Free endpaper removed, remainder mark. Dj has very slight shelfwear. A bright, attractive copy.
"This book brings together Christmas stories by the very best crime and mystery writers of the last 150 years. There are contributions from Victorian writers such as Thomas Hardy and Arthur Conan Doyle, murder mysteries from Agatha Christie and H. C. Bailey, and more modern tales by Ellis Peters and H.R.F. Keating,, two of the most popular authors writing in this genre today. Of particular note is a story by the celebrated Victorian author Wilkie Collins, which is reprinted here for the first time since it was published in 1852. The stories vary greatly in their age, settings and circumstances, but they all combine to make you wonder - who really is beneath the red suit and white stick-on beard?"; Remainder; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall