Christmas is Murder: A Chilling Short Story Collection

Christmas is Murder: A Chilling Short Story Collection

The Queen of Crime Val McDermid is a master of the dark and sinister story, and these powers are demonstrated in full force in Christmas is Murder, a festive collection of chilling tales.

From an irresponsible baron whose body is discovered beneath a silver birch tree, to an author who is haunted by the spiteful presence of a jealous writing partner, the characters McDermid conjures are enigmatic and dangerous, never above suspicion.

Follow Tony Hill and Carol Jordan as they track a deadly killer who is preparing to strike on Christmas Day, and lose yourself in a festive exclusive - a recently unearthed case for a classic detective duo, set as the lights are going out across Europe.

These evocative, atmospheric tales will shock and delight. This is the perfect book to curl up with as the frosty winter draws in and each night gets darker than the last, written by one of our greatest living crime writers.

Title:Christmas is Murder: A Chilling Short Story Collection
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780751581775
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    Christmas is Murder: A Chilling Short Story Collection Reviews

  • Lesley McLean

    A three-star rating but that’s an average score. Some stories were worth more, some a smidgen less. It can’t be easy developing a mystery in such a small space as a short story, getting the reader...

  • Esther McMillan

    This collection was absolutely excellent! It was my first time reading any Val McDermid and am now looking forward to reading many more of her books. I highly recommend this book!...

  • Cathy Cole

    If you like a little despair, revenge, justice, and humor along with your Christmas cakes and cookies, pick up a copy of Val McDermid's short story anthology Christmas Is Murder.McDermid covers a lot ...

  • Noa

    Lost the book but it’s shit anywayEDIT:Found the book and finished it, but shouldn’t have bothered. If this is emblematic of Val McDermid’s writing then I have no idea why she’s so lauded, bec...

  • Emma Maclean

    I read these short stories in separate sittings over the course of about a week and really enjoyed them. Witty, concise and always surprising there’s a varied cast of characters some of whom you wou...

  • Lee Allen

    A collection of twelve gripping short stories to curdle the blood during the festive season.Tony Hill and Carol Jordan hunt a killer who threatens to strike next on Christmas Day…A malicious poisone...

  • Paul

    3.5/5 12 short stories all based in some way around Christmas in some way (as apposed to just being set in December but having nothing to do with "The big day". Not too much I can say about it to be h...

  • Lata

    A fine collection of short stories to end the year with. These were all not related to Christmas. There were a wide range of themes - detective, revenge, supernatural, historical fiction and a bit of ...

  • Annamarie Morgan

    Really enjoyed the short stories. There was a mix of historical, modern and just good old fashioned murders. Not all were to do with Christmas, but I got pulled in and finished it in about a week. I p...

  • Richard Kettlewood

    RAIt was great to read a selection of inspiring stories in which the 'crimes' are Robin Hood in nature; correcting wrongs or obtaining deserved revenge. The historical and literary references were enj...