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Mistletoe Mysteries

mistletoeminiMistletoe Mysteries [updated annually]

This list is comprised of novels or short story collections in which the Christmas season (or a Christmas setting) is an important element in the flavor of the book. Christmas Mysteries have been a popular annual tradition in the mystery publishing field, with numerous new additions being added to the ranks each holiday season. In recent years, anthologies of holiday-themed mystery short stories have also become quite successful — especially those with an even more specific focus, such as Christmas cat mysteries, Christmas culinary mysteries, etc. This list also includes mysteries with a Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or New Year’s Eve setting. This list is updated every winter, and anything with the New icon indicates a book published within the past two years (2014-2016 currently).

Over the years, several of the titles in this list have been withdrawn or never been added to the libraries’ collection in the first place. For any title not hot-linked to our catalog in this list, we encourage you to make use of our InterLibrary Loan Service — for a minimal fee, you can order any of these titles from other libraries around the country. Note: This list does not include titles available only in eBook formats, or as print-on-demand titles, or from limited-release vanity presses; it focuses only on titles from mainstream print publishers. For a slightly more complete list, including books from those sources not included here, check out the Christmas Mystery Book List at the Cozy Mystery site (not limited just to “Cozies”).

A Selection of Mystery Fiction for Adults

Abbott, Alyson K. — Shots in the Dark New
Abbott, Anthony — About the Murder of a Startled Lady — About the Murder of Geraldine Foster
Adamson, Lydia — A Cat in the Manger — A Cat in the Wings — A Cat on Jingle Bell Rock — A Cat Under the Christmas Tree — A Cat Under the Mistletoe
Alan, Isabella — Murder Served Simply New
Albert, Susan Wittig — Holly BluesMistletoe ManRueful Death
Alexander, David — Shoot a Sitting Duck
Allan, Barbara — Antiques Flee Market
Allen, Michael — Spence and the Holiday Murders
Alt, Madelyn — A Charmed Death New
Amo, Gary — Silent Night
Andrews, Donna — Duck the Halls NewThe Nightingale Before Christmas NewSix Geese a SlayingTwo Deadly Doves New in 2015
Andrews, Mary Kay — Blue Christmas —  Christmas Bliss New
Armstrong, Vivien — Fly in Amber
Arts, David J. — Quiet Desperation
Ash, Maureen — Murder for Christ’s Mass
Atherton, Nancy — Aunt Dimity’s Christmas
Atkins, Ace — Leavin’ Trunk Blues
Aubert, Rosemary — The Feast of Stephen
Avocato, Lori (and others) — Sugarplums and Scandal
Baantjer, Albert C. — Murder in Amsterdam
Babson, Marian — Line Up for Murder — Murder, Murder — Little Star — Murder on a Mystery TourThe Twelve Deaths of Christmas
Bain, Donald (& “Jessica Fletcher” — Murder She Wrote tie-ins) — A Little Yuletide Murder — Manhattans and Murder — Murder Never Takes a Holiday
Baker, North and Bolton, William — Dead to the World
Baldacci, David — The Christmas Train
Ballard, Mignon F. — Deadly Promise — Hark! The Herald Angel Screamed
Barnard, Robert — Death in a Cold ClimateThe Habit of Widowhood
Barnett, T.L. — Murder for the New Year
Barrett, Kathleen Anne — Homicide For the Holidays [anthology with two other authors] Barritt, Christy — High Stakes Holiday Reunion
Barron, Stephanie — Jane and the Wandering EyeJane and the Twelve Days of Christmas New in 2015
Battison, Brian — The Christmas Bow Murder
Baxt, George — The Marlene Dietrich Murder Case
Bayard, Louis — Mr. Timothy
Beaton, M. C. — Busy Body [Agatha Raisin] — Death of a Prankster [Hamish MacBeth] — Death of a Snob [Hamish MacBeth] — A Highland Christmas [Hamish MacBeth] — Kissing Christmas Goodbye [Agatha Raisin] Beaumont, Cyril William — The Mysterious Toyshop
Beechy, Alan — Murdering Ministers
Belle, Josie — Buried in Bargains
Benison, C.C. — Death at Sandringham House — Eleven Pipers PipingTen Lords A-LeapingTwelve Drummers Drumming
Bennett, Jenna — A Done Deal
