If you like your holiday cheer with a side of the sinister ( what up, ghost of Jacob Marley?), here’s a read for you:
Renowned crime author P. D. James’ posthumous collection of “festive” short stories, The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories, is filled with tales as crisply plotted as crunchy snow. “The Twelve Clues of Christmas,” in particular, will have you spitting out your eggnog in surprise—it’s as addictive as Great Aunt Madeline’s shortbread cookies. After all, nothing says “Season’s Greetings” like a bludgeoned body in the library!