Cyber Monday for Mystery Lovers


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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36 thoughts on “Cyber Monday for Mystery Lovers”

  1. Lena CorazonLena Corazon

    I went through a serious CSI phase during high school, so that crime scene scarf is right up my alley. And oh my, that Holmes thong… Methinks that it deserves a #pantypeeps shoutout, lol.

    • Jenny HansenJenny Hansen

      I thought EXACTLY the same thing (and tweeted it that way!!) We might have something with that and some other Mundies I came across. Hmmmm….

  2. Julie GloverJulie Glover

    I’m in love with the bathroom decor from your earlier post and notepads here. I’m clearly a mystery fan. Maybe I can get some crime scene tape to use as Christmas ribbon for the gifts. Hmmm.

  3. Karen McFarlandKaren McFarland

    Oh, you all are a pretty tough bunch over here. I think this could go both ways Kathy. Mysterious or Kinky, take your pick! lol

    Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. It must be the people I’ve been hanging around with lately. 🙂

  4. Marcy KennedyMarcy Kennedy

    I love that crime scene scarf–very fun and cute.

    My co-writer collects salt and pepper shakers, so I’m going to have to ask if she’s ever seen gun-shaped ones before 🙂

  5. NatalieNatalie

    LOVE this – what great Xmas ideas for hubby!!!

    Long live the #pantypeeps!

  6. Debra KristiDebra Kristi

    I can totally see where some of this stuff could lean towards kinky Karen. LOL Too funny! I love it.

    What a fun post!

  7. GeorgeannaGeorgeanna

    Super-fun post, Kathy!! The notepads are so cute I can’t stand it!!!

  8. RachelRachel

    elementary my dear watthong…. oops, I don’t think that’s a direct quote. fun stuff!

  9. August McLaughlinAugust McLaughlin

    Love this, K.B.! Will definitely share a link in my upcoming gift post.

    I went to the actual MALL today—ironic, seeing as I do 90 percent of all shopping online year round. Ha… Hopefully they didn’t charge me extra. 😉

  10. Marcia RichardsMarcia Richards

    I love seeing unique gift ideas, Kathy! I want the notepad!

  11. Tiffany A WhiteTiffany A White

    No Black Friday, No Small Business Saturday, No Cyber Monday shopping for me. Is that bad? Ugh….I need to start buying for Christmas.

    Oh, and I love that scarf so much!

    Survivor tonight!!

  12. Jess WitkinsJess Witkins

    I love these gift ideas. My sister once bought me a journal with a revolver on the cover. LOL. I’ve also dressed up as Mrs. Peacock with the wrench from Clue for Halloween twice now. Mystery lovers are fun, aren’t they? Hope your stocking gets filled with these goodies!

  13. Kerry MeachamKerry Meacham

    LOL – Love the body outline post it notes. After the ladies comments, I’m not touching the thong with a 10′ po….uh, never mind.

    Great post, Kathy. 😉

  14. Marcy KennedyMarcy Kennedy

    I absolutely LOVE the crime scene tape scarf. I would definitely wear that. (I might even add it to my Christmas list.) Also, love the note pad that looks like its been stabbed by the pen 🙂

  15. Kassandra LambKassandra Lamb

    I love this. I see several things I’m adding to my Wish List. Want me one of them crime scene scarves, for sure.

  16. PatriciaPatricia

    I’m all about cyber Monday. I never shop on black Friday. This year I didn’t even shop on cyber Monday, except to order paper from Staples because there’s only 1 ream left at my office. That doesn’t count.

    I’m thinking about foregoing Christmas all together this year. There’s no excitement for me for some reason. Perhaps when we get out tree (if we even do) I’ll be more inclined to show some spirit, but it’s so hard to shop when there’s no money. I could bake, but that’d be too much like working.

    Okay, enough bah humbug! It’s the post-Thanksgiving duldrums. I’ll be all better next week.

    I love your fun gift ideas! I like the gun soaps!

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  17. Natalie HartfordNatalie Hartford

    Ohhh such great stuff. I love the crime scene scarf and I could have loads of fun with the shower guns. Squeeee…LOL!!!
    And those #pantypeeps thongs…stellar!!!!!
    Ohhhh so much shopping to do with so little time. 🙂


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