About the Set
Christmas is a time for carols, cookies and catching up with friends and loved ones. But in the towns of Maple Hill, Ivy Bay and Sparrow Island, it’s also a time for solving mysteries! In each book in the Merry Mysteries collection, you’ll visit a charming America town and meet a smart, resourceful woman with a remarkable talent for discovering the truth. As you join in the holiday preparations in each town, you’ll be reminded of three important components of Christmas—FAITH, FRIENDS and FAMILY—even as your mind gathers the clues to solving the mystery with each book’s friendly heroine! The result is a three-book set that not only helps you take a break from the holiday frenzy, but lets you enjoy your own Christmas celebrations feeling refreshed, entertained and full of the spirit of the season.
Book 1: Angels Among Us
Sparrow Island, home to bird expert Abby Stanton, is in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season when a mysterious stranger arrives and begins to ingratiate himself with the community, especially with older women. Abby is wary of his agenda, but no one else seems concerned. Can this handsome young man be trusted? Strange happenings all over town and the recovery of long-lost paintings that hold a dark secret add to Abby’s suspicions. Can she uncover the truth in time to enjoy the real meaning of this magical time?
Book 2: The Christmas Quilt
As the holiday season approaches, Sarah Hart is looking for ways to make the Christmas season special, when she comes across directions for a Christmas mystery quilt. She doesn’t know what the finished holiday keepsake will look like because each week a set of instructions will be posted online. Sarah tries to focus on the project, but she notices some odd typos throughout the instructions and begins to suspect that not everything is as it seems. And when a string of thefts plagues the merchants of her quiet town of Maple Hill and a group of teenage girls—including Sarah’s twin granddaughters—are suspected, she starts investigating and discovers that there’s a pattern to the crimes. Could there be a connection to the mystery quilt that no one else sees?
Book 3: The Lost Noel
Grace Church is putting on its first ever living nativity, and the congregation members are all pitching in, including Mary Fisher, owner of Mary’s Mystery Bookshop. But only a week before Christmas, the costumes go missing. Then the sheep escapes from its pen, and the flyers around town have all been torn down. Someone is sabotaging the living nativity! A lifetime of reading mystery novels have given Mary sleuthing skills of her own, but as she investigates the strange mishaps that keep striking the nativity play, she discovers that the truth is far more complicated than she expected. Can she save the nativity—and everyone’s goodwill toward man—before Christmas?