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Mystery in White
Mystery in White | J Farjeon
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'The horror on the train, great though it may turn out to be, will not compare with the horror that exists here, in this house.' On Christmas Eve, heavy snowfall brings a train to a halt near the village of Hemmersby. Several passengers take shelter in a deserted country house, where the fire has been lit and the table laid for tea - but no one is at home. Trapped together for Christmas, the passengers are seeking to unravel the secrets of the empty house when a murderer strikes in their midst. This classic Christmas mystery is now republished for the first time since the 1930s, with an introduction by the award-winning crime writer Martin Edwards.
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RaeLovesToRead
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#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz
Thanks for the tag @Yuki_Onna 💕💕

1. Tagged! Love it when a mishmash of characters get snowed in together 😄

2. I can't think of any extreme weather books that I'd be specifically wanting to add. I'm about to start the 3rd Liveships book and I'm sure there'll be some stormy seas there!

3. Autumnal weather 🍁🍂

ozma.of.oz Autumn is my favorite season!🧡 Thank you for sharing! 3mo
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RainyDayReading
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Low pick. This was entertaining. Reminds me of a Poirot novel where he has all the answers and reveals them right at the end. If you‘re looking for a classic British mystery vibe I would give this a shot. Snowbound train/quickly abandoned house and our cast of characters have to figure out the mystery whether they want to or not. #wintergames #mistletoemaniacs

Andrew65 Has a very 1930s feel. 11mo
RainyDayReading @Andrew65 It was originally published in 1937/38! Definitely gives off those vibes. 11mo
Andrew65 Hey I was spot on, 🤣 11mo
RainyDayReading @Andrew65 Yes you were! 😁 11mo
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“J Jefferson Farjeon wrote more than sixty crime and thriller novels.”

Mystery in White by J Jefferson Farjeon is a festive novel from one of the Golden Age of murder mystery‘s forgotten voices. Read my review at John C Adams Reviews:

https://www.johncadamsreviews.com/single-post/mystery-in-white-by-j-jefferson-fa...

#JJefferson Farjeon #murdermystery #detective #mystery #Christmas #JohnCAdamsReviews #MysteriesonMonday

SilversReviews Gorgeous photo!! 13mo
johncadams @SilversReviews Free on Unsplash! 13mo
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mabell
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With their train stuck in the snow indefinitely, an intrepid foursome decides to strike off into the blizzard. They intend to try to get *somewhere* (the next day is Christmas, after all!) and to follow the odd man who suddenly dashed off the trapped train.

Struggling through the white, they find an abandoned house, inexplicably set for tea, with cozy fireplaces ablaze.

What proceeds is nothing like the country house murder mystery I expected!

mabell Thank you sending it @Gissy ! ❤️ 2y
LeahBergen I liked this one, too. 😊 2y
mabell @LeahBergen It was quite unique! 2y
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Gissy I‘m glad you like it. Since I‘m watching the channel of the YouTuber I mentioned to you, Miranda, I think I am loving more that type of reading. She described these book with so much admiration that I just need to read more. I included one for this month.

@mabel I just received a box from you! At this moment I am writing this post, I‘m going to open it.🤗Thank you in advanced because I know I will love everything! 😘❤️❤️❤️

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mabell @Gissy I was just thinking today I need to still watch her videos!! I think I would definitely like them! 2y
mabell @Gissy Yay! I‘m glad it arrived! 😄 2y
batsy I enjoyed this! ❄️ 2y
mabell @batsy It was fun! Interesting how it went on a completely different line than I thought it would. 2y
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jhod
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Christmas Eve Bliss

Cathythoughts Happy Christmas! Lovely pic ✨🎄 2y
batsy I enjoyed this a lot! 2y
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MaureenMc
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My new mug matches my current read. 😊

mabell I‘m reading that too right now! It‘s setting up to be much different than expected! 2y
Gissy Love that mug!!!😍 2y
MaureenMc @Gissy Thanks! Gotta love Target‘s $5 mug collections. 😁 2y
Gissy We don‘t have Target here😩But enjoy it🤗 2y
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Reviewsbylola
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Starting last year, I decided to buy a Christmas themed book every December, read it, and inscribe it with the year as a little Christmas tradition. This was 2020‘s book.

