Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas by Stephanie Barron: Jane Austen finds herself investigating the murder of one of the guests while at a gathering at the home of the wealthy and politically prominent Chute family during the Christmas holidays.
Ho-ho-homicide by Kaitlyn Dunnett: While spending a week at her friend’s Christmas tree farm, Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin is drawn into a mystery involving a dead body in a shipment of Scotch pine, a series of “accidents,” and a strange maze of trees.
The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans: A stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court and offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks–until the evening of December 24–he suggests that they pretend to be a couple, and the lonely Elise agrees to the idea.
Festive in Death by J.D. Robb: Personal trainer Trey Ziegler is found dead. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler’s enemies, she’s also dealing with her Christmas shopping list-plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband’s upcoming holiday bash.
The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery: Dumped by her fiancéì just before Christmas, Molly turns to bad-boy Dylan, her sister’s high school boyfriend. A guarded Dylan always had a weakness for Molly, and when she waltzes into his life– grown-up and gorgeous– he’s stunned.
Prince Lestat by Anne Rice: Vampires are proliferating out of control and a strange Voice has awakened the Old Vampires, sending them on killing sprees in major cities around the world to destroy the maverick vampires.
French Pastry Murder by Leslie Meier: The ladies and their husbands are awarded a dream vacation in Paris, complete with classes at Le Cooking School with renowned pastry chef Larry Bruneau. But their bon voyage is cut short when Lucy discovers the chef in a pool of blood on the second day of class.
The Wonder of All Things by Jason Mott: After an air show accident thirteen-year-old Ava has her ability to heal physical ailments revealed to the world, but she has trouble dealing with all the people who come seeking a miracle, especially since, with each healing, she grows weaker.
Paris Match by Stuart WoodsStone Barrington has returned to Paris and finds himself embroiled in high-stakes trouble on both sides of the pond. An old enemy is still in hot pursuit, and this time he might have a powerful local resource on his side.
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult: Alice Metcalf was a devoted mother who studied grief among elephants and disappeared mysteriously. Her daughter Jenna–now thirteen and orphaned by a father maddened by grief–steadfastly refuses to believe in her mother’s desertion.