Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Please Pass the Turkey

by Sally-Forth and Tally-Ho from the Threadville Mysteries by Janet Bolin

Tally-Ho: Actually, they don't have to pass the turkey to us.

Sally-Forth: They can throw it on the floor!

Tally-Ho: Or just drop it.

Sally-Forth: I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving. The Threadville ladies cook a feast, and we're invited!

Tally-Ho: But they're soooo picky about what we can eat. No bones.

Sally-Forth: No onions, either. Who likes onions, anyway, so why do they put it in so many things?

Tally-Ho: I'd be happy with creamed cream. Who needs onions?

Sally-Forth: Stuffing is probably good without onions, but we never get to find out.

Tally-Ho: Willow's making pumpkin soup. And she's not putting onions in it. Think she'll put an extra dollop of sour cream on ours?

Sally-Forth: That's not sour cream. It's non-fat yogurt. We're not supposed to have fat, either.

Tally-Ho: And yet they call it Thanksgiving.

Sally-Forth: We have a lot to be thankful for. Willow adopted us from that place where we stayed in a cage for a year. And now we have an entire village of people who love us!

Tally-Ho: And we get to go out on those midnight walks when Willow wants to snoop around about something, like how some human died.

Sally-Forth: Choked on bones? Ate too many onions and too much fat?

Tally-Ho: Silly people. Let's get Willow to let us out in the back yard. We can chase each other in the wind, and then have a little rest.

Sally-Forth: Woof! Woof! Woof! Woof! Look Tally, here she comes.

Find out how Tally-Ho and Sally-Forth help Willow solve murders in the award-nominated Threadville Mysteries, in your library or at these booksellers. If you don't see the book you want, ask. They'll be happy to order one for you.

Books make great gifts, and paperbacks fit into stockings... (And if they don't, how about making larger stockings for everyone this year?)

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What kinds of books do you like to receive as gifts?


  1. I like cozy mystery, fantasy, art, cookbook, and photography books.

  2. I love receiving the latest book of any author that is sitting on my bookshelves (1965 and growing). That included cozies, sci-fi, contemporary romance, paranormal cozy, paranormal romance etc. etc. etc..

  3. Any book on my wish lists! And there are always many.

    1. And sometimes they surprise me with a book I've never heard of, but end up loving.

  4. I love receiving cozy mysteries but sometimes I get other kids that usually turn out to be good. I often receive bookstore gift cards too. They can never go wrong with that!

  5. Any. I love adding them to my collection. :-)

    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. Collection--and then browsing through it for just the right book to read next. Perfect.