Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)
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Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 01/10/2015
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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 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 savour, whatever the season.

Publisher: British Library Publishing
ISBN: 9780712356107
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 190 x 132 mm

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“Christmas cheer and mystery everywhere”

I loved this collection of Yuletide mysteries. They are perfect for dipping in and out of over the festive period. My particular favourite tale was 'Waxworks' completely creepy and full of atmosphere. A... More

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“Great collection”

Through this collection I've gone on to read several edgar Wallace and Edmund crispin novels which is the thing I like about these collections, discovering new authors. There are a couple of weak stories (for me... More

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Amalia Gkavea

“What can be better than a British crime story?”

‘’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.’’... More

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