The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories by Francis Durbridge, Carter Dickson, Cyril Hare, Donald Stuart, Julian Symons, Emmuska Orczy, Ronald Knox, E.C.R. Lorac, John Bingham, Selwyn Jepson, Martin Edwards, John Bude

250 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction mystery short stories mysterious medium-paced


A Christmas party is punctuated by a gunshot under a policeman’s watchful eye. A jewel heist is planned amidst the glitz and glamour of Oxford Street’s Christmas shopping. Lost in a snowstorm, a man finds a motive for murder. This collection of m...

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Community Reviews Summary of 98 reviews


mysterious 100%
adventurous 50%
dark 37%
challenging 25%
funny 25%
relaxing 25%
lighthearted 12%
tense 12%


fast 66%
medium 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 71% | A mix: 14% | Character: 14%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 33% | N/A: 33% | No: 33%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 83% | No: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 16% | Yes: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 66% | N/A: 16% | No: 16%

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