»A gift is a gift, but a book is a treasure.«
Kevin Burton Smith
Big Books of Christmas: Kevin Burton Smith about eight crime fiction books for christmas. His selection at Mystery Scene.
»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. To read today’s talented crime writers can be a pleasure, but it’s good to be reminded that they build on the work of others whose talents remain undimmed. «
Yuletide fun and crime: Patrick Anderson about the anthology Big Book of Christmas Mysteries, edited by Otto Penzler. His review at The Washington Post.
- The Dead of Winter by Peter Kirby
- The Snow White Christmas Cookie by David Handler
- Fatal Winter by G.M. Malliet
- All is Clam by Hilary MacLeod
Margaret Cannon with four fine crime fiction books for the holidays. Have yourself a merry christmas at The Globe and Mail.