Benrey, Ron and Janet — Season of Glory
Bentley, Jennie — Home for the Homicide
Berenson, Laurien — The Bark Before Christmas New in 2015A Christmas Howl New in 2015Jingle Bell Bark
Bernhardt, William — The Midnight Before Christmas
Berry, Carole — This Year Will be Different — The Year of the Monkey
Berry, Linda (and others) — The Last Noel [anthology with three other authors] Binchy, Maeve — This Year It Will Be Different and Other Stories
Bishop, Claudia — A Carol for a Corpse
Black, Gavin — A Dragon for Christmas
Black, Sarah and Lanyon, Josh — I’ll Be Dead For Christmas
Blackstock, Charity — Foggy, Foggy Dew
Blake, Nicholas — The Corpse in the Snowman — The Smiler With the Knife — Thou Shell of Death
Blanc, Nero — A Crossworder’s DelightA Crossworder’s GiftA Crossworder’s Holiday — Wrapped Up in Crosswords
Borthwick, J. S. — Dude on ArrivalThe Student Body
Boucher, Anthony — The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Vol 25: The Night Before Christmas (audio recording only)
Bourbon, Melissa — Deadly Patterns
Bowen, Rhys — Away in a Manger NewThe Twelve Clues of Christmas
Boylan, Eleanor — Pushing Murder
Bradley, Alan — I Am Half Sick of Shadows
Bramble, Forbes — Dead of Winter
Braun, Lilian Jackson — The Cat Who Turned On and OffThe Cat Who Went Into the Closet
Bredes, Don — Cold Comfort
Brett, Simon — The Christmas Crimes at Puzzel Manor — The Shooting in the Shop
Brewer, Steve (and others) — The Last Noel [anthology with three other authors] Brightwell, Emily — Mrs. Jeffries and the Feast of St. Stephen — Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen New in 2015Mrs. Jeffries and the Mistletoe Mix-UpMrs. Jeffries and the Silent KnightMrs. Jeffries and the Yuletide Weddings
Brockmann, Suzanne — All Through the Night: A Troubleshooter Christmas
Brown, Carter — A Corpse for Christmas
Brown, Frederic — Murder Can Be Fun
Brown, Rita Mae — Full CryRest in Pieces Santa Clawed
Bruce, Leo — Such is Death
Bryan, Molly Cox — A Crafty Christmas New
Buchanan, Edna — The Ice Maiden
Buckley, Julia — Cheddar Off Dead New
Burdette, Lucy — Death With All the Trimmings New
Burke, James — A Present for Santa
Burley, W. J. — Death in Willow PatternWycliffe and the Quiet Virgin
Byerrum, Ellen — Grave Apparel
Cahoon, Lynn — If the Shoe Kills New
Caine, Leslie — Holly and Homicide
Cairns, Alison — New Year Resolution
Cameron, Dana (and others) — Sugarplums and Scandal (anthology)
Carl, Joanna — The Chocolate Bear BurglaryThe Chocolate Snowman Murders
Carlisle, Kate — Deck the Hallways New
Carmack, Amanda — Murder at Whitehall New in 2015
Carrier, Warren — Justice at Christmas
Carrington, Tori — Queen’s Ransom
Carter, John Franklin — The Corpse on the White House Lawn
Carter, Nick — The Christmas Kill
Casey, Elizabeth Lynn — Let it Sew
Caunitz, William J. — Exceptional Clearance
Challinor, C.S. — Christmas is Murder
Chaput, W. J. — The Man on the Train
Chase, Erika — Read and Buried
Chastain, Thomas — 911
Chaze, Elliott — Goodbye Goliath
Chesbro, George C. — Second Horseman Out of Eden
Childs, Laura — Fiber and Brimstone
Childs, Laura with Moran, Terrie Farley — Crepe Factor New
Christie, Agatha — Adventure of the Christmas Pudding — Hercule Poirot’s ChristmasMurder for Christmas
Christmas, Joyce — Dying Well
Churchill, Jill — A Farewell to YarnsFrom Here to PaternityThe Merchant of Menace
Clark, Carol Higgins — The Christmas Thief [with Mary Higgins Clark] — Dashing Through the Snow [with Mary Higgins Clark] — Deck the Halls [with Mary Higgins Clark] — He Sees You When You’re Sleeping [with Mary Higgins Clark] — IcedSanta Cruise: A Holiday Mystery at Sea [with Mary Higgins Clark] Clark, Mary Higgins — All Through the NightThe Christmas Thief [with Carol Higgins Clark] — Dashing Through the Snow [with Carol Higgins Clark] — Deck the Halls [with Carol Higgins Clark] — He Sees You When You’re Sleeping [with Carol Higgins Clark] — My Gal SundaySanta Cruise: A Holiday Mystery at Sea [with Carol Higgins Clark] — Silent NightStillwatch
Cleland, Jane — Ornaments of Death New in 2015
Coburn, Jennifer — This Christmas [anthology with two other authors] Coggin, Joan — Who Killed the Curate?
