Silent Nights edited by Martin Edwards

25369829  This is my final Christmas read for the year, a collection of short stories that is part of the British Library Crime classics Collection.  I read Crimson Snow, another collection edited by Martin Edwards, earlier this Christmas season as part of the Kindle English Mystery Club and while I enjoyed that book, I really liked selections in this one.  There were stories from Margery Allingham, Edmund Crispin, Arthur Conan Doyle,  among others. One of my favorites in this collection was probably Waxworks, a creepy mystery by the author Ethel Lina White, who also wrote The Wheel Spins which was translated to film by Hitchcock himself as The Lady Vanishes.  I also enjoyed Stuffing, a cute,short, very Christmassy story by Edgar Wallace.   If you haven’t had a chance to pick up any of  the books in this series, the short story collections would be a great place to start!

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