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'Twas the Knife Before Christmas - A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery, #2

Holly White is working at her family farm in the town of Mistletoe, a Christmas destination and holiday tradition for many. But Evan Gray, the local sheriff, and Holly are about to get busier when her best friend is arrested for murder by E...

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In Peppermint Peril - A Book Tea Shop Mystery, #1

Joy Avon sets a delightful scenario with this cozy Christmas mystery. Callie Aspen is an interesting heroine, she definitely has a history not only in the town but with the key players and with the murder location itself. I enjoyed the fact...

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Six Cats a Slayin' - Cat in the Stacks Mystery, #10

The tenth entry in this most charming series is set, as the title indicates, during the Christmas season. As Charlie and his Maine Coon Cat Diesel prepare for the holidays with Charlie's grandchildren, Charlie gets an unwelcome invitation f...

5 Stars
  • Author: Miranda James
  • Review by: Rocco LoTempio
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Berkley

Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas - Rocky Mountain Cowboys, #1

This was a really sweet read and I enjoyed it. Here you have a single dad who's doing all he can to look after his 4 kids with the grudging help of his brother's. Then you have shy, observant and very smart Camille who is shocked that Steve...

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Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women - A Victorian Mystery, #36

This is the 36th instalment of this popular series! All I can say is Wow! Fans of this servants turned detective mystery will eat this up! There's a holiday theme - a very unpopular man manages to insult every guest at a holiday party, so n...

4 Stars
  • Author: Emily Brightwell
  • Review by: Rocco LoTempio
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Berkley

Hark the Herald Angels Slay - A Year-Round Christmas Mystery, #3

The town of Rudolph, New York, has the Christmas spirit all year long—but when homicide heats up a summer holiday, it’s up to shop owner Merry Wilkinson to wrap up the case. In Rudolph, Christmas in July heralds Santa’s arrival by boat to b...

5 Stars
  • Author: Vicki Delany
  • Review by: Rocco LoTempio
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Berkley

Ms. Calculation - Mystery Christmas, #1

"Ms. Calculation" is my introduction to author Danica Winters as well as the first book in her new Mystery Christmas series . The plot and the characters were complex, well developed and interesting. The relationship between Gwen Johansen a...

4 Stars

Purring around the Christmas Tree - A Pawsitively Organic Mystery

It’s the annual lighting of the tree in Frog’s Ledge. Unfortunately, Santa pulled up in his sleigh, DOA. At first Stan is sure it's Seamus, her boyfriend's uncle, inside the red suit. But the victim turns out to be an employee from the town...

4 Stars

A Cajun Christmas Killing - A Cajun Country Mystery, #3

Artist Maggie Crozat loves Pelican, Louisiana, especially at Christmastime! The whole town is beautifully decorated and the bonfires on the Mississippi levee are a sight to behold! Maggie enjoys helping out at Crozat Plantation, her family’...

5 Stars

A Christmas Message

“A Christmas Message” by Anne Perry is a beautiful seasonal mini-novel that features Vespasia and Victor Narraway, whose journey to Jerusalem, at a time considered pivotal for Christian religions, is imbued with far more significance than a...

4 Stars
  • Author: Anne Perry
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, Historical Fiction, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books

Masking for Trouble - A Costume Shop Mystery, #2

“Masking for Trouble” by Diane Vallere is a great view of the challenges of running a costume shop around Halloween. I loved the puns sprinkled throughout the story as well as the imaginative costumes, and found myself chuckling at the name...

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  • Author: Diane Vallere
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Berkley

Snowed In with Murder - An Otter Lake Mystery, #3

“Snowed in with murder” written by Auralee Wallace is a good book that is part of a series called the “Otter Lake” mystery. The story is funny. The characters get into trouble in the most unusual ways. The characters were a joy to read to a...

4 Stars

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas - An Andy Carpenter Novel

As someone who appreciates having cute animals on the book covers, I was the perfect target audience for David Rosenfelt’s "Twelve Dogs of Christmas". Readers can tell the story was written by an animal advocate and talented writer. The mys...

