Friday, December 04, 2009

10 Christmas Crime Stories -- Online!

Here are 10 free Christmas mysteries and crime stories you can read online -- including classic entries starring Sherlock Holmes and Father Brown! Authors listed in alphabetical order:

01. "The Flying Stars" (Father Brown)
by G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

02. "Dr. Marigold's Prescription"
by Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

03. "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" (Sherlock Holmes)
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

04. "The Thieves Who Couldn't Help Sneezing"
by Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

05. "A Chaparral Christmas Gift"
by O. Henry (1862-1910)

06. "The Three Travellers"
by Edward D. Hoch (1930-2008)

07. "Silent Night"
by Marcia Muller

08. "Here Comes Santa Claus"
by Bill Pronzini

09. "Dancing Dan's Christmas"
by Damon Runyon (1884-1946)

10. "Henry's Gift"
by Chris Well (yes, that's me)

Related links:
Christmas Can Be Murder: 10 Seasonal Mystery Titles
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