The Case of the Missing Santa Claus

The Case of the Missing Santa Claus

by Douglas Grant Johnson
The Case of the Missing Santa Claus

The Case of the Missing Santa Claus

by Douglas Grant Johnson

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Overview

One of the perils of Christmas is having to get along without Santa Claus.
When a cynical, hard-boiled, private detective puts aside a deadly feud with a local mobster to search for a young woman’s missing father—a beloved department store Santa—he discovers what happened has everything to do with someone trying to change the rules about Christmas.
It’s author says, “The story came about one day when I remembered a list someone once made of the hard-boiled vocabulary used by the great mystery writers of the thirties, forties and fifties. I’m not sure why the fellow made the list, but later, I thought it might be fun to do a parody, to tweak the nose of a few well-known fictional detectives and the writers who made them up.”
The Case of the Missing Santa Claus is a novelette that takes a light-hearted look back in time when hard-boiled detectives ran rampant in the streets, and Christmas still conjured visions made with magic.
Length: approx. 7500 words.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013709997
Publisher: Douglas Johnson
Publication date: 01/23/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 242 KB

About the Author

Stories from this author have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
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