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The mistletoe murder : and other stories, P.D. James

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The mistletoe murder : and other stories
Title
The mistletoe murder
Title remainder
and other stories
Statement of responsibility
P.D. James
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Collected in this book are four murder mystery short stories by P.D. James, all centered around Christmas and two of which feature the young poet-detective Adam Dalgliesh. In the title story, a bestselling crime novelist describes the crime she herself was involved in fifty years earlier. In "A Very Commonplace Murder," a "pedantic, respectable, censorious" clerk's secret taste for pornography is only the first reason he finds for not coming forward as a witness to a murder. "The Boxdale Inheritance" finds Dalgliesh implored by his godfather to reinvestigate a notorious murder, an investigation that will reveal a family secret so dark that Dalgliesh will firmly rebury it. And in "The Twelve Clues of Christmas," Dalgliesh is drawn into a case that involves a family with "an aversion to natural death."
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Summary
Four previously uncollected stories by the late Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award-winning author include two featuring her popular detective hero, Adam Dalgliesh, in his early years
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Character
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10530242
Cataloging source
TEFBT
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James, P. D
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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McDermid, Val
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True
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  • Short stories
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Short Stories
  • Dalgliesh, Adam
  • Murder
  • Christmas stories
Target audience
adult
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and other stories
Label
The mistletoe murder : and other stories, P.D. James
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Val McDermid -- Preface / P.D. James -- The mistletoe murder -- A very commonplace murder -- The Boxdale inheritance -- The twelve clues of Christmas
Control code
ocn954343455
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xx, 216 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524708924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)954343455
Label
The mistletoe murder : and other stories, P.D. James
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Val McDermid -- Preface / P.D. James -- The mistletoe murder -- A very commonplace murder -- The Boxdale inheritance -- The twelve clues of Christmas
Control code
ocn954343455
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xx, 216 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524708924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)954343455

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