The Christmas Carol Murders: Being the First Dickens Junction Mystery

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Harrison Thurman Books, 2012 - Fiction - 267 pages
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It’s the holiday season in Dickens Junction, Oregon. Local bookstore owner Simon Alastair is getting ready for the community’s annual celebration of Charles Dickens’s well-known story. But when a mysterious stranger shows up in the Junction and is murdered hours later, Simon begins to suspect that his little community has been targeted for destruction by a shadowy organization. And why is everyone suddenly reading Ayn Rand? With the support of Zach, a dashing young magazine reporter, Simon decides to investigate the crime himself. When a second murder follows, Simon must confront the worst question of all: which of his friends and business associates is a ruthless murderer? The Christmas Carol Murders is the first in an exciting new cozy mystery series combining the atmosphere of a classic Agatha Christie puzzle, the deft touch of Charlotte MacLeod, a hint of Oscar Wilde’s humor, and the literary spirit of the great Charles Dickens.

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User Review  - porch_reader - LibraryThing

This was a nice light read for finals weeks. In Dickens Junction, Oregon, the legacy of Charles Dickens looms large. With Christmas approaching, Dickensian events are in full swing, until the typical ... Read full review

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User Review  - Condorena - LibraryThing

In this storywe are introduced to Simon Alastair, who is the proprietor of a bookstore in the hamlet of Dickens Junction, near the Oregon coast. The town was founded by his grandfather as a tribute to ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

The British writer Christopher Lord is also active as an editor. He is currently teaching political theory in Prague & editing a journal of international relations for the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he is also a playwright & a composer. He is an internationally syndicated columnist.

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