Although this may be a bit late for the Festive season, that is unless someone gave a you a copy, A Very Murderous Christmas is an anthology from the best of the best, classic Crime writers as they set out to place a damper on the festivities of Christmas, by creating some seriously wonderful plots all based around murder of the “most foul”, as Agatha Christies Hercule Poirot would state.
All short stories, the plots range from murder on a snow bound train, to plots that go terribly, mistakenly, well maybe, wrong. Ruth Rendell’s Loopy rubs shoulders with Arthur Conan Doyle and John Dickson Carr’s the Adventure of the Red Widow, Rumpole and the Old familiar Faces comes to the festivities courtesy of John Mortimer, while Morse grapples with a wonderful little mystery created by Colin Dexter.
Favourites abound thought this ten-story collection to collated to entice, entertain and puzzle the mind as to why anyone would choose a time that is meant to be full of mulled wine, comfort, joy and feasting to even a score, or to create murder and mayhem; or could this really be considered as the perfect time to create murder!
Great reading at any time, this anthology adds a fresh new twist to the meaning behind Christmas giving, which is also suitable to be read at any time of the year, not just at Christmas time!
|Author||edited by Cecily Gayford, Various|
|Distributor||Allen and Unwin|