Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Silent Nights
Silent Nights: A British Library Crime Classic | Martin Edwards
11 posts | 5 read | 1 reading | 8 to read
Christmas is a mysterious, as well as magical, time of year. Strange things can happen, and this helps to explain the hallowed tradition of telling ghost stories around the fireside as the year draws to a close. Christmas tales of crime and detection have a similar appeal. When television becomes tiresome, and party games pall, the prospect of curling up in the warm with a good mystery is enticing - and much better for the digestion than yet another helping of plum pudding. Crime writers are just as susceptible as readers to the countless attractions of Christmas. Over the years, many distinguished practitioners of the genre have given one or more of their stories a Yuletide setting. The most memorable Christmas mysteries blend a lively storyline with an atmospheric evocation of the season. Getting the mixture right is much harder than it looks. This book introduces of readers to some of the finest Christmas detective stories of the past. Martin Edwards' selection blends festive pieces from much-loved authors with one or two stories which are likely to be unfamiliar even to diehard mystery fans. The result is a collection of crime fiction to savor, whatever the season.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
blurb
FlynnDewey
post image

Just under the wire, eh #TeamGameSleighers! I wanted to look for some different types of Christmas novels, and I think I found some fun stuff. Going to aim for some short story anthologies as well, I think. Any suggestions, similar to what's above? Lemme know! Also, huge thanks to @StayCurious for helping me find some neat ideas!

StayCurious Yay! You made it on time! 2mo
10 likes1 comment
blurb
kspenmoll
post image

#weeklyreport #weeklyforecast

Finished all but Death Among Rubies & Silent Nights. Read my way through Thanksgiving!!!

Cinfhen Oh wow!!! That‘s fabulous 💕 2mo
65 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
kspenmoll
post image

Finishing last night‘s short story-I fell asleep in the middle of it. Last of the Thanksgiving apple pie. #coffeeandbooks #pieforbreakfast

DivineDiana I love pie for breakfast! 🥧 2mo
Sleepswithbooks Beautiful picture!!! 2mo
79 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
kspenmoll
post image

#bedtime #christmasmysteries #festivefeel #britishlibrarycrimeclassics

One last short holiday mystery before bed. 🧑🏻‍🎄🎄📚

LeahBergen I have this one waiting on my mysteries shelf, too. 😊 2mo
batsy This looks delightful! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm So fun to read these mystery books set around Christmas time.👍 2mo
kspenmoll @LeahBergen @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm Read the first short story, a clever Sherlock Holmes, The Blue Carbuncle. 2mo
62 likes4 comments
blurb
Tamra
post image

Kindle sale in the US! $1.99

39 likes1 stack add
blurb
TheEllieMo
post image
Lcsmcat I like the cover. 2y
StayCurious Very cool! +2 2y
21 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
veritysalter
post image
Pickpick

#WinterGames #MerryReaders #HolidayRead - 15 short stories of murder over the festive period, each fortunately with a detective on hand to find the clues and solve the crime.

Clwojick 301 pt 2y
31 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
Bklover
post image

@Julie123 I got the nicest surprise from Julie - a book for my kindle! Julie I love those British Library Crime Classics and I haven‘t read this one! This was so kind of you. Thank you my friend! I am touched more than words can say. ❤️💚 (it‘s not letting me tag you as Kaye. )

Kaye So glad it‘s one you haven‘t read. I hope you enjoy it. ♥️. Litsy is on the blink for about the past hour. Not sure what‘s up with it but hopefully it‘s temporary. Happy Reading ! 3y
kgriffith @kaye @bklover yes Litsy was down for a couple of minutes around 2p, hopefully everything has been working properly since just after that though! The tagging issue is a known one for people whose usernames are shorter/happen to also be the start of many other usernames, as @Kaye‘s is. Tagging in comments works by typing it out, and for now in original posts, you can type @ Kaye and then go back and delete the space. 3y
Bklover Thanks Kirsten! I thought Litsy had a bit of a hiccup this afternoon! Thanks for the info! @kgriffith 3y
kgriffith @Bklover Sure thing 😊 3y
59 likes4 comments
quote
spanda84
post image
EllieDottie This is so pretty! It looks so peaceful 🕊 🎄 4y
tpixie Lovely! He does do magic with lights! 4y
23 likes2 comments
quote
CJEskriett
post image

"...a man who fell in and out of love with the abandonment of a seal round a pool..." ? from Margery Allingham's The case is altered

blurb
CJEskriett
post image

why yes I am supposed to be Christmas shopping but instead I am Christmas reading🎄