December Mystery Book Discussion
November 26, 2010
Antioch Branch, December 27 at 7:00 p.m. Mystery - Who done it? Historical, International, Police Procedural . . . What is your preference? Come join us for lively discussions. Refreshments served.
For December, we are reading:
Holly and Homicide by Leslie Crane - It’s Christmastime in sleepy Snowcap, Colorado, and the town is up in arms. The venerable Goodwin Estate has been sold to enterprising out-of-towners, and is getting a major makeover just in time for the holidays. Interior designers, Erin Gilbert and Steve Sullivan, walked smack into a storm of chaos: the estate’s new owners, including one whose idea of holiday decor involves inflatable elves and a gingerbread facade, are battling among themselves. Erin’s big-talking ex-boyfriend shows up just in time to make Sullivan crazy jealous, and when a local building inspector is found strangled with a strand of Christmas lights, Gilbert and Sullivan begin to suspect it might be time to leave this psychodrama of a project behind. But after an incompetent sheriff accuses Erin of murder, and there’s another gruesome killing, the only way out is to turn detective. Her new job: solve a mystery with too many clues…and far too many guilty parties.
Ringing in Murder by Kate Kingsbury - An all-new Yuletide mystery featuring the incomparable staff of the Pennyfoot Hotel. A merry hustle-and-bustle always heralds the holidays at the Pennyfoot. Even as she prepares for the holiday meal, Cecily Sinclair Baxter is also helping her friend Madeline plan her wedding. And this year, Cecily has a cracking surprise for her guests, Christmas crackers. Once the crackers pop, one lucky guest will discover a beautiful pearl brooch. But when two crackers go astray, things turn less than jolly. A mysterious fire has broken out in an upstairs room, killing the mood and two guests. And at the bottom of it all: one of the missing Christmas crackers. Cecily’s dead-set on solving this mystery before another deadly present turns up.