I know I have talked about how much I like Kathy Hogan Trochek's Callahan Garrity Mystery Series. I really missed her mystery books when she stopped writing this series. I missed Callahan and the whole crew of her House Mouse cleaning company. The series just didn't last long enough for me (only eight books). With many of my authors, by the time I get to their eighth book, I'm ready to retire the sleuth, not so with this series.
Yes, I know this same author went on to write as Mary Kay Andrews. And yes, I know she has the successful Weezie & Bebe series under that name. But I missed the House Mouse gang. I felt that I had gotten to know them in the 1990s, and was sorry they didn't stick around in the 2000s. (The last book in the mystery series was published in 2000, so technically, that last sentence isn't technically correct.)
So imagine my surprise and delight when I saw that Kathy Hogan Trochek has a new Callahan Garrity mystery out! It's just a story, but I'm still excited. I hope that this is one of many new Callahan mysteries.
As you can see, she is writing this Callahan book as Mary Kay Andrews. She is also republishing her Callahan Garrity Mystery Series as Mary Kay Andrews. I don't know why, but I am hoping that this means there will be a ninth full-length Callahan Garrity mystery.
I have recently been trying a lot of Christmas theme books and novellas/stories (by new-to-me authors) on my Kindle, and so far, I haven't been happy with any of them. So, I am really hoping Fatal Fruitcake delivers what I have been craving: a good Christmas mystery yarn.