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The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries

Written by: Otto Penzler
Narrated by: Cat Gould,Matthew Lloyd Davies
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Publisher's Summary

Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries

Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects more than 50 of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories - many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant. 

Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark and Isaac Asimov; uncanny tales in the tradition of A Christmas Carol by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-like stories by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you're in the mood for-suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police procedural - can be found in this book.

©2013 Otto Penzler (introduction and compilation) (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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There are a few gems here. However, I found it quite hard to maintain my focus on several of the stories and just couldn't bother to replay them to hear what I missed.

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So glad I purchased!

I loved it! Lots a variety, good narrations, very pleased with it! It's becoming one of those reads that I listen to over and over

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Great old stories!

Loved the huge variety of authors. The readers brought these colourful stories to life. Thanks for offering this anthology in the Plus Catalogue!

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STORY PRESENTATION

i FOUND SOME OF THE STORYS OVERCOMPLICATED. AND HARD TO UNDERSTAND. iN SOME OF THE STORYS THE NARRATOR WENT TO A MUMBLE TO A HIGH PITCHED TIRADE MAKING IT VERYHARD TO UNDERSTAND IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAAVE A MORE ARTICULATE NARRATOR THIS IS AN AUTOBOOK NOT A THEATRE PRESENTATION ???

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