Available in ebook for the first time ever, this duo of classic Christmas crime short stories by Sunday Times number one bestseller, Val McDermid - A Traditional Christmas and A Wife in a Million - introduces DI Maggie Staniforth.
In A Traditional Christmas, the peace of a picture perfect Christmas in the Cotswolds is shattered by an unexpected turn of events.
In A Wife in a Million, Maggie Staniforth takes centre stage in a deadly tale of hardship at Christmas.
Discovered this little grab of two short stories whilst wandering around the KOBO site recently (love love love my Android Tablet and the way I can have multiple bookshops at my fingertips), but I saw this and thought I've not read any early Val McDermid stories for a long time, so why not.
The best thing about this is that idea of going back to the starting out of a character and a series. I don't think, by any stretch of the imagination, that you could suggest these are the most indepth, intricate and complicated plots that you've ever read in crime fiction, but they certainly were enjoyable little stocking fillers, ideal for a quick read over a stinking hot post-Christmas period.