Holiday Gift Guide 2023

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Katie McLain Horner and Kendra Winchester discuss books perfect for holiday gifting!

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Books Discussed

All the Fighting Parts – Hannah V. Sawyerr

Happiness Falls – Angie Kim

General Mystery: The Woman in the Library – Sulari Gentill

Psychological suspense/horror crossover: Help for the Haunted – John Searles

True crime: American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land – Monica Hesse

Middle Grade: Spirit Hunters – Ellen Oh

Literary Mystery: The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store – James McBride

Cozy Mystery: Shady Hollow – Juneau Black

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