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The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries: The Most Complete Collection of Yuletide Whodunits Ever Assembled
 
 

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries: The Most Complete Collection of Yuletide Whodunits Ever Assembled [Kindle Edition]

Otto Penzler
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Here, for your yuletide reading pleasure, are the collected crimes of Christmases Past and Present: sixty classic Christmas crime stories gathered together in the largest anthology of its kind ever assembled. And its an all-star line-up: Sherlock Holmes, Brother Cadfael, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Inspector Ghote, A.J. Raffles, Nero Wolfe and many, many more of the world's favourite detectives and crime fighters face unscrupulous Santas, festive felonies, deadly puddings, and misdemeanors under the mistletoe. Almost any kind of mystery you're in the mood for - suspense, pure detection, humour, cozy, private eye, or police procedural - can be found within these pages.

Includes stories from (many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else): Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thomas Hardy, Isaac Asimov, Sara Paretsky, Ed McBain, Agatha Christie, Ellis Peters, Mary Higgins Clark, H.F Keating, Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer and more.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2668 KB
  • Print Length: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus (1 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GQDQIW4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,071 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very easy read 31 Dec 2013
By Susie
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The range of authors meant that there was something for everyone. At such a busy time it's nice to be able to take a little time out to read a complete story. It was extremely good value for money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect 9 Jan 2014
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Perfect to dip into during the gloomy winter months. Old favourites and new tales ...just add a glass of sherry and a mince pie!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good stuff 9 Jan 2014
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really enjoyed reading this book,some funny strange,some funny happy,but all of the stories are entertaining and a joy to read
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it 7 Jan 2014
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Been looking for a book like this for years!
If you love christmas and, murder mysteries this is the book for you.
A nice mixture of styles and includes the best writers in this genre.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 59 stories for 59p! 26 Dec 2013
By Annie W
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I bought this on the basis that at that price I couldn't go wrong - and I didn't! There are several stories linked loosely under several Christmas themes, written by authors current and past, some very familiar names, and some who were apparently hugely successful in their day, but have since been forgotten. As with the Mammoth Books, the editor has provided a snippet of information about each author before their story, and very interesting reading some of it is, too.

As you would expect, some of the mysteries have travelled well, while others are a little dated, but overall it's an excellent and absorbing anthology, worth every penny.
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I know so sad but read this by the pool and got a brill tan as could not stop reading love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas or not, its a nice read 31 Mar 2014
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It's a great book to dip in and out of. Many authors many of us will have read, but some new ones to explore too. A good way to find new authors to read for their full-length novels.
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5.0 out of 5 stars something for everyone 26 Mar 2014
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a great compilation.There are stories from different times and genres and you wont fail to find something that appeals .I loved it.Highly reccomended and a brilliant price.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Enjoying the stories
Published 1 day ago by Velma
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Value
Downloaded this book a while ago for 59p, only just got round to reading it, there's a good mixture of stories, some of the authors i'd heard of, some i hadn't. Read more
Published 4 months ago by elishas nan
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
I really enjoyed reading this festive collection, highly recommend it for anyone who likes short stories, not just at Christmas.
Published 4 months ago by Pipsqueak
5.0 out of 5 stars Good selection
I think this is the best compendium of detective fiction I have read. It has a wide selection, and many of the stories were previously unknown to me. It is good for dipping in to.
Published 5 months ago by Jane
5.0 out of 5 stars christmas fun at it's best.
Perfect Christmas reading for all mystery lovers. A great selection of short stories to read in front of a fire with a cup of tea and a slice of Christmas cake - or maybe a sherry... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Joyce B
4.0 out of 5 stars A good holiday read
I enjoyed it, mostly well known and good writers,. I bought it because I wanted some light, Christmassy reading for the holidays and this was perfect. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Susan O. Jones
2.0 out of 5 stars boring
Not the best book I have ever read a bit boring but alright for a holiday read some stories may be better than others
Published 6 months ago by fiona graham
3.0 out of 5 stars plenty of reading
for a compilation of short stories from different authors most of the stories were pretty good and enjoyable to read. Read more
Published 6 months ago by goldenoldie12
3.0 out of 5 stars Christmas mysteries
Some of the stories were quite good some Boreing a nice book to read before bed as the story's were quite short
Published 6 months ago by diane doyle
5.0 out of 5 stars xmas mysteries
i recommend big book of xmas mysteries to all those readers of traditional christmases, and lovers of old fashioned mysteries
Published 6 months ago by dorrie may
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