Sunday, October 08, 2006

Murder For Christmas

Murder for Christmas

ed. Thomas Godfrey

Date: 01 December, 1999   —   used only   —   Book

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Fiction, Mystery

Despite the title, most of these stories have little to do with murder. Most of them are, in fact, mysteries of the classic type: Maigret has to uncover the identity of a "Santa Claus" in a young child's bedroom; Father Brown effects the redemption of the thief Flambeau; Dickens chimes in with a ghost story; Poirot spends a classical English Christmas tracking down a stolen ruby. All in all, these stories are quite enjoyable, even if they don't live up to the title, and definitely fall on the mild (read "non-violent") side of the mystery spectrum.

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