Silent nights : A British Library Crime Classic. / Martin Edwards.
- ISBN: 9781464205002 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2015.
Christmas is a mysterious, as well as magical, time of year. Strange things can happen, and this helps to explain the hallowed tradition of telling ghost stories around the fireside as the year draws to a close. Christmas tales of crime and detection have a similar appeal. When television becomes tiresome, and party games pall, the prospect of curling up in the warm with a good mystery is enticing " and much better for the digestion than yet another helping of plum pudding. Crime writers are just as susceptible as readers to the countless attractions of Christmas. Over the years, many distinguished practitioners of the genre have given one or more of their stories a Yuletide setting. The most memorable Christmas mysteries blend a lively storyline with an atmospheric evocation of the season. Getting the mixture right is much harder than it looks.This book introduces of readers to some of the finest Christmas detective stories of the past. Martin Edwards; selection blends festive...
Electronic reproduction. Scottsdale : Poisoned Pen Press, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 234 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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