Mystery Solved: What to Give the Cozy Lover on Your List

Looking for a holiday gift for your favorite mystery lover? Stuff their stockings with feisty heroines, lots of laughs and lively plots that are sure to keep them guessing! (Last-minute shopping? Send an e-book!)

PlantationShuddersSmaller (2)CAJUN COUNTRY MYSTERY SERIES
by Ellen Byron
(Crooked Lane Books)

Life can be murder in quirky Pelican, Louisiana, but native daughter Magnolia “Maggie” Crozat uses her artist’s eye to spot clues and catch killers. This bestselling series, set in a plantation-turned-B&B, serves up mysteries with a spicy Cajun twist.

First in the series: Plantation Shudders  (eBook on sale for $1.99)
Perfect for the holiday season: A Cajun Christmas Killing

by Marla Cooper
(Minotaur Books)

You’re cordially invited to come along with destination wedding planner Kelsey McKenna as she juggles bridal parties, police detectives and murder suspects around the globe.

First book in the series: Terror in Taffeta
Best bet for wine lovers: Dying on the Vine

by Lisa Q. Mathews
(Carina Press/Harlequin)

A twenty-something party girl and a practical senior citizen team up to solve murders in upscale Southwest Florida—and they may be breaking every sleuthing rule under the sun.

First book in the series: Cardiac Arrest
Give it to everyone in your book club: Permanently Booked

semester-of-our-discontentLILA MACLEAN ACADEMIC MYSTERIES
by Cynthia Kuhn
(Henery Press)

A professor with a knack for sleuthing discovers that a little learning can indeed be a dangerous thing.

First book in the series: The Semester of Our Discontent

For readers who love a hint of the paranormal: The Spirit in Question

deathcrashesthepartycoverLIV AND DI IN DIXIE MYSTERY SERIES
by Vickie Fee
(Kensington Books)

Sassy Southern cozy series, featuring party planner Liv McKay and best friend Di Souther. When murder crashes the party in their sweet little town, this determined duo tracks down killers—before the party’s over for keeps.

First book in the series: Death Crashes the Party
For anyone who believes that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas: Til Death Do Us Party


by Leslie Karst
(Crooked Lane Books)

Caught between the world of her family’s old-school Italian eatery and that of the trendy, upscale restaurant she’s just inherited, Sally Solari walks a knife edge, working two jobs and solving murders between shifts.

First book in the series: Dying for a Taste
Perfect for music lovers: A Measure of Murder

hollywood-homicide_smallerDETECTIVE BY DAY MYSTERIES
by Kellye Garrett
(Midnight Ink)

Actress Dayna Anderson takes on the toughest role of her life: Homicide Detective.

First in the series: Hollywood Homicide
Just in time for awards season: Hollywood Ending


Happy holidays, happy shopping, and happy reading!

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