Silent Nights: A British Library Crime Classic
Poisoned Pen, 2015 (2015)
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
Crime writers are just as susceptible as readers to the attractions of Christmas. The most memorable Christmas mysteries blend a storyline with an atmospheric evocation of the season.
he Christmas stories found in
wrap the warmth of the holiday season in the allure of a well-written mystery, authored by some of the writers considered to be at the top of their profession during the Golden Age of Crime Writing – the 1930s. This was a time when it was felt that there was no such thing as genre writing.
rthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham are just a few of the well-known authors represented in this anthology.
is a book to be put carefully away after the season winds down, and then resurrected for the next Christmas season, to be enjoyed once again.
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