Cohen, Charles — Silver Linings
Collier, Christine E. — Christmas at Cliffhanger Inn — A Holiday Sampler
Collings, Rex — Clerical Crimes for Christmas
Collins, Max Allen — Blue Christmas and Other Holiday Homicides — No Cure for Death — Spree
Colt, Jennifer — The Con Artist of Catalina Island
Conant, Susan — Gone to the Dogs
Connolly, Sheila — A Gala Event New in 2015
Constantine, K. C. — Upon Some Midnights Clear
Cook, Sharon Love — A Deadly Christmas Carol
Cornish, Constance — Dead of Winter
Cornwell, Patricia — Scarpetta’s Winter Table
Costello, Mark — Bag Men
Cousins, Caroline — Fiddle Dee Death
Coward, Mat (and others) — The Last Noel [anthology with three other authors] Coyle, Cleo — Holiday BuzzHoliday GrindLatte Trouble
Craig, Alisa — Murder Goes Mumming
Craig, Philip R. — A Deadly Vineyard HolidayOff Season
Crane, Hamilton — Starring Miss Seeton
Crawford, Isis — A Catered Christmas — A Catered Christmas Cookie Exchange
Creasy, John — Death of a Postman
Crockett, Jessie — Live Free or Die
Crombie, Deborah — Water Like a Stone
Cross, Amanda — No Word From Winifred
Cross, Claire — Silent Night [anthology] Daheim, Mary — The Alpine ChristmasThe Alpine WinterNutty as a Fruitcake
Daheim, Mary (and others) — Sugarplums and Scandal
Dain, Catherine (and others) — The Last Noel [anthology with three other authors] Daley, Kathi — Cat of Christmas Past — Christmas Cozy — Christmas Crazy — Christmas in Paradise — Santa Sleuth
D’Amato, Barbara — Hard Christmas
Dams, Jeanne M. — The Body in the TranseptIndigo ChristmasWinter of Discontent
Dane, Joel Y. — The Christmas Tree Murders
Davenport, Chari — The Christmas Party
Davidson, Diane Mott — Sweet Revenge
Davidson, Mary Janice — Undead and Unreturnable
Davis, Krista — The Diva Cooks a GooseThe Diva Wraps it Up New
Davis, Mildred B. — Tell Them What’s Her Name Called — Three Minutes to Midnight
Dawson, Janet — Nobody’s Child
Dean, Spencer — Credit for a Murder
DeAndrea, William L. — Killed on the Ice
Delaney, Kathleen — Purebred Dead New
Delany, Vicki — Rest Ye Murdered GentlemenNewWe Wish You a Murderous Christmas NewWinter of Secrets
Dentinger, Jane — The Queen is Dead
Dexter, Colin — The Secret of Annexe 3
Dickson, Carter — The White Priory Murders
Dobson, Joanne — Quieter Than Sleep
Donnelly, Deborah — Died to MatchMay the Best Man Die
Dorsey, Tim — When Elves Attack
Douglas, Carole Nelson — Cat in a Golden Garland
Doyle, Arthur Conan — “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” featuring Sherlock Holmes — various collections
Drummond, John Keith — ‘Tis the Season to be Dying
Dunbar, Sophie — Shiveree
Duncan, Elizabeth J. — A Killer’s Christmas in Wales
Dunn, Carola — Death at Wentwater Court — Mistletoe and Murder
Durham, Mary — Keeps Death His Court
Dunnett, Kaitlyn (a.k.a. Kathy Lynn Emerson) — Ho-Ho-Homicide NewA Wee Christmas Homicide
Early, Barbara — Death of a Toy Soldier New
