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The Santa Klaus Murder
The Santa Klaus Murder: A British Library Crime Classic | Mavis Hay
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veritysalter
The Santa Klaus Murder | Mavis Doriel Hay
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#WinterGames #MerryReaders #24b42020 #HolidayRead - I‘ve finished my 24b42020 and all my Christmas reading with three hours to spare before I go to a NYE party!! Fabulous book.

Andrew65 Fantastic time! 🍾🥂🥳🎯🤩👏👏👏🙌 3w
Clwojick 21 pt 2w
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Happy Christmas! I hope yours is full of love and fun and no crime! xo

BookishMarginalia But lots of crime-filled books! 4w
Laura317 Santa apparently has a rap sheet. He did run over Grandma with. Reindeer. 4w
CarolynM Merry Christmas 🎄 4w
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LeahBergen And to you, too! 4w
quietjenn @Laura317 he's really in no position to be judging anyone as either naughty it nice, given his behavior. 3w
quietjenn @CarolynM @LeahBergen thank you, friends! 3w
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Hestapleton
The Santa Klaus Murder | Mavis Doriel Hay
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I always have a hard time with procedural mysteries, simply because I don‘t read many of them. It takes me too long to slip into the role of detective for it to be enjoyable. I find I like more action than speculation/ruminating. HOWEVER. I AM a sucker for a Christmas murder, so ⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me. #wintergames #holidayread #teamfozziwig

BarkingMadRun ❄️❄️❄️ 1mo
batsy I love a good Christmas mystery, but found this quite slow. 1mo
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Mdargusch
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I‘m a sucker for classic British house party murder books and this one did not disappoint. There were so many characters that could‘ve committed a murder dressed up as Santa Klaus! 🎅🏼. I didn‘t guess the culprit until the end, so that‘s always a win. This is a perfect December read.

batsy Glad you enjoyed it! 1mo
BarbaraBB It looks super attractive! 🎄 1mo
Reviewsbylola I loved the one I read this year! 4w
kspenmoll I enjoyed this too when I read it last Christmas! Happy holidays! (edited) 4w
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batsy
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My murdery Christmas book binge continues 😆 'Tis the season 🎄🗡️ I adore the aesthetics of the BL Crime Classics so it bums me out when the books don't live up. This is one I've been anticipating but turned out to be average. It started out strong with multiple viewpoints, but midway after the crime, my eyes glazed over because the detective's perspective is a snoozefest. The resolution left me in slack-jawed amazement; it was so uninteresting.

Mdargusch Ha! I‘m getting ready to start this today! Sad you only gave it a “so-so”. 😕 1mo
batsy @Mdargusch Don't let me put you off 😁 I hope you enjoy it! 🎅💀 1mo
marleed Great review though of a so-so experience! 1mo
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Tamra Oh shoot! 1mo
youneverarrived I‘m always drawn to these because of the covers but then think they probably aren‘t for me. 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Oh, bummer..the cover looks promising! 1mo
batsy @marleed Thank you 🙂 1mo
batsy @Tamra 😬 1mo
batsy @youneverarriveds I enjoy murder mysteries and have liked a few in this series. But this one sadly didn't work for me! 1mo
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm These covers ❤️ 1mo
rwmg There may be reasons these books went out of print. Which reminds me of the response to complaints that the first batch of revivals were all by men - the women never went out of print. 1mo
readordierachel The drink looks delicious! Too bad the book wasn't as good. 1mo
batsy @rwmg That's an interesting stat! I can't speak to most of the series because I've only read a couple before this one, and both of those I really enjoyed (one male author, one female :) 1mo
batsy @readordierachel It's my standard at this cafe when I want to indulge... They call it a white Vienna... Cappuccino with a dollop of whipped cream 😁 1mo
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shanaqui
The Santa Klaus Murder | Mavis Doriel Hay
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Sounds Christmas-y, but that's mostly just because of the Santa costume that is used during the murder. It's another bunch of dissatisfied family members hoping to inherit from a crotchety old man. Entertaining, but not outstanding.

