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Murder Under the Christmas Tree

Murder Under the Christmas Tree 1

Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season

by Cecily GayfordArthur Conan Doyle Agatha Christie and others
Paperback
Publication Date: 23/11/2016
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Murder most festive: a selection of puzzling Christmas mysteries from the creme de la creme of crime writers.

A 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...

ISBN:
9781781257913
9781781257913
Category:
Crime & Mystery
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
23-11-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Profile Books Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
196.85x127x18.29mm
Weight:
0.24kg
Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859 and died in 1930. Within those years was crowded a variety of activity and creative work that made him an international figure and inspired the French to give him the epithet 'the good giant'.

He was the nephew of 'Dickie Doyle' the artist, and was educated at Stonyhurst, and later studied medicine at Edinburgh University, where the methods of diagnosis of one of the professors provided the idea for the methods of deduction used by Sherlock Holmes. He set up as a doctor at Southsea and it was while waiting for patients that he began to write.

His growing success as an author enabled him to give up his practice and turn his attention to other subjects. His greatest achievement was, of course, his creation of Sherlock Holmes, who soon attained international status and constantly distracted him from his other work; at one time Conan Doyle killed him but was obliged by public protest to restore him to life.

And in his creation of Dr Watson, Holmes's companion in adventure and chronicler, Conan Doyle produced not only a perfect foil for Holmes but also one of the most famous narrators in fiction.

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  • Murder Under the Christmas Tree

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    A nice little collection of murder stories.