Happy December! It's cold and rainy and we're tucked up, nice and cozy with books and family. The best place to be, whether it be physically or virtually. Thanks to Sandy and Amy we've had a grand year, going on a crime spree.
Let’s end the year with a feeling of festivity, joy, and a reminder that rich uncles frequently change their wills during the Holidays so be on your best behavior.
· Grandparents of Crime: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
· Romantic Suspense: Holiday in Death by JD Robb
· Golden Age: Mystery in White by F. Jefferson Farjeon or Nine Tailers by Dorothy Sayers
· Classic Children’s Mysteries: I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
· Historical Mysteries: The Queen’s Christmas by Karen Harper (Tudor) or Silence in the Sanctuary by Deanna Rayburn (Victorian)
· Religious Characters: The Raven in the Forgate by Ellis Peters or Twelve Drummers Drumming by CC Bennison or Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry by Harry Kemelman
· The Americans: And Four to Go by Rex Stout or The Finishing Stroke by Ellery Queen
· True Crime: The Meaning of Our Tears: the True Story of the Lawson Family Murders of Christmas Day 1929 by Trudy Smith
· Police Procedural: Water like a Stone by Deborah Crombie
· Around the World: Maigret’s Christmas by Georges Simenon or Voices by Arnaldur Indriðason
· Hanukkah: Festival of Deaths by Jane Haddam
Challenge: Give up your life of crime by recommending a favorite mystery book to a BaW friend.
Our A to Z and Back Again letter and word of the Week are D and Delight.
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