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Murder Takes a Holiday

Classic Crime Stories for Summer

Cecily Gayford



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01 November 2020
For most of us, a summer holiday is an opportunity to escape from it all - lounge on warm sands or sip a cool drink in the shade of a city square. But as the characters in this murderously good collection of classic crime stories discover to their cost, trouble has a nasty habit of finding you out...

From a body found on a beach without a single footprint, to a lemonade stand whose wares appear to have been poisoned, to a Wimbledon final ruined by the mysterious disappearance of the championship player, the 10 tales of murder and malice in Murder Takes a Holiday will take you on the trip of a lifetime.

So pour that glass of Pimms, grab your sunhat and indulge your dark side: these stories will chill you to your very core, even in a heatwave!
Edited by:   Cecily Gayford
Imprint:   Profile
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   230g
ISBN:   9781788165754
ISBN 10:   1788165756
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 November 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Includes writing from various well-loved authors including Dorothy L Sayers, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ngaio Marsh, Anthony Berkeley, Ruth Rendell, John Dickson Carr, Simon Brett, and more...

Reviews for Murder Takes a Holiday: Classic Crime Stories for Summer

An excellent collection of short stories by ten top-class writers. -- Marcel Berlins * Times Books of the Year * Offers excellent value as the roll call of authors included is really very impressive indeed. * ShotsMag * With Cecily Gayford in charge, you're in safe hands * Daily Mail * Looking forward to Christmas? This anthology is a fine way to start it. It's a cracker. -- Amy Myers Each of [the] top-notch writers ... brings a distinctive and imaginative edge to Christmas crime ... a satisfying respite from the forthcoming festivities. -- Barry Turner * Daily Mail * Praise for Murder under the Christmas Tree: 'This killer selection is the icing on the (Christmas) cake ... this is all your Christmases come at once for fans of the genre. * The Lady *

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