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The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories
The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories | P. D. James
Just in time for the holidays! Knopf Canada publishes four Christmastime murder stories by P. D. James (two featuring a young Adam Dalgliesh), which together add up to an unexpected gift following her death in 2014. As the acknowledged "Queen of Crime," P. D. James was frequently commissioned by newspapers and magazines to write a special short story for Christmas. Four of the best have been collected together for the first time in one volume in a beautiful hardback edition. P. D. James's understanding of human nature illuminates each of these stories, making them ideal reading for the darkest days of the year. Each treats the reader to her masterfully atmospheric storytelling, a mystery to be solved, and enjoyable puzzles to keep the reader guessing. With wry humour, she pays tribute to her English crime-writing forebears, delighting in the secrets that lurk beneath the surface at enforced family gatherings and in old country houses--from the title story about a strained family reunion on Christmas Eve, to another about an illicit affair that ends in murder, and two cases that introduce James's poet-detective Adam Dalgliesh as a young detective sergeant.
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azulaco
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I don‘t think I‘ve ever read P.D. James before. I‘m not sure how I made that omission, but I decided to give this book a try over Christmas. I liked it, but didn‘t love it. I think I‘m just more used to Agatha Christie‘s lighter style. To be fair, I liked these stories enough to want to give a James full-length novel a try before I make a final judgement on her writing. I‘d still recommend this collection.

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betsyhaddox
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P. D. James is not an incredibly celebrated author for nothing. She has such skill. Beautiful descriptions, a couple of surprises... great set of stories.

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LouBeth
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Finishing the year strong!!
A retelling of A Christmas Carol and 4 short murder mysteries.

#HolidayReads

#TeamFestivus @wanderinglynn
#WinterGames @Clwojick @StayCurious

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EadieB
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Day 29 - #Mistletoe #HollyJollyReading

The short stories were quick and easy to read and quite entertaining. They were sort of like cozies but were masterly done as the characters were interesting and the murderer was not too easy to figure out. I mostly enjoyed the surprise endings which was not expected. It you have not read her before, you should read this book as a sample of her writing. I'm sure you would enjoy it as much as I did!

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My mum is trying to hit 100 books read this year. The Mistletoe Murder will be number 95, if I recall correctly.

Coincidentally, I just nabbed another PD James off her shelves: A Taste for Death. #BookTwins ?
(Mum: "That was the first PD James I read! It was really good.")

Nute Good luck to your Mom with one hundred books read. Ninety-five is already an awesome yearly accomplishment!🙂 1mo
rabbitprincess @Nute Thanks! I think she's up to 98 now, and knows which books she wants to read to cross the finish line 😊 1mo
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Four short stories by P.D. James, taking her inspiration from the Christmas country-house Murders of Agatha Christie. #WinterGames #MerryReaders #HolidayRead

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I liked ‘Sleep No More‘ by P. D. James so much I had look and see if she had any other story collections and I found this. Turns out she often wrote special stories for Christmas for newspapers and magazines. Several of her most well-known were collected in the tagged book. Murder and mistletoe...what could be better on a cold, winter night? I think I need to read this book too.

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ElizaMarie
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I am usually not a fan of short stories but I had picked this one because of the theme of the holidays and it was available on Litsy. (I say I‘m not a fan yet I do indulge in the short story now and then) anyway I enjoyed it.

Go #TeamNutcracker !!! ❄️ #WinterGames

@Bookworm54 , @Clwojick , @StayCurious

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Only listened to the first story so far. But I am loving it :)

Go #TeamNutcracker !!! ❄️ #WinterGames

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ElizaMarie
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Picked this one just for the cover.... I am usually not a fan of short stories but.... I mean hopefully it will be entertaining

Go #TeamNutcracker !!! ❄️ #WinterGames

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quirkyreader
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One more completed in the Year of P.D. James. Only two more left, unless another posthumous collection shows up.

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quirkyreader
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The year of P.D. James rolls on. Only 3 more left.

