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The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories
The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories | P. D. James
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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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candc320
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My last review of the year! This short audiobook was interesting enough. Very sort of old fashioned murder mystery entertainment. Made cleaning fun (ish). 🌟🌟🌟 #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 #bookspinbingo #averymerrybingo #christmasmyway #averymerryreadathon

TheSpineView Awesome! 11mo
Jadams1776 🎄🎉📚🎅🏻 11mo
DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 11mo
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vivastory
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Thank you so much for the chocolates (already sampled) & hot cocoa. I've been meaning to pick up hot chocolate, so this is perfect. I love the bookmark. So true! PD James is one of my favorite new to me authors of this year & I'm thrilled to add this one to my personal library. Thanks again @Nessavamusic #jolabokaflodswap @MaleficentBookDragon

LeahBergen Ooo, nice! Merry Christmas, Scott. 😘 11mo
vivastory @LeahBergen Merry Christmas, friend! 🎄🎁 11mo
Nessavamusic @vivastory Yay! I hope you enjoy everything! 11mo
Reggie Merry Christmas, Scott! 11mo
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DivineDiana
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This is a photograph of the prolific author, P. D. (Phyllis Dorothy)James who died in 2014. The book is a a collection of short stories that take place in England. All involve a murder. Clever, elegant narrative that keeps you guessing till the end. Loved this quote from two of the stories “pure Agatha Christie”. I was transported to the time and place as I listened to the audio on Libby. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

EvieBee These stories are great! 11mo
DivineDiana @EvieBee Agree! 11mo
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DivineDiana
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New Hoopla audiobook! #classic

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Charityann
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These short stories were pretty good. Had a little bit of an Agatha Christie vibe. #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 @Clwojick

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vivastory
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At the very end of the strongest of the 4 stories included in James' story collection, newly appointed detective Adam Dalgliesh declares, “It was pure Agatha Christie.“ This is my second P.D. James & I had high expectations having loved Sleep No More. Although it does not nearly reach the same level as Sleep etc there are two wonderful stories (A Very Commonplace Murder & the aforementioned The Twelve Clues of Christmas). Clocking in at 150👇

vivastory pages The Twelve Clues of Christmas alone makes it worthwhile IMO. Now I need to figure out where to go next with James' works. #cloakanddaggerchristmas 11mo
LiteraryinLawrence Something about your plant looks like the Grinch‘s fingers! … no? Just me? 😋 11mo
EvieBee I think the next one you should pick up is An Unsuitable Job for a Woman. There‘s only two books in this series but it‘s so good! (edited) 11mo
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vivastory @EvieBee Thank you for the recommendation! I have added it to my TBR. I do want to read the Dalgliesh books eventually, but I first wanted to read a few standalones or other series like the one that you mentioned that are smaller 11mo
EvieBee @vivastory I feel exactly the same way! I haven‘t started the Dalgleish series because after that it‘s over for me. Incidentally, I picked this up last week. 11mo
vivastory @EvieBee That sounds so good! It made my true crime heart race a bit. Definitely adding to my TBR. 11mo
batsy I really enjoyed this, too. I've been holding off on the Dalglish books for the same reason—would like to get started but there's a whole bunch! Thanks for mentioning The Maul and the Pear Tree, @eviebee haven't heard of that one! 11mo
EvieBee @batsy You‘re welcome! It‘s funny how we can all kinds of reader quirks, right? Lol! 11mo
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vivastory
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My current read has a bit of #green on the cover. I was planning on reading this on Xmas, but I'm in the mood for seasonal murder at the moment. #cloakanddaggerchristmas #wishesandblessings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

LeahBergen I read this a few Christmases ago. 👍 11mo
vivastory @LeahBergen I'm enjoying it so far. Just read a story featuring Adam Dalgliesh. 11mo
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 11mo
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Avanders
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Mehso-so

I…. Thought this was fine. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ it all felt very… anticlimactic to me 🤷🏽‍♀️

