The Santa Klaus Murder

The Santa Klaus Murder

by Mavis Hay

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ISBN-13: 9781464204968
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press, Inc.
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Series: British Library Crime Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 257,472
File size: 587 KB

About the Author

MAVIS DORIEL HAY (1894-1979) was a novelist of the golden age of British crime fiction. Her three detective novels were published in the 1930s and have now been reintroduced to modern readers by the British Library.

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The Santa Klaus Murder 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Muttcafe More than 1 year ago
The country house murder is a staple well appreciated by mystery lovers. The close setting with a limited number of suspects encourages the reader to match wits with both the murderer and the detective assigned the case. The Santa Klaus Murder is a wonderful example, and a perfect selection for the upcoming holiday season. Every year, Sir Osmond Melbury requires his family to gather for the Christmas holidays. As most are dependent upon his largesse for financial comfort, his whims are quickly if resentfully satisfied. This Christmas, Sir Melbury has decided that Santa Klaus will make an appearance, courtesy of a purchased costume and the cooperation of one of his guests. During the festivities, tragedy strikes. Sir Osmond’s body is discovered by a guest, and clues point towards the only individual who has nothing to gain from Sir Osmond’s death. The family suspect each other and mistrust the police. Fortunately, all the clues to the killer are available, through the recollections of the family members of the days before the tragedy and the observations of the Chief Constable. The murder is cleverly performed, and it takes some thought to determine who the culprit is. Red herrings abound in this enjoyable classic mystery. 4/5 First published in 1936, The Santa Klaus Murder is available for preorder and will be released October 6, 2015 – plenty of time before Christmas. I received a copy of The Santa Klaus Murder from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. –Crittermom