Death by Eggnog nailed the Christmas elements. The Christmas references all felt natural, and I had no trouble believe that Krissy really was navigating the Christmas season, with all it's snowy goodness. I read this book when summer had yet to dissolve fully into fall... and found myself wishing that it would start to snow so that I could have that Christmas snow feeling in real life. I was literally sitting in shorts dreaming of snow. *slow clap* Well done Erickson. Well done.
Holiday Murder combines two previously published books in the Lucy Stone mystery series, of which there are currently 25 - Mistletoe Murder and Christmas Cookie Murder. The first book, Mistletoe Murder is also the first book in the series and this combination seemed like the perfect way to dip my toe into the series, which finding a fun mystery to add to my seasonal reading list.
Body on Baker Street is the second book in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery series. In the tradition of the genre, you don't need to have read the first book to enjoy this one. There is some major character backstory referenced throughout the book, but none of it is necessary to enjoying the story or understanding the characters.