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Murder for Christmas

(1949)
(The fourth book in the Mordecai Tremaine series)
A novel by

 
 
A classic mystery for the Christmas season: mulled wine, mince pies...and murder.

Mordecai Tremaine, former tobacconist and perennial lover of romance novels, has been invited to spend Christmas in the sleepy village of Sherbroome at the country retreat of one Benedict Grame.

Arriving on Christmas Eve, he finds that the revelries are in full flow - but so too are tensions amongst the assortment of guests.

Midnight strikes and the party-goers discover that it's not just presents nestling under the tree...there's a dead body too. A dead body that bears a striking resemblance to Father Christmas.

With the snow falling and the suspicions flying, it's up to Mordecai to sniff out the culprit - and prevent someone else from getting murder for Christmas.

'The book nods towards Agatha Christie but retains a crackling atmosphere of dread and horror that will chill the heart however warm your fireside'
Metro

'A wonderfully cosy read and a great way to while away a winter's evening'
Nudge

'This is a golden age murder mystery that'll certainly appeal to lovers of Agatha Christie - or anyone who enjoys a good, old-fashioned whodunit... This is a book that could be read at any time of year but would certainly make perfect festive reading. It has humour, excellent characterisation and a gentle tone that would sit well following the after-Queen's Speech nap'
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Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Francis Duncan's Murder for Christmas

Hardback Editions

September 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Murder for Christmas (A Mordecai Tremaine Mystery)
Author(s): Francis Duncan
ISBN: 1-4328-5436-4 / 978-1-4328-5436-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Murder for Christmas (Mordecai Tremaine Mystery)
Author(s): Francis Duncan
ISBN: 1-4926-5170-2 / 978-1-4926-5170-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


November 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Murder for Christmas (Vintage Murder Mystery)
Author(s): Francis Duncan
ISBN: 1-78470-345-1 / 978-1-78470-345-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Murder for Christmas
Author(s): Francis Duncan
Publisher: Recorded Books
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October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Murder for Christmas
Author(s): Francis Duncan
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Murder for Christmas
Author(s): Francis Duncan
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Murder for Christmas
Author(s): Francis Duncan
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Murder for Christmas (Mordecai Tremaine Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Francis Duncan
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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November 2015 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder for Christmas (Vintage Murder Mystery)
Author(s): Francis Duncan
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU