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The mistletoe murder : and other stories

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First American edition.

"The newly appointed Sgt. Dalgliesh is drawn into a case that is 'pure Agatha Christie.' . . . A 'pedantic, respectable, censorious' clerk's secret taste for pornography is only the first reason he finds for not coming forward as a witness to a murder . . . A best-selling crime novelist describes the crime she herself was involved in fifty years earlier . . . Dalgliesh's godfather implores him to reinvestigate a notorious murder that might ease the godfather's mind about an inheritance, but which will reveal a truth that even the supremely upstanding Adam Dalgliesh will keep to himself. Each of these stories is as playful as it is ingeniously plotted, the author's sly humor as evident as her hallmark narrative elegance and shrewd understanding of some of the most complex--not to say the most damning--aspects of human nature. A treat for P. D. James's legions of fans and anyone who enjoys the pleasures of a masterfully wrought whodunit" --

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Caledonia Library Association FIC JAM MYS (Text)
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Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780451494146 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0451494148 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 152 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in Great Britain in 2016.
Formatted Contents Note:
The mistletoe murder -- A very commonplace murder -- The Boxdale inheritance -- The twelve clues of Christmas.
Summary, etc.:
"The newly appointed Sgt. Dalgliesh is drawn into a case that is 'pure Agatha Christie.' . . . A 'pedantic, respectable, censorious' clerk's secret taste for pornography is only the first reason he finds for not coming forward as a witness to a murder . . . A best-selling crime novelist describes the crime she herself was involved in fifty years earlier . . . Dalgliesh's godfather implores him to reinvestigate a notorious murder that might ease the godfather's mind about an inheritance, but which will reveal a truth that even the supremely upstanding Adam Dalgliesh will keep to himself. Each of these stories is as playful as it is ingeniously plotted, the author's sly humor as evident as her hallmark narrative elegance and shrewd understanding of some of the most complex--not to say the most damning--aspects of human nature. A treat for P. D. James's legions of fans and anyone who enjoys the pleasures of a masterfully wrought whodunit" -- from Amazon.
Target Audience Note:
Adult. Brodart.
Adult. Brodart.
Subject: Dalgliesh, Adam (Fictitious character)
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Short stories.
Families > Fiction.
Christmas stories.
Genre: Mystery.


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