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The Romance of a Christmas Card

by Kate Douglas Wiggin

Lovely, romantic little-miracle story. And, no one dies.

Reviewed on 2011.12.18

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Merry Christmas, Mr. Holmes. This vol. contains The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, a short but sweet holiday mystery. Who knew Sherlock had the Spirit of the Season?

Reviewed on 2011.12.17

A Mysterious Disappearance

by Louis Tracy

A British Lady steps onto a train and disappears. Is she dead? Run away? Complicated by false identities and British Victorian era fear of scandal. Not bad, but would have been better if author was French!

Reviewed on 2011.12.04

Some Christmas Stories

by Charles Dickens

Please download these holiday stories and start with Dickens" "A Christmas Tree." it is his magnificent description of the trees of his youth and of his children's. An excerpt.


"And now, I see a wonderful row of little lights rise smoothly out of the ground, before a vast green curtain. Now, a bell rings--a magic bell, which still sounds in my ears unlike all other bells--and music plays, amidst a buzz of voices, and a fragrant smell of orange-peel ..."

Reviewed on 2011.12.04

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Author of the Day

Chris Seabranch
When Chris Seabranch is not on a treasure hunt, fleeing from aliens or conjuring up interesting scientific articles as a Danish science journalist, he likes to write fantasy books. Butterfly Islands is a great example of his storytelling skills, and was conceived during a 175 kilometer walk around Mount Blanc in France. As our Author of The Day, Seabranch chats about female pirates, 15 year olds and butterflies.
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