Malice at the Palace by Rhys Bowen

I’ve been on a bit of a Royal Spyness kick lately. They’re light and easy to follow when I’m doing other things. Georgie is delightful as always. This time around, Georgie is staying at Kensington Palace and showing Princess Marina around London. She is the fiancee of the King’s sons, …

Apple Cider Slaying by Julie Anne Lindsey

Apple Cider Slaying is the first book in a new series. I’ve read a couple books by this author (under her pseudonym) before and enjoyed them well enough, but what drew me to this one was the Christmassy setting. Winnie has returned to her hometown, Blossom Valley, West Virginia to …

Cadaver on Candy Cane Lane by Leighann Dobbs

Cadaver on Candy Cane Lane is a fun, quirky mystery novella. Christmas Village is Christmas village. It’s where elves make toys, a pear tree grows in the middle of winter, swans swim in the lake, and reindeer talk. A lot of the activities are for tourists, tourism is big business …

The Christmas Egg by Mary Kelly

Three days before Christmas, Inspector Nightingale is called to the scene of a suspicious death. An elderly woman has been found dead in her bed. It may have been natural cause, but she has been robbed. Nightingale discovers she was a Russian princess who had fled to Britain during the …