Murder for Christmas


Author: Francis Duncan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473545064

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3696

A classic mystery for the festive season: mulled wine, mince pies...and murder. Mordecai Tremaine, former tobacconist and perennial lover of romance novels, has been invited to spend Christmas in the sleepy village of Sherbroome at the country retreat of one Benedict Grame. Arriving on Christmas Eve, he finds that the revelries are in full flow - but so too are tensions amongst the assortment of guests. Midnight strikes and the party-goers discover that it's not just presents nestling under the tree...there's a dead body too. A dead body that bears a striking resemblance to Father Christmas. With the snow falling and the suspicions flying, it's up to Mordecai to sniff out the culprit - and prevent someone else from getting murder for Christmas. 'Kept guessing to the end, I am left wondering why it has taken so long to discover Francis Duncan... With some 20 crime novels to his credit, a relaunch seems long overdue' Daily Mail 'Who can resist a seasonal whodunnit? This is a bah-humbug’s ideal read' Lady 'The book nods towards Agatha Christie but retains a crackling atmosphere of dread and horror that will chill the heart however warm your fireside' Metro 'A wonderfully cosy read and a great way to while away a winter’s evening' Nudge 'This is a golden age murder mystery that’ll certainly appeal to lovers of Agatha Christie – or anyone who enjoys a good, old-fashioned whodunit... This is a book that could be read at any time of year but would certainly make perfect festive reading. It has humour, excellent characterisation and a gentle tone that would sit well following the after-Queen’s Speech nap' crimefictionlover

Murder for Christmas


Author: Thomas Godfrey

Publisher: Mysterious Press

ISBN: 9780445407749

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4886

A holiday anthology for mystery fans highlights the works of such well-known favorites as Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Stanely Ellin, and Ellery Queen. Reissue.

Murder On Christmas Eve

Classic Mysteries for the Festive Season


Author: N.A

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782833870

Category: Fiction

Page: 107

View: 4758

Christmas Eve. While the world sleeps, snow falls gently from the sky, presents await under the tree ... and murder is afoot. In this collection of ten classic murder mysteries from the best crime writers in history, death and mayhem take many festive forms, from the inventive to the unexpected. From a Santa Claus with a grudge to a cat who knows who killed its owner on Christmas Eve, these are stories to enjoy - and be mystified by - in front of a roaring fire, mince pie to hand.

Murder at Christmas

Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season


Author: Various

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782836071

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6509

Christmas is a season of overindulgence. For most of us, that means an extra mince pie, a second helping of turkey, or perhaps a third glass of mulled wine. But for some among us, the festive season is a time to settle old scores, dispatch new enemies and indulge ... in murder. Here, ten masters of the genre serve up mystery and mayhem aplenty. From a dowager's missing diamonds to a Christmas party gone horribly wrong, these classic crime stories will delight, puzzle and satisfy long after the last strands of tinsel have been packed away.

Murder for Mayor

A Laura Kjelstad Mystery


Author: Andie Peterson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452032948

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 5129

A woman hiking the shoreline of Lake Superior fears she's having a heart attack and gives an exquisite necklace to a good Samaritan who comes to her aid. "Don't tell a soul," she warns, "except Molly Berg." When the woman is brutally murdered, the young female hiker becomes a target for death and must run for her life. Why would someone kill a loving grandmother on a beautiful summer day? How does that crime connect to the New Year's Day disappearance of the woman who designed the necklace? What about the designer's husband who vanished the same day? And how does it all link to a 1984 murder in Minnesota's Scott County? When Laura Kjelstad begins connecting the dots of the crimes, she becomes the next target. The necklace leads her to Sedona, Arizona, where she uncovers dark secrets and corruption on a global level. Only a handful of people know that she's gone to Arizona, but a friend who accompanied her is kidnapped in Prescott and is terrorized on a harrowing trip down the mountain to Camp Verde. Someone knows the answers and has turned his sights on Laura. A young widow, Laura is the first woman mayor of a small town in northern Minnesota. In the midst of a blistering reelection campaign, her opponents deal in hostility, misinformation, and outright lies. Her rival calls out the Internet trolls to defeat her, but Laura leaned from her Norwegian grandparents how to deal with trolls. Peterson deftly handles both pacing and plotting and ties the subplots together superbly. The reader is rewarded with a genuine understanding of the strongly drawn characters and gains insights into the real life of small town politics in all its decency and ugliness. The book is balanced with a bit of romance and gentle humor that enriches the novel.

Murder at Christmas and other stories

from Ellery Queen's mystery magazine and Alfred Hitchcock's mystery magazine


Author: John Mortimer,Julian Symons

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: 9780451172044

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

View: 6386

Twelve tales of holiday mystery, mayhem, and murder feature the works of John Mortimer, Georges Simenon, Julian Symons, James Powell, Alice Scanlan Reach, C.M. Chan, and six other notable writers

A Murder for Her Majesty


Author: Beth Hilgartner

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395616192

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 241

View: 1736

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Murder at Christmas Lake

A Tim and Penny Murder Myster


Author: Wally Reutiman

Publisher: North Star Pressof st Cloud

ISBN: 9780878392940

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 8275

Tim and Penny cant catch a break. They no sooner arrive home from vacation that they learn about the death of a neighbor from a hit-and-run accident. Later, that death proves to have been intentional. When a possible witness to the crime mysteriously dies, the couple is pulled into a web of intrigue and suspicion, as they search for answers and risk their own lives in the balance.