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December 20, 2017



I have never heard of this author, but I definitely need to check her out. Thanks for the tribute.

Do you consider Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None a cozy? If so, how does it compare to The Cruise of a Deathtime as far as body count goes? I consider And Then There Were None to be the grandmother of the slasher genre myself, so maybe that's my answer. (If you need to understand why, watch the 1960's version, the one set at the ski resort.

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Oh, what a terrific list! Thank you for this, Dean. Happy everything to you, too!

Kristin Lundgren

I haven't read Marion Babson that I know, although I may have a couple. Will have to check out the ones you mentioned. I also love the Charlotte MacLeod/Alyssa (?) Craig mysteries, but don't recall the Christmas ones. Too bad they are in the back of Storage Land. They could be with all my other Christmas themed books, some mysteries (the Clark mom and daughter ones), I think a Sherlock Holmes centered one, many regencies, one Christian fiction set in San Antonio where I lived for four years and loved it, and of course Connie Willis' Miracles and Other Stories. Plus an assortment of others. I do like themed books. Others on your list are new, so will have to check them out! Merry Christmas!

Cathy M

I loved Rest You Merry and have the paperback copy I bought when it first came out in 1979. I still laugh to myself when thinking of Peter Shandy's holiday decorating extravaganza and his aborted trip on the cargo vessel. I think I'll do a re-read soon.

I've been listening to Duck the Halls on my morning walks and will have to search out some other Christmas mysteries for when I finish.

Thanks for the list of your favorite holiday homicides. I'm going to look for the ones I haven't read. I always appreciate recommendations from the authors and commenters here.

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