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December Coming Attractions: Season’s Greetings Edition

IN THE November 26 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andComing Attractions!,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSunny Frazier

by Sunny Frazier

Details at the end of this column on how to win a copy of A Story to Kill by Lynn Cahoon & It’s Your Party, Die If You Want To by Vickie Fee from past Coming Attractions columns.

My new kidney and I are glad to be back and ready to share fun books that might find their way under your tree this year!

bookA snow globe as a murder weapon? Mayor Lewis Frost, known as “Frosty,” is dealing with controversy in the city council. When he asks curio shop manager Camryn Brooks to get on the council, she agrees. But, arriving at his office to discuss it, Frosty is dead from the snow globe she sold him that day. Among the shards is a large diamond. Frosty the Dead Man is third in Christine Husom’s Snow Globe Mystery series.

bookMore diamonds show up in Iced Under by Barbara Ross. In the fifth book of Maine Clambake Mystery, it’s snowing and the rivers are iced over in Busman’s Harbor. Julie Snowden, owner of the Snowden Family Clambake Co., and her mom are hunkered down when a mysterious package arrives. Inside is an enormous black diamond necklace that belonged to Julie’s great-grandmother. It disappeared in 1920. A search for clues leads Julie through her mother’s troubled family history.

bookDoing a bit of embroidery for Christmas presents? Take time to read Better Off Thread, the tenth in the Embroidery Mystery series by Amanda Lee. Marcy Singer, owner of the Seven-Year Stitch in Tallulah Falls, Oregon, is asked to play an elf to a friend’s Santa for children at the hospital. When the hospital’s administrator is found dead, evidence points to Santa. It’s up to Marcy, her police officer boyfriend, and her Irish Wolfhound Angus to stitch together the clues before someone else is crossed off Santa’s list for good.

New Series

bookWeeks before the annual Inversgail Literature Festival in Scotland, four new owners have taken possession of a bookshop in the Highlands. But the move to Janet Marsh’s house is stalled because of vandalism. She believes it’s the work of an advice columnist for the local paper who is intent on being an investigative reporter. Next thing you know, the woman is found dead in Janet’s garden shed. Behind the bookshop are bags of letters telling of all the people the reporter hurt. It’s Plaid and Plagiarism from the pen of Molly MacRae.

bookWhen a husband shows up at Detective Jo Larsen’s desk in a Dallas suburb, saying his wife is missing, she thinks it might be a runaway bored wife. But she discovers he has a stranglehold on the money and her first marriage fell apart after the death of her son. Walk Into Silence is the third book in Maggie Ryan Mysery by Susan McBride.

Returning Favorite

bookMaintaining good personal relationships with their suppliers is one of the secrets of the Cackleberry Club Café’s success. When Suzanne goes to a dairy to pick up cheese, she finds the farmer dead. Now she, along with Petra and Toni, vow to find the killer. But as they get closer to the truth, the killer has his own plans. Egg Drop Dead is Laura Childs’ seventh in the Cackleberry Club Mysteries. Recipes included.

To enter to win a copy of A Story to Kill by Lynn Cahoon & It’s Your Party, Die If You Want To by Vickie Fee-simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “seasons greetings” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen after December 3, 2016. U.S. residents only.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section. Check back every month for Coming Attractions!

Click on this link to purchase any of these books. Keep in mind that this link just takes you to Amazon where you can look up these books & purchase them:

Or click on this link to take you to Mysterious Galaxy’s website where you can purchase any of these books & a portion will go to help support KRL:

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.

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases.

{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kathleen Kendler
Twitter: @Kathleen
November 26, 2016 at 9:01am

All sound terrific.
kckendler at gmail dot com


2 Lynn November 26, 2016 at 9:18am

It’s so kind of you guys to offer these books up — they all sound really great and will put them on my TBR list! Thanks!


3 Becky
Twitter: @Stanley _rebekah
November 26, 2016 at 11:50am

Can’t wait to curl up and read this winter by fire place


4 Debbie November 26, 2016 at 11:51am

I would love to win either book. Actually, they ALL sound great! DElholm@prodigy.net


5 Laura Milburn
Twitter: @Laurab21409
November 26, 2016 at 12:03pm

So exciting!


6 Patricia Gligor
Twitter: @patriciagligor
November 26, 2016 at 2:30pm

It’s so good to see you back in action, Sunny!
I would love to win copies of those books!
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7 Donamae Kutska
Twitter: @donamaekutska
November 26, 2016 at 3:35pm

Those two books sound awesome! Thanks for the chance!


