Here’s a re-post from last year’s Cyber Monday, with an addition on the end.  Happy Shopping!

Welcome! If you’re reading this, then the ‘net hasn’t yet crashed from the hordes of internet shoppers.

Now that the turkey-induced coma has worn off, most folks are pulling out their wallets and trying to figure out what to get that special someone for the holidays.  I’m here to remind you about the mystery lovers in your life – oh, yes, they are out there.  But what to get?  What says “I appreciate your odd-but-adorable fascination with murder and mayhem”?

You can start with an earlier post of mine, You Know You’re a Mystery Fan If…, for a few suggestions, such as the “Serial Killer Cleaver Mirror,” or the “Brass Knuckles Meat Tenderizer.”  However, let’s expand the selection a bit.

Janet Rudolph’s Mystery Fanfare blog has several wonderful suggestions, including:

The Crime Scene Scarf, great for those chilly nights spent stooping over the latest victim.

Black Hand Gun Soap; now you can “stick ’em up” in the shower.  Okay, I see you all snickering over there.  I run a clean blog. 😉


Red Herring Games’ Murder Mystery Games blog has additional intriguing ideas, such as:

The “Dead Write” Sticky Note Pad; the recipients of her notes will “get the message.”

Gun-shaped Salt and Pepper Shakers.  Now that’s adding some spice to a meal.

Here are some other finds:

For the crafty mystery fan, there’s the Tape Gun:



Gun Cuff-links:




The oh-so-fashionable Weapon Necktie:




And, finally, there’s the Sherlock Holmes Quotable Thong, from  The Great Detective says:  “You see, but you do not observe.”  Strategic placement, Mr. Holmes.


not sure why “Made in the USA” is so prominent here…


So, are you braving Cyber Monday today?  See anything here that appeals to you?

Also today…

art by Ellen M. Gregg


It’s Ellen M. Gregg’s turn at Holiday Yum!  Check out her oh-so-decadent The Chocolatiest Chocolate Cake Evah.  I love her story about how the recipe evolved over time, from the Depression-era to the present.  And, oh my goodness, the ganache topping looks crazy-good.  I have to try this.  Thanks, Ellen!



See you later, and hold onto those credit cards!


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