Murder under the Christmas Tree: Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season - Murder at Christmas (Paperback)Cecily Gayford (editor)
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At Christmas… therefore he, he firmly retired to his country house in Essex, called in the servants to hang holly and mistletoe upon the Cubist electric fittings; loaded the steel sideboard with delicacies from Fortnum & Mason, hung up stockings at the heads of the polished walnut bedsteads; and even, on this occasion only, had the electric radiators removed from the modernist grates and installed wood fires and a Yule log.
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...
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 243 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm