The Mistletoe Murder

The Mistletoe Murder

And Other Stories

Book - 2016
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Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780451494146
Branch Call Number: MF JAMES
Characteristics: xvi, 152 pages ; 20 cm

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darladoodles
Dec 21, 2017

I found these stories all had unexpected twists that added a layer of intrigue and ramped up the appeal. A nice diversion during the busyness of the holidays.

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EmilyEm
Dec 10, 2017

Four short stories with Christmas holiday settings—a perfect bedside book for a house guest.

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gina51
May 29, 2017

P.d.james is a very good writer, as usual. I enjoyed the stories, though I guessed the ending in 3 of them. Ive read the criticism in earlier comments, but so what if some of the stories are more like ellery queen magazine material? This would be a good book for a snowy winter night in front of the fire and some good, Hot tea.

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Rubicat
Mar 23, 2017

So disappointing. First, I was able to complete this book in one evening's reading. Second, the stories were not particularly good - it's apparent that these stories were from the early career of the author. The first novella was a true story and was marginally interesting but not nearly as well told & plotted as her later stories - obviously she could not manipulate this true story but still, this and the other fictional accounts were not very sophisticated or interesting. I doubt if this is one I'll read again, unlike the other P. D. James mysteries. Give this a miss.

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