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Christmas is Murder: A chilling short story collection

by Val McDermid

Hardback (unsigned) £10
Published 5th November 2020, 256 pages
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No one can plot or tell a story like she can Daily Express

The Queen of Crime Val McDermid is a master of the dark and sinister story, and these powers are demonstrated in full force in Christmas is Murder , a festive collection of chilling tales.

From an irresponsible baron whose body is discovered beneath a silver birch tree, to an author who is haunted by the spiteful presence of a jealous writing partner, the characters McDermid conjures are enigmatic and dangerous, never above suspicion.

Follow Tony Hill and Carol Jordan as they track a deadly killer who is preparing to strike on Christmas Day, and lose yourself in a festive exclusive - a recently unearthed case for a classic detective duo, set as the lights are going out across Europe.

These evocative, atmospheric tales will shock and delight. This is the perfect book to curl up with as the frosty winter draws in and each night gets darker than the last, written by one of our greatest living crime writers.

Praise for the Queen of Crime Val McDermid:

Brilliant … Sensational … Unforgettable Guardian

Compulsively readable Irish Times

One of today’s most accomplished crime writers Literary Review

As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get Sunday Express

It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go Daily Mail


Christmas is Murder: A chilling short story collection
by Val McDermid


Little, Brown Book Group


Publication date
Nov. 5, 2020

22.2cm x 14.4cm x 2.8cm

Page count
256 pages