December Coming Attractions: Season’s Greetings Edition

Nov 26, 2016 | 2016 Articles, Coming Attractions!, Mysteryrat's Maze, Sunny 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!

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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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38 Comments

  1. All sound terrific.
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  2. 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!

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

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

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  5. So exciting!

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  6. 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. Those two books sound awesome! Thanks for the chance!

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  8. 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. 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

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

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  12. Some very appealing cover art on the top 3 books!

    karin56381 (at) gmail.com

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  13. Wow… How exciting! thanKs for the hobbit !

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

    Johnnabooks (AT)Hotmail(DOT)com

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

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

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  17. So glad to see you back Sunny!

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

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  20. 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.

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  21. All the books sound good!

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  22. All of the books sound great! Welcome back Sunny.

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

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  23. Oops, make that Summer!

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  24. Glad you are back Sunny!

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

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  26. All of these sound so good.

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

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  28. These all look great add to my TBR list please

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

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

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  31. We have a winner!

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