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Silent Nights: A British Library Crime Classic    edited by Martin Edwards order for
Silent Nights
by Martin Edwards
Order:  USA  Can
Poisoned Pen, 2015 (2015)
Softcover, e-Book
* *   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.'

The Christmas stories found in Silent Nights 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.

Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham are just a few of the well-known authors represented in this anthology.

Silent Nights 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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