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This month's newsletter took a turn, a sharp turn, and I hope one that took us on a better path. I'd nearly forgotten that this month is Halloween later in the month (my kid still wants to trick or treat; we don't buy candy) so I almost posted a newsletter that omitted one of the most celebrated holidays in the year: Halloween.
To correct this near error, I thought if I posted a collection, small as it may be, of around 10 mystery stories that you could "snuggle" up to by your fireplace. (Oh, I so miss my fireplace! ) Forgive me! Let me get this collection up for your browsing pleasure and we'll be off to prepare for a fantastic Halloween with a fantastically gruesome book to enjoy.
The newsletter is just developing organically this month, well, it mostly does every month but this month's idea came at the last minute. Hence, the rushed appearance of apparitions our of order in this newsletter. I nearly forgot that this month included one of the most celebrated holidays of the year, for some folk, and for others, it is their holiday. Halloween, of course! I was not born on that fateful day but my sister sadly opened her eyes on the 31st and my nephew, many years after her, was too, born on that fateful day. But enough of family members born on Halloween; you only want to be scared and entertained through books on the subject, correct? My list will include some authors you know; some may be new but it is my intent that you will view this collection with interest at the careful selection of works included therein...without further yahoo...the list!
1) Halloween Party by Agatha Christie - This is a Hercule Poirot mystery and it will not disappoint the fans of this master detective and dear Agatha alike. [Order Hallowe'en Party: Inspiration for the 20th Century Studios Major Motion Picture A Haunting in Venice (Hercule Poirot series Book 36) from Amazon.Com]
2) Town in a Pumpkin Bash by B. B. Haywood - This is a fun horror hayride and a smiling pumpkin as Halloween is fast approaching, and a dead body is found near the tombstones, Candy has to get moving on detective work to find the killer. This is an enjoyable read to add to your list.
[Order Town in a Pumpkin Bash: A Candy Holliday Murder Mystery from Amazon.Com]
3) Gossamer Ghost by Laura Childs - This is a scrapbooking mystery for all of those scrapbook lovers out there and this book incorporates this delightful craft into the mystery story. A night of looking perusing the Oddities shop uncovers a dead body and a mystery to boot. This will definitely be a cozy read.
[Order Gossamer Ghost (A Scrapbooking Mystery Book 12) from Amazon.Com]
4) Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews - This mystery is one of 18 in the Meg Langslow series and it is a knee slapping hilarious award winning mystery series you will enjoy. Ms. Andrews makes use of avian birds in her mysteries and the jokes abound, as she won an award for the funnies mystery. I can't wait to enjoy this one on a cold October evening.
[Order Lord of the Wings: A Meg Langslow Mystery (Meg Langslow Mysteries Book 19) from Amazon.Com]
5) The Legend of Sleepy Harlow from League of Literary Ladies by Kylie Logan - In this mystery, the League of Literary ladies have decided to read the Legend of Sleepy Hollow for Halloween to discuss when they are beset by the legend of a headless prohibition runner living on their own South Bass island. And the mystery begins for the ladies and for us...if we choose this book for reading enjoyment.
[Order The Legend of Sleepy Harlow (League of Literary Ladies) from Amazon.Com]
6) Give Em Pumpkins to Talk About from the Pumpkin Patch mysteries by Joyce and Jim Laverne - This is first in the mystery series as a Richmond attorney returns to the family's abandoned farm to uncover unanswered questions about her grandparents. Another good mystery to add to the list for this month.
[Order Give 'Em Pumpkin to Talk About (Pumpkin Patch Mysteries) from Amazon.Com]
7) The Haunted Season a Max Tudor mystery by G.M. Malliet - This is book number five in a series surrounding their protagonist Max Tudor and these books delight readers everywhere, as they will delight your reading palette with GM's wit. She is a writer who is witty and clever and a breeze of invigorating proportions with her ability to delve into the mysterious and entertain our minds. Another enjoyable read for Halloween.
[Order The Haunted Season: A Max Tudor Mystery (A Max Tudor Novel Book 5) from Amazon.Com]
8) Wicked Witch Murder a Lucy Stone series by Leslie Meier - This is a small town story with a beautiful newcomer to town and some people are enchanted by her beauty, while others fear her presence will only bring evil. It only appears to be true when a dead body turns up in a hidden area and Lucy has to help uncover the culprit before another body shows up. Another winner for this month!
[Order Wicked Witch Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery Series Book 16) from Amazon.Com]
9) Vampires, Bones and Treacle Scones a Liss MacCrimmon mystery - The mystery begins with Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin, proprietor of the Moosetookalook Scottish Emporium in Moosetookalook, Maine, is in charge of planning the town’s All Hallows Festival. Then, someone starts digging for treasure in the basement of the emporium and a dead body appears. Now we have a mystery! This book is not a long read but a very enjoyable one for the cozy list.
[Order Vampires, Bones and Treacle Scones (A Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Book 7) from Amazon.Com]
10) Murder, She Wrote: Trick or Treachery by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain - Oh, you thought we could avoid the great Jessica Fletcher from our reading list, did you? Well, we cannot! For it is Murder, She Wrote that tops the list at number 10 and is among the plethora of books she wrote along with her collaborator, Donald Bain. A medium, a newcomer to town ends up dead in a graveyard and everyone is suspect as it seems they all had something in for this new resident. In the classic and enjoyable fashion, Jessica Fletcher deduces the culprit by the books end, in a Halloween classic.
[Order Murder, She Wrote: Trick or Treachery from Amazon.Com]
Well, that is the newsletter for this month. Not much news as reading suggestions to help celebrate the month. Till next time...
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So, for this month's newsletter I submitted to you, my gracious readers, a few mystery choices in list form. The question asked at the beginning was what was the total number of books submitted for you to choose from?
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Till next time...have a ghoulish time!
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