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Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Recommended by Nancy in Reader Services… Nancy’s synopsis: Luther Crank and his wife Nora decide to forgo Christmas and use all the money they saved to take a ten day Caribbean cruise. Their plans change at the last minute and the laughs begin in earnest. She says: Folks who enjoy a bit of bah-humbug with their Christmas frenzy will like this novel, one of Grisham’s non-legal...

Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Recommended by Nancy in Reader Services… Nancy’s synopsis: Hannah Swensen, the owner of the Cookie Jar Bakery in Minnesota, organized a Christmas party where the locals sampled their neighbors’ favorite recipes. After dinner Hannah finds a corpse in the parking lot with her mother’s cake knife stuck in its chest. She says: This cozy mystery will get you in the mood for the holidays. If you are short on menu ideas for Christmas dinner, take a look at the 80 recipes at the end of the book. You’re sure to find something that looks...