Also, once I came home and saw the #jolabokaflodswap package that was destroyed yesterday, it was clear it was no dog, but instead one of our neighborhood‘s resident bobcats 😲 I‘m not sure if you can tell from this pic (I had to cover the addresses), but there are claw marks on the label 🐅🐆

Beatlefan129 Yikes! That‘s scary 🙀 12mo
Soubhiville Wow! Was it just after the chocolate? Weird. 12mo
Ruthiella Did the book survive? 12mo
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mabell 😳😳😳 12mo
Chrissyreadit Umm…. A bobcat… sampled your mail…. How does one keep bobcats out of packages? 12mo
LeahBergen Eek!! I have bobcats in my neighbourhood, too, but I‘ve never heard of them going at parcels! 😮 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 😳 wow. We too have bobcats in our area, and I haven't heard of them getting into mail. Must have been some really good chocolate! 12mo
Avanders Ah! I have to be better about remembering to tag this ☺️ #AVeryMerryReadathon … and this book was even holiday-related! 🤦🏽‍♀️ @TheSpineView (edited) 12mo
Avanders @Beatlefan129 you know… I just try not to think of it that way 🤭😆 @Soubhiville yes, which I agree… weird! @Ruthiella unfortunately, not enough. It‘s readable but not giftable! @mabell definitely some new experiences in his neighborhood! 😳 @Chrissyreadit lol I think… don‘t leave them out? 😂 @LeahBergen @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I hadn‘t either!! Lol I hope the cat isn‘t too sick now! 😨 12mo
AmyG Holy cow! We have a resident bobcat and now I am happy we have no mail delivery. Wow. 12mo
Avanders @AmyG you know, we‘ve never had a problem with any packages being delivered before… usually packages are in a locked box on the street, but occasionally things are left on our front “porch” area… I wonder if this was a problem because it was so early in the morning? 🤷🏽‍♀️ Good to know, though! 😜 12mo
AmyG I find that our local bobcat is out very early or late in the afternoon. The only animal I have ever seen during the day is a coyote. 12mo
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Avanders
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Whew! It‘s been a busy Dec! We finally got our tree up & decorated & I finally got all of my swap packages finished, wrapped, packaged, & out the door! #Bestof2021Swap #Jólabókaflód #jolabokaflodswap #littlechristmasswap #wintersolsticeswap Though, unfortunately, a dog (?) apparently got into 1 pkg before the mail person could pick it up, so 1 #jólabókaflódswap package has to be redone & will be sent out this week!

And enjoying these 2 reads ☺️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 🎄❤️💚 12mo
candority Wonderful! 12mo
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catiewithac
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I rather liked this book, a lot!

LeahBergen I liked it, too! 2y
batsy Me three! :) 2y
kspenmoll Me four!!! 2y
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kspenmoll I hope you are taking care of yourself as best you can. 2y
monalyisha Hello! Just popping by to let you know that your package has reached the post office in your town! That‘s a good sign, I think! 2y
monalyisha Hooray! Your box has been delivered. Tracking says it arrived on your front porch or at your front door at 6:58 this morning. 2y
catiewithac @monalyisha it‘s here!!!!!!!!! Thank you 😊 2y
monalyisha @catiewithac All of those exclamation points! Haha. I feel that 100%. 😅 2y
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Fun little mystery stories! Very Agatha Christie, honestly. #bookspinbingo #cornersquare #wintergames2020 #teahreadnosedreindeer 26pts #readmyowndamnbooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
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jhod
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Excellent book of four short Christmas Crime Capers!

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catiewithac
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@Twainy thank you for this lovely #Elfswap package! I‘m already reading the tagged book! I really appreciate the socks, HUGE bag of caramels, and second book (!!!!) 😀 I hope you have a lovely Christmas! 🎄 @Avanders thanks for hosting this sweet swap!! ⛄️

