The Christmas Egg by Mary Kelly

Three days before Christmas, Inspector Nightingale is called to the scene of a suspicious death. An elderly woman has been found dead in her bed. It may have been natural cause, but she has been robbed. Nightingale discovers she was a Russian princess who had fled to Britain during the …

Lord James Harrington and the Christmas Mystery by Lynn Florkiewicz

The Christmas Mystery is the first of the Harrington series I’ve read. James and his wife Beth live in the small village of Cavendish and have converted the Harrington manor house into a hotel catering to the well-to-do. It’s Christmas time and the Harrington’s are hosting their annual Christmas dinner …

Portrait of a Murderer by Anne Meredith

Adrian Gray and his six adult children, along with a few spouses, are gathered at his country home for Christmas. I want to say “to celebrate Christmas,” but I don’t think they were ever really going to celebrate. They are not a nice group of people. Adrian is not a …

The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay

The Santa Klaus Murder is a vintage mystery, set in a country home where the family, and a couple of others, are together to celebrate Christmas. Add in a murder and it should be a perfect read for me. Unfortunately, I found it rather lackluster. It starts off slow, with members …