The big book of Christmas mysteries

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Mystery FIC CHRISTMAS Mysteries
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Mystery
 
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Big
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Fiction F BIG
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Collection  Fiction
 
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Sewickley Public Library Fiction M BIG
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Collection  Fiction
 
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Whitehall Public Library Mystery Collection MYS Christmas
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Collection  Mystery Collection
 
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Summary
The biggest Big Book since The Big Book of Pulps - Otto Penzler's The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries , an unparalleled gathering of the biggest names from the past one hundred years of crime fiction. The most complete collection of holiday whodunits ever assembled, from Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle to Mary Higgins Clark and Sara Paretsky.

Deck the halls with cops and crooks! Just in time for the holiday season, master of mystery Otto Penzler delivers his latest anthology, The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries . Featuring sixty holiday tales by the likes of Isaac Asimov, Marjorie Bowen, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stanley Ellin, Edward D. Hoch, Andrew Klavan, Ed McBain, Ellis Peters, Ellery Queen, Damon Runyon, Jonathan Santlofer, Julian Symons, and Donald E. Westlake. The stories cover virtually all categories and sub-genres, including suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, and police procedural.
Contents
The adventure of the Christmas pudding / Agatha Christie
Gold, Frankincense and murder / Catherine Aird
Boxing unclever / Robert Barnard
The proof of the pudding / Peter Lovesey
The adventure of the Dauphin's doll / Ellery Queen
Morse's greatest mystery / Colin Dexter
More than flesh and blood / Susan Moody
The butler's Christmas eve / Mary Roberts Rinehart
The trinity cat / Ellis Peters
The burglar and the whatsit / Donald E. Westlake
Dancing Dan's Christmas / Damon Runyon
A visit from St. Nicholas / Ron Goulart
The thieves who couldn't help sneezing / Thomas Hardy
Rumpole and the spirit of Christmas / John Mortimer
A reversible Santa Clause / Meredith Nicholson
A scandal in winter / Gillian Linscott
The Christmas client / Edward D. Hoch
The secret in the pudding bag & Herlock Sholmes's Christmas case / Peter Todd
Christmas Eve / S.C. Roberts
The adventure of the blue carbuncle / Arthur Conan Doyle
Dead on Christmas street / John D. MacDonald
Crime's Christmas carol / Norvell Page
Serenade to a killer / Joseph Commings / The haunted crescent / Peter Lovesey
A Christmas in camp / Edmund Cox
The Christmas Bogey / Pat Frank
The killer Christian / Andrew Klavan
The ghost's touch / Fergus Hume
A wreath for Marley / Max Allan Collins
The carol singers / Josephine Bell
Waxworks / Ethel Lina White
Cambric tea / Marjorie Bowen
The 74th tale / Jonathan Santlofer
The uninnocent / Bradford Morrow
Blue Christmas / Peter Robinson
Noel, noel / Barry Perowne
Death on Christmas Eve / Stanley Ellin
The Chinese apple / Joseph Shearing
And all through the house / Ed McBain
An early Christmas / Doug Allyn
The live tree / John Lutz
Three-dot Po / Sara Paretsky
Mad dog / Dick Lochte
Sister Bessie / Cyril Hare
That's the ticket / Mary Higgins Clark
Death on the air / Ngaio Marsh
The thirteenth day of Christmas / Isaac Asimov / The Christmas kitten / Ed Gorman
The Santa Claus club / Julian Symons
The flying stars / G.K. Chesterton
Christmas party / Rex Stout
The Raffles relics / E.W. Hornung
The price of light / Ellis Peters
A present for Santa Sahib / H.R.F. Keating
The Christmas train / Will Scott
Markheim / Robert Louis Stevenson
A chaparral Christmas gift / O. Henry
The Chopham affair / Edgar Wallace
A Christmas tragedy / Agatha Christie.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Penzler mines the rich vein of American and British Christmas stories from the 19th to the 21st centuries for this impressive collection of 59 short stories featuring authors still in their prime as well as others mostly forgotten by today's readers. In mood the stories range from happy endings as in Colin Dexter's Morse's Greatest Mystery to vastly amusing like Donald Westlake's The Burglar and the Whatsit. Max Allan Collins's A Wreath for Christmas plays nicely off of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. A few authors merit two entries. Agatha Christie stories bookend the collection with Poirot and Miss Marple sharing honors. Ellis Peters, Peter Lovesey and Gabrielle Long under both her Marjorie Bowen and Joseph Shearing pseudonyms also get double billing. Some of the older choices show their age as does Ellery Queen's florid The Adventure of the Dauphin's Doll and Robert Louis Stevenson's turgid Markheim. Overall Penzler has succeeded in gathering a representative and entertaining selection of yuletide stories that mystery fans might like to see on Christmas morn. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Series Vintage crime/Black Lizard.
Subjects Christmas stories.
Detective and mystery stories.
Short stories.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :2013
Other Titles Christmas mysteries
Contributors Penzler, Otto, editor.
Language English
Description xii, 654 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN 9780345802989 (pbk.)
0345802985 (pbk.)
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