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Xmas Thrillers: The Greatest Holiday Mysteries in One Volume - cover

Xmas Thrillers: The Greatest Holiday Mysteries in One Volume

Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Wilkie Collins, George MacDonald, Saki Saki, Robert Louis Stevenson, Grant Allen, John Kendrick Bangs, Bithia Mary Croker, 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, Catherine L. Pirkis, Lucie E. Jackson, Emmuska Orczy, Louisa M. Alcott, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: DigiCat

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Summary

Within the pages of 'Xmas Thrillers: The Greatest Holiday Mysteries in One Volume', readers are invited into a world where the festive cheer of Christmas collides with the gripping tension of mystery. This anthology masterfully curates a selection of tales that embody the spirit of the season while engaging readers in puzzles that stir the mind and intrigue the senses. The range of literary styles—encompassing the gothic, the humorous, the supernatural, and the purely detective—reflects the diversity of the era that shaped these narratives. Representative pieces evoke Victorian gas-lit streets, haunted mansions, and the clever twists of classic whodunits, manifesting a rich tapestry of storytelling that highlights the versatility and enduring appeal of the genre. The anthology stands out for its incorporation of holiday elements into the thriller genre, offering an evocative blend of suspense and festive atmosphere. The contributing authors, among whom are icons like Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, bring together their individual mastery to forge a collective oeuvre that bridges the gaps between tradition and innovation. Their backgrounds—ranging from architects of the detective story to pioneers in supernatural fiction—reflect a pivotal era in literature where the exploration of mystery and the macabre began to take center stage. This amalgamation of talents not only enriches the thematic fabric of the collection but also situates it within significant literary movements, embracing both the historical significance of the Victorian and Edwardian fascination with the genre and the timeless appeal of the Christmas setting. 'Xmas Thrillers: The Greatest Holiday Mysteries in One Volume' is bound to captivate readers who find joy in the confluence of holiday warmth and the thrill of mystery. The anthology promises an intellectually stimulating journey through the works of some of literature's most esteemed authors, offering a unique opportunity to explore varied narratives that illuminate the human fascination with the mysterious and the macabre. This collection is an essential addition to the libraries of enthusiasts eager to delve into the complexities of the genre, providing a window into the rich literary tapestry that these stories weave together. The volume is a testament to the power of storytelling to meld the festive with the suspenseful, making it a perfect companion for those chilly winter nights.
Available since: 12/27/2023.
Print length: 1273 pages.

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