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A seasonal present for connoisseurs of real crime

Here are ten homicide situations of "the out of date sort"--evoking a nostalgia extra evidently linked to fiction--that all happened in the course of the festive interval from mid-December to 12th evening among 1811 and 1933. The settings of those grisly stories diversity from the Knickerbocker Athletic membership in long island (where a gentleman named Molineux supplied a drastic medication for hangovers via placing cyanide in a gift-wrapped bottle of Bromo Seltzer) to an residence in Glasgow (home of a prosperous Scotswoman whose dying looked as if it would were satisfactorily defined via neighborhood constables, till Arthur Conan Doyle assumed the position of Sherlock Holmes) and from a builder's workshop in North London (site of a homicide dedicated by way of a guy referred to as Furnace, who ideal his felony motion to his identify) to the stylish living of a ménage à trois close to the Thames (scene of a complicated poisoning that, years later, Raymond Chandler attempted, unofficially, to solve).

In The Christmas Murders, Jonathan Goodman has gathered tales as attention-grabbing and compulsively readable as one might count on from a author defined via Jacques Barzun as "the maximum residing grasp of true-crime literature" and by way of Julian Symons as "the ultimate investigator of crimes past."

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