Are you a little tired of the sweet Christmas stories with happy endings? The Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime has just the story collection for you, How Not to Survive the Holidays.
The anthology has a little bit of crime for everyone. Deborah J. Ledford's "A Christmas Tail" is a story for those of us who are cat lovers. There's something sneaky going on in Connie Flynn's story, "There's a Dead Elf in Santa's Workshop." Try Roni Olson's "Relativity," a traditional mystery about a family trapped by a blizzard at Christmas. JoAnne Zeterberg brings us a protective ghost in "The Gift. And, try two favorites, Judy Starbuck's story of a mystery writer who takes her life into her own hands, "A Christmas Stalking," and Merle McCann's "Yule Night," a historical piece set in 1902.
I'm a fan of short stories, and anthologies provide the opportunity to discover new authors. How Not to Survive the Holidays might be just the gift for the person who needs a break from holiday festivities. Give the gift of crime this year.
How Not to Survive the Holidays by Desert Sleuths Sisters in Crime. DS Publishing,
©2009. ISBN 9780615306650 (paperback), 218p.
FTC Full Disclosure: The Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime will be appearing at the Velma Teague Library for Authors@The Teague on Saturday, Dec. 5 at
2 PM. I was given a copy of the book to read since they'll be appearing at the library.