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The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories by Martin Edwards

The Christmas Card Crime: and other stories

Martin Edwards

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Imprint: British Library Publishing
Publisher: British Library Publishing
Publication date: 2 May 2018
ISBN: 9780712352475

With neglected stories by John Bude and E. C. R. Lorac, as well as tales by little-known writers of crime fiction, Martin Edwards blends the cosy atmosphere of the fireside story with a chill to match the temperature outside. This is a gripping seasonal collection sure to delight mystery fans.

  • The TimesBook of the Year
4 stars out of 5
Marcel Berlins
27 Nov 2018

"a mastery of English language and grammar, often missing from today’s crime fiction"

A strong selection of short stories linked to crimes around Christmas, told by some of the greats of yesteryear. The 11 authors include Baroness Orczy, Cyril Hare, Francis Durbridge and Julian Symons. Apart from being satisfyingly readable, what they have in common is a mastery of English language and grammar, often missing from today’s crime fiction.

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