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The mistletoe murder : and other stories

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Large print edition.

"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 [...] 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 humor, 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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Newark Public Library LP FIC JAM (Text)
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52125300768886
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Red Jacket Community Library LP F JAM (Text)
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RJP0103551
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Wolcott Public Library LARGE PRINT JAM PB (Text)
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52130100348111
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524708924
  • ISBN: 1524708925
  • Physical Description: xx, 216 pages (large print) ; 18.5 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, ©2016.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
The mistletoe murder -- A very commonplace murder -- The Boxdale inheritance -- The twelve clues of Christmas.
Summary, etc.:
"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 [...] 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 humor, 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Dalgliesh, Adam (Fictitious character)
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Short stories.
Genre: Christmas stories.
Large type books.
Short stories.
Mystery fiction.


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