12 Slays of Christmas
12 Slays Titles and blurbs
1. Baby Its Cold Outside. Abby Vandiver
It's a family affair. Cousins, Brigitt and San finally start their dream business - an event planning company! And what better time to open then at Christmas. But it looks as if the only event they may be hosting is a murder investigation after a body is found in their basement.
2.. The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year. Judith Lucci
Faced with the recent death of her husband Medical Examiner Kinsey Zee and her black lab Solomon investigate a death by bear mauling on the Massanutten Mountain only to learn her holiday wouldn't be so bad after all.
3. Stollen Time: A Pineapple Port Novelette. Amy Vansant
When a Pineapple Port resident is found face-down in her Christmas fruit stollen, Charlotte knows this case won't be cake. Was it an accident? The ungrateful granddaughter? Or the person who baked the stollen?
4. Death by Rum Balls. Colleen Mooney
Guests to a neighborhood Christmas party all have something to hide and the hostess has been spreading everything except good will. When a couple are discovered poisoned right before everyone sits down for dinner, all the guests are suspects and have reasons they want the hostess to pay.
5 The Worst Noel. Amy Reade
It's Black Friday, and Lilly Carlsen finds a body who's been strangled with a strand of pearls from her inventory on her biggest shopping day of the year. Lilly is a single mom with two teenagers, has a sister with Juniper Junction's finest and her mother is showing signs of dementia, but her life gets more complicated when her ex-husband shows up out of the clear, thin mountain air.
6. The Case of the Curious Biscuit Nell Goddin
PI Molly Sutton expected Christmas in Castillac to be quaint and charming. But apparently murder doesn't take vacations...
7. Devil in A Black Suit. Colleen Helme
Ramos’ job as the right-hand man to a mobster used to be easy until Shelby, a mind-reading soccer mom, joined the organization. With all the trouble she gets into, he’s constantly putting his life on the line to save her. But this time, it could be a deal with a deadly enemy that gets him killed.
8. May Your Days Be Cherry and Albright. Larissa Reinhart
In this Rashomon-style Christmas mystery, while Cherry Tucker suffers from flu-induced visions of murder, Maize Albright’s on the hunt for a missing granddaughter whose criminal stockings have long been filled with coal.
9. Frankincense, Gold, and Murder. Kim Hunt Harris
Salem is celebrating Christmas in true Trailertopian style, but her festivities take a downturn when she finds a murdered neighbor. It won’t be a jolly Christmas if her snooping for the killer leads to her becoming the next victim.
10. Christmas Chocolates and Crimes. Cindy Bell
Ally and Charlotte expected the holidays to be filled with chocolates and good times. What they didn’t expect is to be solving murders and crimes.
11. Home for the Holidays. Summer Prescott
When a down-and-out young veteran finds himself homeless for the holidays, he lands a job as a mall Santa, and finds himself in a situation much tighter than a chimney. Will the magic of Christmas come to his aid in time?
12.Murder at the Holiday Bazaar. Kathryn Dionne
Travel chef, Stevie Elliott, comes home to Quapaw, Mississippi, to help with the annual Holiday Bazaar by making her famous Southern Fried Chicken. But this joyous festival suddenly sours when Pastor Oliver is found dead in his office with one of Stevie’s half-eaten chicken legs in his hand.
Larissa Reinhart and Colleen Mooney are members of Sisters in Crime National and Colleen is President of the Sisters in Crime: New Orleans chapter.