8135

Currently Reading

Schilf: Roman
Juli Zeh
Progress: 96/384 pages
Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection
Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry
Original Sin
P.D. James, Michael Jayston
Merlin Trilogy
Mary Stewart
Progress: 340/928 pages
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
Original Sin
P.D. James

Recently Added

Murder in Bloomsbury: An Atlas Catesby Mystery - D. M. Quincy
Murder in Mayfair: An Atlas Catesby Mystery - D. M. Quincy
Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe - Sarah Gristwood
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." ― Mae West


"The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read." ― Mark Twain


"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." ― Robert A. Heinlein


"Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else." ― Judy Garland
Find me elsewhere:
My Leafmarks Profile
Project Hamlet

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 13 - Christmas: All the Right Feels

The Santa Klaus Murder - Mavis Doriel Hay The Santa Klaus Murder - Mavis Doriel Hay, Anne Dover, Gordon Griffin

Of all of my Christmas reads this year to date, I can't think of a more fitting candidate for the Christmas holiday book bonus joker.  This is a nicely plotted Golden Age country house holiday party mystery, with decidedly more likeable than non-likeable characters, a light enough touch to make the non-likeable characters gentle satires rather than gratingly annoying or rough-hewn bores, all the Christmas feels (which are maintained until the very end), decent enough writing ... and, I mean, seriously, can you beat that title?  Call me sentimental, but I did enjoy this enormously.

 

P.S.: As an aside, I also truly enjoyed the narration by Gordon Griffin, one of the audiobook narrators of the very first hour ... and in case you didn't know, also the guy whose voice tells you to "Mind The Gap" when you're travelling on the London Underground.