Eason, Lynette — Classified Christmas Mission NewChristmas Cover-Up — Holiday Hideout
Eberhart, Mignon G. — Postmark Murder
Eddenden, A. E. — A Good Year for Murder
Egan, Lesley — Crime for Christmas
Eickhoff, Randy Lee — Then Came Christmas
Erskine, Margaret — A Graveyard Plot
Estleman, Loren D. — The Glass Highway
Evanovich, Janet — Visions of Sugar Plums
Fairstein, Linda — The Deadhouse
Farjeon, J. Jefferson — Mystery in White: A Christmas Crime Story
Fawcett, Quinn — Siren Song
Ferrars, E. X. — The Crime and the Crystal — A Small World of Murder — Smoke Without Fire
Ferris, Monica — Crewel YuleA Stitch in Time
Finch, Charles — The Fleet Street Murders
Finnis, Jane — Buried Too Deep
Fletcher, Jessica (see Bain, Donald)
Flower, Amanda — A Plain Disappearance
Fluke, Joanne — Candy Cane Murder — The Christmas Caramel Murder New — The Gingerbread Cookie Murder — Plum Pudding Murder — Sugar Cookie Murder
Ford, Leslie — The Simple Way of Poison
Fraser, Anthea — The Nine Bright Shiners
Frazer, Margaret — The Servant’s Tale — The Widow’s Tale
Freydont, Shelly — A Merry Little Murder — Silent Knife
Frommer, Sara Hoskinson — Witness in Bishop Hill
Fry, Patricia — A Picture-Purrfect Christmas
Gaardner, Jostein — The Christmas Mystery
Galenorn, Yasmine — Ghost of a Chance
Gano, John — Inspector Proby’s Christmas
George, Anne — Murder on a Bad Hair Day
Giroux, E. X. — Death for a Dietician
Goldenbaum, Sally — A Holiday Yarn | Trimmed With Murder
Goodhind, J.G. — The Ghost of Christmas Past New
Gorman, Ed — Murder on the Aisle
Gouze, Roger — A Quiet Game of Bambu
Grabenstein, Chris — Hell for the Holidays — Slay Ride: He Knows Where You Live
Grace, C.L. — The Merchant of Death
Grace, Margaret — Manhattan in Miniature NewMayhem in Miniature
Grafton, Sue — “E” is for Evidence
Graham, Heather — The Last NoelA Season of Miracles
Granger, Ann — Dead in the Water — A Season for Murder
Grant, Ellie — Treacherous Tart New
Graves, Sarah — Wreck the Halls
Greeley, Andrew — The Bishop and the Three Kings — Star Bright! A Christmas Story
Green, Christine — Deadly Partners
Green, Jane — This Christmas [anthology with two other authors] Greenwood, Kerry — Forbidden Fruit
Grimes, Martha — Jerusalem Inn — The Man with a Load of Mischief — The Old Fox Deceiv’d
Guest, Judith — Killing Time in St. Cloud
Gunning, Sally — Ice Water
Haddam, June — Festival of Deaths — Fountain of Death [New Years] — Not a Creature Was Stirring — A Stillness in Bethlehem
Hager, Jean — The Last Noel
Haines, Carolyn — Buried Bones — Jingle Bones New in 2015
Hall, Parnell — A Puzzle in a Pear Tree
Hall, Robert Lee — Benjamin Franklin and a Case of Christmas Murder
Hamilton, Virginia — A White Colander Crime New in 2015
Hammett, Dashiell — The Thin Man
Handler, David — The Snow White Christmas Cookie
Hardwick, Richard — The Season to be Deadly
Hare, Cyril — An English Murder
Harmon, Ken — The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole Noir
Harper, Karen — The Queene’s Christmas
Harris, Charlaine — Shakespeare’s Christmas — Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (813.08 Har)
Harris, Lee — The Christmas Night Murder — The New Year’s Eve Murder
Harrison, Janis — Murder Sets Seed
Hart, Carolyn G. — Merry, Merry Ghost — Sugarplum Dead
Hart, Ellen — Murder in the Air — Vital Lies
Hart, Roy — Seascape with Dead Figures
Harvey, John — Cold Light
Hay, Mavis Doriel — The Santa Klaus Murder New
Hechtman, Betty — You Better Knot Die
Hemlin, Tim — A Catered Christmas
Henry, Sara J. — A Cold and Lonely Place
Hess, Joan — A Holly, Jolly Murder — O Little Town of Magoddy
Heyer, Georgette — Envious Casca (also released as A Christmas Party)
Hiassen, Carl — Tourist Season
Hill, Reginald — A Clubbable Woman — Death’s Jest Book
Hilton, John Buxton — Death in Midwinter
Hinkemeyer, Michael T. — A Time to Reap
Hockensmith, Steve — Naughty: Nine Tales of Christmas Crime
Hodgkin, Marion Rous — Dead Indeed
Holland, Isabelle — A Fatal Advent
Hollis, Lee — Death of a Christmas Caterer New — Egg Nog Murder New
Holmes, Dee — Silent Night (anthology)
Howell, Dorothy — Slay Bells and Satchels
Howlett, John — The Christmas Spy
Hughes, Mary Ellen — Wreath of Deception
Hunter, Alan — Landed Gently
Hunter, Evan — Come Winter
Hunter, Fred — Homicide For the Holidays (anthology with two other authors)] — Ransom for a Holiday — ‘Tis the Season for Murder
Husom, Christine — The Iced Princess New in 2015
Hyzy, Julie — Hail to the Chef
Indridason, Arnaldur — Voices
Innes, Michael — Christmas at Candleshoe — Comedy of Terror (audio only)
Ireland, Liz — This Christmas (anthology with two other author)] Jahn, Michael — Murder on Fifth Avenue
James. P.D. — The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories New
Jance, J.A. — A Last Goodbye New
Jeffers, H. — Paul Murder on Mike
Johnson, Craig — Christmas in Absaroka County: Walt Longmire Christmas Stories (ebook only) — Death Without Company — The Spirit of Steamboat: A Longmire Story — Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories New
Jordan, Cathleen — A Carol in the Dark
Jordan, Jennifer — Murder Under the Mistletoe
Kane, Henry — Homicide at Yuletide (a.k.a. A Corpse for Christmas)
Kaplan, Arthur — A Killing for Charity
Kava, Alex — Black Friday
Kaye, M. M. — Death in the Andamans
Kellerman, Faye — Double Homicide — Sacred and Profane
Kellerman, Jonathan — Double Homicide
Kelley, Lee Charles — ‘Twas the Bite Before Christmas
Kelly, Mary — The Christmas Egg
Kelly, Sofie — A Midwinter’s Tale: A Magical Cat’s Mystery New
Kelner, Toni L.P. — Mad as the Dickens
Kendrick, Stephen — Night Watch: A Long-Lost Adventure in Which Sherlock Holmes Meets Father Brown
King, Laurie R. — A Monstrous Regiment of Women
