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Summary

A Christmas party is punctuated by a gunshot under a policeman’s watchful eye. A jewel heist is planned amidst the glitz and glamour of Oxford Street’s Christmas shopping. And lost in a snowstorm, a man finds a motive for murder.... 

This collection of mysteries explores the darker side of the festive season, from unexplained disturbances in the fresh snow to the darkness that lurks beneath the sparkling decorations. 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.

©2018 Martin Edwards (P)2018 Soundings

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Not worth the time

The introduction says that these stories have not been in print since they were first published. As you listen you realise why. They range from the mundane to the preposterous. Only the final Julian Symons shows a spark, but even that is far from his best.

2 for the Symons, 3 as the narration is ok, but it would be a 1 if I was just rating the stories

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Too slow, stories predictable

Couldn't finish this. I kept hoping the next story would be better, but I was disappointed. I can see why some of the authors dropped out of popularity. But if you enjoy a slow read, then this collection is for you.

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Eek terrible recording quality

The mix of stories should have been enjoyable and festive but the recording quality was so bad I just couldn’t enjoy this audiobook.

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  • John
  • 04-12-18

Aahhh... Just The Right Blend Of Mystery, Murder And Christmas.!!

If you’re looking for Christmas season Cozy mystery thrillers,.. then this is the audiobook for you..!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-01-20

Crimes @ Christmas

I really like short stories and Stories about the holiday season and Martin Walker is a great author so my expectations were high. No disappointment here because he also displayed his talent as an editor. All of the stories were good, some were great. No story in this book should have been left out, I read the whole book. I enjoyed getting to read authors from the early detective & mystery stories. I have some new favorites just from this book that I must seek out more of their work. Reading a bit of history & background about the author was a good idea. The book is easily recommended. I also like the cover.

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  • ka&freddy
  • 18-03-21

informative!

liked this little collection of stories and especially liked the informative narrative before each story about the authors.I plan to find some of the authors books to read! Fun!

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