Monday, November 2, 2015

Silent Nights: A British Library Crime Classic by Martin Edwards

Feeling like a little mystery with your Christmas cheer?  This anthology has all the flavor of Christmas as well as crime.

Poisoned Pen Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published tomorrow.

I really enjoy short stories so I was very happy to find this new anthology.  I found some old friends and even found a few new authors.  All of the stories were worth reading.  Waxworks was a bit creepy.  Cambric Tea was one of my favorites.  Some solutions were interesting.  There's enough variety here to please most readers.

The included stories are:
"The Blue Carbuncle" by Arthur Conan Doyle
"Parlour Tricks" by Ralph Plummer
"A Happy Solution" by Raymund Allen
"The Flying Stars" by G.K. Chesterton
"Stuffing" by Edgar Wallace
"The Unknown Murderer" by H.C. Bailey
"The Absconding Treasure" by J. Jefferson Farjeon
"The Necklace of Pearls" by Dorothy L. Sayers
"The Case is Altered" by Margery Allingham
"Waxworks" by Ethel Lina White
"Cambric Tea" by Marjorie Bowen
"The Chinese Apple" by Joseph Shearing
"A Problem in White" by Nicholas Blake
"The Name on the Window" by Edmund Crispin
"Beef for Christmas" by Leo Bruce

Why don't you give it a read and see what you think?  I hope none of your guests at Christmas time will be so naughty.

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