Unexpected gifts from mystery writers
Sitting down by the fire and reading a book. That would be nice. In the Wall Street Journal, Tom Nolan writes about Christmas with mystery-writers. It's a season with mysterious attractions "ever since Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes (in The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle) stuck his hand in a Christmas goose and plucked out a gem of great price and mysterious origin. "No author since Doyle has more devotedly combined suspense with the spirit and message of Christmas than Anne Perry, the British author who has, since 2003, included a seasonal Victorian-era book in her prolific output." There is also the "unexpected gift" of a Rumpole Christmas. . .