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Gissy
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I wanted to finish 71 books this year so at the end I chose short books😜There are 4 short stories where a murder had occurred and the end you discovered the murderer but not necessarily the case is closed. As short stories you always would like more details but in general I would say the author kept my attention. I didn't like how she mentioned Agatha Christie in her stories, did she think she was better?3.6⭐️Thanks for this book @Stacy_31

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This is my first P.D. James book and I have to say, I‘m quite impressed! This is an excellent collection of short stories. I found myself getting wrapped up in each one, especially the second story. I will definitely be checking out more of her books. Thank you again @callielafleur ! 🤗

#Christmas
#mystery
#catsoflitsy
#Scarlett

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Susanita I think the second story was my favorite too. 13mo
BookBabe Aaahhh so cute! 😸 13mo
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batsy
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Before this, I've only read Death Comes to Pemberley by PD James & really liked it. I also really enjoyed this small collection of short stories. Although the last one takes a good-hearted stab at a Christie-esque whodunit, James's strength seems to be the psychological depth to her stories. These aren't quiet, cosy Christmas tales; one in particular is rather dark & grim. I enjoy her writing; it's rich & descriptive & rewards close attention.

saresmoore Yes, please. Also, that latte art is amazing! 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m glad this is good. It‘s waiting for me. You should read the rest of her books, they‘re great, especially the Adam Dalgliesh and Cordelia Gray series. 13mo
readordierachel That is some next-level coffee design ☕ 13mo
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Cathythoughts I‘m not a Christmas story book person ... but you have sold me ! & yes @readordierachel that coffee design is impressive ♥️ 13mo
batsy @saresmoore @ReadOrDieRachel @Cathythoughts This barista has some skills 🙌🏽😁 13mo
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm I love her style! I'm so looking forward to discovering the Dalgliesh and Gray series. 13mo
LeahBergen Oh, I love the cover on this. 😍😍 Angela Harding is a gorgeous illustrator. 13mo
CarolynM Always enjoy some latte art🙂 13mo
batsy @LeahBergen It's so lovely! She did the cover for Sleep No More too, and I love the thematic similarity ❤️ 13mo
batsy @CarolynM Me too! Here is some next level latte art 😁 https://twitter.com/41Strange/status/1076912962776924160?s=19 13mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Was planning to read it this month, but looks like my current read will take up the rest of December. Oh well, next year perhaps.
#seasonsreadings #mistletoe

batsy Currently reading! Enjoying it :) 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty cover!!! 13mo
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TheAliceEvers
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Funnily enough I didn‘t actually like The Mistletoe Murder; there was no satisfaction to it, and no great story. But I did enjoy the other three stories very much! They were very satisfying and had me intrigued! 🎄

ephemeralwaltz Pretty photo! 😍 13mo
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Liatrek
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This was a easy quick read. I liked the character Adam and will be looking to buy the first book in his series Cover her Face.

zsuzsanna_reads I love this series! I haven't read them all, but my favourite so far is 13mo
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EadieB
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I'm not a fan of short stories but I did enjoy this book by James. I've only read Death Comes to Pemberley by her in the past but I do look forward to reading her other books. The short stories were quick and easy to read and quite entertaining. They were sort of like cozies but were masterly done as the characters were interesting and the murderer was not too easy to figure out. I mostly enjoyed the surprise endings which was not expected.

Ruthiella I love her mysteries featuring Daglish. Or try one of the ones featuring Cordelia Grey. They are long but satisfying!😀 13mo
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Fits the bill for holiday mysteries, though they aren‘t terribly memorable.

