Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Holiday Read Recommendations from the WinRs!

The holidays are here, and it's always nice to get cozy with a book that takes place during the season! We have a few books we'd like to recommend to you. Be sure to check out the Christmas-themed books by our own members, which are listed at the end of the blog!

We wish you all a wonderful, safe holiday season.

Merry, Merry Ghost  by Carolyn Hart

A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg

It's not a mystery, but it will leave you feeling pretty darn good about life.

Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie

Christmas Party by Nero Wolf

This is part of a collection of short stories set around various holidays.

The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers

She really sets the mood, and you'll learn more about bell ringing than you thought possible.

Gingerbread Cookie Murder with Joanna Fluke, Laura Levine, and Leslie Meier

A collection of stories by three great authors.

Murder for Christmas Anthology

Murder, murder, and more murder, and by some of the greatest mystery writers who ever lived!

And of course we have some of the WinR's Christmas themed-books.

Bearnard's Christmas by G.B. Pool

Don't you just love Bearnard?  Gayle made him by hand!

The Santa Clause Singer by G.B. Pool

An out-of-work lounge singer ends up playing Santa Claus at the mall and makes a very sick young girl a promise that could cost him everything.

Family Matters by Jacqueline Vick

A Wilder Women mystery.

Rubies for Christmas by Jacqueline Vick

A Wilder Women short mystery.

Kitty Christmas Caper

A Frankie Chandler pet psychic short mystery.


  1. All great recommendations! The Nine Tailors is one of the first British mysteries I ever read. It was wonderful and opened up a whole new world for me. Dorothy Sayers, then Agatha Christie...

  2. They all look like good choices. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great choices here. I've read several of these. Highly recommend Hercule Poriot's Christmas and the Murder for Christmas anthology.

    1. Thanks for the recommendations, Paulfahey!

  4. I can recommend some great short stories that are all available to be purchased on their own and are published by us:

    Hanukkah Gelt by T. Lee Harris
    Christmas in Killarney by S. Furlong-Bolliger
    Little Dumber Boy by B.K. Stevens
    Little J's Christmas Tree by Wenda Morrone
    Saint Nicked by Herschel Cozine


    Jay Hartman
    Untreed Reads Publishing

    1. Wow, thanks for the extra suggestions of holiday books. I want to check them out now at Untreed Reads Publishing.

    2. We will all be checking you guys out. Thanks.

  5. If the books on this list don't put you in the holiday spirit, albeit in a sometimes spooky sort of way, nothing will. "The Santa Claus Singer" is a wonderful story!

  6. Great list! I'll add my short story THE CHRISTMAS EXCEPTION, published by Untreed Reads

    1. Hmm, I wonder what the Exception is.... Guess I'll have to check. Thanks for the short story recommendation.

  7. I would like to add my story, "Delinquency Report" published by Untreed Reads

    1. A young boy loses his belief in Santa and turns to petty shoplifting with the belief that it no longer matters if he's naughty or nice. Sounds like a cool story and only 99c.

  8. I just finished St. Nick by Alan Russell. Very nice story of impossible wishes and personal redemption. Reviewed here.

  9. Nice review, Terry. Thanks for sharing the link and the suggestion.