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LeahBergen This was a fun one (I read it last Christmas)! 1mo
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Hestapleton
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Eeee thank you so much @Bookwormjillk !!! I woke up early so I could open everything before work and this was such a delight! The fun notepads are coming with me to work and the bookworm button will be excellent book mark! The books like fantastic and I can‘t wait to save the tagged one for Christmas. You‘re the best! #summersantagoespostal

erzascarletbookgasm Lovely gifts! 💗 7mo
Hestapleton @erzascarletbookgasm I know right? Everything is so cute and summery!! 7mo
Sarah83 I loved tagged book. Such a great mystery 😍 7mo
Bookwormjillk I‘m glad you like it! 7mo
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mabell
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Great read for the holiday season!
This murder mystery is filled with motives, prevarications, and flat out lies. A family country house Christmas party turns deadly, and the story is told from the point of view of various members of the family and the investigating detective. What clues inadvertently come out in their narrations? Which are the true clues among all the false leads?

LeahBergen I liked this one, too! 👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
mabell @LeahBergen I‘m excited to finally get to my British Crime Classics! By this author, I also have 13mo
LeahBergen I have that one, too, and also this one (set in a girl‘s school) 13mo
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mabell
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Dipping into this Christmas classic murder mystery from the awesome @Gissy ! It is unique format - each chapter is "written" by a different character. It has a very informal, conversational tone.

Teddy left me *at least* a couple inches on the couch. ?

robinb This sounds good! Enjoy! 😊 13mo
Sarah83 It's such a great book. Really loved it. 💕 13mo
LeahBergen Shove over, Teddy! 😆 13mo
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mabell @robinb I'm enjoying it so far, and it's such fun to read it by my tree! 😍❤️🎄😊 13mo
mabell @Sarah83 oh good! I'm just a few chapters in. Lots of possible motives! 😅😂 13mo
mabell @LeahBergen it's amazing how deadweight that bundle of 60 lbs can be. 😂 13mo
robinb @mabell Everything is always better by the Christmas tree! 👍😊🎄 13mo
Gissy That's good to know that you are enjoying it! Im here also reading last 2018 books. Perfect day to read since it has been raining all day. 13mo
Gissy I forgot to mention that I have been eating also the delicious chocolate/mint cookies!😋 13mo
mabell @Gissy Yay! I'm glad you like the cookies. 😊 Rainy day reading sounds really nice! I keep hoping for snow, but it has been a very mild winter so far. 13mo
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Bookwormjillk
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This is the kind of thing I do on break that I always tell myself I should find the time to do regularly, but don‘t actually ever do until next year‘s break- sit outside, watch the sunset, light a candle, and read a book. Happy Christmas Eve Eve!

JoScho Same to you 🎄❤️ 13mo
jenniferajanes I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! My kids call Christmas Eve Eve “Christmas Adam.” 😂 13mo
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kspenmoll
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#KAT #catsoflitsy #christmasread
Poe thinks my book is a snooze. He also loves stealing my pillow- loves the fleece case!

ReadingSusan Sweet Poe 😻 13mo
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kspenmoll
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#teachersofLitsy #teachergifts #catsoflitsy #KAL

Emmy cannot stop snugging the snowflake hand towels I got from a student. Trying to write thank you notes to students tonight.Tomorrow is our last day before holidays! I have such generous students who delight in gift giving. The hand crafted ones are the best. Planning on reading tagged book when done.

Dragon 😻 13mo
Suet624 💕💕💕 13mo
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Mdargusch
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I‘ve been reading a lot of these British Library Crime Classics recently and this one not only comes with a map but a character list too! Oh happy day! 😍😍😍

erzascarletbookgasm Love it when they have maps in the books! 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm Love it when they have maps in the books! 13mo
emilyhaldi Perfect time to read 🎅🏼 13mo
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LeahBergen I‘m reading it right now and keep flipping to the map. 😆 13mo
Sarah83 Loved this one 🤩 13mo
Reviewsbylola This looks cute! 13mo
Reviewsbylola Have you read this one? 13mo
kspenmoll Just started this ! 13mo
Mdargusch I have to keep flipping to the list of characters! @LeahBergen 13mo
Mdargusch No. But it sounds good @Reviewsbylola 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Merry Christmas ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
Mdargusch Merry Christmas @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ! 🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼 13mo
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#Christmasmystery #2
Finished The Mistletoe Murder #pdjames #buddyread
Up next, the tagged book. 🎄🎅🏻🤶🏻🎁📚❣️🔔

