Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books
that came in their mailbox during the last week. It was created by
Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books but now has a permanent home here
I downloaded the Kindle edition of The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries this week and started reading it yesterday.
Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries.
Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time
favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly
impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur
Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary
stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all
aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are
suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant.
Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark, Isaac Asimov, and Ngaio Marsh; uncanny tales in the tradition of A Christmas Carol
by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-like stories by
Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing, stories by pulp icons John D.
MacDonald and Damon Runyon; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John
Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you’re in the
mood for--suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police
procedural—can be found in these pages.
FEATURING: - Unscrupulous Santas - Crimes of Christmases Past and Present - Festive felonies - Deadly puddings - Misdemeanors under the mistletoe -
Christmas cases for classic characters including Sherlock Holmes,
Brother Cadfael, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Rumpole of
the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Inspector Ghote, A.J. Raffles, and Nero