This was absolutely delightful. Everything I could wish for—a desolate stranded train, mounds of snow, a (haunted?) English manor, and a bunch of snarky British humor. I couldn‘t ask for more.

batsy Great review! That's how I felt about it. The perfect Chrismassy mystery. 2y
BarbaraBB Great picture too! 2y
Kalalalatja Cool idea! I might steal that 😄 2y
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MaureenMc Ooh, I have this one on my shelf. May pick it up next! 2y
Reviewsbylola If you enjoy British humor, I think it‘s a hit. For those that don‘t, it may feel a bit mundane. @maureenmc I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 2y
MaureenMc @Reviewsbylola I lurve British humor! 😁 2y
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IndoorDame
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This is a classic closed door mystery, where everyone is trapped by a snowstorm. The plot was engaging- it‘s a setup I love. But I found myself confusing a few characters, and I was annoyed at how much time people spent outside in snow blind conditions - I‘m pretty sure most of the characters would actually have frozen to death.
#readyourway #crushtherush #bookspinbingo #wintergames2020 #readnosedreindeer

StayCurious Ha honest review - I love it! 2y
TheSpineView 👍😊📚📖 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 🤣Stop using your brain! Logic had no place here. 🤣 2y
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I‘ve got a 2 hour layover and a one hour flight left on this travel day. Can I finish this book before I get home to give it to my dad? 🙃

Buechersuechtling Go for it‼️ Because: yes, you can. 🤓 3y
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elkeOriginal
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Nothing says Christmas like murder! This 1937 British classic sees a group not on a train with murder amongst them—they leave their snowbound train & stumble upon a cozy country house with fires burning & tea in the dining room, but no one at home. Commence the murdering and solving.
I loved the period feel & conversations, and was delighted by the sly humor, spooky elements, & pleasantly odd characters. A delight in the christmas murder genre.

LeahBergen I love your mug! 3y
batsy Yes! I really enjoyed this one, too. 3y
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Mdargusch
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I finished my first Christmas themed book today - Mystery in White. It is a typical British Crime Classic with murders taking place at an English country home. This time a group of travelers leave their train that is stuck in the snow to try and find shelter and they come upon a deserted house that has all the fires lit and tea about to be served. Now they need to figure out where the residents went and who is the dead body in the snow.

aprilpohren I have Mystery in White and need to pull it out! 3y
Eggs Beautiful photo 👏🏻 3y
Mdargusch It‘s a fun one @aprilpohren 🎄🎄🎄 3y
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Mdargusch Thanks @Eggs 😁 3y
mabell I will be getting to this one soon! 3y
LeahBergen I love a good vintage Christmas read. ❤️ 3y
Reviewsbylola Ooooh love this! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️❤️ 3y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Love some of the golden age crime mysteries and these British Library Crime Classics are such lovely editions.
This book tells the story of an eclectic group of people stuck on a train stranded by a #snowstorm on Christmas Eve. Not wanting to be marooned all night, they decide to walk to the next station but take refuge in a house with a murderer among them.
#NamasteNovember

ferskner Ooooo that sounds fantastic! 3y
Lizpixie I read this last Christmas I think. It was a swap gift and I loved it.❄️🔪 3y
batsy I really enjoyed this one! 3y
Eggs Excellent choice 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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mklong
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A fun Christmas cozy mystery. I don‘t typically go for a cozy mystery, but for a relaxing Christmas wind down, this totally hit the spot.

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bookandbedandtea
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The beginning of a collection 😊 #britishliterarycrimeclassics

Aimeesue The covers on those editions are so lovely, it makes me want them all. 4y
bookandbedandtea @Aimeesue Yes! They are beautiful! 4y
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CaitZ
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My gifts from #SantaThing. My Santa picked perfect books. I think I'll start with Mystery in White.

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SiriuslyWeasley
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Happy Boxing Day! Gratuitous Penguin pic! 🐧 This wee beastie is the reason I'm not reading as speedily as I once did. 😏 Here is the look I get when I stop the tummy tickles...lol. When he permits, I'm reading a Christmas mystery from 1937. I recommend it for fans of the Queen herself, Agatha Christie. #recommendsday 📚

BookBabe Such a cutie! 😻 4y
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batsy
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Strangers on a snowbound train find themselves taking shelter in an inviting house on Xmas Eve. I admit that it's a plot that I can't resist. I went in with moderate expectations but found myself absolutely enjoying it. The "whodunnit" itself is not the most breathtaking, but I was left guessing till the end. The book is at its best with its eccentric characters & witty dialogue. The crisp, dry humour was a plus. Would love to read more by him!

