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Red Christmas

(1972)
A novel by

 
 
A "fast and furious . . . thrilling and satisfying" Dickens-inspired whodunit by the author of the Dalziel and Pascoe series (Nero Award winner Robert Barnard).

Best known for his Dalziel and Pascoe novels, which were adapted into a hit BBC series, Reginald Hill proves himself to be a "master of . . . cerebral puzzle mysteries" in his stand-alone novels as well - now available as ebooks (The New York Times).

Have Yourself a Dickensian Christmas! That's what the Dingley Dell, a secluded hotel in the English countryside, promises. Arabella Allen is eager to partake in the dancing, skating, and spiked punch - especially with Boswell, Dickens scholar and charming host. But when a blizzard leaves the guests snowbound, the cozy trappings feel more like an icy trap. Finding a frozen corpse can do that. Now Arabella is questioning the real motive behind drawing this assortment of strangers to the middle of nowhere. With all communication to the outside word cut off, the only one she can ask is Boswell. But as the temperatures drop and the body count rises, Arabella doubts she can trust even him on this increasingly deadly silent night.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Reginald Hill's Red Christmas

Hardback Editions

November 1995 : UK Hardback
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Title: Red Christmas (Black Dagger Crime S.)
Author(s): Patrick Ruell
ISBN: 0-7451-8671-8 / 978-0-7451-8671-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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November 1972 : UK Hardback
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Title: Red Christmas (A Fitzroy selection)
Author(s): Patrick Ruell
ISBN: 0-09-111620-1 / 978-0-09-111620-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Long
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Paperback Editions

May 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: Red Christmas
Author(s): Patrick Ruell
ISBN: 0-445-40642-9 / 978-0-445-40642-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Popular Library
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December 1977 : UK Paperback

Title: Red Christmas
Author(s): Patrick Ruell
ISBN: 0-09-911080-6 / 978-0-09-911080-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Red Christmas
Author(s): Reginald Hill
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
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