A compilation of short stories by famous authors all containing a holiday theme. (Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, Georges Simenon, Stanley Ellin, etc.) "A literary feast prepared with something for every taste: lying, cheating, killing, spying, shoplifting, and kidnaping."
A great cozy collection with enough diversity to keep it interesting.
This is actually an abridged paperback version with 14 of the stories from the original publication. The rest of the stories are in Murder for Christmas Vol. II
Fun, Christmassy mysteries.
12 Christmas themed short stories of the mystery genre from well known writers like Ellery Queen, Agatha Christie and A.A. Milne.
Tales of Yuletide deviltry
Per the book's jacket: "Here is a literary feast prepared with something for every taste: lying, cheating, killing, spying, shoplifting, and kidnapping. In short, everything to make the holidays bright."
AUDIO BOOK UNABRIDGED SELECTIONS FROM VOLUMES I & II
APPROX. 6 HOURS ON 4 CASSETTES
From the back cover:
Ahh, the pleasures of Christmas the hanging of the greens, the traditional feast, the gathering of families, secrets in the air and also murder, conspiracy and theft. The holidays inspire the best in our favorite mystery writers, who shine in these delightful tales of Yuletide crime.
DEATH ON CHRISTMAS EVE by Stanley Ellin
THE NECKLACE OF PEARLS by Dorothy L. Sayers
THE CASE IS ALTERED Margery Allingham
CAMBRIC TEA by Marjorie Bowen
THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
THE ADVENTURE OF THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING by Agatha Christie
DEATH ON THE AIR by Ngaio Marsh
BACK FOR CHRISTMAS by John Collier