4 Stars
  • Author: David Rosenfelt
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books

Cheddar Off Dead - An Undercover Dish Mystery, #2

“Cheddar Off Dead” is a great cozy mystery Christmas read! It not only gives the reader a good story but some good food too! The plot simmered around the death of a part time Santa Claus, Brad Whitefield, and an undercover chef, Lilah Drake...

5 Stars
  • Author: Julia Buckley
  • Review by: ArlenaDean
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Berkley

Frosty the Dead Man - A Snow Globe Shop Mystery, #3

Another snow globe mystery with a great ending seems impossible, but is true. This is a wonderful series and Ms. Husom does an excellent job from the get-go! The writing is fresh, the style is neat but complex, and the mysteries keep this s...

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  • Author: Christine Husom
  • Review by: Kittybooboo13
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Berkley

Eggnog Murder

"Eggnog Murder" by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis and Barbara Ross is a collection of three holiday-themed murder mysteries featuring deadly eggnog. The first entry is "Eggnog Murder" featuring Lucy Stone at the center of a mystery with Santas ga...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, Barbara Ross
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Collections & Anthologies, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Kensington Books

Damien's Christmas - The Night Stalkers White House Book 6

“Damien’s Christmas” by M.L. Buchman blends romance and suspense in a compelling seasonal tale that provides plenty of ‘aw’ moments along with exciting action scenes even as it gives a unique glimpse of some of the complicated maneuvering a...

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The Witch and the Dead - Wishcraft Mystery, #7

The Wishcraft Mystery Series is one of my favorites, great characters, well written stories...and the touch of the paranormal I adore in my cozies. Darcy and Nick's relationship has progressed throughout the series and now they are taking t...

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  • Author: Heather Blake
  • Review by: Roxanne
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Berkley

Putting on the Witch - Retired Witches Mysteries, #3

I love this series and I am sad to acknowledge this is probably the last. I don't know if Jim completed any others before passing away earlier this year, just six months after Joyce passed in 2015. If it is the final book in the series, it...

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  • Authors: Jim Lavene, Joyce Lavene
  • Review by: Roxanne
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Berkley

Cardwell Christmas Crime Scene - Cardwell Cousins, #5

“Cardwell Christmas Crime Scene” is the latest in B.J. Daniel’s Cardwell family series, and the first I’ve read in this series. There is an abundance of characters, and the story follows multiple perspectives. Because of all the perspective...

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Christmas Al Dente - Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries Novella

Jennifer L. Hart gifts fans with a tasty holiday treat in this seasonal cozy mystery. Andy Buckland is as fascinating as she was the last time around in this story. And while all my favourites from the debut novel make an appearance it was...

4 Stars

The Blonde Before Christmas - a Barb Jackson Mysteries holiday short story

Anna Snow’s The Blonde Before Christmas is a gift to readers because it’s a fast and festive read, which is great for the holidays. I think it’s a good book choice if you're missing the holidays as well. The story had the right amount of my...

4 Stars

Ornaments of Death - Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries, #10

A great plot from start to finish! Loved how the antique industry is illustrated and how some people are into it for the pursuit of money just as much as for the beauty or history of an item. The characters are well-defined and the story ar...

4 Stars

Trimmed with Murder - A Seaside Knitters Mystery, #10

Trimmed with Murder is the tenth book in the Seaside Knitters Mystery series. I enjoyed how the author tied into the idea of a weekly knitting club. I wish my town had one and that the women in the group were like these ones. They are defin...

4 Stars
  • Author: Sally Goldenbaum
  • Review by: Deal Sharing Aunt
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: NAL

Sleighed at Castle Rock - Amelia Grace Rock 'n' Roll Mysteries holiday short story

Anne Marie Stoddard hits the right note with this fun and frolicking, holiday whodunit. This time around our intrepid Castle Rock clue hound is the always enjoyable Bronwyn. I loved this swift and sweet read that retained its rocker edge wh...

