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Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries - Various Authors, Martin Edwards
Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780712356107 (071235610X)
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
3.5 "Silent Night - Christmas Mysteries" edited by Martin Edwards
I used this collection of thirteen Christmas-themed Golden Age detective short stories as a sampler to help me decide which writers to read in 2019. I found two authors I want to read more of. Most of the rest were entertaining but not enticing. The stories I enjoyed most were both by women. "...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries
On the whole, it's pretty much a safe bet that just about any anthology collection is bound to be hit or miss: some stories will hit all the marks, while others will be, at best, 'meh'. Silent Nights is one of the rare ones where even the weaker stories are better than average. I reviewed the firs...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
4.0 16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 5 - Advent: Golden Age Christmas Vignettes
Book themes for Advent: Read a book with a wreath or with pines or fir trees on the cover. Silent Nights is the first of (at this point) two Christmas mystery short story anthologies in the British Library's "Crime Classics" series, edited by Martin Edwards. The anthology combines stories by well-...
BrokenTune rated it
3.5 Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries
Like any collection of short stories, this one is a mixed bag. Martin Edwards is, of course, an expert in the stories and authors selected here, but as with his other selections, and indeed any other selection, his tastes and favourites are somewhat different to mine. And, let's not forget that so...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 Reading progress update: I've read 80 out of 256 pages.
I'm reading this with BrokenTune and Themis Athena as a buddy read and since it's a book of short stories, I'm marking my status updates as reviews for the individual stories I've read to date. My 4 stars is a sorta/kinda average of the three stories, which I've rated individually below. I skipp...
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