Winter Time Mystery Reads and Movies

winter road scene

With shorter days and longer nights, it's the perfect time to indulge in winter time mysteries and thrillers from our book and movie collection here at San Jose Public Library. So grab a warm blanket and a cup of tea, because some of these selections will chill you to the bone!


Classic Winter Mysteries

Tales for a Winter's Night, book cover

Tales for a Winter's Night

This work brings together eight Arthur Conan Doyle mystery classics. When first gathered into one volume in 1908, the book was entitled Round the Fire Stories, since the author recommended that they be read ideally "'round the fire upon a winter's night."
- from the publisher

Midwinter Murder, book cover

Midwinter Murder

Presents a collection of winter-themed murder mystery stories.

Anne Perry's Christmas Mysteries, book cover

Anne Perry's Christmas Mysteries

A Christmas Guest: Grandmama arrives on a holiday visit to the home of Charlotte's parents, where a fellow guest--an outcast from her own family--is subsequently murdered.

A Christmas Secret: Dominic Corde is thrilled to fill the robe as substitute vicar in the village of Cottisham, while the Reverend Wynter is away on a three-week Christmas holiday. However, it turns out that the Reverend Wynter isn't on holiday at all-and that something very sinister has transpired. As a blizzard leaves Cottisham treacherously snowbound and the isolated village swirls with unsavory secrets, Dominic and Clarice suddenly find themselves in deadly danger.

Russian Friendship Tea

Nothing drives the winter chill away like a good cup of Russian Friendship Tea. This tea is tangy and spicy, and will make you feel so warm inside.

  • ½ cup instant tea powder
  • 1 cup sweetened lemonade powder
  • 1 cup orange-flavored drink mix (e.g. Tang)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves.

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and store in a glass jar. Take 1 tablespoon of the mix and add to boiling water for a delicious Winter Time drink! Enjoy!

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