Six Merry Little Murders: Christmas Cozy Mystery Novellas
Indulge yourself with this collection of delectable cozy mystery novellas!
Lee Strauss - MURDER BY PLUM PUDDING
There's nothing more fun than a festive holiday dinner party and Ginger Reed, the former Lady Gold, has Hartigan House decorated and the gramophone playing. Dressed in her finest Parisian low-waisted gown, feather-topped tiara, and T-strapped Italian leather shoes,
A large group of people are gathered around the table for Christmas Dinner at the home of Chief Inspector Basil Reed and his wife, Ginger. The guests include Ginger's step-mother, Sally Hartigan, and her sister, Louisa, as well as several friends of Ginger's late father, George Hartigan. Unfortunately, all is not merry and bright, as some of the guests seem to clash a bit.
During dinner, some of the conversations seem a little strained. When it is time for ...more
This anthology of Christmas, pet or culinary themed Christmas cozies contains a little something for everyone.
MURDER BY PLUM PUDDING by Less Strauss-- 4 stars is the whole reason I downloaded this set. I love the Ginger Gold series and this is no exception. Ginger is excited to celebrate Christmas with her new family and show Scout the magic of the season. However, she's a bit wistful missing her stepmother and sister back in Boston. When Sally and Louisa show ...more
The journal remained tucked away in the bottom drawer of Mrs. Ginger Reed's bedside table, along with a photo of her first husband, Daniel , Lord Gold.
Historical cozies are not my favorite genre but I did enjoy the story. I appreciated that Ginger worked outside the home which was not common in the late 1920s. The characters were well developed and believable. I may go back and read earlier books just to learn a bit more about Ginger.
Slay Bells Ring ...more
Again, it seems I'm making a habit of this, I purchased this anthology for one specific book: Molly Fitz's MEOWY CHRISTMAS MAYHEM. I've read every installment of the Pet Whisperer P.I. series, and I couldn't miss this. I feel compelled to read every book because I just love that grumpy cat!
I have found the Pet Whisperer P.I. series to be a bit of a ...more
They are good for fast quickie enjoyable reads. Each one pertains to the series that each author writes. Nice introduction a new series. Go have some FUN!!!!
Cat's Paws and Curses by Nancy Warren
This is a locked room mystery. Normally not good at figuring out the who done it for this type of mystery. If you pay attention in this one, you can get it. I did it.
Knitting circle ...more
Murder by Plum Pudding 5*
I’ve been enjoying Ginger Gold mysteries since the series began, and this novella is a great chance to see Ginger and her family enjoying Christmas together – or not. The story is original with quite a few twists and turns, as well as different characters to suspect. The mystery ...more
Murder by Plum Pudding by Lee Strauss
This one was set in the 1920's. Ginger and her husband Chief Inspector Basil Reed hold a Christmas event and have to investigate a death. A well written story that easily transported you to a different era.
Slay Bells Ring by Karen MacInerney
I felt like I was on Texas on a farm. Lucy's happily making wares for a local market when someones shot in an apparent hunting accident on her property - cue the ...more
I wasn't all that impressed with the story. The murderer and how the murder was accomplished were so very obvious to me from the moment the murder occurred. The story could have been told in half the words because there was so much attention to unnecessary details.
***Slay Bells Ring by Karen MacInerney---3 Stars
This wasn't really a cozy mystery, IMO. Lucy never tried to solve the murder in any way. One little clue and Voila! she had the ...more
Murder by Plum Pudding is set in England in the early 20th century. I loved the characters and the mystery of who was the murderer. Loved the cleverness of how the murder was solved. I was unfamiliar with the Lady Gold series but will be looking to read more.
Slay Bells Ringing is also another new-to-me series but I will be looking to ...more
Christmas Fudge Fatality by Addison Moore
Oh Holy Night For Murder!
This is just a little taste of this delicious series about sassy town baker Lottie Lemon who has the ability to see and communicate with the ghost of the deceased's furry friends--and sometimes a loved one. Each ghost aids in the capture of its previous owner's murderer and gets involved with lots of crazy antics along the way in the lively town of Honey Hollow.
It's Christmastime in Honey Hollow and Lottie Lemon manages to ...more
Lottie has done it again. She never fails to stumble over a dead body and is determined to find out who the murder is. There is a twist in this one that will keep you guessing about what else might be going on.
Lottie, Noha and Judge Baxter are always on hand to help find out who has committed the murder and the guys are also trying to ...more
It’s always fun to spend time with Nan and OctoCat as they assist Angie in solving the latest murder in Blueberry Bay. The story is light and humorous.
