Last year, I had a bunch of fun rewriting the lyrics to The Night before Christmas. So much fun, in fact, that I decided this should be a tradition. And since you're reading this, chances are good the world has yet to end (hooray!) so here goes...
This year, crime fiction takes to Winter Wonderland, which was first published in 1934, composed by Felix Bernard with lyrics by Richard B. Smith. I hope they would forgive me for borrowing their song.
The characters and books you’ll see referenced below are some of my favorites I’ve read this year. Some are making repeat appearances from last year and others are new…regardless, I am immensely grateful to the authors for their stories. The links below lead to their websites; I hope you’ll check them out, especially if you don’t recognize the references.
Whatever you celebrate this season, may it be joyous, peaceful, merry, and bright.
Sirens blare, are you listening
In the alley, blood is glistening
A troublesome sight
We're frightened tonight
Walking in a crime filled wonderland
When we read, ain't it thrilling
As we learn about a killing
We’ll follow the case, the detective way
Walking in a crime filled wonderland.