Tamra I enjoyed this last year! 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Read it last year. Glad you enjoyed this! 4y
Aimeesue Another one! I have this one on Kindle, but the covers are making me crave the print copies! Must resist… 4y
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Christine11 That cover is so wintery and lovely! And that coffee looks so good too! ☕️ 4y
batsy @Tamra @erzascarletbookgasm Just the kind of read I wanted this time of year 🙂 4y
batsy @Aimeesue I am weak in the face of these utterly charming covers 😆 4y
batsy @Christine11 Yes, I love these editions! And the coffee was delish 😁 4y
readordierachel Sounds like a charming holiday read 🙂 4y
batsy @readordierachel Yes! Snow, trains, strangers & a dead body or two 😆 4y
readordierachel @batsy Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without some murder 🙃 4y
Moray_Reads What a perfect picture 4y
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Readaholics
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I can‘t wait to dig into these six British Library crime classics. Such a good deal on Amazon. 👍🏻🤩🤗

rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ those covers! 4y
Bklover I read Mystery in White last Christmas and really enjoyed it! 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Stranded train due to snow on Christmas Eve. A bunch of passengers took shelter in an eerie snowed-in country house. The story has a mix of interesting characters, strange occurrences, intriguing mystery puzzles and murders. Reminiscent of Christie‘s The Mousetrap, it‘s an enjoyable cosy mystery with a good dose of dry humour. Has a promising premise and started off very well, but the ending somehow fall short. Nevertheless a good holiday read.

Tamra It was fun - loved the humor! 5y
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TheWillows
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Just finished this excellent little Christmas crime tale. It was joy to read!

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Lizpixie
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And Bk177 Of 2017 was this clever little mystery from the golden age of crime. Published in 1932 I believe, it stands up well alongside Dame Agatha & co. Six strangers find themselves stranded on a snowbound train in England on Xmas eve. Walking to find a phone, they get lost and end up in a house with fires burning, food on the table, but no one there. Then a hammer is found and strange noises in a locked room convince them they‘re not alone.

Sarah83 Such a great book 😍 5y
JazzFeathers This sounds so up my alley 5y
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And for my Xmas Eve read I‘ve chosen Mystery In White by Joseph Jefferson Farjeon, a classic “golden age” whodunnit with all the right ingredients for a Xmas eve story. Set on Xmas eve, it‘s filled with lots of snow, a snowbound train and a large group of strangers.With similarities to my previous read it‘s also different, these strangers leave the train for an abandoned house that has fires burning & tea on the table. Then the murders begin❄️🚂🔪

Tamra Good one! 5y
Sarah83 I really liked that one. 🤗 5y
robinb This was great! ❤️ 5y
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Bklover
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This was a great Christmas mystery! I love reading holiday related books in December and this was a good one!🎄🎄

Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾 I‘m glad you liked it. Fit the bill. 😁 5y
Tamra I want to read more in this classics series. 5y
Bklover @Tamra I do too! I just discovered it (thanks to Litsy, of course)! 5y
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minkyb Oh, this looks great! 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I‘m still reading almost done! 5y
Bklover @minkyb It was! It felt Christmassy even with the mystery. 5y
Bklover @ForeverNerdy let me know if you liked it! 5y
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robinb
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I joined this #xmasmystery read and am happy I did! What I most enjoyed about this mystery was its dry humor...very well done and kept me smiling and/or chuckling throughout. As far as the mystery was concerned, it kept me guessing until the very end. It could get a bit convoluted at times with all the comings and goings at Valley House, but overall I really liked it! 4/5⭐️
@Tamra @ForeverNerdy @rubyslippersreads @swatreads @aschermetz

Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾👊🏾 I enjoyed it too! The number of characters involved, yes it can get convoluted, agreed. 5y
robinb @Tamra I think for me, it wasn‘t the number of characters involved but the amount of leavings and returnings that took place. It almost became comical to me. It was like Grand Central Station around that house! 😳🤣🤣🤣🤷🏻‍♀️ 5y
Tamra @robinb true! 5y
swatreads @robinb Yayy🤗🤗 glad we read this together😊 5y
robinb @swatreads Me too! Thank you all for including me! (edited) 5y
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Tamra
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Fun seasonal romp! Has all of the good writing & wit you‘d expect from a Brit classic mystery. I really couldn‘t guess the outcome. 👍🏾 #xmasmystery

Jaimelire Sounds good! 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I‘m hoping to finish next week! Are you doing a question or discussion sometime for the buddy read? 5y
Tamra @ForeverNerdy I wasn‘t planning on it - I‘m way casual about this. 🤣 But we could post commentary after everyone is done & hide them. 5y
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Love! 👻

#xmasmystery

swatreads I loved this too😊😊 5y
robinb Maltby was SUCH a cool character...he and Lydia were my two favorites in the book. ❤️❤️ 5y
Tamra @robinb 👍🏾 5y
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swatreads
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I couldn't resist any longer & finished reading this beauty! I'm so glad I read it as a buddy read with @Tamra @aschermetz @robinb @rubyslippersreads @ForeverNerdy .It made reading this book even more fun! The mystery is so good. I loved the characters & had fun with the whodunit part. I just couldn't guess until the end. Plus the humour is great. I'm definitely going to pick more books from this author.💙 #xmasmystery
P.S: Picture from Pinterest.

[DELETED] 3803335244 I‘m a terrible buddy read, haha 😂 I‘m on chapter 5 🤨 I need to speed it up. 5y
swatreads @ForeverNerdy Haha😂 this is probably the first time i finished so fast in a buddy read!! Otherwise I'm always a snail😂🐌 5y
Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 I‘m so glad you joined in! I was going to finish last night but I kept falling asleep. 🙄 Maybe we can do another? 5y
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rubyslippersreads I'm a little over halfway through and really enjoying it. 5y
swatreads @Tamra All thanks to you 🤗 oh did u finish reading? I'm a little confused about something in the story. Are you on goodreads? I'll DM u there about it. Don't want to spoil it for others here😊😊 Yeah definitely 🤗 I'm in!! 5y
swatreads @rubyslippersreads Yayy!! I'm so glad you're enjoying it👌😍 Mr. Maltby is my favorite☺ 5y
Tamra @swatreads I don‘t really use it. Litsy is my main book hang. 😁 5y
swatreads @Tamra Ohh no problem!! Maybe when the others finish the book we can discuss🙌🙌 5y
Tamra You can hide comments. @swatreads (edited) 5y
swatreads @Tamra I'll do that then😁 5y
swatreads @Tamra Did Smith die? 5y
Tamra @swatreads yes, an officer killed him, pushed him over some kind of cliff I believe. 😵 He was nasty. 5y
swatreads @Tamra Oh how did i miss that! Is it in the chapter where the policemen discuss about him? Yes he was nasty😵😵😷 5y
Tamra @swatreads yes! (edited) 5y
swatreads Oh k! Will go through that again. And did he kill Harvey? 5y
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Tomorrow marks the beginning of 5 days of absolute insanity on the work front...holiday party for 400 people, setting up for a training workshop Sunday night, training workshop + dinners Monday thru Wednesday...all that to say I‘m finally getting going on the #xmasmystery buddy read! Won‘t have much time for reading but hoping to use it as a way to relax amidst all the craziness! @Tamra @robinb @ForeverNerdy @swatreads @rubyslippersreads

[DELETED] 206653737 Great photo! 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I‘m only on chapter 3 & hope to get you more tonight. Funny thing is we do a “relaxed” homeschool in December but things seem to be busier than ever. Lol 😂 Enjoy your family time & hope you get to relax a little with a book ❤️ Lovely picture 🎄🎄💕 5y
Mollyanna I'm tired just thinking about your week. Good luck and I hope you find some rest time. 5y
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jbhops Good luck surviving all of that!! The timing is crazy! 5y
aschermetz @bookish22 Thank you! Litsy has the best filters. 😉 5y
aschermetz @ForeverNerdy Thanks! December is nuts. I will be happy when it is Thursday! 5y
aschermetz @Mollyanna Thank you! It‘s all going to be fun but dang, it is a lot to manage. 🤷‍♀️😬😂 5y
aschermetz @jbhops Right?! Who schedules a workshop the week before Christmas. 🙄🙄🙄 5y
[DELETED] 206653737 They do have a nice selection. 5y
swatreads Aww!! That's a tough schedule! But hope u have fun despite all the crazy work!!🤗🤗 5y
GypsyKat I still can‘t believe that you successfully threw a party for 400 people! I‘m seriously so freaking impressed! 💗 5y
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Is that so?🤔🤔😂😂😂
#xmasmystery

