The laconic private investigator Mike Faraday is called in to investigate death-threats to film star Mina Strauss. It is early December and Mike finds a murderous Father Christmas figure involved. Aided by his blonde secretary, Stella, Mike is soon involved in murder and mayhem as he follows a tangled trail which leads from Mina Strauss' plush estate to a shoot-out in a seedy L.A. suburb. Who is behind the cottonwool beard of the most lethal Father Christmas who ever hit the festive season?
Used availability for Basil Copper's The Hook
May 1984 : UK Hardback
December 1995 : UK Paperback