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by Marian Babson


It's a documented fact that the number of suicides peak at Christmastime, and, as veteran mystery writer Marian Babson points out in this nifty whodunit, it's not a bad time for murder either

It's a documented fact that the number of suicides peak at Christmastime, and, as veteran mystery writer Marian Babson points out in this nifty whodunit, it's not a bad time for murder either. The Twelve Deaths of Christmas" is part psychological thriller, part police procedural, and part cozy mystery. Accordingly, there are three points of view presented.

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As the Christmas holidays begin at Maude Daneson's rooming house, unsuspecting lodgers receive a most unwelcome present from the person responsible for a series of senseless and bizarre murders.

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Marian Babson is the pseudonym of American mystery writer Ruth Marian . Babson's books are usually under two hundred pages and often involve cats. So Soon Done For, 1979. The Twelve Deaths of Christmas, 1979.

Marian Babson is the pseudonym of American mystery writer Ruth Marian Stenstreem, born in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1929. She has lived most her life in London, England. Her publisher's tagline for her is "Murder Most British". She was awarded the Crime Writers' Association "Dagger in the Library" award in 1996 for her body of work. She is also an Agatha Award winner. Dangerous to Know, 1980. Queue Here for Murder, 1980. Also released as Line Up For Murder. Bejewelled Death, 1981.

As the Christmas holidays begin at Maude Daneson's rooming house, unsuspecting lodgers receive a most unwelcome present from the person responsible for a series of senseless and bizarre murders, a killer much than they had suspected.

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6666666666666665 27 5 Author: Marian Babson Narrator: Sarah Nichols. As the Christmas holidays begin at Maude Daneson's rooming house, unsuspecting lodgers receive a most unwelcome present from the person responsible for a series of senseless and bizarre murders, a killer much more cunning than they had suspected. The Fine Art of Murder

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Marian Babson keeps the reader guessing as to the identity of the killer up until almost the very last page and takes us on a fun, entertaining and sometimes funny ride while doing so. 'the twelve deaths o. 'THE TWELVE DEATHS OF CHRISTMAS' is not your average holiday novel but it is definitely a welcome break from the cozy holiday stories out there. Don't let the title fool you! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 14 years ago. The title of this book gave me the impression that I would be reading a traditional cozy

At Maude Daneson’s rooming house, the holiday season has everyone bustling about in anticipation, and Maude herself is planning a glorious Christmas dinner. More by Marian Babson.

At Maude Daneson’s rooming house, the holiday season has everyone bustling about in anticipation, and Maude herself is planning a glorious Christmas dinner. But neither the landlady nor her lodgers realize that a killer walks among them. The police have so far been unable to track the culprit-and when murder strikes close to home, it threatens to chill the festive mood.

Marian Babson is a pseudonym for Ruth Stenstreem. Her books are short – usually under two hundred pages – and revolve around mysterious deaths for the most part, though some of her books are more in the line of gentle thrillers than actual mysteries

Marian Babson is a pseudonym for Ruth Stenstreem. Her books are short – usually under two hundred pages – and revolve around mysterious deaths for the most part, though some of her books are more in the line of gentle thrillers than actual mysteries. The publisher"s tagline for her is "Murder Most British", and the style of the books reflects that: the violence is not graphically described and the sleuths are usually bumbling amateurs. Many of the books, in particular the Perkins & Tate books, involve cats.

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The Twelve Deaths of Christmas epub download

ISBN13: 978-0312960391

ISBN: 0312960395

Author: Marian Babson

Category: Mystery and Thriller

Subcategory: Mystery

Language: English

Publisher: St Martins Pr (November 1, 1996)

Pages: 170 pages

ePUB size: 1632 kb

FB2 size: 1381 kb

Rating: 4.9

Votes: 238

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Bliss
A quick read, holiday cozy-enjoyed the characters of the multiple lodgers living at the boarding house. The ending surprised me!
Bliss
A quick read, holiday cozy-enjoyed the characters of the multiple lodgers living at the boarding house. The ending surprised me!
Dont_Wory
...this could not have been an easy book to write. The reader gets to tag along with the unknown "killer among us": In alternating chapters, we get to see into his or her head. It's actually quite a creepy little book in its way, but don't be put off. I would recommend it.
Dont_Wory
...this could not have been an easy book to write. The reader gets to tag along with the unknown "killer among us": In alternating chapters, we get to see into his or her head. It's actually quite a creepy little book in its way, but don't be put off. I would recommend it.
Gom
A good old-fashioned snowed-in the mansion and isolated from help while a murderer stalks the premises. A fun book to read.
Gom
A good old-fashioned snowed-in the mansion and isolated from help while a murderer stalks the premises. A fun book to read.
Adrierdin
A quick read for a stormy night or relaxing on the beach or by the pool. will enjoy reading it again
Adrierdin
A quick read for a stormy night or relaxing on the beach or by the pool. will enjoy reading it again
Honeirsil
The book was a tad dry from the get-go...I only read maybe the first 10 pages and couldn't stand it. Sorry!
Honeirsil
The book was a tad dry from the get-go...I only read maybe the first 10 pages and couldn't stand it. Sorry!
tref
It's a documented fact that the number of suicides peak at Christmastime, and, as veteran mystery writer Marian Babson points out in this nifty whodunit, it's not a bad time for murder either. "The Twelve Deaths of Christmas" is part psychological thriller, part police procedural, and part cozy mystery. Accordingly, there are three points of view presented. The cozy comes to us in the form of a rooming house, home to a wide spectrum of late-1970s London characterizations -- maiden ladies, retired military officer of the Great War, visiting Canadian cousin, Jew trying to get along with Christmas traditions, student who is just this side of a yob, and so forth. The minutiae of their lives is tedious in the extreme, and their eccentricities grating, but the very banality of their lives adds to the mounting tension in the novel because we know early on that one of them is a murderer. The police procedural portion of the book is played out by the two hapless, yet highly efficient, investigators who have been assigned the hopeless task of finding a serial killer who apparently has no motives, no established methods of killing, no victimology, and who leaves no viable clues. The psychology of the tale is illustrated through first-person accounts of the crimes by the murderer, detailing motivations, the reasons for choosing the victims, and the explanations for why they were killed by the methods used. If you think that will help you figure out the identity of the murderer before Babson decides to reveal it, you will be as disappointed and baffled as the police. Clues are definitely given, many of them quite telling, but you could certainly feed more than five thousand with the red herrings left behind by the loquacious killer. This is a self-contained cozy police procedural psychological mystery, with a well-realized London setting, and well-defined characterizations. I am accustomed to great stories from Marian Babson, and, once again, I was not disappointed.
tref
It's a documented fact that the number of suicides peak at Christmastime, and, as veteran mystery writer Marian Babson points out in this nifty whodunit, it's not a bad time for murder either. "The Twelve Deaths of Christmas" is part psychological thriller, part police procedural, and part cozy mystery. Accordingly, there are three points of view presented. The cozy comes to us in the form of a rooming house, home to a wide spectrum of late-1970s London characterizations -- maiden ladies, retired military officer of the Great War, visiting Canadian cousin, Jew trying to get along with Christmas traditions, student who is just this side of a yob, and so forth. The minutiae of their lives is tedious in the extreme, and their eccentricities grating, but the very banality of their lives adds to the mounting tension in the novel because we know early on that one of them is a murderer. The police procedural portion of the book is played out by the two hapless, yet highly efficient, investigators who have been assigned the hopeless task of finding a serial killer who apparently has no motives, no established methods of killing, no victimology, and who leaves no viable clues. The psychology of the tale is illustrated through first-person accounts of the crimes by the murderer, detailing motivations, the reasons for choosing the victims, and the explanations for why they were killed by the methods used. If you think that will help you figure out the identity of the murderer before Babson decides to reveal it, you will be as disappointed and baffled as the police. Clues are definitely given, many of them quite telling, but you could certainly feed more than five thousand with the red herrings left behind by the loquacious killer. This is a self-contained cozy police procedural psychological mystery, with a well-realized London setting, and well-defined characterizations. I am accustomed to great stories from Marian Babson, and, once again, I was not disappointed.
Fani
This is one of my all-time favorite mystery novels. I especially like this novel because it is darkly humorous. I read other people's reviews, and while I don't disagree with them, I found the entire premise of a seemingly ordinary but irritable person, killing off people at Christmastime (simply for being rude or non-accomodating), and then going about the day as though nothing has happened, hilarious. Here is a character who not only thinks some of the same thoughts many of us have thought about the rude or incompetent salesgirl during the stress of holiday shopping, but takes the extreme step of killing the rude salesgirl, then with self-righteous dignity mumbles, "There now, I hope you learned your lesson." This is a juicy Christmas mystery with the trappings of a large boarding house, and the bustle of putting up the Christmas tree and preparing for the Christmas dinner, alternate chapters narrated in the language of a cozy, but it is not sugary sweet. It is a novel of dark humor, understated wit, and very entertaining. And the ending came as a satisfying surprise. Perfect.
Fani
This is one of my all-time favorite mystery novels. I especially like this novel because it is darkly humorous. I read other people's reviews, and while I don't disagree with them, I found the entire premise of a seemingly ordinary but irritable person, killing off people at Christmastime (simply for being rude or non-accomodating), and then going about the day as though nothing has happened, hilarious. Here is a character who not only thinks some of the same thoughts many of us have thought about the rude or incompetent salesgirl during the stress of holiday shopping, but takes the extreme step of killing the rude salesgirl, then with self-righteous dignity mumbles, "There now, I hope you learned your lesson." This is a juicy Christmas mystery with the trappings of a large boarding house, and the bustle of putting up the Christmas tree and preparing for the Christmas dinner, alternate chapters narrated in the language of a cozy, but it is not sugary sweet. It is a novel of dark humor, understated wit, and very entertaining. And the ending came as a satisfying surprise. Perfect.
The Twelve Deaths of Christmas is not a typical cozy but is a dark tale. As I read, I wondered if it could be even classified as a cozy but perhaps was a dark psychological suspense mystery. The murderer narrates every other chapter so the reader reads the thoughts of the murderer. You can see the murderer is descending rapidly into madness. The person does spur of the moment acts by using materials at hand to strangers that makes it hard for the police to detect who this person is. The other chapters tell of life in a boarding house preparing for Christmas. This is the cozy side of the book where everything seems normal. Another reviewer likened this book to a Hitchcock style which I agree with. It also reminded me of Jaws where something is lurking in the deep (the boarding house) and at sometime is going to spring out to bring horror and terror. Beneath it all, one see the story building to a climax as a Christmas dinner is being prepared for all the boarders to gather together to eat and celebrate the day. It is a fast read, holds one's attention and the identity of the murderer is only revealed at the end.
The Twelve Deaths of Christmas is not a typical cozy but is a dark tale. As I read, I wondered if it could be even classified as a cozy but perhaps was a dark psychological suspense mystery. The murderer narrates every other chapter so the reader reads the thoughts of the murderer. You can see the murderer is descending rapidly into madness. The person does spur of the moment acts by using materials at hand to strangers that makes it hard for the police to detect who this person is. The other chapters tell of life in a boarding house preparing for Christmas. This is the cozy side of the book where everything seems normal. Another reviewer likened this book to a Hitchcock style which I agree with. It also reminded me of Jaws where something is lurking in the deep (the boarding house) and at sometime is going to spring out to bring horror and terror. Beneath it all, one see the story building to a climax as a Christmas dinner is being prepared for all the boarders to gather together to eat and celebrate the day. It is a fast read, holds one's attention and the identity of the murderer is only revealed at the end.