Christmas books & gifts for crime lovers

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In A Very Murderous Christmas, ten of the best classic crime writers come together to unleash festive havoc, with murder, mayhem and twists aplenty.

25-year-old Bella Michaels is brutally murdered in the small town of Strathdee. Unwillingly thrust into the eye of the storm are Bella’s beloved older sister, Chris, a barmaid at the local pub, and May Norman, a young reporter sent to cover the story.

Jean lives in downtown Toronto with her husband and two kids. The proud owner of a thriving bookstore, she doesn’t rattle easily – not like she used to. But after two of her customers insist they’ve seen her double, Jean decides to investigate.

Jan Nyman, the ace detective of the covert operations unit of the National Central Police, is sent to a sleepy seaside town to investigate a mysterious death. Nyman arrives in the town dominated by a bizarre holiday village – the ‘hottest beach in Finland’.

On 7th November 1843, Harriet Monckton, 23 years old and a woman of respectable parentage and religious habits, is found murdered in the privy behind the chapel she regularly attended in Bromley, Kent.

Seth Beauman can’t sleep. He stays up late, calling strangers from his phonebook, hoping to make a connection, while his wife, Maeve, sleeps upstairs. A crossed wire finds a suicidal Hadley Serf on the phone to Seth, thinking she is talking to The Samaritans.

A Christmas party is punctuated by a gunshot under a policeman’s watchful eye. A jewel heist is planned amidst the glitz and glamour of Oxford Street’s Christmas shopping. Lost in a snowstorm, a man finds a motive for murder.

Car mechanic Fiorimond is irresistibly drawn to beautiful, provocative Elle, a recent arrival in his sleepy Provence village. Their relationship develops quickly, but even as they make plans to marry, Fiorimond doesn't know what to make of his bride-to-be: is she an enigma or simply vacuous? 

Antarctica. A mining base at the edge of the world. Anders Nordvelt, last-minute replacement as head of security, has no time to integrate himself into the crew before an act of sabotage threatens the project. He must untangle a complex web of relationships from his position as prime suspect.


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  Crimes by Women - femme fatales, gun molls and full-tilt psychopaths - crime comic cover, June 1948 reprint    £8.00

Crimes by Women - femme fatales, gun molls and full-tilt psychopaths - crime comic cover, June 1948 reprint

£8.00

  This art calendar showcases 12 works inspired by the Day of The Dead festival.    £9.99

This art calendar showcases 12 works inspired by the Day of The Dead festival.

£9.99

  Murder she wrote Jessica Fletcher - button badge    £1.39

Murder she wrote Jessica Fletcher - button badge

£1.39

  Agatha Christie Teatowel    £7.95

Agatha Christie Teatowel

£7.95

  Crime and Punishment, Art Print    £15.56

Crime and Punishment, Art Print

£15.56

  The Ablutions Of Sherlock Holmes Soap    £3.50

The Ablutions Of Sherlock Holmes Soap

£3.50