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Christmas is Murder

Christmas is Murder
Author: Val McDermid
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405525924
Pages: 32
Year: 2012-12-07
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Available in ebook for the first time ever, this duo of classic Christmas crime short stories by Sunday Times number one bestseller, Val McDermid - A Traditional Christmas and A Wife in a Million - introduces DI Maggie Staniforth. In A Traditional Christmas, the peace of a picture perfect Christmas in the Cotswolds is shattered by an unexpected turn of events. In A Wife in a Million, Maggie Staniforth takes centre stage in a deadly tale of hardship at Christmas.

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries
Author: Otto Penzler
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0345802985
Pages: 654
Year: 2013
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Collects the editor's all-time favorite holiday crime stories, including tales by such authors as Arthur Conan Doyle, Sara Paretsky, Peter Lovesey, O. Henry, Damon Runyon, Agatha Christie, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Murder On Christmas Eve

Murder On Christmas Eve
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Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1782833870
Pages: 107
Year: 2017-11-02
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Christmas Eve. While the world sleeps, snow falls gently from the sky, presents await under the tree ... and murder is afoot. In this collection of ten classic murder mysteries from the best crime writers in history, death and mayhem take many festive forms, from the inventive to the unexpected. From a Santa Claus with a grudge to a cat who knows who killed its owner on Christmas Eve, these are stories to enjoy - and be mystified by - in front of a roaring fire, mince pie to hand.

Murder for Christmas

Murder for Christmas
Author: Thomas Godfrey
Publisher: Mysterious Press
ISBN: 0445407743
Pages: 304
Year: 1988-12-01
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A holiday anthology for mystery fans highlights the works of such well-known favorites as Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Stanely Ellin, and Ellery Queen. Reissue.

The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories

The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories
Author: P. D. James
Publisher: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 0345812050
Pages: 192
Year: 2016-10-25
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Just in time for the holidays! Knopf Canada publishes four Christmastime murder stories by P. D. James (two featuring a young Adam Dalgliesh), which together add up to an unexpected gift following her death in 2014. As the acknowledged "Queen of Crime," P. D. James was frequently commissioned by newspapers and magazines to write a special short story for Christmas. Four of the best have been collected together for the first time in one volume in a beautiful hardback edition. P. D. James's understanding of human nature illuminates each of these stories, making them ideal reading for the darkest days of the year. Each treats the reader to her masterfully atmospheric storytelling, a mystery to be solved, and enjoyable puzzles to keep the reader guessing. With wry humour, she pays tribute to her English crime-writing forebears, delighting in the secrets that lurk beneath the surface at enforced family gatherings and in old country houses--from the title story about a strained family reunion on Christmas Eve, to another about an illicit affair that ends in murder, and two cases that introduce James's poet-detective Adam Dalgliesh as a young detective sergeant.

Murder under the Christmas Tree

Murder under the Christmas Tree
Author: Cecily Gayford
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1782833323
Pages: 127
Year: 2016-11-03
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Murder most festive... A locked room mystery solved with a flourish on Boxing Day. Blackmail on Christmas Eve. A missing jewel discovered in a very festive hiding place. A body slumped in a chair on Christmas morning, still listening to carols. The midnight theft of a gift intended for a saint. Crime doesn't take a holiday, so these - and many more - are the puzzles that make up Murder under the Christmas Tree, a collection of festive mysteries featuring fictional sleuths from Lord Peter Wimsey to Sherlock Holmes, Cadfael to Father Brown. This is the very best of Christmas murder and mayhem - so settle into your armchair, put another log on the fire and take a bite of your mince pie. Just make sure it's not poisoned...

Murder for Christmas

Murder for Christmas
Author: Francis Duncan
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492651710
Pages: 352
Year: 2017-10-10
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The first book in a classic Golden Age mystery series perfect for fans of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot When Mordecai Tremaine arrives at the country retreat of one Benedict Grame on Christmas Eve, he discovers that the revelries are in full swing in the sleepy village of Sherbroome—but so too are tensions amongst the assortment of guests. When midnight strikes, the partygoers discover that presents aren't the only things nestled under the tree...there's a dead body too. A dead body that bears a striking resemblance to Father Christmas. With the snow falling and suspicions flying, it's up to Mordecai to sniff out the culprit—and prevent anyone else from getting murder for Christmas. Murder for Christmas is a festive mystery for the holiday season: mulled wine, mince pies... and murder.

Murder at Christmas and other stories

Murder at Christmas and other stories
Author: John Mortimer, Julian Symons
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 0451172043
Pages: 251
Year: 1991-11-05
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Twelve tales of holiday mystery, mayhem, and murder feature the works of John Mortimer, Georges Simenon, Julian Symons, James Powell, Alice Scanlan Reach, C.M. Chan, and six other notable writers

Christmas is Murder

Christmas is Murder
Author: C. S. Challinor
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738713597
Pages: 203
Year: 2008
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For Christmas, Scotish barrister Rex Graves is staying at Swanmere Manor, a remote hotel in the English countryside, but when several of the guests are found dead under mysterious circumstances, it is up to Rex to solve the crime.

