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The cold weather is upon us, which means it’s time for a cup of hot tea (or cocoa if you prefer), a warm blanket, and a few good books. Fans of mysteries and holiday-themed stories will love the selections in this blog post!
The perfect book for people who enjoy upbeat gentle reads and/or cozy mysteries with a culinary theme. Fans of the popular Hannah Swensen mystery series will be surprised to discover details of Hannah’s origin story and delicious holiday recipes throughout this page-turner. Hannah Swensen mystery, book 26.
A holiday mystery set on Mackinac Island in Michigan. Allie McMurphy, a local fudge shop owner, is tasked with wrapping up a mysterious murder case, where things are not what they seem, before the trail runs cold. This cozy culinary mystery will appeal to fans of gentle reads featuring amateur detectives. Candy-Coated mystery, book 8.
A reprint collection from the timeless Agatha Christie featuring 11 stories perfect for fans of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.
Pamela and her knitting pals must unravel a real whodunnit in record time to restore the holiday spirit in their charming town. Fans of gentle reads, knitting mysteries, amateur detectives and small-town life will enjoy this holiday mystery that also includes knitting tips and a recipe to boot! Knit & Nibble mystery, book 4.
A fast-paced cozy mystery full of twists, turns, quirky characters, and offbeat humor that’s sure to appeal to fans of gentle reads and holiday mysteries. Meg Langslow mystery, book 26.
A witty mystery featuring a semi-retired snarky lawyer who’s tasked with defending a mechanic accused of murder. The evidence appears to be stacking up against the defendant, but the lawyer believes it’s possible he’s looking at a frame job. Andy Carpenter mystery, book 22.