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The Deaths of December: A cracking Christmas crime thriller (Paperback)
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The Deaths of December: A cracking Christmas crime thriller (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 16/11/2017
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'A cracking read. The perfect Christmas gift for crime fans' C. L. Taylor, author of The Lie

'A quirky, cleverly plotted crime story' Sunday Mirror

'A festive cracker of a crime novel' Cass Green, author of In a Cottage in a Wood

'Dark and satisfying, it is a fine antidote to Christmas cheer' Daily Mail

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It looks like a regular advent calendar.

Until DC Becky Greene starts opening doors . . . and discovers a crime scene behind almost every one.

The police hope it's a prank. Because if it isn't, a murderer has just surfaced - someone who's been killing for twenty years.

But why now? And why has he sent it to this police station?

As the country relaxes into festive cheer, Greene and DS Eddie Carmine must race against time to catch the killer. Because there are four doors left, and four murders will fill them . . .

It's shaping up to be a deadly little Christmas.

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Goodreads reviewers are raving about this gripping festive thriller!

'A deeply twisted, festive murder, thriller, mystery with a good psychological twist to it.'

'Christmas books are normally romances so I enjoyed The Deaths of December for the anti Christmas twist.'

'The perfect festive read for those who like to be curled up in front of the fire with the lights down low ready to be thrilled and chilled in equal measure'

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781473659360
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 274 g
Dimensions: 198 x 147 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A cracking read. The perfect Christmas gift for crime fans -- C. L. Taylor
A quirky, cleverly plotted crime story * Sunday Mirror *
Dark and satisfying, it is a fine antidote to Christmas cheer * Daily Mail *
A fun, festive twisted tale that's detonated by a killer midpoint twist I did not see coming. Wrap yourself in a duvet, grab a glass of eggnog and ask: should I answer the door? This book sleighed it. Adds a whole new meaning to Happy Hollidays. -- Angela Clarke, author of Follow Me
Perfect Christmas crime fiction -- Steve Cavanagh
A great read - pacy, clever and impossible to put down. -- Mark Edwards
A brilliant read! -- Louise Voss
A pacy, clever, and twisted festive treat with characters who sparkle darkly. I loved this killer Christmas tale! -- Amanda Jennings, author of In Her Wake
This twisted take on a cherished Christmas tradition is perfect for readers looking for a break from the festive cheer. * Daily Express *
Combining excellent characterisation with an utterly gripping plot, Susi Holliday has provided a Christmas gift that will chill you to your bones -- Luca Veste
I loved the way Holliday takes some of our most loved Christmas traditions and twists them to suit her nefarious purposes. The Deaths of December is a perfect read for that moment you've kicked out the last of your relatives, the left over turkey has dried up, and your egg-nog has gone sour. -- Michael J Malone
With a chilling, highly-original premise and the quality writing we've come to expect from Susi Holliday, The Deaths of December is a festive cracker of a crime novel -- Cass Green
A thrilling, twisty festive mystery - it's the most wonderful crime of the year -- Mason Cross
Susi Holliday's twisty story about a seasonal serial killer is gripping - a book full of chills and thrills for under the Christmas tree -- William Ryan
Creepy, fast-paced, unputdownable, with great characters -- Roz Watikins, author of The Devil's Dice
With a serial killer lurking beneath the festive glitter The Deaths of December is the perfect antidote to too much turkey and Christmas pudding. Creepy, tense and twisty-turny as hell. I loved it! -- Steph Broadribb, author of Deep Down Dead
I loved this book. It's the perfect festive read to curl up with by the Christmas tree - but don't get too relaxed as you won't be able to put it down! -- Elodie Harper, author of The Binding Song
The Deaths of December has such a beautifully wrought cast of characters. Perfect Holliday reading. -- William Shaw, author of The Birdwatcher
The ultimate slay ride - it'll scare the baubles off your tree! -- Mark Hill, author of The Two O'Clock Boy
Visual, atmospheric, full of incident...Susi Holliday has already garnered high praise for her previous titles. This one can only enhance that reputation. * Mystery People *
Even though this book is filled with grim death and despair, the constant Christmas references make it the perfect gift. Especially for the crime lover in your life. * Doncaster Free Press *

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“Perfect cosy crime!”

Wow! What a fantastic, original and gripping crime novel for the festive period!
When an advent calendar arrives at the police station everyone assumes it's a prank until they discover under each day lays a... More

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“fast paced”

This novel kept me gripped for a couple of days. It is suitably festive while following series of murders by one perpetrator. It is violent and dark, but with a satisfying conclusion. I very much enjoyed this text... More

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“Murder by advent calendar. ”

Have you opened your advent calendar today?
What is the attraction of a Christmas crime novel that we all seem to enjoy reading? Those of us who enjoy a cracking crime read look forward to the festive period when we... More

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