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    A Surprise for Christmas: And Other Seasonal Mysteries

    Another selection of Christmas Crime mysteries from the likes of Golden Age authors Anthony Gilbert, Julian Symons and John Dickson Carr, this title has been edited by British Library Crime Classics series consultant, Martin Edwards, whose previous Christmas anthologies (Silent Nights, The Christmas Card Crime, etc.) have been incredibly popular.


    ‘“After all,” said our host, “it’s Christmas. Why not let the cat out of the bag?”’

    A Postman murdered while delivering cards on Christmas morning. A Christmas pine growing over a forgotten homicide. A Yuletide heist gone horribly wrong. When there’s as much murder as magic in the air and the facts seem to point to the impossible, it’s up to the detective’s trained eye to unwrap the clues and neatly tie together an explanation (preferably with a bow on top).

    Martin Edwards has once again gathered the best of these seasonal stories into a stellar anthology brimming with rare tales, fresh as fallen snow, and classics from the likes of Julian Symons, Margery Allingham, Anthony Gilbert and Cyril Hare. A most welcome surprise indeed, and perfect to be shared between super-sleuths by the fire on a cold winter’s night.

    Publication date: 10/10/20

    Author: Edited by Martin Edwards

    Brand: British Library Publishing

    Number of pages: 320

    Binding: Paperback

    Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm