On the 1st Day of Christmas…

…my true love gave to me: a partridge in a pear tree.

About Twelve Days of Christmas

“The Twelve Days of Christmas” in an English Christmas carol that lists a series of presents given each day of the twelve days of Christmas. Inspired by this song, we have decided to associate each day of the song with a crime novel/movie/writer, thriller, or murder mystery.

To symbolize the gift on the first day of Christmas (a partridge in a pear tree) we found the following book.

The Maul and the Pear Tree: The Ratcliffe Highway Murders, 1811

“The Maul and the Pear Tree: The Ratcliffe Highway Murders, 1811″. It is a true crime book by mystery writer P. D. James and British historian T. A. Critchley. The Ratcliff Highway murders were serial killings that occurred over twelve days in London in 1811.

I am a big fan of true crime books and I like P. D. James crime novels, so I believe this book would be something for me. Has anyone read it? If so, what did you think?

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