Boxed sets are a mainstay of Christmas present giving, so now is a good time to take note of some recent (and a few slightly older) boxed sets for the mystery lover on your list.
The "Walt Longmire Mystery Series Boxed Set: The First Four Novels" was just released at the end of November. If you've discovered Sheriff Longmire from the TV series, here's your chance to get to know the character from the novels that inspired it all. (Format: paperback)
Three of legal thriller master John Grisham's most famous novels are included in the "John Grisham 3-Copy Boxed Set: The Firm, The Appeal, The Chamber." Grisham is a recipient of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. (Format: paperback)
"The Ellie Foreman Mysteries - Boxed Set" bundles together the first four novels in Libby Fischer Hellman's series about a documentary producer in Chicago, described as "a cross between Desperate Housewives and 24." (Format: Kindle digital)
"J.A. Jance's Ali Reynolds Mysteries 3-Book Boxed Set, Volume 2" features the authors's series with ex-newscaster and divorcee Ali Reynolds set in the desert Southwest. (Format: Kindle digital)
As the blurb says, meet Detective Dave Robicheaux again for the first time in "A Dave Robicheaux Ebook Boxed Set" by James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards and a former Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. (Format: Kindle digital)
If you've yet to read a novel by perennial bestseller and multiple award-winner Michael Connelly, you can start at the very beginning with a "Harry Bosch Box Set" that includes the first three Detective Bosch books, as read by Broadway veteran Len Cariou. (Format: audio)