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Big Book of Christmas Mysteries
Big Book of Christmas Mysteries | Otto Penzler
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Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with "The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries." Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant. Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark, Isaac Asimov, and Ngaio Marsh; uncanny tales in the tradition of "A Christmas Carol" by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-likestories by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing, stories by pulp icons John D. MacDonald and Damon Runyon; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you re in the mood for--suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police procedural can be found in these pages. FEATURING: - Unscrupulous Santas- Crimes of Christmases Past and Present- Festive felonies- Deadly puddings- Misdemeanors under the mistletoe- Christmas cases for classic characters including Sherlock Holmes, Brother Cadfael, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Inspector Ghote, A.J. Raffles, and Nero Wolfe."
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Texreader
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I‘ve done the word search for this book and… Did you know Kindle stops counting words at 1,000? I‘m really bummed because who knows how many more points I‘ve missed because the word “Christmas” shows up more than 1,000 times in this book? But even stopping at 1,000, I still racked up a lot of points from all the other words for the word search alone.

#Snowangels #WinterGames #cloakanddagger

@emilymdxn @Ruthiella

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Pickpick

Sixty—count ‘em—60 short mystery stories (32+ hours) all set around Christmas. Some very old (1800s) to the 2020s. Best of the best, and some extremely rare. The narration was part of the charm—exceedingly well done. I‘m not a short story fan, and I liked about 95% of the stories. I‘d love to listen to this book every Christmas if it wasn‘t so darned long. So good. One of my favorite books of the year.

#Snowangels #WinterGames #cloakanddagger

Ruthiella Sounds great! 🎄💀🔪🎅🏻 4mo
Emilymdxn This sounds like an absolute monster but a great one! 4mo
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Texreader
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1) I don‘t know yet, but for December it was the tagged book
2) Grey Wolf: the Escape of Adolph Hitler 😫
3) A glass of champagne 🍾
4) No but I‘ve done a little post-Christmas craft sale onlinr shopping
5) No white or brown Christmas; it was very green. I was not disappointed; it was a beautiful day (photo inset)

#Snowangels #WinterGames

@emilymdxn

 @kwmg40 @5feet.of.fury @Nessavamusic @sblbooks @MsRadioSilence @CogsOfEncouragement

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Pickpick

32+ hours & 60 short Christmas stories, I finally finished! I loved almost every minute of it. Some stories are extremely rare and old. Some are very modern, this book was published in 2020. An excellent mix of mysteries—some ghostly, some horror, one western, really a little of everything. I cannot recommend it highly enough. If it weren‘t so long, I can imagine reading this for every Christmas. #Snowangels #WinterGames
@emilymdxn

dabbe #yahooyou! I'm still slowly plodding through, but I love it, too! 💙🖤💙 4mo
sblbooks Way to go! 4mo
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I‘m finally on the last section of the third audiobook of the tagged book. And I just love the plot of the Raffles story. An infamous burglar, elderly and presumed dead, is being immortalized by an exhibit at Scotland Yard of items from his craft. The burglar cannot resist—connives a way to get tickets so he can see if Scotland Yard got it right. Just brilliant!! The author wrote in the early 1900s.

#Snowangels #WinterGames

@emilymdxn

tpixie These seem interesting. I usually don‘t enjoy short stories…. 4mo
tpixie Oh wow! It‘s 32 hours! 😂 it is a big book! 4mo
Texreader @tpixie I‘m not a fan of short stories either but wanted points for wintergames and anthologies are an excellent way to do it. And it turns out about 96% of these stories are excellent 4mo
tpixie @Texreader a win- win! 4mo
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Texreader
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I‘m on the second last section of this giant audiobook. Clark‘s story is very satisfying.

#Snowangels #WinterGames

@emilymdxn

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Texreader
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I‘ve finally reached the final and third part of this audiobook. It‘s taken all of my listening time for most of December and much of my reading time. But oh so worth it. These really are the “best of.” And I can‘t wait to add up the points! But about 10 hours still to go…

#Snowangels #WinterGames

@emilymdxn

Emilymdxn This sounds like I should check it out for next years games! 4mo
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Texreader
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Up next, horror/scary Christmas stories. Will I finish this audiobook by year‘s end? Time will tell! But there‘s a third part to this audiobook and I‘m only about halfway through the second. It‘s massive. But I‘m enjoying it so much.

