A Very Deadly Holiday Giveaway– Holiday Mysteries!

  • By: admin | Date: Dec 05 2017

Tis the season for murder! Cozy mystery-style, of course. And we’ve got everything we need… A warm drink, cookies, books, and cozy socks.

We’re busy pushing to meet our remaining 2017 goals before we close for the holidays here at BookEnds and nothing helps us wind down and get in the holiday spirit more than a winter-themed mystery.

We’ve pictured some of our favorite holiday cozies. What is one of your favorites?

To help celebrate, we are giving away boxes with an assortment of holiday mysteries to two lucky people. Leave a comment below with your favorite holiday cozy (ours or otherwise) and the winner of all these great mysteries will be randomly selected on December 8th at 12pm! (US mailing addresses only, thank you!)

Titles Included:

Not a Creature Was Purring, Krista Davis

Hark the Herald Angels Slay & We Wish You A Murderous Christmas, Vicki Delany

Fleece Navidad, Maggie Sefton

Death of a Toy Soldier & Murder on the Toy Town Express, Barbara Early

Ginger Snapped, Gail Oust

Buried in Bargains, Josie Belle

A Late Frost, Sheila Connolly

Merry Market Murder, Paige Shelton

Let it Sew, Elizabeth Lynn Casey


26 responses to “A Very Deadly Holiday Giveaway– Holiday Mysteries!”

  1. Avatar Rose Spielman says:

    Shakespeare’s Christmas, Charlaine Harris

  2. Avatar Raquel M. says:

    A Christmas Hope: A Novel by Anne Perry

  3. Avatar Ellen says:

    Santa Clawed by Rita Mae Brown

  4. Avatar Nathan Stolldorf says:

    I am actually super in love with Hark the Harold Angels Slay

  5. Avatar Becky Richardson says:

    I would love to read Merry Market Murder by Paige Shelton and I love anything by Charlaine Harris.

    • Avatar James McGowan says:

      Hi Becky,
      Thanks for entering in the Mystery Giveaway. It paid off– We’ve randomly selected you as our winner! Please send me an email with your name and address at jmcgowan@ I’ll get all these great holiday titles over to you.

  6. Avatar AJ Blythe says:

    (International mailing *sob* so don’t include me in the draw)

    I’m not sure I could name a holiday title, because I tend to fall in love with a series – which naturally include holiday books at times. I guess if I have to pick one I’ll nominate “Mistletoe and Murder” from the Daisy Dalrymple Series by Carola Dunn.

  7. I love Vicki Delany’s book series; I’ve read the first two and MUST get the third soon.


  8. Avatar Shelby Bartellis says:

    I love Charlaine Harris and Rita Mae Brown.

  9. Avatar Bobbie Wykes says:

    Death of a Toy Soldier and Ginger Snapped are great titles, and sound like they would be fun reads! My favorite Christmas mystery is, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, by Clement Moore.

  10. Avatar Rebecca Villarreal says:

    The Twelve Clues of Christmas from the Her Royal Spyness series

  11. Avatar Rita A says:

    I like the Joanne Fluke Baking Mysteries. Death of a Toy Soldier has me intrigued.

  12. Avatar Lorrie Bowser says:

    Loved Death of a Toy Soldier! Would love to read Barbara Earlys other title “murder on the toy town express”!!!!!

  13. Avatar Lenora Davis says:

    The Diva Wraps it Up, by Krista Davis!

  14. Avatar Linda says:

    Love Donna Andrews Meg Langslow series. I believe there are four set at Christmas so far.

  15. Avatar Donamae says:

    Krista Davis and Sheila Connolly also Paige Shelton I like so many.

  16. Avatar Mary says:

    Twelve drummers drumming by C. C. Benison , cosy featuring a Chaplin by the name of Father Tom Christmas raising a daughter following the unsolved murder of his wife.

  17. Avatar Alison DeVito says:

    I ordered Death of A Toy Soldier by Barbara Early for my library last year and absolutely loved it – the close relationship between the main character and her father really adds to the story. I can’t wait to read Murder on the Toy Town Express (hoping to get it for the library too)! I am also a huge fan of Donna Andrews – her Meg Langslow mysteries are terrific – I always save the holiday ones to read in December. How The Finch Stole Christmas! is next on my list. Looking forward to Vicki Delaney’s books too – always up for a new author!

  18. Avatar Brittany Abbott says:

    I love the Barbara Early books as well as Krista Davis. My favorite holiday book is Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier.

  19. Avatar Margo Sue says:

    I loved Six Geese a Slaying by Donna Andrews

  20. Avatar Debbie Price says:

    I have read Fleece Navidad! I love the names of these cosies!

  21. Avatar James McGowan says:

    Thank you all for participating. We’ve randomly selected our winner. Keep checking back, we hope to do more fun giveaways in the future!
    -Team BookEnds

  22. Avatar Karen says:

    All of them

  23. Avatar Nicole Vickers says:

    Oh, I think I missed the deadline but I’m currently re-reading Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, and I really enjoyed The Diva Cooks a Goose by Agatha Christie. Happy Friday! Nicole 🙂

  24. Avatar Kathleen Kendler says:

    These are the ones I’ve read so far:
    A Cajun Christmas Killing Ellen Byron
    Twelve Slays of Christmas Jacqueline Frost
    Cat Got Your Secrets Julie Chase
    Slay Bells Ring Karen Rose Smith
    Much Ado About Murder Elizabeth J. Duncan loosely Christmas time
    How the Finch Stole Christmas! Donna Andrews
    How the Finch Stole Christmas J. R. Ripley
    Murder on the Toy Town Express, Barbara Early
    Sorry I missed out but Congrats to the winners

  25. Avatar Kathy says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever read a holiday cozy… an oversight which should shortly be remedied.