Christmas Murder Mysteries – Week Four

We’ve come to the end, the final week of reading Christmas murder mysteries. And for our final selection, I’ve chosen something great. Get ready for… The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay This is your classic, country-house Christmas murder mystery. It has a menagerie of odd and secretive family members, a crusty old patriarch,Continue reading “Christmas Murder Mysteries – Week Four”

Christmas Murder Mysteries – Week Three

Welcome to week three of Christmas murder mysteries. How is everyone feeling? Are we in the holiday spirit yet? Eager to solve another murder? Then let’s get on with it! Week three’s selection is… Murder For Christmas by Francis Duncan It’s Christmas time and our retired hero, Mordecai Tremaine, has been invited to an acquaintance’sContinue reading “Christmas Murder Mysteries – Week Three”

Christmas Murder Mysteries – Week Two

It’s week two of our Christmas Murder Mystery Book Club and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m not going to lie, I agonized over which book to choose for the unenviable position of having to follow the incredible Agatha Christie and her masterpiece, Hercule Poirot’s Christmas. (Did you miss last week? Read it here.) IContinue reading “Christmas Murder Mysteries – Week Two”

Murder for Christmas

I know what you’re thinking, that’s a great title for a true crime story, and it is! But alas, I’m not talking true crime today. (Yes, the title is a bit misleading. Forgive me, I still wanted you to come read it. But I promise it’s murder related.) December is upon us, that twinkly-light-filled timeContinue reading “Murder for Christmas”

The Unsolved Murder of James Eli Johnson

The time has come to talk about the Saskatoon Bungalow Axe Murder. It was a case with an enormous amount of coverage at the time, not surprising given the various mysterious and troubling aspects of the crime, and it remains unsolved to this day. I have my own theories, but before we get into those,Continue reading “The Unsolved Murder of James Eli Johnson”

Pokey The Murder Tree

As you may recall from an earlier post, I don’t usually get a Christmas tree. But with the world such as it is, and with a local health order forbidding get togethers with anyone outside our immediate household, my husband and I decided that maybe we would indulge in a little Christmas magic and buyContinue reading “Pokey The Murder Tree”

Tis’ The Season to Eat Your Feelings

Winter is here, we’re all locked in the house and we’re getting dangerously low on things to watch on Netflix. Add the looming holiday to the mix and there’s only one thing left to do: eat. Eat all the things. I’m a big fan of poppycock. For one, the name makes me feel whimsical andContinue reading “Tis’ The Season to Eat Your Feelings”

How To Wrap a Present

Another Yuletide Adventure First, lay out all the gifts and cue up a good Christmas or Hanukkah movie. Gather snacks, scissors and wrapping paper. Look everywhere for the tape. Why is there no tape? You know you bought some, because last year you did this exact same thing and had to run out and buyContinue reading “How To Wrap a Present”

What Exactly Are We Celebrating?

The holidays always make me feel like a hypocrite. Probably because I am one. I don’t like to agree with sanctimonious religious people (they are the literal worst), but they are correct that I probably shouldn’t be celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, seeing as I don’t believe in God. And here I am, celebrating both. HowContinue reading “What Exactly Are We Celebrating?”