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Publisher's Summary

It looks like a regular advent calendar. Until DC Becky Greene starts opening doors...and discovers a crime scene behind almost every one. The police hope it's a prank. Because if it isn't, a murderer has just surfaced - someone who's been killing for 20 years. But why now? And why has he sent it to this police station?

As the country relaxes into festive cheer, Greene and DS Eddie Carmine must race against time to catch the killer. Because there are four doors left, and four murders will fill them.... It's shaping up to be a deadly little Christmas.

©2017 Susi Holliday (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • John
  • 23-12-2017

BEWARE.!!.. BEWARE.!!.. BEWARE..!!

Do NOT buy this if you are expecting a nice cozy British mystery... or a
cheerful Christmas whodunnit.. or a
Festive seasonal offering of wonderful characters that make you smile with warm wuffy sentiment..
This book is hardcore,psychotic ,sadistic ,depraved,
unrelentingly revolting.. TRUST ME..!
I'm asking for my money back on this one ,.. as I will need the funds for
therapy sessions to bring a sense of calm back ,..... shame on this author.
You are one sick piece of work..!!

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  • Anne Stedman
  • 06-02-2018

Hope there’s more

Really would like to a series. Enjoyable fast paced thriller. This one is not just for Christmas!

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  • Spicewalker
  • 18-12-2017

A great, not so festive Christmas tale

I really enjoyed this book - the kind of macabre advent calendar that nobody wants to find. Intriguing story, some parts which were really tense and great narration. Loved the characters and hope that the series continues.

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  • Nick Moore
  • 07-10-2019

Good story...

.. the only thing I didn’t like to begin with was the speed of the narration, I thought Simon Mattacks was rushing a bit too much, I did get used to it but it was the only thing that took away one star from my review. I loved the story and would like to read more from this author.

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  • SandraL
  • 18-12-2018

Festive Serial Killer Thriller

The police receive an advent calendar in the post, but when DC Becky Greene starts opening the windows she discovers there’s a crime scene behind each one. And it seems that the killer has been active for the past twenty years! But four windows are empty, and so Becky and her boss, DS Eddie Carmine, have to race against time to catch the killer before he kills again.

This is an interesting police procedural which is well written with a clever plot and more than enough twists, and not too much gore. The relationship between Becky and Eddie is great and both characters felt credible.
I read this in the run up to Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely like to see a sequel.

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  • Teresa evans
  • 23-02-2019

Deaths in december

What a good book narrator was really good. Story was great I couldn't wait too get back to it.

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  • jmoll
  • 09-08-2020

Death in December

loved the plot enjoyed the relationship between the two main detective's so wanted the sisters murder to be the boyfriend of Detective Green but hey the ending was good

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  • Judy Lovelock
  • 11-03-2020

Great

What a superb story, full of suspence and surprises that unfolded to reveal a great twist in the end 👍

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  • jenny Spooner
  • 11-12-2019

very disappointing

story not interesting eough to finish the book. not buy again..... .... ...... ....... ......

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  • MRS H J MCCALLION
  • 28-01-2018

not sure

What did you like best about The Deaths of December? What did you like least?

the plot was okay - the Christmas approach was clever

Was The Deaths of December worth the listening time?

it was ok, the writing was average - good to listen to if you were doing other things, it did not need or keep your attention.

Any additional comments?

rather formulaic not really the cliffhanger that it could have been

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