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The Greatest Christmas Murder Mysteries & Thrillers - The Blue Carbuncle The Silver Hatchet A Christmas Tragedy The Abbot's Ghost Told After Supper… - cover

The Greatest Christmas Murder Mysteries & Thrillers - The Blue Carbuncle The Silver Hatchet A Christmas Tragedy The Abbot's Ghost Told After Supper…

Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Wilkie Collins, O. Henry, George MacDonald, Saki Saki, Robert Louis Stevenson, Grant Allen, John Kendrick Bangs, Robert Barr, Florence Marryat, Edgar Wallace, G.K Chesterton, J.M. Barrie, E.F. Benson, Jerome K. Jerome, M.R. James, Algernon Blackwood, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sabine Baring-Gould, R. Austin Freeman, Fred M. White, Frank R. Stockton, Fergus Hume, James Bowker, Thomas Hardy, Catherine Crowe, Katherine Rickford, Arthur Cheney Train, William Douglas O'Connor, Leonard Kip, Lucie E. Jackson, Emmuska Orczy, Louisa M. Alcott, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: Musaicum Books

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Summary

The Greatest Christmas Murder Mysteries & Thrillers' is a riveting anthology that elegantly weaves together the festive cheer of Christmas with the dark allure of mystery and suspense. This collection showcases a diverse array of literary styles, ranging from the succinctly crafted whodunits of the early 20th century to the richly descriptive narratives of the Victorian era. The anthology stands out not only for its thematic coherence but also for the brilliant juxtaposition of celebration against sinister plots, providing readers a multifaceted exploration of the genre. The authors featured in this anthology are luminaries from the golden age of detective fiction and beyond, each contributing uniquely to the evolution of the thriller genre. Figures such as Arthur Conan Doyle and G.K. Chesterton bring classic detection techniques into play, while the gothic sensibilities of Nathaniel Hawthorne and the keen psychological insights of Wilkie Collins offer deeper, more nuanced readings of human nature under duress. This blend not only aligns with but also enriches the literary movements of their times, offering a panoramic view of the shifting sands of crime literature intertwined with yuletide lore. This collection is an indispensable treasure for readers who relish the suspense of a good mystery and the warmth of Christmas traditions. Each story, while adorned in the festive trappings of the season, challenges the reader to unravel puzzles that are as intricate as they are engaging. 'The Greatest Christmas Murder Mysteries & Thrillers' not only entertains but educates, inviting a deeper appreciation of genre evolution and storytelling craftsmanship. It is a must-read that promises to engage the intellect and stir the spirit, making it a perfect companion for the holiday season.
Available since: 12/17/2020.
Print length: 1272 pages.

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