Cyber Monday for Mystery Lovers


With Thanksgiving behind us (although the expanded waistlines and fridge leftovers linger), we find ourselves immersed in the gift-giving Christmas season.  Yes, we want to ignore the drumbeat of crass commercialism and avoid getting sucked into the spending frenzy.  But most of us want to get at least a little something for those closest to us, right?

by K.B. Owen
by K.B. Owen

Finding just the right thing can be tricky, especially for the mystery lovers in our lives.  She’s read all of the Poirot novels; he’s watched all of the CSI episodes.  No one needs yet another Sherlock Holmes mug cluttering up an already-full cabinet.

What to do?

As a long-time mystery lover, I have a few suggestions to help you out.  Today and next week, I’ll be sharing gift ideas for that peculiar special detective fan in your life.

Let’s get the shameless promotion out of the way first:

Idea #1:  Women of Mystery, volume 1

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Special price for Cyber Monday: 99 cents!  Misterio Press authors K.B. Owen (me), Kassandra Lamb, and Kirsten Weiss  want to entertain you with murder and mayhem this holiday season.  Give your wallet a break and enjoy three mysteries in a range of mystery subgenres: cozy historical, psychological thriller, and paranormal.

Idea #2:  Why not make crime a social activity with this CSI Miami Board Game?  Figuring out “whodunnit” can be a fun family-bonding activity.

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Idea #3:  For lighting the Christmas Yule Log, your crime fan will love this Machine Gun Bullet/Butane Lighter, sure to be a conversation-starter as well as a fire-starter.

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Will your mystery fan be attending a fancy holiday party?  Let him or her stand out with these fashion accessories:

Idea #4:  Your fella will love these silver Fingerprint Cufflinks.  Nothing says both “mystery lover” and “classy” quite like them.

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Idea #5: For the ladies, you can never go wrong with a classic, such as these Nancy Drew Earrings.  Red roadster not included.

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Idea #6:  For those more casual occasions, nothing beats this Columbo T-Shirt.  With its signature line: “Just one more thing,” it’s sure to be an ice-breaker at any sort of gathering.

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For more mystery lover gift ideas (including the Sherlock Holmes quotable thong – always a winner), check out last year’s post.

So there you have it: gift possibilities for that hard-to-shop-for murder mystery fan.

Do you have any mystery-lover gift ideas you’d like to share?  I’d love to hear from you!

Happy shopping,


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26 thoughts on “Cyber Monday for Mystery Lovers”

  1. Kassandra LambKassandra Lamb

    I want that Columbo T-shirt. Too cool! Thanks, Kathy, for compiling this fun list!!

  2. Marcy KennedyMarcy Kennedy

    I think everyone should grab a copy of #1. I’ve read both your book and the one of Kassandra’s that’s in the package and they’re great.

  3. Margot KinbergMargot Kinberg

    Kathy – Those are terrific ideas!! Thanks for sharing. I especially love that pen! 🙂

  4. PatriciaPatricia

    Now that is too cute. Those cuff links are kinda neat. Sherlock Holmes thong? Hmmmm.

    I’m off to shop.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  5. shannon espositoshannon esposito

    I wish those cuff links were earrings, I would totally wear those! Too bad I’ve read everything in the boxed set, that’s a great deal. 😉

  6. Karen McFarlandKaren McFarland

    I like the cuff links Kathy. Great suggestions. 🙂

  7. Jenny HansenJenny Hansen

    I’m with Marcy on this! I already pinned the books to my reading boards on Pinterest. This is great stuff, Kathy. 🙂

  8. Debra EveDebra Eve

    I thought I was all Blacked and Cybered out, but this is the coolest list I’ve seen, Kathy!

  9. Emma BurcartEmma Burcart

    Oh, I love the cufflinks! My dad would love those. I have played the CSI: Miami game before and it is fun to play, even when playing with a cheater. 🙂

  10. Julie GloverJulie Glover

    Oh my goodness, they make Nancy Drew earrings?!!! I’m in love.

    One of my favorite mystery gift items was a bloody finger USB drive. It was properly ick and interesting and useful all at the same time. LOL.

  11. PhilPhil

    Love that bullet lighter! Very cool. We are aslo big CSI fans so that game would be fun.

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