysteryrat's Maze, Sunny Frazier

by Sunny Frazier

It’s Christmas in Holiday Bay, Maine. Abby Sullivan, the owner of a mansion turned into an inn, is busy checking in guests. Among them is a Santa with a secret, a social worker with an orphan in tow, a new widow, and a scrooge of a travel writer. Ho-Ho-Hmm, what could possibly go wrong? Find a Secret in the Santa in Kathi Daley’s twenty-first Inn at Holiday Bay mystery.

Another nasty reviewer turns up in North Harbor, Michigan. After the library is flooded in a storm, Samantha Washington offers her Market Street Mystery Bookstore for meetings of the Mystery Mavens Book Club. But she immediately butts heads with the leader, a book reviewer. The next morning, Sam opens her shop to find the woman dead on the floor, bashed with the Complete Works of Agatha Christie. As a suspect, Sam turns to her friends at the Shady Acres Retirement Village for help. They discover every one of the Mavens had a motive for murder. Bookclubbed to Death is V.M. Burns eighth Mystery Bookshop novel. One bad deed deserves another.

A wealthy doctor invites friends to spend a week at a luxurious ski villa. Private eye Darby Piper and her partner are hired by the doctor’s wife to go undercover as a couple. There have been threats against her husband’s life. Instead, the team is soon investigating a murder done with a bow and arrow. Frozen Detective is the second in the Piper and Porter mysteries by Amanda Flower. A recipe for Goat Cheese Phyllo Puffs included.

Are you ready for 4 Sleuths and a Burlesque Dancer? Four authors bring four distinct characters together again in the second Killer Foursome mystery. Meet Valentine Beaumont, Boston sleuth and beautician; Kate Connolly, San Francisco crime-solver; Merry Wrath, Iowa ex-CIA and Girl Scout Leader; and Franki Amato, New Orleans PI dodging a match-making grandma. Looking for fun, the ladies decide to go to New Orleans. But, they discover nothing’s simple in the Big Easy when they stumble across the body of a famous and elderly burlesque dancer. As their investigation leads them to the seedier side of the French Quarter, they dodge strippers, mud wrestlers, all-you-can-eat buffets, cranky Cajuns, Spanish dignitaries, and a bizarre running of the bulls. Authors Diana Orgain, Traci Andrighetti, Leslie Langtry, and Arlene McFarlane let the good times roll.

Kathi Daley—A Christmas Memory: Cottage on Gooseberry Bay #11

Paige Shelton—Winter’s End: Alaska Wild #4

Victoria Gilbert—Death in the Margins: Blue Ridge Library Mystery #7

Victoria Thompson—City of Fortune: Counterfeit Lady #6

Jenn McKinlay—It Happened One Christmas Eve: A Museum of Literature Romance #3

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Sunny Frazier worked with an undercover narcotics team in Fresno County for 17 years before turning her energies to writing the Christy Bristol Astrology Mysteries. Based in the San Joaquin Valley of California, the novels are inspired by real cases and 35 years of casting horoscopes.

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