Moonpa I liked the title story but the rest were “meh” 13mo
Tamra @Moonpa yes, agreed! (edited) 13mo
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Reecaspieces Thank you for hosting. I would have never read this. I enjoyed all the stories and it was great for a change of pace 13mo
EadieB @Reecaspieces Your welcome! I like to do buddy reads as I think you get so much more out of the story especially with everyone‘s input. 13mo
myellenbee It was a fun, easy group read. I loved being able to talk with all of you about the stories. Thanks FCC or hosting it and also choosing a short book I could fit in. I also liked these short stories by P D James I hadn't known about. 13mo
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EadieB @myellenbee Your welcome! It was a fun read! 13mo
jb72 I really enjoyed these short stories and thanks for hosting! It was my first James book. I liked seeing everyone‘s thoughts on each story. 13mo
kspenmoll Thanks for hosting. So sorry I could not join in real time for last two stories. 13mo
EadieB @kspenmoll You‘re welcome! Thanks for participating! 13mo
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Reecaspieces I still think the first one. 13mo
EadieB @Reecaspieces I think they all had something special about them. 13mo
myellenbee Probably the Boxdale Inheritance, a very typical Adam Dagleish story. The Mistletoe Murder was also really good but knowing it really happened made it somehow feel different. The 12 Clues of Christmas was clever but there were a few very British things I didn't understand. 13mo
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Reecaspieces @myellenbee I know....what does “pull the cracker” mean? 13mo
myellenbee They are these very British Christmas toys. They are the size of a toilet paper roll covered with the paper twisted at the ends. Someone pulls on each end and somehow they make a noise as it comes apart. There are little toys and paper crowns in them. Like party hats that everyone put on. Remember that they were looking for the second thing, the cheap little broache? it's meant to be a fun thing people do together, not a thing for a sad person. 13mo
Reecaspieces @myellenbee thank you! That explains a lot. I guess I could have looked it up! 😬🤓 13mo
jb72 The Mistletoe Murder was my favorite. The other three were very good. The second story had the creepiest feel to it. The last story seemed a bit lighter. 13mo
Pamwurtzler I liked The Mistletoe Murder best, followed by the Twelve Clues. 13mo
kspenmoll The Mistletoe Murder was a great intro to the book; then Boxdale Inheritance because I have not read a story featuring Dalgleish in ages. 13mo
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myellenbee I thought making it fit into 12 clues was very clever. I was wondering when it took place because of the constable coming on a bike and having to go back down the road for a telephone box. Like I are before that family needs to keep their day jobs. 13mo
jb72 Very clever with the the 12 clues. 13mo
kspenmoll Enjoyable! Liked his homage to Agatha Christie! 13mo
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jb72 I‘m super excited to finish up the last story today. Thanks for tags! I‘m really enjoying the short story reads. 13mo
EadieB @jb72 You‘re welcome! Glad you enjoyed it! (edited) 13mo
Pamwurtzler Thanks for the buddy read, @EadieB ! It was fun! 13mo
EadieB @Pamwurtzler You‘re welcome! Fun to read something light for Christmas! 13mo
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Reecaspieces Nope, nada! 13mo
EadieB @Reecaspieces I thought it had to be murder too! 13mo
myellenbee No never. From the start I was suspicious. If you have read any stories where there are servants, there is no way the cook would have followed the police and family upstairs. Especially a short term hire. They would want to be as far as possible from. The whole need to hire a Christmas cook was implasuable. I can't imagine a suicidal person still pulling a cracker and wearing the paper crown. And what was with the pudding! 13mo
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jb72 Nope. I immediately thought of murder. The note seemed very suspicious to me. 13mo
Pamwurtzler Nope. The temporary cook was my first hint. And I‘m with @myellenbee - she was not a realistic servant. (edited) 13mo
kspenmoll Not at all given Dalgliesh became involved. 13mo
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Reecaspieces I enjoyed it. I enjoyed all of them! 13mo
EadieB @Reecaspieces Great! I liked them all too! 13mo
myellenbee As murderers that family needs to keep their day jobs! About the story it was good. I always like Dalgleish .I liked seeing him in his early days, still smarter than the officers. 13mo
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jb72 It was a good story. But I agree @myellenbee that family suck at being murderers. 13mo
Pamwurtzler I liked it! And yeah, that family made pitiful murderers. 13mo
kspenmoll This was a good one! 13mo
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Reecaspieces I think I like this last one better or it could be because I read it last...who knows 🤷🏻‍♀️ 13mo
myellenbee It's close between the mistletoe murder and this one but I think the Boxdale inheritance wins because I liked the compassion Dagleish hsd sitting with the old woman each day as promised, the peace it gave her at the end. 13mo
EadieB @myellenbee it‘s hard to choose one over the other because they both have different things that I like! @Reecaspieces 13mo
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Reecaspieces @EadieB truth! 13mo
jb72 I definitely like The Mistletoe Murder the best, but this one is a close second. 13mo
Pamwurtzler @jb72 Totally agree! 13mo
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Reecaspieces I am conflicted. 13mo
myellenbee I think technically no but morally yes. 13mo
EadieB @myellenbee She could have stopped him from dying so I think it makes her culpable too! @Reecaspieces 13mo
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jb72 I definitely think she is culpable in this situation. She saw what happened. She knew what would happen. She was easily in the realm of preventing what did happen. 13mo
Pamwurtzler I agree. She knew what would happen and wanted Allie to hang for it. 13mo
jillannjohn Yes! 13mo
kspenmoll @jillannjohn @Pamwurtzler @jb72 @myellenbee @Reecaspieces She could have intervened at several points so I think she is culpable. 13mo
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Reecaspieces Unfortunately, yes... I must be dumb as dirt not to see these murderers! 😜😂. After they are revealed...I go OH YEAH 🙄🤦🏻‍♀️ 13mo
myellenbee Very much, I was not at all on my radar. It was also very sad. 13mo
EadieB @Reecaspieces you always can see it after the fact but miss all the clues while reading the story. Very tricky authors! @myellenbee 13mo
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Reecaspieces @EadieB another truth....I call them smart authors! 13mo
jb72 I‘d say as I read on I wasn‘t totally surprised by the murderer‘s identity. 13mo
Pamwurtzler I‘m always surprised by the twist at the end! 13mo
jillannjohn Yep definitely surprised. 13mo
kspenmoll Totally surprised! 13mo
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Reecaspieces I liked the research. Reading about the trial and the police reports were very unique. 13mo
myellenbee I liked the story and the persistence it took to look into a cold case. I also thought it showed Dagleish's compassion. I totally did not see the ending a head of time. 13mo
EadieB @myellenbee I liked this one too! Lots of interesting information! @Reecaspieces 13mo
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jb72 Very well thought out. I liked that it seemed almost like a cold case with research. 13mo
Pamwurtzler I liked the story as well. I‘ve always liked Adam Dalgliesh. 13mo
jillannjohn I liked this one too. The research and investigation was interesting. 13mo
kspenmoll Sorry to be so late- I too have always enjoyed Adam Dalgliesh- recommend that series highly! I enjoyed this one- I did not see the ending at all! @jillannjohn @Pamwurtzler @jb72 @myellenbee @Reecaspieces 13mo
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Reecaspieces This was a surprise to me. I did t see him as “The one!” 14mo
tdrosebud Completely surprised, I didn't expect that at all. 14mo
kspenmoll Totally surprised. Really had no clue. @Reecaspieces @tdrosebud (edited) 14mo
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jillannjohn I disliked him so much that I wasn‘t really surprised. 14mo
myellenbee Somewhere during the court precedings I began to wonder as he talked himself out of speaking up over and over. He also talked about the couple in more and more judgemental ways. Then when it went back to the apartment visit and he knew where things were. The key was confirmation. 13mo
EadieB @myellenbee Yes all the clues were there but I still didn‘t realize it until the end. 13mo
myellenbee Well I just had to ask you guys about the mistletoe berries from the other story. I missed a detail and jut kept scratching my head over their meaning. 13mo
Pamwurtzler I didn‘t think it was him either at first. But the Mr. Morissey at the end threw me - was that her husband? @Reecaspieces @EadieB @tdrosebud @kspenmoll @jillannjohn @myellenbee 13mo
EadieB @Pamwurtzler Yes I thought that was an interesting twist! 13mo
myellenbee Yes when he said dont worry about , make a new label I felt like yelling NO ! Stop and look at it again the answer is right there! 13mo
EadieB @myellenbee Yes he could have caught him with the key! 13mo
jb72 I sort of suspected since he was visiting the incident location, but it was very cryptic and vague. 13mo
jillannjohn @Pamwurtzler Yes. That was a clever twist. 13mo
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Reecaspieces I think I like Mistletoe better. I enjoyed the characters and the setting of the manor. 14mo
tdrosebud I liked Mistletoe better as well. 14mo
kspenmoll They are so different! But I too liked the Mistletoe better- time period, manor, more characters. @Reecaspieces @tdrosebud 14mo
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jillannjohn I liked Mistletoe better too. 14mo
myellenbee The Mistletoe murder. For the same reasons as you all the period ,man or and characters. Also because it was real and she fit into as sounding like a Christie mystery. 13mo
EadieB The Mistletoe Murder was my favorite but both of them fooled me. 13mo
Pamwurtzler I liked The Mistletoe Murder better too. 13mo
jb72 I thought they were both good. The first was told in an almost innocent tone from a woman‘s point of view. The second told from a creepy man‘s point of view. They each had a distinct storyteller for sure. 13mo
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Reecaspieces This one was just ok to me. 14mo
kspenmoll I was totally surprised at the end. Honestly did not occur to me who was the murderer. 14mo
myellenbee It was disturbing to me the guy was creepy. 13mo
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EadieB @myellenbee I was thinking of the Ted Bundy book we just read because Ted Bundy said that most of the murderers in prison with him read pornography before becoming a killer. 13mo
Pamwurtzler I thought it was super creepy. 13mo
EadieB @Pamwurtzler He was a creepy guy! 13mo
jb72 The man was very disturbed and creepy. 13mo
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#themistletoemurder #buddyread #coffeeandbooks
#pdjames #holidayreads
Taking some time to breathe, slowly ease into my day with the second short story in this festive book. Over the years Read all but one of P.D. James‘ Adam Dalgliesh series- well worth reading for mystery lovers. Also planning to join in #buddyread discussion- could not get to it earlier in the week.

Tamra So festive! 14mo
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Reecaspieces The thing about reading books written before forensics, the assumptions keep you guessing. Can you imagine all the innocent people incarcerated because of assumptions. So if the murdered in this book went to trial, would they be convicted? Hmmmm 14mo
jb72 I actually enjoyed the ending. Even in today‘s age, we all seem to assume guilt, but like @Reecaspieces said above we now have forensic science. Even 50 years ago would we think a grandmother could be so strong to “club” a man to death (without science)? 14mo
Reecaspieces @jb72 that is exactly why I did not pick her at first. Did not think she was strong enough. 14mo
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jb72 @Reecaspieces It seemed a bit suspicious to me. The grandmother seemed strong and fit when the granddaughter arrived for the visit. Then later on, she took to bed and seemed frail and sick. 14mo
Reecaspieces @jb72 yep! Assumptions get you in trouble 😜 14mo
Pamwurtzler @jb72 I agree - it seemed strange that she was suddenly weak. And the local constable was not about to suspect anyone in the house. 14mo
jb72 @Pamwurtzler No he was not. Paul kept mentioning the watch too which I found interesting...he kept pushing the time. 14mo
kspenmoll Since it was planned, maybe the grandmother really wasn‘t as weak, but it was part of the plan. I did not suspect all though! So that last line for me, was a surprise! 14mo
EadieB @kspenmoll I was totally surprised in the end! 14mo
myellenbee That last sentence was a great surprise confirming my suspicion of Grandma. Made me laugh. 14mo
EadieB @myellenbee made me laugh too! 14mo
tdrosebud No surprise for me. 14mo
jillannjohn Totally surprised and loved it! 14mo
kspenmoll @myellenbee Totally! 😂😂 14mo
myellenbee Can anybody explain what the mistletoe to berries on the floor meant? 13mo
EadieB @myellenbee The book said the key to the library door was hid above the door which disturbed the Mistletoe which caused them to fall on the floor. It was a clue that someone hid something above the door. 13mo
myellenbee Oh thanks! Somehow I missed that! 13mo
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Reecaspieces The one who committed crossed my mind..then I thought no...then I went back. So, a sign of a good mystery. Keeps you guessing 14mo
jb72 The grandmother seemed the likely choice to me. I thought it a bit suspicious that she was strong and fine in the beginning, but seemed suddenly unwell later on. But I will say I normally try to not guess unless it‘s very in depth. 14mo
Pamwurtzler Paul was the obvious choice, that‘s why you knew he didn‘t do it. 14mo
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kspenmoll I really thought there might be some mystery around their cousin & someone outside the family did it. 14mo
EadieB @Pamwurtzler Paul was too obvious but I was surprised at the grandmother. I was thinking ‘the Butler did it.‘ 14mo
myellenbee I kept wondering about the grandma because she went to bed so early and hadn't seemed all that disabled. The loud music especially pointed at Paul to me. I wondered if it was the two together him giving grandma an alibi. But even P D cleaning off the clubs made her complicit. But that last sentence made me laugh in surprise. 14mo
EadieB @myellenbee I think both Paul and Grandma were in on it together too! 14mo
tdrosebud I guessed that it was the grandmother fairly quickly. I also have no doubt that Paul was in on it. 14mo
jillannjohn I thought it was Paul but I guess that would be too obvious. 14mo
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Reecaspieces I enjoyed this story. I enjoyed the setting more than the plot. Seemed a little typical. 14mo
jb72 I did enjoy the story. The characters were good enough (maybe just a bit dry). The plot did seem typical of a mystery. 14mo
Pamwurtzler I did enjoy this - I liked the point of view of the mystery writer telling the story. 14mo
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EadieB @Pamwurtzler Yes I agree! The narrator did a good job! 14mo
kspenmoll I did enjoy it- & I too like that it was a mystery writer whose career evolved from her experience. Also the reflections on WWI, her personal loss, & all the dead helped her rationalize not reporting. 14mo
kspenmoll Enjoyed characters - but did wonder why the aunt suddenly invited her. 14mo
myellenbee I liked the characters but kept remembering it had really happened. She did a great job telling the story , I really did seem like it came straight out of a book. I wondered if hindsight colored her "immediate dislike" of Maybrick because she seemed to have a very good time dancing with him. 14mo
tdrosebud I agree that the story seemed fairly typical. I was able to "solve" it about half way through. I did think it was told well though. I liked that it was a mystery writer telling personal experience. 14mo
jillannjohn This was not my usual read and I really liked it especially the narrator. 14mo
EadieB @jillannjohn Good! I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 14mo
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kspenmoll I have read all but one of her Adam Dagliesh series, although that was a while back. 14mo
EadieB @kspenmoll Did you enjoy her books and her writing? I have most of her books but have only read 14mo
Reecaspieces I think I tried to read one of hers years ago and did not finish it. I her been wanting to try her again and this was a perfect excuse. I did enjoy it. But not sure I could make it through a whole book. I need a little more action. Lol 14mo
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EadieB @Reecaspieces I understand! I‘m not a big fan of short stories either. Not enough time in the story to get any action. 14mo
jb72 This is the first time I‘ve read any of her books. While I love long novels full of details and adventure, I do enjoy short stories. Especially ones that end so well. This ending reminded me of Roman Fever by Edith Wharton. 14mo
Pamwurtzler I‘ve read a lot of her books & really like them. I think my favorite was not part of the Adam Dalgliesh series, but 14mo
kspenmoll @EadieB I do think she writes well. Her descriptions make me feel that I can see the settings, characters have depth & relationships develop & change over time. 14mo
kspenmoll I am enjoying these short stories, surprises, historical setting 14mo
EadieB @kspenmoll I‘m enjoying them too! I think short stories are difficult to write especially for mystery genre where you need to fit all the details into the story. She did a good job! 14mo
jillannjohn This is my first. I‘ve been meaning to read 14mo
myellenbee I've read the two with Cordelia Gray as protagonist and couple of Dagleish. I prefer the Cordelia Gray more. Her style is very psychological. I really like her prose. I've really enjoyed these short stories. It's a very different style for her, very short and to the point but tied up so well. If you haven't read An Unsuitable Job for a Woman give it a try. It made me an instant fan. 14mo
tdrosebud This is my first by her and I'm enjoying it so far. 14mo
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AmberWB
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Four different stories- some I liked more than others. This was just ok for me, but I think that‘s more about me than the book. 😉