Crazeedi Merry Christmas Catie! Thank you for the lovely card and note!🎁🎄🌠☃️❄💗 2y
Soubhiville Fun socks! 2y
catiewithac @sprainedbrain I just checked the shipping my package to you. I'm so sorry that it didn't arrive on time. I mailed in on Dec 11, but the USPS delays must have caught this one. Last I checked it was in the correct state. I hope it arrives soon. Happy Xmas! Tracking # 9505512008840346679422 @avanders 2y
sprainedbrain No worries! I‘m sure it will make it and I just get an extra day of Christmas. 🥰🎄 2y
Avanders 🧚🏽‍♀️♥️🎄 Merry Christmas! 2y
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Beck9lol
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My litsy penpal sent Santa my way and boy did he deliver! Look at these fabulous gifts she picked out for me! I was hoping to get more of those amazing socks. Also got some fur mama magnets, lunar new year black tea, and books that I already started reading. Thank you so much @Litlady for all these beautiful gifts! This year has been rough, but I'm so grateful for your friendship. Merry Christmas!!! Happy Holidays to you all! ❄️

Bklover What wonderful gifts! 2y
Litlady Yay for Christmas and bookish gift giving! Blessed and thankful for our @Litsy friendship, Becky! Wishing you and all of us here a happier and healthier New Year. Big bookish hugs my dear friend! ❤️💚🎅🏻🎄🐾😻 Give a holiday chin scratch to Harvey kitty, too! 😺🤶🏻🌈 2y
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LDavisMunro
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This was my first time reading P.D. James and although I didn‘t love all the stories, I really enjoyed most of them. I especially enjoyed being introduced to her famous detective, Adam Dalgliesh, in the story “The Twelve Clues of Christmas”. I was amazed at how much James fit into such short stories, and although the endings were not always surprising, I was ok with that because of the length of the stories.

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EadieB
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Day 6 - #Mistletoe #SleighTheShelves
#TheMistletoeMurders #PDJames

I read and enjoyed this book in December 2018.

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🎄 2y
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DinoMom
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Panpan

This book wasn‘t for me. I was hoping for a stronger Christmas feel, but besides a few of the short stories being set on Christmas , that is only Christmas feel to them. It was a quick read, if you are looking for some quick mysteries to fill an hour or so then maybe you would enjoy it. Not my thing I guess.

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DinoMom
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I am not normally one to reach for seasonal reads but everyone here on Litsy has inspired me to do so. Therefore I am giving it a go! #christmasreads #mystery

ShelleyBooksie Look forward to your review! 2y
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cris.f
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Not enough suspense for me.

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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.

SW-T Agreed! 3y
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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

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻❤️📚 3y
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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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rabbitprincess
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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!🙂 3y
rabbitprincess @Nute Thanks! I think she's up to 98 now, and knows which books she wants to read to cross the finish line 😊 3y
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veritysalter
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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

Clwojick 81 pt 3y
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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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1 point #FestivePhotoChallenge + 20 points #HolidayRead 🎄= 21 points

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

Go #TeamNutcracker !!! ❄️ #WinterGames

@Bookworm54 , @Clwojick , @StayCurious

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#WinterReadsBingo

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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

@Bookworm54 , @Clwojick , @StayCurious

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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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JenlovesJT47
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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