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LeahBergen
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The only thing that tops a good country house murder mystery is a good country house murder mystery at Christmas. 😉

Up next ... here‘s hoping it‘s a good one. 🎅🏻

Aimeesue Great reprint series! I have both of the short story collections, which are mostly excellent (with a couple of What The Hey‘s for casual misogyny , etc.) And the covers are lovely! 13mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Love this cover! 13mo
JoScho Looks fun! 13mo
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Reviewsbylola 🥰🥰🥰 perfect holiday reading. 13mo
batsy 😍 13mo
robinb Ohhh, stacked! 👍😊 13mo
LauraBeth But if Santa is killed, then who will deliver the presents? 13mo
merelybookish Any chance you're spending Xmas on the Sunshine Coast? 13mo
LeahBergen @merelybookish Oh, crap! I forgot to answer you last time. I‘m so sorry! No, not this year. ☹️ We tend to go there in summer (and sometimes in spring). We should meet there sometime in August for the Writer/Book Festival! 😄 13mo
merelybookish @LeahBergen Well I'm sure it's nicer in the spring/summer. It's pretty dark and dreary in December! 13mo
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kspenmoll
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#TBR #latepost #SeasonsReadings #Day1

My picks for December. Just got around to posting this. 🎄🎁🎅🏻❄️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great stack!! 13mo
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quietjenn
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Finally made it home to my #sss #stuffedstockingswap package. How wonderful and generous you are, @nelehelen - I'm gobsmacked by your kindness and don't know where to begin. Thank you ever so much! And thanks to @Avanders for organizing! Merry Christmas, y'all!

nelehelen You‘re so welcome! I had so much fun picking stuff out for you. Merry Christmas!! 13mo
Avanders 😍🎄♥️🥰❄️ 13mo
mcipher Wow!! So many fun things there 😊 13mo
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Jess_Read_This
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🎅🏻Murder in the English countryside?
🎄During a Christmas house party?
🎅🏻Suspect found with a gun dressed as Santa Claus?
🙋🏽‍♀️Yes, please! I‘m all in!

#currentlyreading #whodunit #hastherebeenamurder
#mysterylover

batsy I just got this in the mail, hope I actually read it this year 😆 14mo
Jess_Read_This @batsy I got this one earlier this year and have been saving it in anticipation of the holiday! 14mo
LeahBergen I‘ve been saving this for a Christmas read, too. 👍🏻 14mo
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LeahBergen @batsy 😆 You‘ve described me perfectly. 14mo
Sarah83 I really loved this one last year. 😍 @batsy @LeahBergen 14mo
batsy @Sarah83 Nice! I remember you posting about it ☺️ @LeahBergen We're incorrigible 😂 14mo
Jess_Read_This @batsy @LeahBergen So if I get distracted and this one falls to the wayside, it‘s completely forgivable? 😂 14mo
batsy Absolutely! No judgment from me 😂 14mo
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Bookwormjillk
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I‘ve been waiting all year to read this.

Sarah83 It's such a great one 😊 14mo
Jess_Read_This Me too! I just started reading this last night. 14mo
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Palimpsest
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@Sarah83 I can‘t thank you enough for for the book which was so kind of you to give me, but also for the delightful bookmarks! What a wonderful surprise to find in the mail today! Yes, this gives me motivation to improve in German. Danke! 😄

Sarah83 Glad it arrived safe. 🤗 2y
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Sarah83
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What a nice cozy mystery. 😍 I really liked this one. It deals with another writing structure, I used to read and this was really great. Some characters were a bit annoying, but they fit in the story. 🤗

As I liked it, I would start a little #giveaway, as I got this book twice on Christmas. 🙈 If you are interested, please comment below. It's open internationally and you can enter until January 1st, 20 pm (European time). 🤗

