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Take a mysterious secret staircase into the holiday season, from Halloween to New Year's Day, with this collection of seasonal cozy mystery short stories from an elite group of authors. Each story features the characters from the author's ongoing series. Read about your old favorites, meet some new ones! Halloween, Hound, & Housesitting - Mary Seifert's new Katie & Maverick mystery kicks off the holiday season with a delightfully spooky house of tricks and a few ghostly surprises. As always, Maverick the search-and-rescue retriever makes sure the clues are found before the witching hour! The Case of the Secret Staircase from J.M. Poole, the bestselling author of The Corgi Case Files. A family celebration for Dia de los Muertos gets interrupted by a series of thefts, small items intended to honor the ancestors. Does it have something to do with Highland House, the venue that's suspected of harboring a few of its own ghosts? At once, the smart and lovable corgis are on the case. Sherlock and Watson, along with their human helpers, Zack and Jillian Anderson, will unravel the mystery, clue by clue. The Birdless Thanksgiving Affair by Amazon bestselling author, Rick Adelmann, sees our favorite trio of Roaring '20s detectives gathering at the Mallory family home for Thanksgiving dinner. It's going beautifully-until the turkey disappears! Thank goodness the MG&M Detectives are on the scene to solve the mystery. Hanukkah Sweets - USA Today bestselling author, Connie Shelton, gives magical baker Samantha Sweet something new to ponder, as a family from New York comes to Taos, New Mexico to celebrate Hanukkah at the local B&B. But what surprises await visitors and locals alike when a secret staircase leads to a hidden treasure? And who among the group has darker intentions for the festival of lights? The Christmas Fairy - Jennifer J. Morgan makes her series debut with this enchanting short story. Libby Madsen and her business partner are eagerly anticipating the grand opening of their luxurious day spa, and the budget will just barely allow for the fantastic decorations and food the ladies want, to set the tone. But an unscrupulous party planner takes off with their money, the party is only days away, and it's starting to look a little bleak for Christmas this year. What will they do? Champagne Can Be Murder - Charlie Parker and her husband don't normally celebrate New Year's Eve in grand style, but an invitation to the Montaña Verde Ranch from Drake's richest client is not to be ignored. What the heck, they figure, they'll hobnob with the Hollywood crowd for one night and win some points with the client. But when a big-name producer falls down dead after a trip to the food table, it looks like there's a killer in their midst. Charlie is on the case, as usual, in Connie Shelton's USA Today bestselling series.