Kingsbury, Kate — The Clue is in the Pudding — Decked With Folly — Herald of Death — Mistletoe and Mayhem — Mulled Murder — No Clue at the Inn — Ringing in Murder — Shrouds of Holly — Slay Bells
Kleinholz, Lisa — Exiles on Main Street
Knight, Alanna — The Dagger in the Crown
Koch, Edward I. — Murder on 34th Street
Koontz, Dean R. — Mister Murder
Krueger, William Kent — Tamarack County
Lake, M.D. — A Gift for Murder — Grave Choices
Landreth, Marsha — The Holiday Murders
Langley, Bob — Death Stalk
Langton, Jane — The Memorial Hall Murder — The Shortest Day: Murder at the Revels
Lavene, Joyce — Treacherous Toys
Lawrence, David — Cold Kill
Lawrence, Hilda — Blood Upon the Snow
Leach, Christopher — A Killing Frost
Lee, Amanda — Better Off Thread New
Lee, Ashton — A Cherry Cola Christmas New in 2015
Lehane, Dennis — The Drop New
Levine, Joan — The Santa Claus Mystery (j)
Lewin, Michael Z. — The Enemies Within
Livingston, Nancy — Quiet Murder
Loan-Wilsey, Anna — Anything But Civil
Lockridge, Richard — Dead Run
London, Cait (and others) — Sugarplums and Scandal
Lord, Christopher — The Christmas Carol Murders
Lourey, Jess — December Dread
Luber, Philip — Deadly Convictions
Ludwig, Ken — The Game’s Afoot…or Holmes for the Holidays (stage play)
MacDonald, John D. — Pale Gray for Guilt
MacInerney, Karen — Brush With Death — Fatal Frost
MacLeod, Charlotte — The Convivial Codfish — Murder Goes Mumming — Rest You Merry
MacPherson, Rett — Blood Ballad — A Comedy of Heirs
MacPherson, Suzanne (and others) — Sugarplums and Scandal
Malliet, G.M. — Death of a Cozy Writer
Malmont, Valerie S. — Death, Snow and Mistletoe
Marks, Jeffrey — Canine Christmas
Maron, Margaret — Corpus Christmas — Christmas MourningRituals of the Season
Marsh, Ngaio — Tied Up in Tinsel
Matetsky, Amanda — Murder is a Girl’s Best Friend
McBain, Ed — And All Through the House — Another Part of the City — Downtown — Eight Black Horses — Ghosts — The Pusher — Puss in Boots — Sadie When She Died
McClintick, Malcolm — Death of an Old Flame
McCloy, Helen — Mr. Splitfoot
McClure, James — The Gooseberry Fool
McCrumb, Sharyn — Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past
McGinley, Patrick — Goosefoot
McGown, Jill — Murder at the Old Vicarage
McHugh, Mary — High Kicks, Hot Chocolate, and Homicides
McKevett, G.A. — Cooked Goose — Poisoned Tarts
McKinlay, Jenn — On Borrowed Time New
McMullen, Mary — Death by Bequest
Meier, Leslie — Chocolate Covered Murder — A Christmas Carol Murder — Christmas Cookie Murder — Egg Nog Murder NewMail-Order Murder — Mistletoe Murder — New Year’s Eve Murder
Meredith, David W. — The Christmas Card Murders
Meredith, D(oris). R. — Murder by Sacrilege
Michaels, Kasey — Bowled Over — High Heels and Holidays — High Heels and Homicide
Miner, Valerie — Murder in the English Department
Morrell, David — The Spy Who Came For Christmas
Mortimer, John — A Rumpole Christmas
Moyes, Patricia — Season of Snows and Sins — Who Killed Father Christmas?
