Day 1: Editors' Picks

    Check out what Murder & Mayhem staff is asking for this holiday season.

    NOTE: These deals have now expired. What do a stylized Poirot tee shirt, a classic “poison pen” mystery, and a hardboiled crime collection have in common? Each is beloved by someone on the Murder & Mayhem team. Today only, get great prices on our favorite things.

    On the first day of our 12 Days of Deals, Murder & Mayhem is thrilled to offer discounts on our Editor Picks. Check them out below. Act fast, these deals will expire at midnight. And don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the next day’ s deals.

    Buy A Fatal Inversion at Amazon

    A Fatal Inversion

    "Mystery master Ruth Rendell writes as Barbara Vine in this tense psychological thriller.  Alec and Meg, the current owners of Wyvis Hall, must bury their dog. They select an old pet cemetery tucked away on their sprawling estate. But their digging unearths the bones of a woman and a child.

    "The discovery leads back to Wyvis Hall’s former residents, and a dark past they had hoped would stay buried. Rendell is an expert at probing the minds of her characters—especially those wracked with guilt. Here she crafts a riveting tale of dread and suspicion, as bit by bit the dirt is cleared away and the grim truth is revealed." — Matthew Thompson, Executive Editor

    Deal Price: $2.99

    Buy The Complete Crime Stories at Amazon

    The Complete Crime Stories

    "James M. Cain, the noir kingpin of The Postman Always Rings Twice and Double Indemnity, casts a long shadow across crime fiction. His twisted tales of doomed lovers and lowlifes on the run—all told in his straight razor-sharp writing style—left a permanent mark on the genre. Yet Cain excelled as a short story writer, and here we have the proof. The Complete Crime Stories collects seventeen Cain tales, from “Pastorale” and “Dead Man” to “The Baby in the Icebox.” Each piece packs a wallop, confirming Cain’s status as a consummate scribe of life’s dark side." — Matthew Thompson, Executive Editor

    Deal Price: $2.99

    The Complete Crime Stories

    Buy Gaudy Night at Amazon

    Gaudy Night

    "One of Dorothy L. Sayers's best Wimsey mysteries steps away from Lord Peter to focus on Harriet Vane. When Harriet returns to Oxford for a college reunion, she and her classmates are targeted by a poison pen. Without Wimsey by her side, Harriet must attempt to solve a mystery rather than write one. Gaudy Night is charming, terrifying, and quietly hilarious." — Catherine Phelan, associate editor

    Deal Price: $2.99

    Buy The Death of Friends at Amazon

    The Death of Friends

    "Michael Nava's Henry Rios mysteries have found a small, but devoted audience. They deserve a much larger one. In this, Nava's own most-beloved, entry, lawyer Henry Rios has been hired to defend Zach Bowen, the man accused of killing his lover, Judge Chris Chandler. Rios will try to keep the secret of Chandler's orientation and affair from the murdered man's family and the community, but the stakes keep getting raised." — Catherine Phelan, associate editor

    Deal Price: $2.99

    Elementary T-Shirt

    “‘Elementary’—Sherlock Holmes’ iconic phrase. I love this design and think it’s a simple and classic way to show off your love for the infamous detective—be it the Sherlock portrayed on the screen or within the pages of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s books.”  — Sarah Mangiola, senior books editor

    Deal Price: $14 (Take 30% off with code HOLIDAYOFF30)

    Poirot T-Shirt

    “Agatha Christie’s famous Belgium detective, Hercule Poirot, appears in many of her most famous works—including The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and Murder on the Orient Express. I’d recommend this t-shirt to anyone obsessed with “The Queen of Crime.”  — Sarah Mangiola, senior books editor

    Deal Price: $14 (Take 30% off with code HOLIDAYOFF30)

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