Christmas Fiction, Romance, and Mystery

Keep the spirit of Christmas alive year-round by enjoying one of these Christmas stories.



All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library.

Allen, Lee. The Special Guest: A Christmas Story. 1996.

Andrews, Mary Kay. Blue Christmas. 2006. (Chick Lit AND). Also available: eBook

Baldacci, David. Christmas Train. 2002. Also available: Large Type, CD, Cassette, eBook

Barry, Dave. The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog. 2006.

Battle, Lois. Bed and Breakfast. 1996.

Beck, Glenn. The Christmas Sweater. 2008.

Berg, Elizabeth. The Handmaid and the Carpenter. 2006.
Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Bernhardt, William. The Midnight Before Christmas. 1998.

Binchy, Maeve. This Year It Will Be Different and Other Stories. 1996.
Also available: Large Type

Bledsoe, Jerry. A Gift of Angels. 1999.

Brady, James. A Hamptons Christmas. 2000.

Card, Orson Scott. A War of Gifts: An Ender Story. 2007. (Adult Science Fiction CAR).

Clark, Mary Higgins and Carol Higgins Clark. Deck the Halls. 2000.
Also available: Large Type, CD

Copeland, Lori. Unwrapping Christmas. 2007.

Dickens, Charles. Christmas Books. 1954.

Dickens, Charles. A Christmas Carol. 1843. Also available: CD, Cassette

Dickens, Charles. Five Christmas Novels. 1939.

Evans, Richard Paul. Grace. 2008. Also available: Large Type

Frank, Dorothea Benton. The Christmas Pearl. 2007. Also available: eBook, eAudiobook

Friedman, Kinky. The Christmas Pig: A Fable. 2006.

Gaarder, Jostein. The Christmas Mystery. 1996.

Greeley, Andrew M. A Christmas Wedding. 2000.

Grisham, John. Skipping Christmas. 2001.
Also available: Large Type, CD, Cassette, eAudiobook

Gunn, Robin Jones. Finding Father Christmas. 2007.

Hamlin, Rick. Hidden Gifts. 2001.

Hamner, Earl. The Homecoming. 1970.

Hatcher, Robin Lee. A Carol for Christmas. 2006.

Hijuelos, Oscar. Mr. Ives’ Christmas. 1995.

Karon, Jan. Shepherds Abiding: A Mitford Christmas Story. 2003.
Also available: Large Type, CD

Kinkade, Thomas. A Christmas to Remember: A Cape Light Novel. 2006.

Koontz, Dean. Santa’s Twin. 1996.

Landvik, Lorna. ‘Tis the Season!. 2008.

Lucado, Max. The Christmas Candle. 2006.

Maki, Alan. Choice to Cherish. 2000.

Malone, Michael. Last Noel. 2002.

McCourt, Frank. Angela and the Baby Jesus. 2007.

McCusker, Paul. Epiphany. 1998.

Mitchard, Jacquelyn. Christmas, Present. 2003. Also available: eBook

Morrell, David. The Spy Who Came for Christmas. 2008.

Naman, Christine Pisera. Christmas Lights. 2007.

O’Nan, Stewart. Last Night at the Lobster. 2007. Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Patterson, James. Miracle on the 17th Green. 1996.

Reid, Van. Daniel Plainway, Or, the Holiday Haunting of the Moosepath League. 2000.

Rhodes, Evie. The Forgotten Spirit: A Christmas Tale. 2007.

Roberts, Sheila. On Strike for Christmas. 2007.

Salamon, Julie. The Christmas Tree. 1996. Also available: Large Type

Siddoway, Richard M. Christmas Quest. 2002.

Smith, Lee. The Christmas Letters. 1996.

Stern, Philip Van Doren. The Greatest Gift. 1996.

Taylor, Patrick. An Irish Country Christmas. 2008.

Theroux, Phyllis. Giovanni’s Light: The Story of a Town Where Time Stopped for Christmas. 2002.

Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall. Certain Poor Shepherds. 1996.

VanLiere, Donna. The Christmas Promise. 2007. Also available: eAudiobook


Fiction Anthologies

Christmas Stories. 2007. (Adult Nonfiction 808.83 C).

Snowy Night With a Stranger. 2008. (Adult Nonfiction 808.8385 S).

Under the Mistletoe. 2008. (Adult Nonfiction 813.0872 U).


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All of these titles are located in the Adult Romance section of the Library.

Arnold, Judith. ‘Tis the Season. 2000.

Balogh, Mary. A Christmas Bride. 1997.

Basso, Adrienne. The Christmas Heiress. 2006.

Blair, Sandy. A Highlander for Christmas. 2007.

Brockmann, Suzanne. All Through the Night: A Troubleshooter Christmas. 2007.
Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Brown, Sandra. Tidings of Great Joy. 1987.

Comstock, Mary Chase. A Christmas Wish. 1994.

Dailey, Janet. Mistletoe and Molly. 2007.

Daniels, Maggie. A Christmas Romance. 1991.

Deveraux, Jude. Blessing. 1998. Also available: Large Type

Dunlop, Barbara. The Billionaire Who Bought Christmas. 2007.

Evanick, Marcia. Mistletoe Bay. 2007.

Evanovich, Janet. Thanksgiving. 1988. Also available: CD

Graham, Heather. The Last Noel. 2007. Also available: CD

Graham, Heather. A Magical Christmas. 1996.

Ivie, Jackie. The Knight Before Christmas. 2006.

James, Eloisa. An Affair Before Christmas. 2007. Also available: eBook

Kleypas, Lisa. A Wallflower Christmas. 2008. Also available: CD

Lindsey, Johanna. Home for the Holidays. 2000. Also available: Large Type, Cassette

Lindsey, Johanna. The Present. 1998. Also available: Large Type

Macomber, Debbie. A Cedar Cove Christmas. 2008.
Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Markham, Wendy. If Only in My Dreams. 2006.

