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Head of Zeus
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries: The Most Complete Collection of Yuletide Whodunits Ever Assembled edited by Otto Penzler

Festive felonies, unscrupulous santas, deadly puddings, and misdemeanors under the mistletoe...

From Victorian detective stories to modern mysteries, police procedurals to pulp fiction, comic gems to cozy crime, there's something for every festive mood in this must-read collection starring sixty of the world's favourite detectives.

Featuring an all-star cast of authors including Isaac Asimov, Mary Higgins Clark, Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, Colin Dexter, Thomas Hardy, H.R.F. Keating, Ngaio Marsh, John Mortimer, Ellis Peters, Sara Paretsky, Robert Louis Stevenson and – of course – Agatha Christie, this is the biggest and best Christmas crime anthology in print today.

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
01 Dec 2013 * 752pp * £4.49 * 9781781858370
REVIEWS
'One of the joys of the collection is how many are delightfully funny ... Note that many of these stories turn on simple theft, of diamonds or candlesticks or a lottery ticket; they hark back to simpler days before the modern thriller began to provide endless serial killers and ax murderers for our edification ... Anyone who cares about the best mystery writing of the past century and beyond would be lucky to receive this thick volume during the holidays'
Washington Post
'Some famous names appear, as do quite a few writers unknown or unjustly forgotten and there are many gems. This is not a literary meal to be consumed too quickly. A diet of four stories a day is suggested'
The Times, Books of the Year
'What better Christmas gift for crime fiction addicts than this mighty tome ... hugely enjoyable seasonal stories ... guaranteed terrifying as well as holy nights'
Irish Independent
'It should keep thriller fans entertained well into the New Year'
Herald, The Year's Best Books for Gifts
'There's something for every festive mood in this must-read collection ... This is the best Christmas crime anthology in print today'
Urban Fox
Editor
Otto Penzler
Otto Penzler
Otto Penzler is the proprietor of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, founder of the Mysterious Press, and a two-time Edgar award-winner.
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