Record Details

Catalog Search

The christmas murders [electronic resource]. Jonathan Goodman.

Goodman, Jonathan. (Author).
Image of item

Electronic resources

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781612779317 (electronic bk)
  • ISBN: 9781612779300 (electronic bk)
  • Publisher: Ashland : Kent State University Press, 2014.

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from eBook information screen.
Summary, etc.: A seasonal gift for connoisseurs of true crimeHere are ten murder cases of "the old-fashioned sort"—evoking a nostalgia more obviously associated with fiction—that all took place during the festive period from mid-December to Twelfth Night between 1811 and 1933. The settings of these grisly tales range from the Knickerbocker Athletic Club in New York (where a gentleman named Molineux provided a drastic cure for hangovers by putting cyanide in a gift-wrapped bottle of Bromo Seltzer) to an apartment in Glasgow (home of a wealthy Scotswoman whose demise seemed to have been satisfactorily explained by local constables, until Arthur Conan Doyle assumed the role of Sherlock Holmes) and from a builder's workshop in North London (site of a murder committed by a man called Furnace, who suited his criminal action to his name) to the elegant dwelling of a ménage à trois near the Thames (scene of a puzzling poisoning that, years later, Raymond Chandler tried, unofficially, to...
System Details Note: Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 18026 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4691 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
True Crime.
Genre: Electronic books.

Additional Resources