Christmas is Murder (Paperback)Val McDermid (author)
Exquisitely designed and seething with sinister intent the festive short stories gathered together in Christmas is Murder confirm Val McDermid as one of the richest imaginations in contemporary crime fiction.
The Queen of Crime Val McDermid is a master of the dark and sinister story, and these powers are demonstrated in full force in Christmas is Murder, a festive collection of chilling tales.
From an irresponsible baron whose body is discovered beneath a silver birch tree, to an author who is haunted by the spiteful presence of a jealous writing partner, the characters McDermid conjures are enigmatic and dangerous, never above suspicion.
Follow Tony Hill and Carol Jordan as they track a deadly killer who is preparing to strike on Christmas Day, and lose yourself in a festive exclusive - a recently unearthed case for a classic detective duo, set as the lights are going out across Europe.
These evocative, atmospheric tales will shock and delight. This is the perfect book to curl up with as the frosty winter draws in and each night gets darker than the last, written by one of our greatest living crime writers.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 24 mm
'McDermid remains unrivalled . . . brilliant.' - Observer
'Further evidence that her "Queen of Crime" status will not be challenged.' - Scotsman
"There aren't many to touch her for insight into the minds of hunter and hunted." - Susan Hill
'McDermid's storytelling is as classy and compelling as ever.' - Guardian
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