8 Kristina M. Anderson
Twitter: @booklover43
November 26, 2016 at 3:52pm

Some great new books coming out. I have added quite a few to my TBR pile. I am especially looking forward to Plaid and Plagiarism by Molly MacRae. Thank you for your article!
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9 Marilyn Watson
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
November 26, 2016 at 4:43pm

All the reviews sound fun…it’s hard to know which one to purchase first… on my list though…thank you for the Contest. Both of the books sound great..
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com


10 Linda Thorne
Twitter: @lindamthorne
November 26, 2016 at 4:58pm

What a great selection. Some of the Christmas titles are a real hoot: Better Off Thread and Frosty the Dead Man. I can hear humor written into these murder mysteries. All sounds good. I hear Laura Childs has a thriller out now under a different AKA author name.
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11 Holly Calhoun November 26, 2016 at 8:26pm

These look great I’ve been looking for holiday themed cozies that look good. Thanks for the recommendations.


12 Karin A. November 26, 2016 at 9:23pm

Some very appealing cover art on the top 3 books!

karin56381 (at) gmail.com


13 Cynthia Balevre November 27, 2016 at 12:09am

Wow… How exciting! thanKs for the hobbit !


14 Johnna Smith
Twitter: @johnnabooks135
November 27, 2016 at 3:55am

Super nice giveaway and thank you for the great reviews to read.

Johnnabooks (AT)Hotmail(DOT)com


15 Della Williamson
Twitter: @DellaWilliamso6
November 27, 2016 at 6:39am

Really nice post. Would love to read these. Thanks for the chance to do so


16 Ana M. G.
Twitter: @anam3_nyc
November 27, 2016 at 6:43am

Both books sound great. Glad to see you back, Sunny.


17 Brooke Bumgardner
Twitter: @xbrookeb28x
November 27, 2016 at 9:07am

Awesome~I’m looking forward to these great new releases.
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18 Lynn Cahoon November 27, 2016 at 10:22am

So glad to see you back Sunny!


19 Sunny Frazier November 27, 2016 at 12:30pm

Great to be back, Lynn!


20 Connie di Marco
Twitter: @askzodia
November 27, 2016 at 10:33am

Hi Sunny ~ Welcome back! No need to enter me in the contest, but I’m delighted to hear you’re doing well!
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21 Sunny Frazier November 27, 2016 at 12:31pm

Thanks, Connie! Great to be back!


22 Carol Bruner November 27, 2016 at 12:57pm

These sound great….thanks for the chance to win!


23 Donamae Kutska
Twitter: @donamaekutska
November 27, 2016 at 2:11pm
24 Cheryl Harding Smith November 27, 2016 at 3:05pm

glad your back sunny..would love to read these..


25 Angela gillooley November 27, 2016 at 3:11pm

Prayers and hugs. So glad your back and doing well Sunny. My daughter had a heart transplant. I love to see people with transplants doing well. Egg drop dead and Frosty the dead man both look great. Of course i will be one happy lady to read them all.


26 Pam November 27, 2016 at 3:32pm

All the books sound good!


27 Mary Jane H.
Twitter: @CarvingLady
November 27, 2016 at 4:01pm

All of the books sound great! Welcome back Sunny.


28 Sunny Frazier November 28, 2016 at 6:35pm

Thank you, Mary Jane. I’ve missed all of you.


29 Mary Jane H.
Twitter: @CarvingLady
November 27, 2016 at 4:01pm

Oops, make that Summer!


30 Star November 27, 2016 at 4:38pm

Glad you are back Sunny!


31 Sunny Frazier November 28, 2016 at 6:33pm

Thank you, Star. Glad to BE back!


32 Doward Wilson November 27, 2016 at 4:54pm

Thanks for the great post on these wonderful new books & the chance to win.


33 Pen Mettert November 28, 2016 at 8:47am

All of these sound so good.


34 Jon November 29, 2016 at 6:39pm

I would like to enter – books look great. Ocanaj at gmail dot com is my email.


35 Barbara November 30, 2016 at 9:40am

These all look great add to my TBR list please


36 Joanie Hinton November 30, 2016 at 4:58pm

these books sound like very good reads
would love to get them


37 Marsha
Twitter: @MarshaC74
November 30, 2016 at 5:29pm

These sound like great reads! Thanks for the chance to win.


38 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
December 5, 2016 at 10:34am

We have a winner!


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