All they want for Christmas is you . . .

'This should be on every crime reader’s Christmas wish list’ CHRIS WHITAKER, bestselling author of We Begin at the End



In the picturesque village of Kibblesworth, DI Tom Stonem is dreaming of a quiet Christmas alone.

But in the shadow of the Angel of the North, a body lies waiting. The dead man is posed with a child’s Christmas list in his pocket, and the first mysterious item – 1. No angel – is crossed off.

When a second body is found – a woman, stabbed in the abdomen after her work Christmas do – Stonem is convinced there’s a grim connection between the crime scenes and the seemingly innocent list. 2. Red partee dress. Could this be a murderer’s twisted code?

As a blizzard rages in the Tyne & Wear countryside, the body count is snowballing. Can Stonem stop the killer before they get everyone on their Christmas list?

An anti-cosy Christmas crime novel for fans of The Killer in the Snow and One by One.


‘A brilliant premise and a very clever ending – I would dash through the snow to buy this!’ SUSI HOLLIDAY, bestselling author of The Hike

‘As twisty as the tangled ball of Christmas tree lights in your attic' CALLUM McSORLEY, award-winning author of Squeaky Clean

‘Completely fooled me … I am in awe of Chris Frost's plotting skills. Loved it' JO CALLAGHAN, author of In the Blink of an Eye

‘A fiendishly clever mystery guaranteed to give you the chills this Christmas!’ LESLEY KARA, bestselling author of The Rumour

‘Absolutely loved The Killer's Christmas List … Written with the precision of a scalpel yet emotionally layered’ LOUISE SWANSON, author of End of Story


'This is a cracking Christmas read with a twist at the end that blew my mind. The story is fast-moving and I enjoyed getting to know the characters. I very much look forward to the next book by this author,' ALEX PINE, bestselling author of the DCI James Walker festive crime series.

‘Deceptively dark and unsettling – a perfect read for those winter nights. The countdown to Christmas has never been so terrifying. The Killer’s Christmas List is complex, multi-layered and hugely entertaining’ MARION TODD, bestselling author of the DI Clare Mackay series

Pacy and intriguing, this is a chillingly clever tale of Christmas slaying you’ll not want to miss’ BRIAN McGILLOWAY, bestselling author of the Lucy Black series

‘A truly killer Christmas chiller. You’ll need ice in your veins to reach the stunning, twisting finaleCHRIS WHITAKER, bestselling author of We Begin at the End

'Wow, what a Christmas cracker of a book! Such a clever, twisty plot, with realistic, sympathetic characters. I hope this is the first in a series' JO CALLAGHAN, author of In the Blink of an Eye

Your own list won't be complete this year without this sharp, creepy thriller’ CALLUM McSORLEY, award-winning author of Squeaky Clean

‘Frost has that knack for keeping you on the edge of your seat, scared witless while still wanting to read on’ JONATHAN WHITELAW, award-winning author of The Village Hall Vendetta

‘Absolutely brilliant! This adrenaline-fuelled rollercoaster rattles along at break-neck speed then, just as you think you’ve got it, tilts you right out of your seat’ RUSS THOMAS, bestselling author of the DS Adam Tyler series

‘A gripping, pacy police procedural with a cast of complex characters and a surprise finale. If you’re after a great festive read, do not miss this one’ MARI HANNAH, award-winning author of the DCI Kate Daniels series

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