This book is already proving a hit, with its beautiful, grimly festive cover, the fact that it’s the perfect dip-in-able read over Christmas, and the bonus of an extra book this year from the Queen of Crime, Val McDermid.
There’s a delicious new Christmassy Sherlock Holmes story, and a collection of twisty tales that Val has been treating us to over the years. It’d make a marvellous gift for the crime fan in your life – or a treat for yourself!
'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