Muller, Marcia — There’s Nothing to be Afraid Of
Murphy, Shirley Rousseau — Cat Bearing Gifts — Cat Coming Home — Cat Deck the Halls — Cat Telling Tales
Myers, Ann — Feliz Navidead
Nabb, Magdalen — Death of an Englishman
Nash, Anne — Said With Flowers
Neel, Janet — Death’s Bright Angel
Nesbo, Jo — The Redeemer
Nordan, Robert — Death Beneat the Christmas Tree
O’Connell, Carol — Judas Child
O’Marie, Carol Anne — Advent of Dying — Murder in Ordinary Time — A Novena for Murder
O’ Nan, Stuart — Last Night at The Lobster
Ockley, Martha — The Advent of Murder
Page, Katherine Hall — The Body in the Big Apple — The Body in the Bouillon — The Body in the Sleigh
Pajer, Bernadette — The Edison Effect
Palmer, William — The Dons and Mr. Dickens
Papazoglou, Orania — Charisma — Rich, Radiant Slaughter
Parker, Gary E. — Death Stalks a Holiday
Parker, Robert B. — The Widening Gyre
Parker, Robert B. with Brann, Helen — Silent Night
Parra, Nancy J. — Flourless to Stop Him New
Patterson, James — Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
Paul, Barbara — A Chorus of Detectives
Pearl, Jack — Victims
Pearson, Carol Lynn — A Stranger for Christmas
Pence, Joanne — Two Cooks A-Killing
Penny, Louise — A Fatal Grace — How the Light Gets In
Perry, Anne — A Christmas Beginning — A Christmas Escape NewA Christmas Garland — A Christmas Grace — A Christmas Guest — A Christmas Homecoming — A Christmas Hope — A Christmas Journey — A Christmas Message NewA Christmas Odyssey — A Christmas Promise — A Christmas Secret — A Christmas Visitor — A New York Christmas New — Silence in Hanover Close
Peters, Elizabeth — He Shall Thunder in the Sky — Trojan Gold
Peters, Ellis — A Rare Benedictine — The Raven in the Foregate
Phillips, Scott — Ice Harvest
Plunkett, Susan — Silent Night (anthology)
Pomidor, Bill — Mind Over Murder
Pronzini, Bill — Snowbound
Pryce, Malcolm — Don’t Cry For Me Aberystwyth
Pulver, Monica — Original Sin
Purser, Ann — Murder on Monday
Queen, Ellery — Calamity Town — Cat of Many Tails — The Finishing Stroke
Ray, Robert J. — Merry Christmas, Murdock
Reinsmith, Richard — A Body for Christmas
Richards, Emilie — Let There Be Suspects
Rickman, Phil — Midwinter of the Spirit
Riggs, John R. — Haunt of the Nightingale
Ripley, Ann — The Christmas Garden Affair
Robb, J.D. [a.k.a. Nora Roberts] — Festive in Death New — Holiday in Death — Silent Night ([anthology)
Roberts, Gillian — The Mummer’s Curse — Philly Stakes
Robinson, Peter — Past Reason Hated
Roosevelt, Elliott — The White House Pantry Murder
Rosenfelt, David — The Twelve Dogs of Christmas New
Rosett, Sarah — Mistletoe, Merriment and Murder
Ross, Barbara — Egg Nog MurderNew
Rowe, Jennifer — Death in Store — Love Lies Bleeding
Rubino, Jane — Homicide For the Holidays (anthology with two other authors)
Ruell, Patrick — Red Christmas
Runcie, James — Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil New
Ryan, Annelise — Lucky Stiff
Ryan, Jenna — Mistletoe and Murder
Sanders, Lawrence — The Fourth Deadly Sin
Sawyer, Corinne Holt — Ho-Ho Homicide
Scott, Laura — Her Mistletoe Protector
Sedley, Kate — The Christmas Wassail
Sefton, Maggie — Fleece Navidad
Serafin, David — Christmas Rising
Shannon, Dell — No Holiday for Crime
Shelton, Paige — Merry Market Murder
Sibley, Celestine — Spider in the Sink
Simenon, Georges — Maigret’s Christmas
Slater, Susan [et al] — Crooks, Crimes and Christmas
Sleeman, Susan — Christmas Conspiracy — Christmas Witness NewHigh-Caliber Holiday New— Holiday Defenders — Silent Night Standoff
Smith, Barbara Burnett — Mistletoe From Purple Sage — ‘Tis the Season for Murder (with Fred Hunter)
Smith, Frank — Fatal Flaw
Smith, Joan — Don’t Leave Me This Way
Smith, Terrence Lore — The Devil and Webster Daniels
Smoak, Amanda — Generals’ Row
Sparks, Kerrilyn (and others) — Sugarplums and Scandal
Sprinkle, Patricia H. — A Mystery Bred in Buckhead
Stout, Rex — And Four to Go
Strohmeyer, Sarah — Bubbles All the Way
Swanson, Denise — Murder of a Barbie and KenMurder of a Stacked Librarian
Symons, Julian — The Detling Secret
Talley, Marcia — Occasion of Revenge
Taylor, Elizabeth Atwood — The Cable Car Murder
Taylor, Sarah Stewart — O’ Artful Death
Temple, Lou Jane — Death is Semisweet
Tesler, Nancy — Slippery Slopes and Other Deadly Things
Theorin, Johan — The Darkest Room
Thompson, Carlene — The Way You Look Tonight
Thompson, James — Snow Angels
Thompson, Victoria — Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue  New
Todd, Charles — The Walnut Tree: A Holiday Tale
Tourney, Leonard D. — Knaves Templer
Tremayne, Peter — The Haunted Abbot
Trocheck, Kathy (a.k.a. Mary Kay Andrews) — A Midnight Clear
Underwood, Michael — A Party to Murder
Unsworth, Barry — Morality Play
VanLeeuwen, Jean — The Great Christmas Kidnaping Caper (j)
Victor, Cynthia — What Matters Most
Viets, Elaine — Murder With All the Trimmings
Wainwright, John — The Life and Times of Christmas Calvert…Assassin
Walker, Persia — Darkness and the Devil Behind Me
Waller, Gail and Gilber, Jim — A Kudzu Christmas
Walsh, Thomas — The Resurrection Man
Ward, Donald — Our Little Secret
Washburn, Livia J. — The Candy Cane Cupcake KillerNew— Christmas Cookie Killer — The Gingerbread Bump-Off — Wedding Cake Killer
Webb, Peggy — Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse
Weir, Charlene — A Cold Christmas
Welk, Mary V. — Deadly Little Christmas — A Merry Little Murder
Wenger, Christine — It’s a Wonderful Knife New
Wentworth, Patricia — The Clock Strikes Twelve
White, Anne — Cold Winter Nights
Wildwind, Sharon — First Murder in Advent
Williams, David — Murder in Advent
Windsor, Patricia — The Christmas Killer (j)
Wingfield, R.D. — Frost at Christmas
Wishart, David — Last Rites
Wolzien, Valerie — Deck the Halls With Murder — ‘Tis the Season to be Murdered — We Wish You a Merry Murder
Wright, Eric — The Man Who Changed His Name
Yaffe, James — Mom Meets Her Maker
York, Elizabeth — House of the Enchantress

Collections (in the Non-fiction section)

813.08 Asi Asimov, Isaac [ed.] — The Twelve Crimes of Christmas
813.08 Bro Browning, Abigail [ed.] — Murder Most Merry
813.08 Cro Crowley, Anne [and others] — Murder Under the Tree
813.08 God Godfrey — Murder for Christmas — Murder for Christmas 2
813.08 Gof Goffman, Barb & Andrews, Donna & Talley, Marcia (eds) — Homicidal Holidays: Fourteen Tales of Murder and Merriment
813.08 Gre Greenberg — Cat Crimes for the Holidays — Holmes for the Holidays — More Holmes for the Holidays — Santa Clues — Sherlock Holmes in America — Twelves Crimes of Christmas
813.08 Mac MacLeod — Christmas Stalkings — Mistletoe Mysteries
813.08 Man Manson — Christmas Crimes — Merry Murder — Murder at Christmas — Murder Under the Mistletoe — Mystery for Christmas: Twelve Tales of Seasonal Suspense
813.08 Pen Penzler — The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries — Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop
813.08 Wil Wilson — Murder for Christmas: 26 Tales of Seasonal Malice
813.08 Win Winston — Happy Homicides: Thirteen Cozy Holiday Mysteries
823.08 Dal Dalby — Chillers for Christmas — Crime for Christmas — Ghosts for Christmas — Horror for Christmas — Mistletoe & Mystery — Mystery for Christmas
823.08 Man Manley — Christmas Ghosts

Posted to BookGuide December 2003 sdc | Updated annually — Last online update: December 2016 | Most recent print revision December 2008 sdc
For the most up-to-date listing of “Mistletoe Mysteries” do a catalog search under Subject: “Mysteries — Christmas, etc.”

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