The Usual Santas

The Usual Santas

A Collection of Soho Crime Christmas Capers

Book - 2017
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"Nine mall Santas must find the imposter among them. An elderly lady seeks peace from her murderously loud neighbors at Christmastime. A young woman receives a mysterious invitation to Christmas dinner with a stranger. Niccolò Machiavelli sets out to save an Italian city. Sherlock Holmes's one-time nemesis Irene Adler finds herself in an unexpected tangle in Paris while on a routine espionage assignment. Jane Austen searches for the Dowager Duchess of Wilborough's stolen diamonds. These and other adventures in this delectable volume will whisk readers away to Christmases around the globe, from a Korean War POW camp to a Copenhagen refugee squat, from a palatial hotel in 1920s Bombay to a crumbling mansion in Havana." -- Amazon.


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Jul 12, 2018

The range is such that there are some stories you'll have the good sense to skip and some that you will savor.

plymc_lindsAy Jun 26, 2018

Super cute with a variety of short stories to suit anyone's desire for a quick Christmas read.

Oct 14, 2017

These eighteen stories covered more than five centuries and span the globe with authors and settings representing many different countries. The American lit lover inside of me was drawn mostly to stories like "The Usual Santas" as well as the final story by author Peter Lovesay: "Supper with Miss Shivers." Reading Stephanie Barron's "Jane and the Midnight Clear" reminded me of how much I enjoyed reading her novel "Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas" years ago.

Grab a cup of your favorite seasonal beverage and indulge in a holiday story from this collection.


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