Christmas Stalkings

Christmas Stalkings
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504042557
Pages: 195
Year: 2016-12-06
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When the weather outside is frightful, curl up with New York Times–bestselling masters of holiday mystery Elizabeth Peters, Margaret Maron, and more! A New England college hosts a counterfeiting scrooge, an angelic chorister falls to earth, a tight-fisted patriarch realizes his days are numbered, and a politician presents his wife with an explosive gift. In Christmas Stalkings, bestselling mystery author Charlotte MacLeod gathers fellow partners in crime for a collection of capers that will keep you reading—and guessing—all through the night. Spend the twelve days of Christmas enjoying tales of holiday mayhem. From secrets in a snowy graveyard to schemes in the Deep South to mischief in Manhattan, this stocking full of cozy stories is to die for. This festive anthology includes thirteen stories by Charlotte MacLeod, Reginald Hill, Elizabeth Peters, Medora Sale, John Malcolm, Dorothy Cannell, Bill Crider, Patricia Moyes, Evelyn E. Smith, Eric Wright, Mickey Friedman, Robert Barnard, and Margaret Maron.

Mistletoe Mysteries

Mistletoe Mysteries
Author: Charlotte MacLeod
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504042573
Pages: 255
Year: 2016-12-06
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Have yourself a mysterious little Christmas with fifteen whodunits from New York Times–bestselling authors Sharyn McCrumb, Mary Higgins Clark, and more! Peace on Earth isn’t everyone’s cup of tea in Charlotte MacLeod’s “A Cozy for Christmas.” Peter Lovesey’s “The Haunted Crescent” delivers a holiday ghost story with a twist. A training session for department-store Santas turns up Saint Nicks who are anything but angels in Isaac Asimov’s “Ho, Ho, Ho.” Marcia Muller’s “Silent Night” finds a tough private investigator searching San Francisco’s Tenderloin district—and discovering something unexpected. A long-married couple’s ship finally comes in—only to spring a mysterious leak—in Mary Higgins Clark’s “That’s the Ticket.” Scottish superstition catches up with a cat burglar in Sharyn McCrumb’s “A Wee Doch and Doris.” These and many more stories will keep you turning pages and gathering evidence of yuletide mayhem. So when holiday shopping brings out your inner Grinch, hunker down with a hot toddy—and leave the murder to the experts. This festive collection includes stories by Charlotte MacLeod, Peter Lovesey, Dorothy Salisbury Davis, Eric Wright, John Lutz, Howard Engel, Mary Higgins Clark, Bill Pronzini, Sharyn McCrumb, Henry Slesar, Edward D. Hoch, Aaron Elkins, Susan Dunlap, Isaac Asimov, and Marcia Muller.

Sleep No More

Sleep No More
Author: P. D. James
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0525520740
Pages: 208
Year: 2017-11-14
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No one gets inside the head of the murderer—or makes it a more thrilling read—than the late, great P. D. James. Fast on the heels of her latest best seller: a new, fiendishly entertaining gathering of previously uncollected stories, from the author of Death Comes to Pemberley and The Private Patient. It's not always a question of "whodunit?" Sometimes there's more mystery in the why or how. And although we usually know the unhealthy fates of both victim and perpetrator, what of those clever few who plan and carry out the perfect crime? The ones who aren't brought down even though they're found out? And what about those who do the finding out who witness a murder or who identify the murderer but keep the information to themselves? These are some of the mysteries that we follow through those six stories as we are drawn into the thinking, the memories, the emotional machinations, the rationalizations, the dreams and desires behind murderous cause and effect.

Gunpowder Plots

Gunpowder Plots
Author: Val McDermid
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 075155345X
Pages: 32
Year: 2013-11-01
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Available in ebook for the first time ever, this trio of classic crime short stories by Sunday Times number one bestseller, Val McDermid - Heartburn, Sneeze for Danger, The Consolation Blonde - shows the early twists and turns that Val now uses in her bestselling crime fiction. In Heartburn, a traditional bonfire night turns deadly when revenge is in the air. In Sneeze for Danger, a killer is unmasked by unfortunate means, and in The Consolation Blonde, a misunderstanding turns a bestselling author to crime...

Silent Nights

Silent Nights
Author: Martin Edwards
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
ISBN: 1464205000
Pages: 298
Year: 2015-11-03
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Christmas is a mysterious, as well as magical, time of year. Strange things can happen, and this helps to explain the hallowed tradition of telling ghost stories around the fireside as the year draws to a close. Christmas tales of crime and detection have a similar appeal. When television becomes tiresome, and party games pall, the prospect of curling up in the warm with a good mystery is enticing – and much better for the digestion than yet another helping of plum pudding. Crime writers are just as susceptible as readers to the countless attractions of Christmas. Over the years, many distinguished practitioners of the genre have given one or more of their stories a Yuletide setting. The most memorable Christmas mysteries blend a lively storyline with an atmospheric evocation of the season. Getting the mixture right is much harder than it looks. This book introduces of readers to some of the finest Christmas detective stories of the past. Martin Edwards’ selection blends festive pieces from much-loved authors with one or two stories which are likely to be unfamiliar even to diehard mystery fans. The result is a collection of crime fiction to savor, whatever the season.

The Usual Santas

The Usual Santas
Author: Soho Soho Crime
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1616957751
Pages: 352
Year: 2017
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This captivating collection of short mysteries and crime capers - which features New York Times bestselling authors, Crime Writers Association Gold winners, and Edgar Award nominees - contains laughs aplenty, the most hard-boiled of holiday noir, and heartwarming reminders of the spirit of the season. Featuring stories by: Helene Tursten, Mick Herron, Martin Limìn, Timothy Hallinan, Mette Ivie Harrison, Colin Cotterill, Ed Lin, Stuart Neville, Tod Goldberg, Henry Chang, James R. Benn, Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis, Gary Corby, Cara Black, Stephanie Barron, and Peter Lovesey.

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