A sack of books for Christmas!

Looking for some more holiday-themed and mystery books to read over your Christmas break? Take a look at these!

Dog-Free Dinner

This holiday short is only available through my website or by picking up Auntie Clem’s Bakery 1-12

Vic is looking forward to Christmas with her new Bald Eagles Falls family. Erin—not so much. But she wants to make it a special day for Vic.

An unexpected turn in events changes all of their carefully-laid plans. 

This Christmas short, part of the Auntie Clem’s Bakery series, is only available through my website. The series—and your holiday—won’t be complete without it.

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Santa Shortbread

Somebody is stealing Christmas gifts from the Bald Eagle Falls children. At the rate that presents are disappearing, there soon won’t be a gift left in Whoville. Err, Bald Eagle Falls.

Gluten-free baker Erin Price and her friends are on the case to try to unmask the Grinch and bring him to justice, and toys to the children. But time is not on their side. Soon it will be Christmas Eve—will the winner be the Grinch or Santa?

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Delusions of the Past


What kind of a monster poisons a psychic’s cat?

When Starlight first fell ill, Reg thought that she was the cause of it. She should have been watching him more carefully. She should have found out about household plants and chemicals that could hurt her familiar. She was clearly a negligent owner.

But it soon becomes clear that there is some darker force at work, and Reg is going to need all of her resources to find the culprit before it is too late if she is to have any chance of saving her furry companion’s life.

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If you are looking for something grittier that is set around Christmas, though not Christmas themed, have a look at these:

She Wore Mourning

A dead child.
A mother deep in mourning.

Private Investigator Zachary Goldman’s life isn’t all roses, but he tries to put his own shattered life behind him to investigate the death of five-year-old Declan Bond.
Declan’s death has been ruled an accident, but his grandmother thinks there is more to it. She fears Declan’s mother will not be able to find peace until Zachary can give them an answer once and for all.

But as Zachary digs into the circumstances surrounding Declan’s death, he finds that all is not as it seems, and somebody doesn’t want him to find the truth.

She Wore Mourning

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He Was Walking Alone

He met with tragedy.

Richard Harding was walking alone when he was struck by a vehicle and died.

A tragic accident that was no one’s fault.

But if that was so, then why was his girlfriend so sure that it was intentional homicide?

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The Secret Santa Mystery

A Secret Santa–with a secret!

Security expert for a British bank by day, horse trainer at night, Izzy Paterson is a multi-tasking, dressage-riding computer whiz with an addiction to strong coffee and a penchant for CSI on Netflix. So when the Secret Santa at her office Christmas party hands her a perplexing riddle, she just can’t ignore the mystery.

Penned by a modern-day Robin Hood, the anonymous rhyme hints at financial misconduct that could put the future of everyone at her work in danger.

Despite herself, Izzy is drawn into solving the puzzle, delving into the furthest reaches of the internet in her quest to track down the mysterious wrongdoer. Can she solve the mystery before the company implodes, or before her adversary takes things from the virtual to the physical–and still get home to Scotland in time for Christmas?

The Case of the Black Tulips

There’s a new detective duo in Victorian London…

When Katherine Demeray opens an unsigned letter addressed to her missing father, she is drawn into a quest to find the terrified letter-writer and learn the secret of the black tulips.

Struggling to support herself after her father’s disappearance, Katherine has neither time nor money to solve the mystery alone. She has no choice but to seek help from a woman she has only just met; awkward socialite Connie Swift.

As the letters become increasingly frantic, this unlikely team of amateur detectives must learn to work together, while struggling to navigate the rigid rules of Victorian propriety, their families’ expectations, and the complicating interference of men.

Confronting danger as they venture into new and frightening territory, Katherine and Connie risk arrest, exposure, and even their reputations to solve the Case of the Black Tulips. 

Sweets and Santa

Christmas mystery, magic, and matchmaking.

It’s Joanie’s first Christmas as a bakery owner, and although her recipes are perfect, her holiday window decorating skills leave something to be desired.

As items around town disappear, the spirit of the season gets overshadowed. Rumors swirl as residents speculate whodunnit. And when one of the missing pieces is an engagement ring last seen in her shop, Joanie’s reputation as a baker and matchmaker is put in jeopardy.

Joanie thought her new town was safe, but is it? Is it all a prank, or tied to the Christmas gnomes that get moved each night, or is something more sinister going on?

The Case of the Snow White Lady

There is no such thing as a vampire … or is there?

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are summoned to Dartmoor by an old schoolfriend of Watson’s, Bill Holcombe. His sixteen year old daughter Amelia, who died a month previously, has been seen wandering the village at night. Witnesses swear that she catches animals and sucks their blood. The whole neighbourhood fears the ‘Snow-White Lady’, and Holcombe is desperate to prove she is not a vampire.

The great detective’s famous scepticism is put to the test in a mystery where boundaries blur between the living and the dead…

Seaglass Christmas

Long before Elm Sunday became a powerful sea priestess, she was the world’s greatest kid detective.

Eight-year-old Mercy-Faith “Elm” Sunday loves mysteries and now she has one. But if Santa and her parents didn’t send her the rare seaglass, who did?

Welcome to Little Blessing, the charming seaside town in New England where preparations are underway for the annual holiday events. Despite a year of behaving badly, Elm has visions of sugarplums and a truckload of presents under the tree. The Brownie scout is also determined to earn her “Philanthropist” badge and solve the “mystery of the seaglass” before Christmas.

Accompanied by her nemesis Snow Whitedove Smith, Elm learns about a mythical shipwrecked treasure. If she finds it, she will be richly rewarded, earning the admiration of everyone in town. Unfortunately, Elm’s not the only one looking for it—and the investigation is getting dangerous!

Murder at the Playgroup

Pippa Parker never wanted to move to the chocolate-box village of Much Gadding in the first place. When she meets the locals, she’s absolutely sure. There’s just one problem; she’s 8 months pregnant.

The village is turned upside down when Barbara Hamilton, pillar of the community, is found dead at Gadding Goslings playgroup. No one could have murdered her except the people who were there. The police suspect all of them, including Pippa herself…

With a baby due any minute, and hampered by her toddler son, can Pippa unmask the murderer? Will Much Gadding return to normal? And does anyone in Much Gadding even know what normal is?

Santa Got Run Over by a Vampire

Father Christmas has just been damned to darkness.

Jane Devereux is adjusting to her new life as a nocturne fabulously. She runs the most popular nightclub in the French Quarter and is married to the hottest vampire in New Orleans.

When she accidentally runs over Santa Claus and has to turn him into a vampire to save him, her perfect undead life begins to crumble like a week-old sugar cookie.

Whoops.

Jane has three days to teach Santa the ways of the vampire and get him back to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve.

Oh, and if that’s not stressful enough, her dad is coming for Christmas.

And he doesn’t know she’s a vampire.

Or that she’s married.

Double whoops.

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