It is often noted that people are at their best during the holidays and this is most certainly true for our most celebrated mystery writers. Ranging from classic to contemporary, these authors spin 26 ghastly yuletide tales that will put you in the Christmas spirit in no time.
And I don't have the book with me, nor can I find the contents online, so this is somewhat worthless as a meaningful consideration.
So, with that carton of salt: some of the stories hold up very well, some do not hold up at all*, although the writers are an impeccable group. There is a strong emphasis on British Country House murders, which I find charming. Some of the Gahan Wilson cartoons make no sense because they are so poorly reproduced, others are clear and morbidly funny.
It's an uneven collection, but for whatever reason I like my holiday full of blood and mayhem (Die Hard is so a Christmas film, and one of the best!)
*I'm looking at you, Nero Wolfe. Gah!