The Santa Klaus Murder - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)
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The Santa Klaus Murder - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 01/10/2015
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Aunt Mildred declared that no good could come of the Melbury family Christmas gatherings at their country residence Flaxmere. So when Sir Osmond Melbury, the family patriarch, is discovered - by a guest dressed as Santa Klaus - with a bullet in his head on Christmas Day, the festivities are plunged into chaos. Nearly every member of the party stands to reap some sort of benefit from Sir Osmond's death, but Santa Klaus, the one person who seems to have every opportunity to fire the shot, has no apparent motive. Various members of the family have their private suspicions about the identity of the murderer, and the Chief Constable of Haulmshire, who begins his investigations by saying that he knows the family too well and that is his difficulty, wishes before long that he understood them better. In the midst of mistrust, suspicion and hatred, it emerges that there was not one Santa Klaus, but two. The Santa Klaus Murder is a classic country-house mystery that is now being made available to readers for the first time since its original publication in 1936.

Publisher: British Library Publishing
ISBN: 9780712356305
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 190 x 132 mm
Edition: New edition

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“Country house crime at Christmas time!”

I knew I was going to love this from the outset – as soon as the line ' …..such unnaturally natural waves in his fair crisp hair.' appeared!

This has all the classic, treasured elements of a country house... More

Paperback edition
2 similar books recommended
3rd December 2015
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“the santa calus murder”

Very good read.10/10.

Paperback edition
20th January 2017
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“Cozy crime comparisons”

I've treated myself in the last couple of years to a cozy crime novel from Waterstones to read over Christmas.
For Christmas 2014 I bought the "Mystery in White" and thoroughly enjoyed the build up of... More

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16th January 2016
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