On the 12th Day of Christmas…

…my true love gave to me: twelve drummers drumming,

eleven pipers piping,

ten lords a-leaping,

nine ladies dancing,

eight maids a-milking,

seven swans a-swimming,

six geese a-laying,

five golden rings,

four calling birds,

three french hens,

two turtle doves,

and a partridge in a pear tree.

About Twelve Days of Christmas

About Twelve Days of Christmas…

Twelve Drummers Drumming

To symbolize the gift on the twelfth (and final) day of Christmas we selected Twelve Drummers Drumming by C. C. Benison.

Twelve Drummers Drumming takes place in the idyllic English village Thornford Regis and our detective is Revered Tom Christmas, aka Father Christmas. He has moved to the village to recover after his wife’s murder, but once he gets there another woman is killed and soon everyone in town is a suspect. It all sounds like it could be the perfect cozy holiday mystery, the only problem is that the novel is set in the month of May.

I have not read the book yet, but one review I read compared the writing style and setting to that of Agatha Christie, which sounds very promising.

Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas

For this series we could not ignore Stuart MacBride’s series of short stories Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas. Maybe something to read next Christmas?

Thank you for following our Twelve Days of Christmas series. Happy New Year from TheCrimeHouse team! We look forward to another year of great crime fiction in 2012.

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