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Santa and Other Christmas Criminals

(2010)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Think about it: Santa sneaks in during the dead of night. He steals cookies, drinks some milk, maybe tracks ashes all over the living room. Yeah, he leaves presents, but maybe that's just a cover for more nefarious behavior. Who knows... besides Santa himself?

The darker side of Santa shows up in two of the Christmas stories in this collection, "Doubting Thomas" and "Rehabilitation." Real criminals - the scary kind - make an appearance in "Snow Angels" and "Substitutions." And just to add a bit of the proper Christmas sentiment, "Nutball Season" closes the volume - with a not-so-sinister Santa, a little boy, and a cop stamping his feet in the snow on Christmas Eve.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch's short mystery fiction has won the Ellery Queen Readers' Choice Award twice, and has been nominated for the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Awards. Her mystery novels appear under the names Kris Nelscott and Kris Rusch.



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Paperback Editions

December 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Santa and Other Christmas Criminals
Author(s): Kristine Kathryn Rusch
ISBN: 0-615-73725-0 / 978-0-615-73725-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: WMG Publishing
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Santa and Other Christmas Criminals
Author(s): Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Publisher: WMG Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA