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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Book Review: Christmas Card Murders by Anthony Litton

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook  free of charge,from Endeavor Press, via netgalley for blog review purposes on this blog. No compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

Well, obviously I should have posted this review BEFORE the holiday, LOL, but as I didn't get it until AFTER, it was a bit hard to do...

But if you're like me and now that Twelfth Night has gone, you're still putting all the decorations away, you might just have a card or two laying around...

christmas card murders cover


A generation ago a young woman was knocked off her bicycle in the snow and left to die alone.

Decades later, the murders start. The first victim is a semi-disabled couple who are brutally ambushed and killed in their home. Others follow, each killing more horrendous than the last…

And in all the attacks, a calling card is left, a final indignity that suggests that revenge and retribution are at the heart of the brutal murders.

With The Christmas Card Murders, newly promoted Detective Inspector Bulmer and Chief Inspector Robert Calderwood and their friends, and sometimes colleagues, Desmond Blaine-Appleby and Gwilym Owen, have a particularly chilling mystery on their hands, and it is up to them to find out the link between the deaths and to stop the killer once and for all – before yet more blood is spilt.


This is the 4th book in the Beldon Magma series, all set in the village, but the first I had read. It's an interesting mix of British police procedural and village fiction featuring a theatre promotion company! The two stories run independently until they merge, and then the combined teams are hurrying to solve the crime, before anyone else is killed. It's an interesting method of crime solving, and was enough of a page turner to but the rest of the series on my 'to read' list! i did figure out who the suspect was about 65% of the way through the book, but was interested to see how the characters came to the same conclusion, so I kept reading. There was a few unexpected twists at the end that made it quite enjoyable. If you;re looking for something different for the new year, this might be the book for you!

AND right now the Kindle copy of this book is only $3.99!

About the Author

Anthony Litton lives and writes in Suffolk. As well as writing novels he writes and direct plays, predominantly in the murder mystery or comedy genres. He is the author of Swords of Arabia: Warlord and Swords of Arabia: Betrayal. He is also the author of the Beldon Magna mysteries: Hung out to Die, The Nursery Rhyme Murders and Death of a Dancer. 

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