Book_Shark This sounds great! Might just have to get a copy myself. Thinking it would be a great addition to my #BooksOf2018 ! 📚🦈 2y
Palimpsest Ich lerne Deutsch. I am somewhat of a beginner though, so this book may be too difficult for me to understand, but it could be a good motivation too! 😊 (edited) 2y
Mdargusch I would love a copy I‘m a big cozy fan. 🙋🏼‍♀️ 2y
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Sarah83 @Mdargusch but you know it's a German edition 😉 2y
Mdargusch Oops. No I did not see that Never mind. 😁 2y
Sarah83 @Mdargusch so you don't want to get it? 😉 2y
Mdargusch I would hate to have that book languish on my shelf 😛 2y
Sarah83 @Mdargusch ok 😂 2y
Sarah83 @Palimpsest I think you are the only one, who wants this book. 😘 Please write me at Goodreads your address. My is handle is Sarah83L 2y
Palimpsest @Sarah83 Thank you very much! 😊 I sent you my address on your Goodreads account. 2y
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Sarah83
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After the comics I need another cozy mystery. This one seems pretty perfect. 😊
It's my 99th book this year, I hope I will manage 100.
But as I have to work the next days, it won't be easy. 🙈

drokka Here's hoping you'll be able to squeeze one more in. Perhaps a children's book? 2y
Sarah83 @drokka that might be a good idea. 😉 But first I have to read this one. 😉 2y
Amandajoy Time to pick the shortest book you can find! 2y
Sarah83 @Amandajoy that's a really good idea. 😉 2y
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Gissy
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A murder occurred during Christmas Day and every one is a suspect.Full of lies that will conduct to resolve the mystery.Narrated in general by some character's perspective & by Col Halstock analysis of the event.The end was a stereotyped one.Novels should been analyzed within their zeitgeist context but it was difficult to stay away from my cognitive schema🤷🏻‍♀️there are some discriminatory comments against woman But in general I enjoyed it 3⭐️

mabell I love the British golden age mysteries, but you definitely have to be willing to overlook very classist remarks. Servants and the "lower classes" were frequently deprecated as not equal. Policemen were below the gentry. At times it can make me very uncomfortable. But you're right, you have to keep in mind the time period. 2y
Gissy @mabell If you have know other good ones please let me know. The majority of these ones had been by Litsy recommendations! I love Litsy! 😍 2y
mabell I love love love the Georgette Heyer mysteries. (Except Penhallow 👎) I'll keep an eye on your feed for ones to add to my list! 😂 2y
Gissy @mabell Then I will read A Christmas Party!! 🤗I will order it right now! I'm in the Christmas spirit and here we celebrate this season until January! 👍I'm reading right now a fluffy one but it had been in my tbr since last year. But as soon as I finish that one and the sequel I will read Mystery in White! 2y
mabell Yes do! A Christmas Party (also called Envious Casca) is so good! I just reread it, didn't want it to end and started reading it again 😆 Mystery in White is also on my TBR, thanks to Litsy! 2y
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Sarah83
The Santa Klaus Murder | Mavis Doriel Hay
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I loved the left one last year around Christmas, so I had to buy the right aswell. In German the titles are quite the same. The left one uses the colour white and the right one the colour read. Maybe next year there will be a third book, which uses the colour green? Then all Christmas colours appeared. 🤗 #coverbuy

rubyslippersreads 😍📚😍 2y
batsy Love these covers! 2y
Sarah83 @rubyslippersreads @batsy Thank you so much. 😍 2y
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Jess_Read_This These covers are just perfection! ❤️ 2y
Sarah83 @Jess_Read_This yes. So lovely 2y
Kaylamburson I agree with everyone. These are great covers!! Makes me want to curl up and read them. 2y
Sarah83 @Kaylamburson In Germany they are published as 'forgotten treasures of literature'. 😏 2y
Kaylamburson Ohhh, I love that!! 2y
Sarah83 @Kaylamburson that's why I needed to buy it. 😍 2y
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rabbitprincess
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This was a pretty darn Christmassy read!

#seasonsreadings2016

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rabbitprincess
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Definitely a festive read, and a gorgeous cover!

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👍 A++ unintentional pun 😄

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Continuing my Christmas themed reading. Excited about joining the #LitsyReadingChallenge2017!

OSChamberlain I might join too since I'm finally done with my degree ☺️ 3y
MarthaG I had not heard of this challenge. Must check it out. 3y
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bolshevist tendencies of the WI!!😂