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Tree of Life and Death - Danger Cove, #7

Elizabeth Ashby and Gin Jones piece together the perfect holiday who-dunnit. Keely Fairchild is a fantastic leading lady. She keeps her cool when the situation gets hot and her education and experience shine through in the situation. I love...

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The Candy Cane Cupcake Killer - A Fresh-Baked Mystery

What a great story! This is light entertainment at its' best! Ms. Washburn allows the characters to constantly change and tighten their murder theories. And for every misstep they make, enlightenment occurs. These characters think and act l...

4 Stars
  • Author: Livia J. Washburn
  • Review by: Kittybooboo13
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: NAL

Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen - A Year-Round Christmas Mystery, #1

A delightful first in a new series! Merry Wilkinson is the owner of Mrs. Claus’ Treasures, a year round holiday gift shop. She’s entered a float in the annual holiday parade that she thinks will win best in show – until someone sabotages it...

4 Stars
  • Author: Vicki Delany
  • Review by: Rocco LoTempio
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Berkley

While He's Away

Natalie LeDoux’s life is a mess. A cheating boyfriend and a nagging mother are more than enough to ruin her birthday. As luck would have it, Natalie secures a job house sitting for Alex Peck, a handsome and intriguing stranger. As she gets...

4 Stars

Silent Night

Silent Night is truly entertaining from start to finish! When it comes to suspense, it’s no longer a matter of will she or won’t she, nor an issue of what is he going to say or do next. Instead, it’s all about suspense. Ms. Kyle builds the...

4 Stars

On Borrowed Time - A Library Lover's Mystery

On Borrowed Time by Jenn McKinlay is part of the "Library Lover's Mystery" series. I have other books by this author and I have liked them all. The story line and the characters make the story interesting. Jack, Lindsey Norris's brother, is...

4 Stars

Mulled Murder - Pennyfoot Holiday Mysteries

A more thoroughly enjoyable book will be hard to find once you’ve read Mulled Murder. I loved how the characters and scenery meshed from the start. After writing many books in this series the occasional reminder of the era comes easily and...

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  • Author: Kate Kingsbury
  • Review by: Kittybooboo13
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Berkley

Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen - A Victorian Mystery

I just finished reading Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen, which is part of the book series called A Victorian Mystery by Emily Brightwell. I was given this book to create a review for Night Owl Reviews and in my personal opinion; I fou...

4 Stars

Snow Way Out - A Snow Globe Shop Mystery

This is the first in what appears to be a promising new series. Curio Shop Manager Camryn Brooks owns a curio shop specializing in snow globes – and one day comes across a very unusual one, depicting a crime scene! Imagine her surprise to a...

4 Stars
  • Author: Christine Husom
  • Review by: Rocco LoTempio
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley

Murder, Served Simply - An Amish Quilt Shop Mystery, #3

The Amish Quilt Shop mystery series books are fun and easy to read. This is the third book in this wonderful series and comes out to be everything you could possibly want. The cover art draws you right in from the start. Then you read on th...

4 Stars
  • Author: Isabella Alan
  • Review by: Bemiown
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Amish, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Signet

A Last Goodbye

Ali Reynolds and B. Simpson are about to tie-the-knot in Las Vegas on Christmas Eve. Some would say it’s about time, but no matter. The family is gathered for the festive occasion but a little dog named Bella is about to steal the show. How...

3 Stars
  • Author: J.A. Jance
  • Review by: Bob Walch
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, * Under 45k Words, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Pocket Star

Treasure from the Past - Big Honey Dog Mysteries Easter Special Edition

When Honey the Great Dane and her canine friends go on an Easter picnic with their owners, they never think that they might all be involved in an Easter mystery. Not too far away from all the fun and Easter festivities, Honey and her crew s...

5 Stars
  • Author: H.Y. Hanna
  • Review by: Diana Coyle
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Kids: Middle Grade, Suspense: Mystery, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: H.Y. Hanna

Season's Greetings - A Parish Mail Novella

Christmas is drawing near in New Orleans and Celia, Tilly, Luc, and Donovan are back for a delightful Christmas offering in Kira Snyder's wonderful Parish Mail Series. Luc and Celia found a pile of letters in the hollowed out mailbox in the...