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JenlovesJT47
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Thank you so much @callielafleur for my awesome #stuffedstockingswap ! I love Christmas books and can‘t wait to dive into these! Jace says thank you so much for his book and baby sloth! Thank you for everything, we love it! And thank you to our awesome hostess @Avanders for putting this together! 🤗

#SSS
#Christmas
#Jace

🎄⛄️🎅🏻🎄⛄️🎅🏻🎄⛄️🎅🏻🎄⛄️🎅🏻🎄⛄️🎅🏻🎄⛄️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love seeing your pics of sweet Jace 💙💙💙 14mo
DivineDiana Look at that smile! ❤️ 14mo
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squirrelbrain Jace‘s gifts are so cute, as is he of course! 💕 14mo
AmyG So cute! 14mo
kellyann28 I love seeing Jace! 14mo
GingerAntics He‘s really enjoying this presents thing. lol 14mo
kspenmoll Such an adorable little one!!! 14mo
callielafleur ❤️❤️❤️ I loved doing this shopping trip for you!! Merry Christmas my friend! 14mo
Avanders 😍🎄❄️🥰♥️ also: adorable 🥰 14mo
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EadieB @kspenmoll Yes we will discuss the first story on Saturday 12/8. 14mo
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jb72
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#themistletoemurder #pdjames #buddyread

I got my ebook from the library today.

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Repost for @EadieB :
#themistletoemurder #pdjames #buddyread

Reading sections - These are short stories:
12/8 - The Mistletoe Murder
12/9 - A Very Commonplace Murder
12/10 - The Boxdale Inheritance
12/11 - The Twelve Clues of Christmas

All Litsy members are welcome! Just let me know and I will tag you!

Please repost!

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Gillyreads
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Look there was an adorable bookshop with a Christmas display and this just happened

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Sharpeipup
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Now that Thanksgiving is over, I‘m enjoying some holiday literature.

myellenbee Me too🎄 14mo
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LeePeckover
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myellenbee
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Look what came in the mail today! I'm excited and ready for #themistletoemurder #pdjames #buddyread

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LitsyHappenings
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Repost for @EadieB :
#themistletoemurder #pdjames #buddyread

Reading sections - These are short stories:
12/8 - The Mistletoe Murder
12/9 - A Very Commonplace Murder
12/10 - The Boxdale Inheritance
12/11 - The Twelve Clues of Christmas

All Litsy members are welcome! Just let me know and I will tag you!

Reecaspieces I am in! 1y
LitsyHappenings @EadieB 👆🏽👆🏽 1y
EadieB @Reecaspieces You have been tagged! 1y
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Reecaspieces @EadieB thank you! 1y
kspenmoll I am in too! 14mo
jillannjohn @EadieB I‘m late to the party but count me in too. 14mo
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Reminder: This Saturday 12/8 Buddy Read.

#themistletoemurder #pdjames #buddyread

Reading sections - These are short stories:
12/8 - The Mistletoe Murder
12/9 - A Very Commonplace Murder
12/10 - The Boxdale Inheritance
12/11 - The Twelve Clues of Christmas

All Litsy members are welcome! Just let me know and I will tag you!

Please repost!

tdrosebud I'm interested, though don't know how well I'll keep up. 1y
EadieB @tdrosebud You don‘t have to participate, you can just read the posts if you want. I‘ll tag you too! Go to #thestrangerbesideme (edited) 1y
tdrosebud @EadieB Sounds good, thank you! 1y
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jb72 My library has this in ebook. I‘d love to join. 1y
EadieB @jb72 You have been tagged for the #buddyread 1y
jb72 @EadieB thanks! 1y
Pamwurtzler Thanks @EadieB ! Can‘t wait! 1y
Andrew65 I need to see if I can get hold of this. 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 sounds good. I know short stories are not our favorite but I thought I‘d give it a try. Seems to be Christmas stories. (edited) 1y
kspenmoll I am in!!! 1y
myellenbee Count me in☺ 1y
EadieB @myellenbee Just tagged you! 1y
jb72 I just got my ebook from the library! 14mo
EadieB @jb72 Great! Yes we will be discussing the first story on Saturday 12/8. 14mo
Reecaspieces Thanks for the reminder!! 14mo
jillannjohn Downloaded the ebook from the library. I never read Christmas books. This will be my 1st one! 14mo
EadieB @jillannjohn That‘s cool! Gets you in the Christmas spirit! 14mo
jillannjohn @EdieB I hope so! 🎅🏻 14mo
jb72 I just finished the first story. I really enjoyed it. 14mo
EadieB @jb72 That‘s great to hear! 14mo
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