Christmas is a time of goodwill to all men--or is it?
As the nights draw in, throw another log on the fire and settle back into your armchair to enjoy this collection of ten classic Christmas mysteries, in which crime's best known sleuths, from Rebus to Holmes and Cadfael to Father Brown, uncover murder and mayhem galore.
Whether it's a Christmas goose with a surprising secret cargo, a murdered pantomime dame, or a killer who departs the scene of the crime without leaving a single footprint, these stories will puzzle and delight in equal measure. And along the way, there'll be enough carols and Christmas pudding, mistletoe and mulled wine, to warm the heart of a stone-cold killer--perhaps.
Includes stories for the festive season from Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy L. Sayers, Edmund Crispin, G.K. Chesteron, Ngaio Marsh, Carter Dickson, Margery Allingham, and Ellis Peters.
The Necklace of Pearls by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Name on the Window by Edmund Crispin
A Traditional Christmas by Val McDermid
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Invisible Man by G. K. Chesterton
Cinders by Ian Rankin
Death on the Air by Ngaio Marsh
Persons or Things Unknown by Carter Dickson
The Case is Altered by Margery Allingham
The Price of Light by Ellis Peters