Christmas Mysteries by Various Authors
Rating: 3 Stars
Description: This is a collection of 13 stories - 10 Christmas and 3 New Year's - from a large selection of authors. Some are classic mystery writers and some are much newer. Most are American but a few are British. All take place around Christmas/New Year's though most have very little to do with the actual holiday.
My Impression: These were excerpts and not short stories so there was no complete plot with the exception of the Charlotte MacLeod story. It was a nice way to get to know a number of different authors. I've been a long time fan of Patricia Wentworth and Dorothy Sayers but it's been years since I read Charlotte MacLeod so it was nice to be reminded of her. I will probably also be searching out other books from Jane Langton and Gillian White. I did not care for Ellery Queen or Lawrence Sanders though.
*This book was obtained free from Netgalley for review purposes.