The Usual Santas by Martin Limón audiobook

The Usual Santas: A Collection of Soho Crime Christmas Capers

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Sixteen delightful holiday short stories by some of your favorite Soho Crime authors! Featuring short crime fiction by: Helene Tursten, Mick Herron, Martin Limon, Timothy Hallinan, Mette Ivie Harrison, Colin Cotterill, Ed Lin, Stuart Neville, Tod Goldberg, Henry Chang, James R. Benn, Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis, Gary Corby, Cara Black, Stephanie Barron, and Peter Lovesey This captivating collection of short mysteries and crime capers-which features New York Times bestselling authors, Crime Writers Association Gold and Diamond Dagger winners, and Edgar Award nominees-contains laughs aplenty, the most hardboiled of holiday noir, and heartwarming reminders of the spirit of the season. Nine mall Santas must find the imposter among them. An elderly lady seeks peace from her murderously loud neighbors at Christmastime. A young woman receives a mysterious invitation to Christmas dinner with a stranger. Niccolo Machiavelli sets out to save an Italian city. Sherlock Holmes's one-time nemesis Irene Adler finds herself in an unexpected tangle in Paris while on a routine espionage assignment. Jane Austen searches for the Dowager Duchess of Wilborough's stolen diamonds. And other adventures will whisk readers away to Christmases around the globe, from a Korean War POW camp to a Copenhagen refugee squat to a Thai street child's quest for the perfect gift for her friend.

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Sixteen delightful holiday short stories by some of your favorite Soho Crime authors! Featuring short crime fiction by: Helene Tursten, Mick Herron, Martin Limon, Timothy Hallinan, Mette Ivie Harrison, Colin Cotterill, Ed Lin, Stuart Neville, Tod Goldberg, Henry Chang, James R. Benn, Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis, Gary Corby, Cara Black, Stephanie Barron, and Peter Lovesey This captivating collection of short mysteries and crime capers-which features New York Times bestselling authors, Crime Writers Association Gold and Diamond Dagger winners, and Edgar Award nominees-contains laughs aplenty, the most hardboiled of holiday noir, and heartwarming reminders of the spirit of the season. Nine mall Santas must find the imposter among them. An elderly lady seeks peace from her murderously loud neighbors at Christmastime. A young woman receives a mysterious invitation to Christmas dinner with a stranger. Niccolo Machiavelli sets out to save an Italian city. Sherlock Holmes's one-time nemesis Irene Adler finds herself in an unexpected tangle in Paris while on a routine espionage assignment. Jane Austen searches for the Dowager Duchess of Wilborough's stolen diamonds. And other adventures will whisk readers away to Christmases around the globe, from a Korean War POW camp to a Copenhagen refugee squat to a Thai street child's quest for the perfect gift for her friend.

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Author Bio: Martin Limón

Author Bio: Martin Limón

Martin Limón retired from military service after twenty years in the US Army, including ten years in Korea. He is the author of the Sergeants Sueño and Bascom series, which includes Jade Lady Burning, Slicky BoysBuddha’s MoneyThe Door to BitternessThe Wandering GhostGI BonesMr. Kill, and The Joy Brigade. He lives near Seattle.

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Author Bio: Cara Black

Author Bio: Cara Black

Cara Black is the author of the popular Aimée Leduc mystery series. She is a San Francisco Library Laureate and a member of the Paris Sociéte Historique in the Marais. Her book Murder in the Sentier was nominated for an Anthony Award for Best Novel, and Murder in the Latin Quarter was a finalist for the Best Novel Award from the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association.

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Author Bio: Timothy Hallinan

Author Bio: Timothy Hallinan

Timothy Hallinan is the Edgar and Macavity Award–nominated author of over a dozen widely praised books, including the Poke Rafferty Bangkok thrillers and the Junior Bender series. In 2010 he conceived and edited an e-book of original short stories by twenty mystery writers, Shaken: Stories for Japan, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Japanese disaster relief.

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Author Bio: Peter Lovesey

Author Bio: Peter Lovesey

Peter Lovesey, the author of more than thirty highly praised mystery novels, has won the British Crime Writers’ Association Silver and Gold Dagger awards as well as the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement and the Strand Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. In the United States, he has received Edgar and Dilys nominations, an Anthony Award and a Macavity Award, and the Ellery Queen Readers Award, among others. In 2018, he was named a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master.

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Author Bio: Stephanie Barron

Author Bio: Stephanie Barron

Stephanie Barron is a graduate of Princeton and Stanford, where she studied history. A former intelligence analyst for the CIA, Stephanie—who also writes under the name Francine Mathews—drew on her experience in the field of espionage for such novels as The Alibi Club, which Publishers Weekly named as one of the fifteen best novels of 2006, and for her critically acclaimed Jane Austen Mystery series, in which the intrepid and witty author of Pride and Prejudice details her secret detective career in Regency England. Barron lives and works in Denver.

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Author Bio: Colin Cotterill

Author Bio: Colin Cotterill

Colin Cotterill has won the Dilys Award and a Crime Writers of America Dagger and has been a finalist for several other awards. Born in London, he has worked as teacher in Israel, Australia, the United States, and Japan before he started training teachers in Thailand. He lives with his wife in a small fishing village on the Gulf of Siam in Southern Thailand.

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Author Bio: Agnete Friis

Author Bio: Agnete Friis

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Author Bio: Helene Tursten

Author Bio: Helene Tursten

Helene Tursten was a nurse and a dentist before she turned to writing. She is the author of the short story collection An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good as well as the Irene Huss mysteries and the Embla Nyström mysteries. Her books have been translated into twenty-one languages and made into a television series. She was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, where she now lives with her husband.

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Author Bio: Gary Corby

Author Bio: Gary Corby

Gary Corby has long been fascinated by ancient history, finding it more exciting and bizarre than any modern thriller. He’s combined the ancient world with his love of whodunits, to create an historical mystery series set in classical Greece. Corbylives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and two daughters. He blogs at A Dead Man Fell from the Sky, on all things ancient, Athenian, and mysterious.

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Author Bio: Henry Chang

Author Bio: Henry Chang

Henry Chang was born and raised in New York’s Chinatown, where he still lives. He is a graduate of Pratt Institute and the City College of New York. He is the author of Chinatown Beat and Year of the Dog, part of the Detective Jack Yu series.

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Author Bio: Ed Lin

Author Bio: Ed Lin

Ed Lin is a journalist by training and an all-around stand-up guy. He is the author of several books, including Waylaid, his literary debut, and the Robert Chow crime series, set in Manhattan’s Chinatown in the 1970s: This Is a Bust, Snakes Can’t Run, and One Red Bastard. Lin, who is of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards. He lives in New York with his wife, actress Cindy Cheung.

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Author Bio: Stuart Neville

Author Bio: Stuart Neville

Stuart Neville is the author of Ratlines and the Belfast series—The Ghosts of Belfast, Collusion, Stolen Souls, and The Final SilenceThe Ghosts of Belfast won the 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Spinetingler Award for best first novel and was a finalist for the Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Awards. Stuart has taught at Trinity College in Dublin and appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He lives in Belfast.

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Author Bio: Mette Ivie Harrison

Author Bio: Mette Ivie Harrison

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Author Bio: Tod Goldberg

Author Bio: Tod Goldberg

Tod Goldberg is the author of the crime-tinged novels Living Dead Girl, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Fake Liar Cheat, and the popular Burn Notice series. His essay “When They Let Them Bleed” was selected by Cheryl Strayed for inclusion in Best American Essays 2013. He is also the author of the story collections Simplify a 2006 finalist for the SCIBA Award for Fiction and winner of the Other Voices Short Story Collection Prize, and Other Resort Cities. His short fiction has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, twice receiving special mention for the Pushcart Prize as well as being named a distinguished story of the year in The Best American Mystery Stories 2009. His essays, journalism, and criticism appear regularly in many publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and Las Vegas CityLife, and have been featured in E!, Salon, Jewcy, and the Wall Street Journal, among many others.

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Author Bio: Lene Kaaberbol

Author Bio: Lene Kaaberbol

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Author Bio: James R. Benn

Author Bio: James R. Benn

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Author Bio: Mick Herron

Author Bio: Mick Herron

Mick Herron is a British novelist and short-story writer who was born in Newcastle and studied English at Oxford. He is the author of the Slough House series and Oxford mysteries, as well as several stand-alone novels Reconstruction, Nobody Walks and This Is What Happened. His work has won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel, the Steel Dagger for Best Thriller, and the Ellery Queen Readers Award and been nominated for the Macavity, Barry, Shamus, and Theakstons Novel of the Year Awards.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English