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Christmas Murder Mystery Boxed-Set - cover

Christmas Murder Mystery Boxed-Set

Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Mary Roberts Rinehart, John Kendrick Bangs, Melville Davisson Post, E.W. Hornung, Robert Barr, Edgar Wallace, G.K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Anna Katharine Green, Maurice Leblanc, Arthur Conan Doyle, R. Austin Freeman, Ellis Parker Butler, Grace Livingston Hill, Victor L. Whitechurch, A.E.W. Mason, Paul Thorne, Mabel Thorne

Publisher: Musaicum Books

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Summary

The 'Christmas Murder Mystery Boxed-Set' is an exquisitely curated collection that dives deep into the chilling excitement of mystery and murder under the cozy, deceptive backdrop of Christmas. Featuring an array of styles from classic whodunnits to psychological thrillers, this anthology brings together the towering giants of mystery and detective fiction. Commencing with atmospheric Victorian settings to the sharp, intricate plot constructions of the early twentieth century, the collection reflects the evolution of the genre. Notable are the ingenious uses of the festive season, often as a counterpoint to the dark deeds at play, crafting a unique juxtaposition that enriches each tale. The anthology boasts contributions from a roster whose collective influence on detective fiction is monumental. Authors like Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle, who shaped the very blueprint of mystery narratives, share this space with Edgar Allan Poe, the progenitor of detective stories, and others like Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, who infused societal commentary with suspense. Collectively, their stories do not merely entertain but resonate with deep cultural and historical significance, capturing the zeitgeist of their respective eras and enriching the genre with diverse, pioneering voices. 'Readers who venture into this 'Christmas Murder Mystery Boxed-Set' are in for a literary treat that offers more than just the thrill of the puzzle. It invites a deeper appreciation of the richness of the murder mystery genre and the ways it can be employed to reflect societal issues and human psychology. This collection not only promises absorbing reads for the holiday season but also provides an insightful exploration into the evolution and complexity of narrative techniques in detective stories. It is an indispensable volume for enthusiasts keen to trace the genealogy of mystery writing across generations and celebrate the festive season with a tinge of mystery.
Available since: 05/07/2021.
Print length: 8437 pages.

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