I recently discovered a genre of fiction I’d never thought about much. Christmas themed books. I’m not talking about the classics, like those pictured here. I’m talking about Christmas mysteries and suspense, Christmas romances, sweet stories, warm stories and stories with dogs. Do a search on Goodreads, Amazon or your local library catalog. You will find too many to count! Here are some classics:
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
And here are some others that caught my eye:
Are you looking for a holiday mystery? Many mystery writers are in the game.
19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Christmas at Timberwoods by Fern Michaels
Christmas Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
Christmas Cookie Murder by Leslie Meier
Christmas Crumble by M.C. Beaton
The Christmas Scorpion by Lee Child
Cremas, Christmas Cookies and Crooks by Harper Lin
Festive in Death by J.D. Robb
Hark the Herald Angels Slay by Vicki Delaney
Homicide for the Holidays by Cheryl Honigford
Murder for Christmas by Francis Duncan
The Usual Santas by Peter Lovesey
How about a sweet story? There are plenty of those.
An Amish Christmas by Cynthia Keller
The Christmas Boutique by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Christmas Return by Anne Perry
The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber
Home for Christmas by Nora Roberts
Books with dogs? Did you think there wouldn’t be any?
1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber
A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron
The Christmas Wedding Swap by Allyson Charles
Dachshund Through the Snow by David Rosenfelt
Pupcakes by Annie England Noblin
Puppy Christmas by Lucy Gilmore
Maybe you’re looking for something a little racy…I won’t tell!
Cowboy Boots for Christmas by Carolyn Brown
A Cowboy Firefighter for Christmas by Kim Redford
Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear
My Favorite Things by Lynsay Sands
An Outlaw’s Christmas by Linda Lael Miller
A Scottish Lord for Christmas by Lauren Smith
Or maybe something new or different.
Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock
Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
Tru and Nelle by G. Neri
Wishin’ and Hopin’ by Wally Lamb
I may try one or two of these during the holidays, especially Tru and Nelle by G Neri, which is about Truman Capote and Harper Lee as children and Skipping Christmas by John Grisham, recommended by my work friend K. How about you? Do you like reading Christmas fiction? What are your favorites?
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