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The mistletoe murder, and other stories, P.D. James

The mistletoe murder, and other stories, P.D. James
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Literary Form
short stories
Main title
The mistletoe murder
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P.D. James
Sub title
and other stories
Collected in this book are four murder mystery short stories by P.D. James, all centered around Christmas and two of which feature the young poet-detective Adam Dalgliesh. In the title story, a bestselling crime novelist describes the crime she herself was involved in fifty years earlier. In "A Very Commonplace Murder, " a "pedantic, respectable, censorious" clerk's secret taste for pornography is only the first reason he finds for not coming forward as a witness to a murder. "The Boxdale Inheritance" finds Dalgliesh implored by his godfather to reinvestigate a notorious murder, an investigation that will reveal a family secret so dark that Dalgliesh will firmly rebury it. And in "The Twelve Clues of Christmas, " Dalgliesh is drawn into a case that involves a family with "an aversion to natural death."
Table Of Contents
Foreword / Val McDermid -- Preface / P.D. James -- The mistletoe murder -- A very commonplace murder -- The Boxdale inheritance -- The twelve clues of Christmas
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