5 Stars
  • Author: Kira Snyder
  • Review by: MerryNoelle
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, * Under 45k Words, Suspense: Mystery, Supernatural, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Coliloquy, LLC

Cold Snap - Lucy Kincaid Novels, #8

I have enjoyed following Lucy Kincaid as she made her way through the Academy on her way to graduating as an FBI Agent. She's a character that has been dealt far more than her share of adversity and has come out the other side stronger for...

4 Stars

A Sandcastle Christmas - The Edge of Texas, #5

"A Sandcastle Christmas" by J.D. Faver is one very good read and the first read for me by this author. I will say it will not be the last because I do plan on checking out more from this author's series. I found that "A Sandcastle Christmas...

5 Stars
  • Author: J.D. Faver
  • Review by: ArlenaDean
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, * Contemporary, * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: J.D. Faver

Death Under the Mistletoe

Ashantay Peters delivers a feisty, festive, whodunit with this fun read. Lily is headstrong and often looks before she leaps but I think if we were to meet I’d enjoy being friends with her. Reluctant maid of honor Lily Carlson is a far more...

4 Stars

Message in a Bauble - Big Honey Dog Mysteries Christmas Special Edition

When Honey, her canine friends and all their owners come together to help decorate the school hall for the upcoming Christmas Fair, they all lend a hand in helping out. While the owners are decorating, Honey finds a mysterious note hidden i...

5 Stars
  • Author: H.Y. Hanna
  • Review by: Diana Coyle
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Kids: Middle Grade, Suspense: Mystery, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: H.Y. Hanna

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries

Otto Penzler has assembled sixty of his all-time favorite yuletide crime stories in this remarkable collection. You’ll find classic Victorian tales by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson and Thomas Hardy plus a wide selection of...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Mary Higgins Clark, Thomas Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sara Paretsky, Ed McBain, Robert Bernard, Pat Frank
  • Review by: Bob Walch
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Seasonal / Holiday, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Vintage

Christmas at Cardwell Ranch

"Christmas at Cardwell Ranch" by B.J. Daniels is a wonderfully told story that you will want to read especially during the holidays. It is not just a Christmas story, but you will need to read the book to see what I mean. I really liked the...

5 Stars

Upon A Winter's Night

In this holiday Amish novel, we are told the story of how Lydia Brand is considered “different” because her dad’s distant cousins adopted her after her parents were killed in a buggy car accident many years ago. The community looks upon her...

5 Stars
  • Author: Karen Harper
  • Review by: Diana Coyle
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Amish, Suspense: Mystery, * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: MIRA

Eleven Pipers Piping - A Father Christmas Mystery

Canadian author C.C. Benison returns to the idyllic village of Thornford Regis where local vicar Tom Christmas again assists the authorities investigating a murder. Although he isn’t a big fan of haggis, Father Tom has been invited to atten...

4 Stars

Dashing Through the Snow

Lisa Riley does an excellent job of creating a situation dripping with suspense. The main character, Lily, is likeable although at times does seem a bit over-zealous. The story is well-plotted and holds your interest - all in all, a worthwh...

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Saving Christmas

When the local mall Santa Clause is kidnapped in front of a group of caroling school kids, all eyes turn to Detective Doug Brophy, who is assigned the case. Charged with solving the crime and saving the holiday, Doug finds himself working w...

3 Stars

Malevolent Spirit - Merryweather Lodge #2

This story is the second in the Merryweather Lodge series and it was just as engrossing and spine chilling as the first book. I loved that Ms. Holyoak created such a wonderfully engrossing story based on her own personal experiences she had...

5 Stars

The Mischief of the Mistletoe - A Pink Carnation Novel, #7

This is yet another fun and fabulous entry in the series of flower spy books that started with "The Secret of the Pink Carnation". This book was completely set in historical England and doesn't feature modern day London or Eloise at all, ma...

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  • Author: Lauren Willig
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Suspense: Mystery, Romantic Elements, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Penguin Group

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