🎄⛄️🎅🏻🎄⛄️🎅🏻🎄⛄️🎅🏻🎄⛄️🎅🏻🎄⛄️🎅🏻🎄⛄️

Susanita I think the second story was my favorite too. 4y
BookBabe Aaahhh so cute! 😸 4y
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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! 4y
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. 4y
readordierachel That is some next-level coffee design ☕ 4y
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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 ♥️ 4y
batsy @saresmoore @ReadOrDieRachel @Cathythoughts This barista has some skills 🙌🏽😁 4y
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm I love her style! I'm so looking forward to discovering the Dalgliesh and Gray series. 4y
LeahBergen Oh, I love the cover on this. 😍😍 Angela Harding is a gorgeous illustrator. 4y
CarolynM Always enjoy some latte art🙂 4y
batsy @LeahBergen It's so lovely! She did the cover for Sleep No More too, and I love the thematic similarity ❤️ 4y
batsy @CarolynM Me too! Here is some next level latte art 😁 https://twitter.com/41Strange/status/1076912962776924160?s=19 4y
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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 :) 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty cover!!! 4y
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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! 😍 4y
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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 4y
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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!😀 4y
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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” 4y
Tamra @Moonpa yes, agreed! (edited) 4y
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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 4y
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. 4y
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. 4y
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EadieB @myellenbee Your welcome! It was a fun read! 4y
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. 4y
kspenmoll Thanks for hosting. So sorry I could not join in real time for last two stories. 4y
EadieB @kspenmoll You‘re welcome! Thanks for participating! 4y
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Reecaspieces I still think the first one. 4y
EadieB @Reecaspieces I think they all had something special about them. 4y
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. 4y
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Reecaspieces @myellenbee I know....what does “pull the cracker” mean? 4y
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. 4y
Reecaspieces @myellenbee thank you! That explains a lot. I guess I could have looked it up! 😬🤓 4y
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. 4y
Pamwurtzler I liked The Mistletoe Murder best, followed by the Twelve Clues. 4y
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. 4y
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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. 4y
jb72 Very clever with the the 12 clues. 4y
kspenmoll Enjoyable! Liked his homage to Agatha Christie! 4y
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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. 4y
EadieB @jb72 You‘re welcome! Glad you enjoyed it! (edited) 4y
Pamwurtzler Thanks for the buddy read, @EadieB ! It was fun! 4y
EadieB @Pamwurtzler You‘re welcome! Fun to read something light for Christmas! 4y
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Reecaspieces Nope, nada! 4y
EadieB @Reecaspieces I thought it had to be murder too! 4y
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! 4y
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jb72 Nope. I immediately thought of murder. The note seemed very suspicious to me. 4y
Pamwurtzler Nope. The temporary cook was my first hint. And I‘m with @myellenbee - she was not a realistic servant. (edited) 4y
kspenmoll Not at all given Dalgliesh became involved. 4y
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Reecaspieces I enjoyed it. I enjoyed all of them! 4y
EadieB @Reecaspieces Great! I liked them all too! 4y
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. 4y
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jb72 It was a good story. But I agree @myellenbee that family suck at being murderers. 4y
Pamwurtzler I liked it! And yeah, that family made pitiful murderers. 4y
kspenmoll This was a good one! 4y
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Reecaspieces I think I like this last one better or it could be because I read it last...who knows 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4y
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. 4y
EadieB @myellenbee it‘s hard to choose one over the other because they both have different things that I like! @Reecaspieces 4y
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jb72 I definitely like The Mistletoe Murder the best, but this one is a close second. 4y
Pamwurtzler @jb72 Totally agree! 4y
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Reecaspieces I am conflicted. 4y
myellenbee I think technically no but morally yes. 4y
EadieB @myellenbee She could have stopped him from dying so I think it makes her culpable too! @Reecaspieces 4y
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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. 4y
Pamwurtzler I agree. She knew what would happen and wanted Allie to hang for it. 4y
jillannjohn Yes! 4y
kspenmoll @jillannjohn @Pamwurtzler @jb72 @myellenbee @Reecaspieces She could have intervened at several points so I think she is culpable. 4y
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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 🙄🤦🏻‍♀️ 4y
myellenbee Very much, I was not at all on my radar. It was also very sad. 4y
EadieB @Reecaspieces you always can see it after the fact but miss all the clues while reading the story. Very tricky authors! @myellenbee 4y
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Reecaspieces @EadieB another truth....I call them smart authors! 4y
jb72 I‘d say as I read on I wasn‘t totally surprised by the murderer‘s identity. 4y
Pamwurtzler I‘m always surprised by the twist at the end! 4y
jillannjohn Yep definitely surprised. 4y
kspenmoll Totally surprised! 4y
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Reecaspieces I liked the research. Reading about the trial and the police reports were very unique. 4y
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. 4y
EadieB @myellenbee I liked this one too! Lots of interesting information! @Reecaspieces 4y
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jb72 Very well thought out. I liked that it seemed almost like a cold case with research. 4y
Pamwurtzler I liked the story as well. I‘ve always liked Adam Dalgliesh. 4y
jillannjohn I liked this one too. The research and investigation was interesting. 4y
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 4y
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