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Lord’s charming new mystery is so full of love for books…readers will eat it up. Full of homespun characters and curious goings-on, Lord’s mystery is a love letter to both Dickens and to the small town amateur detectives who’ve kept the peace in hamlets from River Heights to Cabot Cove.
– Chelsea Cain, New York Times best-selling thriller writer

A delicious romp through the world of Dickens wonderfully imagined in the 21st century by Christopher Lord. The Christmas Carol Murders has it all: mystery, eccentric characters galore and a touch of frivolity. You don’t have to be a Dickens fan to fall in love with this novel.
– Margaret Coel, New York Times bestselling author of Buffalo Bill’s Dead

If Frank Hardy had come out, opened a bookstore, and moved to a Dickens-obsessed Oregon small town, he might have grown up to be something like Simon, the protagonist of Christopher Lord’s charming new mystery, The Christmas Carol Murders. Full of homespun characters and curious goings-on, Lord’s mystery is a love letter to both Dickens and to the small town amateur detectives who’ve kept the peace in hamlets from River Heights to Cabot Cove.
– Chelsea Cain, New York Times best-selling thriller writer

Christopher Lord has all but immortalized Charles Dickens — his characters, his enthralling sense of story, his entire fictional universe. From the opening pages, The Christmas Carol Murders is an enjoyable contemporary spin on the lush psychological environs of Dickens’s own territory. With this story of a small town bookseller turned gumshoe, Lord emerges as a bright new voice in mystery.
– Evan P. Schneider, author of A Simple Machine, Like the Lever

The Christmas Carol Murders is a smart, satisfying and contemporary twist on the literary landscape of Charles Dickens. It features a likeably urbane amateur detective, an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, and a juicy mystery that puts the trappings of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to new and grisly uses. Whether you’ve read Charles Dickens or not, The Christmas Carol Murders will delight and surprise you.
– Pamela Smith Hill, award-winning author of Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life