Murder After Christmas - British Library Crime Classics 96 (Paperback)
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Murder After Christmas - British Library Crime Classics 96 (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 10/10/2021
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Mince pies and misdirection aplenty, as a senior Christmas guest, old Uncle Willie-rich, meets a dreadful end in this irresistibly penned slice of classic cosy crime.

A war's on and a murder has been committed - and we sit here talking nonsense about almond whirls and mince pies!

Good old Uncle Willie-rich, truculent and seemingly propped up by his fierce willpower alone - has come to stay with the Redpaths for the holidays. It is just their luck for him to be found dead in the snow on Boxing Day morning, dressed in his Santa Claus costume and seemingly poisoned by something in the Christmas confectionery.

As the police flock to the house, Willie's descendants, past lovers and distant relatives are drawn into a perplexing investigation to find out how the old man met his fate, and who stands to gain by such an unseasonable crime.

First published in 1944, Murder After Christmas is a lively riot of murder, mince pies and misdirection, cleverly twisting the tropes of Golden Age detective fiction to create a pacey, light-hearted package admirably suited for the holiday season.

Publisher: British Library Publishing
ISBN: 9780712353892
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm

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“Brilliant detective fiction.”

It is so Christmasy it is almost absurd yet it is compelling reading. Full of seasonal details yet it is also brilliant detective fiction. A brilliant example of classic golden age crime fiction. I enjoyed every... More

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