There's an ever growing pile of books I want to read…
It is late and I forgot to write a tiny Christmas blog post before deciding that it should be bedtime. Whoops.
Here instead is something that I wrote for a newspaper on Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon:
It’s beginning to look a lot like… well, you know, and I don’t know about you but my favourite way to get that festive feeling is to read a wintery, christmas-themed story (preferably by a warm fire, with some mulled wine).
Mystery in White is my festive winner this year. I love these British Library reissues and this one is a locked-room mystery in the vein of Agatha Christie and tells the story of a train stuck in a snowstorm, passengers who take refuge in a strange house and, of course, a murder.
It’s a crime story that will keep you guessing, filled with clever plot twists, but it also manages to be a cosy, comforting read.
If you need a boost of Christmas cheer, are looking for nice stocking filler for a crime buff, or just want to read a great mystery, this one is for you.