#Snowangels #WinterGames

@emilymdxn

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I just finished this section of Christmas ghost stories in this massive audiobook. The last one here is a 1940s version of a Christmas Carol and it‘s downright excellent. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves mysteries set around Christmas

#Snowangels #WinterGames

@emilymdxn

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Texreader
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I just finished part 1 of this audiobook and on to part 2 of 3. The next section are Pulpy Little Christmas stories

#Snowangels #WinterGames

@emilymdxn

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I‘m especially enjoying this second section of the audiobook with funny little stories. Rumpole has been my favorite so far but Thomas Hardy‘s story about the sneezing thieves is also great! This audiobook is 32 hours long, so it might just see me all the way through Christmas and then some. I‘m about 6 hours into it. #Snowangels #WinterGames #cloakanddagger

@emilymdxn @Ruthiella

Ruthiella Sounds great. I only recently learned about Otto Penzler and his efforts to reprint classic crime fiction. 4mo
Emilymdxn This sounds amazing! 4mo
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sblbooks Awww😻 4mo
dabbe Hello there, sweet little floof! 🖤🐾🖤 4mo
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 4mo
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TheBookHippie Awe. 4mo
ElizaMarie Oh the baby!!! Looks so cuddly 4mo
peanutnine Lovely 😻😻😻 4mo
AllDebooks What a sweetie 😍 4mo
Clwojick Sweet fluffy snuggle bum! ❤️ 4mo
Chrissyreadit 🩵😻🩵 4mo
5feet.of.fury So cute🥰 4mo
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I‘m about to start this massive audiobook with 60 Christmas stories! Perfect for #Snowangels #WinterGames but also #cloakanddaggerchristmas!! @Ruthiella

@emilymdxn

sblbooks That's a good way to rack up some points! 4mo
Texreader @sblbooks I learned years ago to read anthologies for these games! 😃 4mo
Ruthiella Great strategy. Enjoy! 🎅🏻🔪💀🎄 4mo
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Emilymdxn Oh wow thank you on behalf of all the #snowangels ❄️❄️❄️ 4mo
dabbe I‘m reading it, too! 🤩 4mo
Texreader @dabbe Nice! I didn‘t quite follow the second story. Did you? 4mo
dabbe @Texreader The whole beginning, I was like 😳? Then I just focused on the stealing in the store. Did we really need all of that mumbo-jumbo? 4mo
Texreader @dabbe We may have different editions. I didn‘t understand the Boxing Unclever story. The Dauphin did have a lot of weird stuff at the beginning. 4mo
dabbe @Texreader Oops! I was thinking of the Dauphin one, which was #3. Was the 2nd one Gold, Frankincense, and Murder? That was a weird one, too! I've only read these because I had to reread my yearly anthology of mystery stories called MURDER FOR CHRISTMAS: 26 great stories in there, too! 🤩 4mo
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dabbe
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If anyone likes mysteries at this time of year, this book is on sale for Kindle! It's over 600 pages (and hard to tote around; I know by experience), so having it on the Kindle is a good thing! 🤩

ShelleyBooksie Cool! I have never heard of this one 4mo
dabbe @ShelleyBooksie 🤩😍😃 4mo
AnnR Bought it! 👍 Tnx for posting. 🎄 4mo
dabbe @AnnR I'm enjoying it! 💙❄️💙 4mo
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dabbe
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#Naturalisty
📖 What are you reading today? THE BIG BOOK OF CHRISTMAS MYSTERIES
📖 How far into it are you? page 72
📖 Was it recommended? Nope; I bought it when it first came out in 2013, and it's been on the ol' TBR shelf since then. 😃
📖 Would you recommend it? Yes! Lots of short stories from all areas of the mystery genre
📖 Have you read the author's work before? I've read quite a few of the authors, but so many I haven't. It's been fun!😍

TheBookHippie What a fun book! 4mo
dabbe @TheBookHippie It has been! My attention span has been like zero lately, so the short stories are really helping! 🤩🤣😍 4mo
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dabbe I have THE BIG BOOK OF CHRISTMAS MYSTERIES, too! I just finished the first two stories! 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
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quietjenn
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I am so impressed with the decisiveness of my fellow #cloakanddaggerchristmas readers! I have a spreadsheet of what I might possibly read and how the titles fit the prompts. But, it will just be my starting place and I'll just see where it takes me. 😏

Texreader This is awesome 5mo
batsy Omg! Thank you. I'm gonna take a screenshot and zoom in for ideas 🤣 I'm also impressed by everyone's timeliness and decisiveness 😁 5mo
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AllDebooks Thank you for sharing. I haven't decided on any yet 😅 5mo
jlhammar Great approach! So many fun options. Can't wait to see what you end up reading! 5mo
Ruthiella Nice set of possibilities! I loved the Flavia books but also appreciated 5mo
rubyslippersreads I may very well steal from you. 🤣 5mo
LeahBergen I love this! I have a ton of options as well but will count myself lucky if I get to two of them. 😆 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Nice!!! I am just going to go where the mood takes me 😂 So I like your idea of a list of possibilities! 5mo
elkeOriginal I love an excel spreadsheet! 👏🏻 5mo
kwmg40 Nice lists of possibilities. I posted my own list but I'm not totally committed to those choices and they could change! 5mo
Tamra I am impressed with your motivation & organization! 5mo
Bklover Ooh this is beautiful!! Taking a screenshot right now! Thank you!!!❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Larkken 😍 I love a good spreadsheet! 5mo
quietjenn @elkeOriginal @Larkken I'm so glad to know that I am not the only who loves and appreciates a nice spreadsheet! I am somewhat notorious at work for frequently saying, “so I made a spreadsheet ...“ because they are just so good at organizing information! 5mo
quietjenn @batsy @rubyslippersreads @bklover glad to be of service, friends. 😉 I will note that some of the titles are in a series and I've added the one that would be next in it for me, so that might not be the case for you. And it is probably very subject to the mood I was in when I made it. That said, I can't wait to see what you all end up reading and chatting if we've any overlap. 💜 5mo
quietjenn @Texreader 😁 thanks! 5mo
quietjenn @AllDebooks I can't wait to see what everyone ends up reading! 5mo
quietjenn @jlhammar you and me both 😉 5mo
quietjenn @Ruthiella so do I, although I was bad at keeping up so it's been a while. It might just be time though! 5mo
quietjenn @LeahBergen yeah, my reality doesn't often reflect my planning and intentions, so we'll see how thins thing shakes out 😆 5mo
quietjenn @TheAromaofBooks I am definitely a mood reader by nature, so I like that this way straddles chaos and strict order. 😏 5mo
quietjenn @kwmg40 most definitely - flexibility is good! And I've already added a book or two to the spreadsheet since I posted this. 5mo
quietjenn @Tamra thank you! Those are ... not always words that apply to me/my life, but I do love a good spreadsheet 😃 5mo
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LeahBergen
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I‘ve decided that I like to keep a book of short stories on the go at all times and splurged on three (!) of these republished anthologies. I‘m loving the covers and the super-varied list of contributors.

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BiblioLitten Such cool covers! 2y
Gissy That cover👌❤️❤️❤️ 2y
batsy I read this over two Christmases and greatly enjoyed the experience 🙂 These covers are lovely! 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm I love these covers too @batsy I looked them up at BD, their prices are ridiculous! 😂 2y
Cathythoughts So lovely! I‘m stacking for next Christmas ( one must plan ahead 😄 2y
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm I know, I went to have a look and was like, whattt 😂 2y
EvieBee There‘s something about holiday mystery anthologies… 2y
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy I went back to BD to check the prices and they‘ve all increased by about $15 since I bought them! What?? And they were a bit pricey even then! 😆 2y
LeahBergen @BiblioLitten @Gissy I love this cover. 😊 2y
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts Exactly! 😆 2y
LeahBergen @EvieBee I know! I love them, too. 😊 2y
kspenmoll Gorgeous cover‘ 2y
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CaitZ
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I read 4 more stories from this collection during the week.

#WinterGames2020 #TeamReadNosedReindeer #ReadNosedReindeer
@StayCurious

Points - 100 + 1

StayCurious love it! She looks like Nancy Drew 3y
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catebutler
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An early Christmas present from Mr. S. 🎁 When they say big book, they‘re not kidding, this one is a wrist breaker! I‘m excited to dip in and out of this festive book this year (and several future ones with its heft). I love a good mystery, especially classic mysteries - this edition stars detectives like, Poirot, Marple, Morse, Rumpole and Cadfael. First up, The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie.

Synopsis in comments.

catebutler Synopsis:
From Victorian detective stories to modern mysteries, police procedural to pulp fiction, comic gems to cozy crime, there‘s something for every festive mood in this must read collection starring sixty of the world‘s famous detectives.
3y
LeahBergen Gorgeous! I‘ve been eyeing this one, too. 😊 3y
catebutler @LeahBergen You should get it!! It has a great line up! 3y
BiblioLitten 😍 3y
Freespirit It sounds brilliant! 3y
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CaitZ
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Hi #TeamReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious I've read four stories from this, but I'm not sure how to count the points for them. Could somebody fill me in? Thanks

#WinterGames2020 #ReadNosedReindeer

slategreyskies I think it‘s 25 points per story, since they are holiday stories. :) so, four stories would be 100 points plus 1 point for making a post. 101 points total. :) (edited) 3y
CaitZ @slategreyskies Thank you! That will really boost my points. I'm loving the stories. 3y
slategreyskies If you like the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, you could try one of those too. There are several Christmas themed ones with 101 very short stories per book. The points rack up really fast. I was excited when I saw that my library had a couple of them. :) 3y
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Amie
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Loved the cat. Didn't love how the women were characterized.

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emtobiasz
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More of my Christmas book holds came in. I may have bitten off more than I can chew 😬 guess we‘ll see! 🎄🎄🎄

valeriegeary Wow wow wow! 👏👏👏 4y
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Aimeesue
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SO many mysteries! I love the cover.

#BookAdventCalendar
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MidnightBookGirl That is a great cover! 4y
Booksnchill Thanks for reminding me I had this book put away for this Christmas! Nearly forgot🤪 4y
LeahBergen I‘ve been tempted by this one. It‘s huge, isn‘t it?? 4y
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batsy It's good fun! I spaced it out over two years 😆 @LeahBergen 4y
Aimeesue @MidnightBookGirl That cover tells a whole story on its own! (edited) 4y
Aimeesue @Booksnchill i almost forgot about it, too. Haven't finished respelling my books and this was in a different box than most of my holiday-related books. I was looking for something else when I spotted it! 4y
Aimeesue @LeahBergen @batsy It iS huge! But I've read some of the stories already, in other collections. It may take me awhile a one story a night, though. I always forget how tired I get in December - I never read as much as I hope to. (edited) 4y
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Readswithcoffee
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I doubt I‘ll be able to read all of these. I am intrigued that these mysteries all have a Christmas theme. How fun is that??? Plus, I love the cover.

LauraJ I love that cover too! 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Sounds right up my street! 4y
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jenniferw88
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I'll be reading some of these for the #wintergames #teamreadnosedreindeer, although I won't be taking it on #holiday with me to Prague! 😂😂😂

@StayCurious @Cinfhen #MOvember

StayCurious Prague? How exciting! 4y
jenniferw88 @StayCurious yep! Hopefully lots of xmas market/ugly sweater photos! 😂😂😂 4y
Cinfhen How fun!! Prague is such a beautiful city 🖤 4y
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Crazeedi @jenniferw88 oh wow, so awesome for you! And this book looks really good, I'm going to look for it! 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Prague..lovely! And this book sounds right up my street! 4y
CaitZ I just downloaded this to read, too. And I'm jealous of your Prague trip. My dad was Czech and it's place I've always wanted to visit. 4y
SpiderCrafts Enjoy your trip to Prague! - I'll have your team match holiday card, mailing out on Monday to your address. ❄️ 4y
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queerbookreader
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Hi guys. I've been sick since Saturday 😭😭😭 hope you all have managed to stay unsick! Here's this big anthology of a bunch of Christmas mystery stories I found at a thrift store last year. I read my first Agatha Christie story in this book last December! 🎄

ephemeralwaltz Hope you're feeling better soon!! :( Xx 5y
DivineDiana Sorry that you haven‘t been feeling well, but this looks like a fantastic book to keep you company! 5y
readordierachel Bummer. Feel better, and enjoy the book! 5y
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LeahBergen That‘s a great thrifting find! 👍🏻 Feel better soon. ❤️ 5y
Jas16 Get well soon 5y
TheLibrarian Hope you feel better soon. 5y
RohitSawant Hope you feel better soon! 5y
Reggie Hope you feel better!! 5y
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SusanInTiburon
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Anyone else have piles and piles of Christmas books? I‘ve already put away all the picture books, most of the cookbooks and entertaining books, and half the fiction.

Maybe I should just read nothing but Christmas books this year.

emilyhaldi Wow that‘s quite the collection!!! 6y
JSW Your dogs face 😂😂😂 6y
LeahBergen Your dog is stunned by your collection 😂😂 6y
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AmyG He is worrying where you will put everything. 6y
SusanInTiburon @JSW @LeahBergen @AmyG 😂 you guys are so funny! Maisey photobombed the shot! She was anxious because her treat toy was too close to the big dog, Georgy Girl. (You can see a tuft of Georgy‘s black fur in the lower left corner) 6y
OneLitChick The dog! 😳😂 6y
Tanzy13 🐶 6y
Louise So much personality in your dog's face! What an expression! ❤️🐾😍 6y
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JenlovesJT47
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I've actually done pretty well about getting in a lot of Christmas reads this month. These are the 3 left on my TBR by Christmas Day. My well-worn (and well-loved) copy of The Evil Twin is a must read for me every Christmas - my favorite SVH book and so much nostalgia! Same with The Magic Christmas, another great Sweet Valley book. AND I just bought the tagged book and can't wait to read it! Happy reading and Merry Christmas everyone! 🎄💚🎅🏻❤️🎄

JenlovesJT47 #Christmas #SweetValley #SVH #twins #mystery #TBR #nostalgia 🎄💚🎄❤️🎄💚🎄❤️🎄💚🎄❤️🎄💚🎄❤️ 6y
tonyahoswalt Oh I love those Sweet Valley books. They were a part of my childhood. I still collect them. I'm trying to get them all, and then I want to do an epic reread. 6y
aschermetz I LOVED The Evil Twin when I was younger! I need to get a copy of that!!! 6y
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JenlovesJT47 @aschermetz they have the entire SVH series, minus some of the special editions, on kindle unlimited. 😍and if you don't have kindle unlimited you can read the entire series for free on openlibrary.org 🤗 6y
JenlovesJT47 @tonyahoswalt me too! I have one whole bookshelf dedicated solely to Sweet Valley books, I'm trying to collect as many as I can. If you go on snarkvalley.wordpress.com , the girl who runs it recently posted the pics of some of my collection, it's pretty cool. I'm Sweet Valley famous lol. 😅 (edited) 6y
aschermetz @JenlovesJT47 OMG AMAZING TIP, thank you!!!!! 6y
JenlovesJT47 @aschermetz I've been reading through the entire series for the first time this year and it is sooo addicting! Like watching a bad soap opera lol. 😂 you're welcome! 6y
aschermetz @JenlovesJT47 I just downloaded The Evil Twin and started reading it. I forgot how bad—and by bad I mean good—these are! 😂😂😂 6y
JenlovesJT47 @aschermetz that's so awesome!!! 😂😂😂I've seriously read that book at least 20 times, it never gets old! 6y
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EclecticBookLover
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Getting in the Christmas mood with some good mysteries. #ReadingThroughTheHolidays2017

Clwojick I love this cover. 😻 6y
EclecticBookLover It's great isn't it! 6y
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Libby1
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You are absolutely amazing, @ScorpioBookDreams !

And that Christmas card!!!!!

PERFECTION.

💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

LeahBergen Oooo! How wonderful! 💕 6y
Libby1 @LeahBergen - I KNOW!!! 💕 6y
ScorpioBookDreams I thought you might like the card!! 😂 6y
batsy Lovely! I enjoyed that book and that card 😍 6y
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I read half of this last year & pretty sure I took a pic of this book & a gingerbread man then, too 😆 Started again this month & finished this 600+ page Christmas mystery bonanza. A few duds, but I didn't even mind. Tis the season! The only one I bailed on was the Rex Stout story--too long, didn't care. Fun, entertaining bite-sized reading to snuggle in with on a cold December night. Well, it's always fiery tropical heat here, but I pretend 🙄

Tamra Where are you? 6y
KVanRead Fun! And that guy looks delicious 😋 6y
batsy @Tamra Malaysia 6y
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batsy @KVanRead He was pretty tasty 😆 6y
Tamra @batsy no ❄️ in the forecast. 😜 6y
Ms_T Great review and yum to the gingerbread man! 6y
readordierachel Now I'm craving gingerbread 🙃 6y
Reggie Not the gumdrop buttons!!!!! 6y
Reggie Alright then!!! Tell me who‘s hiding them!!!! 6y
Reggie Ok, I‘ll tell you. Do you know the muffin man? 6y
Reggie The muffin man!!!! Who lives on Drury Lane? Lol I‘m sorry I can never see a gingerbread man without thinking about that scene. 6y
batsy @Tamra Just 🌞🙁 6y
batsy @Ms_T Thanks 😊 6y
batsy @Reggie 😂😂 I had to Google it to be sure I was remembering the same movie. I think it's time for a Shrek re-watch, lol 6y
readordierachel @Reggie 😂😂😂 6y
Tamra @batsy well come February you‘ll be the envy! 🤗 6y
RohitSawant Awesome review! And a moment of silence for the gingerbread man. Love the picture! 🤣 6y
batsy @rohit-sawant Thank you! And yes, RIP gingerbread man 😁 6y
Centique Excellent gingerbreading there! And laughing at @Reggie again 😂😂😂 6y
ValerieAndBooks Hmm... I could have sworn I already stacked this one, probably because of you...stacking now! 6y
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queerbookreader
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Omg I just remembered that I bought this big ole book back in February!! Happy Christmas present to me 😍 #ilovecozies

ApoptyGina69 Awesome! Kind of looks like Super Sleuth Nancy Drew with one of her cool roadsters in the background. 6y
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KerriNTurner
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My Christmas tree has plenty of #silverandgold on it. And makes for a perfect background when cozying up with some Xmas mysteries! #seasonsreadings2017

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JenlovesJT47
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Look what just came in the mail!!! 🤗🎄🎅🏻 Thank you @KerriNTurner for the recommendation! I did splurge a little but it is a pretty big book and is probably something I will want to re-read around the holidays. #christmas #bookmail #mystery

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KerriNTurner Yay! I'm so glad you got it, such a fun and festive book! 😁🎅🏻🎄🎉 6y
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Tameeka
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#GIVEAWAYHOLIDAYS My absolute favorite book that combines Christmas and mysteries from our favorite authors. 💚🎄❤️ @Liberty

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batsy
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All I want to read until the end of the year are mysteries. I'm about halfway through this one and I hope to be done by the end of the month, because Christmas-themed just doesn't seem right in January, the harshest of all months. This anthology is so far a pretty good one and I'm enjoying it. There are a few standouts like Robert Barnard, Gillian Linscott, and Ellis Peters, among others.

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???????? #ChristmassyReads #SeasonsReadings2016

This is our Christmassy book display here at work. There's a lovely little mix of titles by authors ranging from Glenn Beck, Jan Karon, Debbie Macomber, Ann Perry, & others.

But I wanted to highlight this chunky Christmassy anthology I'm holding here because as the cover states, it's "The most complete collection of Yuletide whodunits ever assembled!" ?

? #GiftIdeas #TisTheSeason

needleminding Oooooooh 😍 6y
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Curley_Bender
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Adult story time at my library. Following "The Burglar and the Whatsit", an audience member shared that she and her late husband used to meet Donald Westlake for drinks back in the day, which is pretty much the coolest.

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bookandcat
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Tis the season...to break out this monster of a book again. I got it a few years ago, only read it during the holidays, and I still haven't finished it (almost 700 pages, the font is tiny and it's printed on wide pages in columns!!). lots of short mystery stories set at Christmastime by some of the best mystery writers past and present. 🎄🎁❄🎅🤔🤔🤔

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BeeHanc1929
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