1. Make Death Love Me by Ruth Rendell. My boss surprised me with a first edition, hard-back, dust-jacketed copy of this early book by Rendell. Woo Hoo!
From Santa's Helper #1 (also known as the Hubby):
2. Murder Within Murder by Frances & Richard Lockridge. A snazzy hardback copy of this vintage mystery. I love the imprint of the various weapons on the cover.
3. A Key to Death by the Lockridges. Two vintage mysteries by this awesome husband/wife writing team. (The hubby scored major points this year!)
4. Words for Murder Perhaps by Edward Candy. An academic mystery! I love those.
5. Star Trek & Philosophy: The Wrath of Kant by Jason T Eberl & Kevin S Decker (eds). This, I think, is the only way to do philosophy--mixed with Star Trek.
6. The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz. A new Sherlock Holmes mystery (it's amazing how many stories have been "discovered" since Dr. Watson laid down his pen).
7. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. I love Barnes. Couldn't wait to get my hands on this one.
8. 11/22/63 by Stephen King. My first King novel ever. But who could resist a time-travel book to save JFK?
From Santa's Helpers #2 & #3 (Mom & Dad)
A five-book pack of Phryne Fisher novels by Kerry Greenwood! Love me some Phryne Fisher!
Death at Victoria Dock
Raisins & Almonds
Away with the Fairies
Murder on a Midsummer Night
For a grand total of 13 books for Christmas! And...if that's not enough...my mother-in-law is currently in Florida visiting her sister. Who apparently lives in a town with an awesome used bookstore. And they went yesterday, armed with a partial list of my TBO Wishlist (To Be Owned). And Mom H is bringing me home 40-plus books. Yes. 40...plus. My Literary Christmas Cup runneth over.