View other formats and editions
9781464204968 (electronic bk)
1 online resource
[Place of publication not identified] :
[publisher not identified],
|| This extremely clever country-house murder mystery is the perfect holiday gift for the avid cosy crime fan. It has an aristocratic setting, a dead earl, and a major suspect ¦ There are loads of clues, red herrings, and twists in a truly classic Christmas mystery with all the golden age patina. "Globe and MailAunt 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...
|| Electronic reproduction. Scottsdale : Poisoned Pen Press, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 543 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).