<p><b>A special reissue from Head of Zeus's bestselling anthology collection of the 100 best Yuletide whodunnits.</b></p><p>A <i>Times</i> Book of the Year 2014.</p><p>This Christmas crime anthology stars Poirot, Marple, Rebus, More, Rumpole, Sherlock, Cadfael and many, many more. Festive felonies, unscrupulous santas, deadly puddings, and misdemeanors under the mistletoe...</p><p>From Victorian detective stories to modern mysteries, police procedurals to pulp fiction, comic gems to cozy crime, there's something for every festive mood in this must-read collection starring sixty of the world's favourite detectives.</p><p>Featuring an all-star cast of authors including Isaac Asimov, Mary Higgins Clark, Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, Colin Dexter, Thomas Hardy, H.R.F. Keating, Ngaio Marsh, John Mortimer, Ellis Peters, Sara Paretsky, Robert Louis Stevenson and – of course – Agatha Christie, this is the biggest and best Christmas crime anthology in print today.</p>
<p>A special edition of the 100 best Yuletide whodunnits.</p>
'Some famous names appear, as do quite a few writers unknown or unjustly forgotten and there are many gems. This is not a literary meal to be consumed too quickly. A diet of four stories a day is suggested'
The Times, Books of the Year
'What better Christmas gift for crime fiction addicts than this mighty tome ... Hugely enjoyable'
'Anyone who cares about the best mystery writing of the past century and beyond would be lucky to receive this thick volume during the holidays'
'It should keep thriller fans entertained well into the New Year'
Herald, The Year's Best Books for Gifts
'There's something for every festive mood in this must-read collection ... This is the best Christmas crime anthology in print today'
'A great book to keep you company on those drawn out winter evenings ... Full of tales that are especially worthy of reading aloud'
<p>The biggest ever anthology of Christmas mysteries, including 60 stories from the greatest crime writers in history.</p>
<p>One of ten special reissues for HoZ's anniversary: handsome flexi-bound editions with foil detailing and specially commissioned cover illustration.</p>
<p>HoZ's bestselling anthology series has sold 250,000 copies across all formats.</p>
<p>MARKET: crime fiction afficionados.</p>