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Merry Murder (1994) [Anthology]
by Thomas Adcock Margery Allingham Paul Auster George Baxt Josephine Bell Anthony Boucher C.M. Chan Arthur Conan Doyle Edward D. Hoch Peter Lovesey John D. MacDonald Malcolm McClintick John Mortimer Patricia Moyes Joyce Porter James Powell Alice Scanlan Reach Herbert Resnicow Georges Simenon Rex Stout Julian Symons Martin Werner Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Edited by Cynthia Manson, this book is made up of selected stories from Mystery for Christmas (1990), Murder at Christmas (1991), and Murder Under the Mistletoe(1992).


  • Rumpole and the Spirit of Christmas by John Mortimer
  • Supper with Miss Shivers by Peter Lovesey
  • A Matter of Life and Death by Georges Simenon
  • I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus by George Baxt
  • Dead on Christmas Street by John D. MacDonald
  • Mystery for Christmas by Anthony Boucher
  • On Christmas Day in the Morning by Margery Allingham
  • Santa Claus Beat by Rex Stout
  • Twixt the Cup and the Lip by Julian Symons
  • The Christmas Bear by Herbert Resnicow
  • Who Killed Father Christmas? by Patricia Moyes
  • Auggie Wren's Christmas Story by Paul Auster
  • Murder at Christmas by C.M. Chan
  • Father Crumlish Celebrates Christmas by Alice Scanlan Reach
  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Plot Against Santa Claus by James Powell
  • Christmas Cop by Thomas Larry Adcock
  • But Once a Year... Thank God by Joyce Porter
  • Christmas Party by Martin Werner
  • Kelso's Christmas by Malcolm McClintick
  • The Spy and the Christmas Cipher by Edward D. Hoch
  • The Carol Singers by Josephine Bell

Original title: Merry Murder
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

The following works are contained within this one:
     Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, the (1891) [Short Story]
      Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
     Spy and the Christmas Cipher, the (1990) [Short Story]
      Author: Edward D. Hoch
     Auggie Wren's Christmas Story (1990) [Novella]
      Author: Paul Auster
     Supper with Miss Shivers (1991) [Short Story]
      Author: Peter Lovesey


  • This book sometimes lists as In Merry Murder, probably from a bookseller's typo.

Edition #1: Merry Murder

Merry Murder (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Cynthia Manson
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Merry Murder (1994)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Seafarer Books
ISBN: 9780828908832
Pages: 436

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