Miller, Linda Lael. A McKettrick Christmas. 2008.

Pappano, Marilyn. A Season for Miracles. 1997.

Plumley, Lisa. Once Upon a Christmas. 2005.

Putney, Mary Jo. Christmas Revels. 2002.

Rice, Luanne. Silver Bells: A Holiday Tale. 2004. Also available: Large Type

Roberts, Nora. First Impressions. 1984.

Skye, Christina. Season of Wishes. 1997.

Stone, Katherine. A Midnight Clear. 1999.


Romance Anthologies

Comfort and Joy. 2007. (Adult Romance 813.08508 C).
Also available: Large Type, eBook

Gettin’ Merry. 2002. (Adult Romance 808.8385 G).

Holidays are Hell. 2007. (Adult Romance 813.08508 H).

I’m Your Santa. 2007. (Adult Romance 808.8385 I).

Jingle All the Way. 2004. (Adult Romance 808.8385 J).

Mistletoe Kisses. 2006. (Adult Romance 808.8385 M).

Santa, Baby. 2006. (Adult Romance 813.08508 S).

Sugar and Spice. 2006. (Adult Romance 813.08508 S).

A Very Merry Christmas. 2006. (Adult Romance 813.08508 V).

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All of these titles are located in the Adult Mystery section of the Library.

Adamson, Lydia. A Cat on Jingle Bell Rock. 1997. Also available: Large Type, Cassette

Andrews, Donna. Six Geese A-Slaying. 2008.

Atherton, Nancy. Aunt Dimity’s Christmas. 1999. Also available: Large Type

Babson, Marian. The Twelve Deaths of Christmas. 1979.

Battison, Brian. The Christmas Bow Murder. 1994.

Beaton, M.C. Kissing Christmas Goodbye: An Agatha Raisin Mystery. 2007.

Bishop, Claudia. A Carol for a Corpse. 2007.

Brightwell, Emily. Mrs. Jeffries and the Feast of St. Stephen. 2007.

Brown, Rita Mae. Santa Clawed. 2008. Also available: CD

Chaze, Elliott. Goodbye Goliath. 1983.

Christie, Agatha. A Holiday for Murder. 1939.

Clark, Mary Higgins and Carol Higgins Clark. Dashing Through the Snow. 2008.
Also available: Large Type, CD

Constantine, K. C. Upon Some Midnights Clear. 1985.

Cornwell, Patricia. Scarpetta’s Winter Table. 1998.

Crawford, Isis. A Catered Christmas: A Mystery With Recipes. 2005.

Creasey, John. Death of a Postman. 1956.

D’Amato, Barbara. Hard Christmas. 1995.

Davidson, Diane Mott. Sweet Revenge. 2007. Also available: CD, eBook

DeAndrea, William. Killed on the Ice. 1984.

Douglas, Carole Nelson. Cat in a Golden Garland. 1997. Also available: Large Type

Drummond, John Keith. ‘Tis the Season to be Dying. 1988.

Dunn, Carola. Mistletoe and Murder. 2002.

Egan, Lesley. Crime for Christmas. 1983.

Evanovich, Janet. Visions of Sugar Plums. 2002. Also available: Large Type, Cassette

Freydont, Shelley. A Merry Little Murder. 2003.

Granger, Ann. A Season for Murder. 1991 Also available: Cassette

Harper, Karen. The Queene's Christmas: An Elizabeth I Mystery. 2003.

Hemlin, Tim. A Catered Christmas. 1998.

Hess, Joan. A Holly, Jolly Murder. 1997.

Hunter, Fred. Ransom for a Holiday. 1997.

Kingsbury, Kate. Ringing in Murder. 2008.

Kisor, Henry. Seasons Revenge. 2003.

Koch, Ed. Murder on 34th Street. 1997.

Livingston, Nancy. Quiet Murder. 1992.

MacLeod, Charlotte. Rest You Merry. 1978.

Marsh, Nagio. Tied Up in Tinsel. 1972. Also available: Cassette

McBain, Ed. And All Through the House. 1994.

McClure, James. The Gooseberry Fool. 1974.

McKevett, G. A. Cooked Goose. 1998.

Meier, Leslie. Christmas Cookie Murder. 1999. Also available: Large Type

Michaels, Kasey. Bowled Over. 2007.

Murphy, Shirley Rousseau. Cat Deck the Halls: A Joe Grey Mystery. 2007.

Nabb, Magdalen. Death of an Englishman. 1981.

Perry, Anne. A Christmas Grace. 2008.

Ripley, Ann. The Christmas Garden Affair. 2002.

Rowe, Jennifer. Death in Store. 1993.

Rubino, Jane. Fruit Cake: A Mystery. 1995.

Sawyer, Corinne Holt. Ho-Ho Homicide. 1995.

Serafin, David. Christmas Rising. 1982.

Shannon, Dell. No Holiday for Crime. 1973.

Trocheck, Kathy Hogan. A Midnight Clear. 1998.

Underwood, Michael. A Party to Murder. 1983.

Welk, Mary. A Deadly Little Christmas. 1998.


Mystery Anthologies

Candy Cane Murder. 2007. (Adult Mystery 813.0872 C).

Crime for Christmas. 1992. (Adult Mystery 823.0872 C).

Christmas Stalkings: Tales of Yuletide Murder. 1991. (Adult Mystery 813.0872 C).
Also available: Large Type

Murder for Christmas. 1982. (Adult Mystery 808.83872 M).

Sugarplums and Scandal. 2006. (Adult Mystery 808.83872 S).

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