These six wonderful cozy mysteries entertained and kept the holidays at the forefront. As an added bonus, there were some yummy looking recipes included ...more
This was a delightful assortment of short cozy mysteries at Christmas time. There were six in all, from the Plum Pudding murder, to the death in the peach orchard, the snowed in tragedy, the knitting ladies, the Tabby that went to see Santa and the lady that saw dead animal spirits. All great little stories.
My favorite was "The Plum Pudding Murder" by Lee Strauss. I always enjoy her cozy mysteries with the flair of English ladies in the 1920's in their silk dresses. This one ...more
Ginger Reed (formerly Lady Gold) and her new husband, Chief Inspector Basil Reed have some unexpected houseguests over Christmas. While enjoying plum pudding at the end of Christmas dinner one of the guests suddenly dies. Could it be from a heart attack or is this a Christmas murder?
A great Christmas themed novella involving Ginger and her husband. Of course I loved the descriptions of Ginger's clothes and how the house was decorated. It was great to ...more
Six novellas. So far, I’ve read three. Two really stood out for me, they were so good! Those are:
Lee Strauss Murder by Plum Pudding - this one was so well-written! I love Ginger!
Molly Fitz Meowy Christmas Mayhem - this one was such fun! I love Angie, and Octo-Cat, and Nan, and Paisley!
Then one I felt needed to be developed a bit more: CeeCee James’ Baker Street Christmas. I felt this one was hard to get into, because I don’t think ...more
This story, while taking place in Honey Hollow, is not part of the main story arc. It is a stand alone story that takes place within that town. The characters are the same with a few changes, but the main plot isn't part of the Murder in the Mix ARC. This one is just as great though. Lottie and the whole of Honey Hollow are getting ready to celebrate the holidays, but you know that no celebration ...more
This is a standalone in a continuing series about Lottie Lemon and her delicious bakery treats and her uncanny ability to always be involved in a murder investigation.
The story was very cute and fun. I think Noel stole the story for me, he was just so quirky I couldn't help but love him. This is a great story to read if you are new to this author/series. It's shorter but very well written. I guessed the killer but not the motivation, just proves ...more
It contains six novellas by different autors:
Murder by Plumpudding by Lee Strauss
Slay Bells Ring by Karen MacInerney
Baker Street Christmas by CeeCee James
Cat's Paws and Curses by Nancy Warren
Meowy Christmas Mayhem by Molly Fitz
Christmas Fudge Fatality by Addison More
An additional bonus is a recipe collection for ...more
The first, I love love loved it, since it was a Ginger Gold. Lee can artfully write a grocery list.
The second, I also enjoyed very much, and I looked her up on the hoopla app and downloaded! Karen MacInerney.
The third was O K, but when it comes to talking animals, dead or alive, well that's not my cup of tea.
I have a compulsion to finish book that I start, but the last story I just skimmed.
So in all, I ...more
My favourite would have to be Christmas Fudge Fatality: Murder In The Mix by Addison Moore. It has Christmas and Fudge - a winning combination in itself.
Meowy Christmas Mayhem by Molly Fitz is a close second favourite.
I would recommend this ...more
This book was a compilation of six short stories of Christmas murders, by various authors.
The first, I love love loved, since it was a Ginger Gold. Lee can artfully write a grocery list!!!!
The second, I also enjoyed very much and I looked her up on my hoopla app and downloaded! Karen MacInerney.
The third was ok, but when it came to talking animals live or dead, well that's not my cup of tea!!!
I have a compulsion to finish books that I start, but the last story I just skimmed. ...more
A knitting club with the living and two of the undead leads to murder. Can Lucy solve the crime when the lights come back on? A really good addition to this series.
Molly Fitz - MEOWY CHRISTMAS MAYHEM
Angie just wants to get Octo-Cat's picture with Santa but of course their is a murder to solve. With the help of her beloved cat they figure out who done it.
Addison Moore - CHRISTMAS FUDGE FATALITY
Lottie can see dead people and this crime hits close to home. She ...more
Oh, don’t forget to save some room for the ...more
Here is a anthology of six murder mysteries from six cozy murder mysteries. This anthology is worth the read because you get to experience six authors that you may or may not heard of or read. I was not familiar with a few of the authors but now that I have read this book I will be reading their works. I found the books inside to be fun and just the right length and worth the read.
This is a definite read. Hope you decide to join in on the cozy mystery train with this book.
You'll adore Lady Gold from my bestselling series The Ginger Gold Mysteries, starting with the introductory novella, Murder on the SS Rosa.
Fill up on the short story companion series, Lady Gold Investigates, and if you're in need of more Golden Age Whodunnits, try the spin-off series, Higgins & Hawke.
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