Thursday, November 12, 2015

Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You - Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries; Martin Edwards

I've been searching for a few Christmas season books (no romance thank you). I came across this British mystery collection that was released last week, and it seems like the perfect type of book to read a store or two in front of the fireplace in the next month or so.

Silent Nights; Martin Edwards
Poison Pen Press - Nov - 2015


Christmas is a mysterious, as well as magical, time of year. Strange things can happen, and this helps to explain the hallowed tradition of telling ghost stories around the fireside as the year draws to a close. Christmas tales of crime and detection have a similar appeal. When television becomes tiresome, and party games pall, the prospect of curling up in the warm with a good mystery is enticing – and much better for the digestion than yet another helping of plum pudding.
Crime writers are just as susceptible as readers to the countless attractions of Christmas. Over the years, many distinguished practitioners of the genre have given one or more of their stories a Yuletide setting. The most memorable Christmas mysteries blend a lively storyline with an atmospheric evocation of the season. Getting the mixture right is much harder than it looks.
This book introduces of readers to some of the finest Christmas detective stories of the past. Martin Edwards’ selection blends festive pieces from much-loved authors with one or two stories which are likely to be unfamiliar even to diehard mystery fans. The result is a collection of crime fiction to savor, whatever the season.


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    1. I do like that you can sit down for a half hour and finish a story - this time of year taking time to read is tough.

  2. I love the idea of a Christmas mystery collection. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yes and I like that that the stories are short and quick to read.

  3. That sounds very yule!

  4. Same for me, no romances, thank you. I've decided to look for Christmas Cookbooks!

  5. I've been gathering a few books set during the Christmas season, too, and Silent Nights is one of them! I'm looking forward to reading it and will look forward to your thoughts, too!

  6. I bought it, and just read the first story this evening!

  7. I like the sound of these stories!


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