We interrupt the normal posts here to remind you that this blog and this blogger are Amazon Associates. So if you are planning to buy anything online through Amazon.com - whether on Cyber Monday or for any other time - I would greatly appreciate it if you would please use this link to reach Amazon.com, or, if you prefer, use the Amazon search box on the right side of your screen. Doing so will not cost you anything, but I will receive (from Amazon) a very small percentage of your purchase.
A word about books and booksellers: if you have a local independent bookseller - especially one who specializes in mysteries - or if you regularly deal with one by mail order, please continue to do so. I support my own local booksellers and want to keep them in business. If they cannot help you, then by all means try Amazon through one of my links.
Amazon, of course, also sells the Kindle (and if you don't have one, perhaps this would be a good time to discover the pleasures of e-books) and all kinds of non-book merchandise, including music, games, electronic gear, computers, even clothing. By all means, please use this link to explore the possibilities.
Thanks for your consideration. Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, and best wishes for whatever you may celebrate in this holiday season. We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog posts.