First, a note. If you're looking for "What Are You Reading", check yesterday's post. I'll probably answer sooner than I did for the poor people who answered yesterday. Our Internet was completely down until late in the day, so I didn't get back to anyone.
There aren't as many books being released in December as other months. At least, there aren't as many in my closet. Well-known authors continue series. We hear from a few who haven't written in a while. And, there's even a wonderful nonfiction title in the December releases. (How often do I discuss nonfiction?) Here's the list of the December Treasures in My Closet.
Maddie Day launches the Cozy Capers Book Group mystery series with Murder on Cape Cod. Mac Almeida expects an influx of tourists at her bicycle shop in Westham, Massachusetts. Instead, she finds a body, and recognizes the weapon as belonging to her brother. Her only experience with murder investigations is limited to the cozy mysteries she reads with her local book club, the Cozy Capers. To find the killer, Mac summons help from her Cozy Capers co-investigators "and a library's worth of detectives' tips and tricks." (Release date is Dec. 18.)
J. C. Eaton takes readers back to Arizona in Botched 4 Murder. Once again, Phee Kimball is dragged into the drama of her mother's retirement community. A new board member upsets everyone with plans to get rid of two golf courses and replace them with eco-friendly parks. Then, there's a friend of Phee's mother, Myrna, who is so bad at bocce that when a community member is found dead while Myrna's practicing, everyone assumes her errant balls killed the woman. Then, the police find an arrow in the victim's neck. (Release date is Dec. 18.)
Final Shadows is the latest in Kay Hooper's Bishop Files series. Tasha Solomon's world turns upside down when the psychic abilities she had tried to live with in secret make her a target stalked by unseen enemies. John Brodie, by training, and instinct, is a Guardian. It's his job to keep Tasha alive long enough for her to learn to use her abilities to save people she doesn't know, and maybe even the world. (Release date is Dec. 31.)
In Post Facto, Daryl Wimberley introduces readers to Clara Sue Buchanan, owner/editor/reporter at Clarion, the smallest newspaper in northern Florida. Used to big city investigations, she has to juggle local politics and advertising while trying to figure out claims of paranormal appearances for everything from aliens to "a lady". Then, there's the death of the most powerful landowner in town. (Release date is Dec. 31.)
I've already read six of the books on this list, and five more of these are on my TBR pile. I hope you find a few titles that interest you. Or, do you have some other December titles to share?