Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Murder Under the Chistmas Tree
most festive: a selection of puzzling Christmas mysteries from the creme de la
creme of crime writers.
murderer who materialises in a field of snow, leaving no footprints. Blackmail
on Christmas Eve. A missing jewel discovered in a very festive hiding place. A
body slumped in a chair on Christmas morning, still listening to carols. The
midnight theft of a gift intended for a saint.
Crime doesn't take a holiday, so these - and
many more - are the puzzles that make up Murder under the Christmas Tree, a
collection of festive mysteries featuring fictional sleuths from Miss Marple to
Sherlock Holmes, Cadfael to Father Brown. This is the very best of Christmas
murder and mayhem - so settle into your armchair, put another log on the fire
and take a bite of your mince pie. Just make sure it's not poisoned...
Featuring Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie,
Ngiao Marsh, Ellis Peters and many more. Profile Books - Paperback - $22.99