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The Murderless Christmas Mystery

The Murderless Christmas Mystery

Update: 2023-12-13
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Not every mystery needs a murder.

There are minor details shared for all the novels and stories listed below, but no major plot revelations in this episode.

Mentioned in this episode:

— “The Flying Stars” by G.K. Chesterton, collected in The Innocence of Father Brown

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie

An English Murder by Cyril Hare

Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon

The Santa Claus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay

Murder After Christmas by Rupert Latimer

The Smiler with the Knife by Nicholas Blake

Tied Up in Tinsel by Ngaio Marsh

The Case of the Abominable Snowman by Nicholas Blake

— "The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding" by Agatha Christie, collected in a book of the same name

— "Stuffing" by Edgar Wallace, collected in Silent Nights, edited by Martin Edwards

— "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" by Arthur Conan Doyle, collected in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

— “The Mystery of Mrs Bardell’s Xmas Pudding” by Gwyn Evans

— “The Ghost’s Touch” by Fergus Hume, collected in The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries, edited by Otto Penzler

A Maigret Christmas by Georges Simenon

— “The Reprisal” by Michael Innes

Catt Out of the Bag by Clifford Witting

— "The Black Bag Left on a Doorstep” by Catharine Louisa Pirkis, collected in A Surprise for Christmas, edited by Martin Edwards

— “Sister Bessie or Your Old Leech” by Cyril Hare, collected in The Christmas Card Crime, edited by Martin Edwards

A Highland Christmas by M.C. Beaton

Deck The Halls by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark

— “Christmas Eve” by S.C. Roberts, collected in The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries, edited by Otto Penzler

— “The Necklace of Pearls” by Dorothy L. Sayers, collected in Silent Nights, edited by Martin Edwards

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The Murderless Christmas Mystery

The Murderless Christmas Mystery

Caroline Crampton