Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Mystery Wednesday - Christmas Edition

For those who want help finding a book for a giftie or for yourself, Penguin has created a book recommendation "hotline" of sorts - it's really a form. You tell them what books. movies, etc. your present recipient likes and Penguin will respond back with recommendations. I filled out the form for my mom (shhhh). I'll let you know what they come back with and how long it took. Mom is a hard reader to buy for because she reads so fast, it's gotta be current and awesome. 

If you're looking for Christmas themed mysteries, Janet Rudolph has you covered over on Mystery Fanfare. Each year she adds to her list of ever growing holiday themed titles

If you want to make a Christmas tree out of books, check our Amanda Flower's instruction video.

If you're looking to get your holiday on by watching mystery and crime themed holiday episodes of old TV shows, we've got you covered. 

JAG "All Ye Faithful" 

This episode of JAG from season 8 has so many Christmas season references you'll need a scorecard to find them all, or you can just sit back and relax and enjoy the ride. 

In case you're looking, here are all the references to Christmas stories that we found:

- Gift of the Magi
- Santa
- Birth of Jesus
- It's a Wonderful Life
- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

If you catch any others, let us know. 

Check here for more holiday/mystery themed episodes and leave us your favorite (especially if we missed it) in the comments below. 

In addition to all of this Christmas mirth, this week we have one exciting bit of news - big congratulations to Mystery Playground contributor, Cari Dubiel, for winning the prestigious 2017 Hugh Holton Award from Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter for her novel in progress, How to Remember. Cari is funding the book through InkShares and you can read all about it here

Here's her description of the book:

2017: A woman tries to find out what happened to her during the year she lost her memory. 2016: A man tries to find out who killed his mother. They fell in love once, but she doesn’t remember it.

Doesn't that sound like fun?

Seasons Readings to you and all of yours...

- Deborah Lacy

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