Tamra I paused on that one too! 😆 A product of its time. 5y
swatreads @Tamra Haha totally😂😂 I pause when I read about Thomson's thoughts too when he is around Lydia or when he generally talks about women.😂 5y
Tamra Maltby‘s pointed sarcasm is a riot. 5y
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Ddzmini Hum I always wonder what I was doing 😳 I mean really 5y
swatreads @Tamra I know right😂 he's one smart old man👌 5y
swatreads @Ddzmini haha😄😄 5y
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Joining in on this #xmasmystery #buddyread! Have a feeling I‘m way behind. Sounds like a good old-fashioned murder mystery....with lots of snow. 🤣❄️❄️❄️

@ForeverNerdy , @Tamra , @aschermetz , @rubyslippersreads , @swatreads

aschermetz You are not behind! @ForeverNerdy just started today and I am only one chapter in! 🙌 5y
Tamra 🙌🏾 5y
robinb Thanks all! 🙌🙌🙌 5y
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swatreads You're gonna love it😍 I'm enjoying it a lot❤ Welcome aboard 🎄🚉 5y
robinb @swatreads thank you! 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I‘m digging in more tonight! My kids are asleep so moms moment of silence. Aww! 5y
robinb @ForeverNerdy I‘m currently reading! Up to 25%! 😊 5y
Ms_T I wanted to read this but it fell behind a big queue of other books. Maybe next year. Hope you enjoy it! 5y
robinb @Ms_T thanks! I actually almost didn‘t start it because I had two others going (which I never do!), but I‘ve finished one of the others...so then there were two. 😳 I think I‘ll put the other on temporary hold and concentrate on this one. I‘m loving it! ❤️ 5y
Mdargusch This sounds great! I‘m stacking. 5y
robinb @Mdargusch I‘m enjoying it! Hope you‘ll like it too! 5y
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I love murder mysteries!! Mystery in White was tons of fun. This had multiple murders, a snowstorm, intrigue, a member of the Royal Psychical Society, the British countryside, a “bore”; the list goes on! If you like to pick up Christmas or winter themed stories this time of year, give this one a try. #bowie #catsoflitsy

Tanzy13 🐱 5y
GondorGirl ❤😻❤ 5y
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I seem to have a much easier time finding books to read around Halloween than I do around Christmas/New Years. (That might have something to do with my personality...🎃) This random find is quite enjoyable thus far! Great characters that I became invested in quickly. A couple different mysteries seem to be going on simultaneously and I‘m very intrigued!
If anyone has some favorite winter reads, please share!!

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No, Robert Thomson was one of those quiet, modest, dependable fellows, who gradually impressed themselves on a company—on such a girl, say, as Lydia Carrington—through sterling qualities. Your David Carringtons searched upper floors looking for people they knew they would not find, but your Robert Thomsons went into the kitchen and made the needed cup of tea ... and picked up the bread-knife from the floor....
THIS GUY IS FUNNY😂
#xmasmystery

Tamra It‘s full of little humorous tidbits! 😄 5y
swatreads @Tamra Awesome!!!😍 I love it!! I can see why you decided to read one chapter a day so that you wouldn't complete it soon!! I'm not able to stop myself from reading more and more!!! It's fun!!😍 5y
Tamra @swatreads I know, it‘s taking a lot of restraint. 😖 I read it in bed so that I‘m tired and less tempted. 😴 5y
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swatreads @Tamra Haha😂😂 it's so hard! Yes! But glad u decided on this book! It was on my tbr for long but finally got to read it! Thanks to you❤ 5y
Tamra @swatreads Now I can‘t remember the nice Litten who put it on my radar, but I‘m glad they did! 5y
swatreads @Tamra Yeah! I'm glad too 🤗🤗 5y
swatreads @Tamra I'm on chapter 11 and I can't stop reading🙆‍♀️ 5y
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Tamra
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@ForeverNerdy You are talented; I envy crafty people like you! Thank you so much and I‘ll be thinking of you all holiday reading season! 😍😇

[DELETED] 3803335244 I‘m so glad you like them! Have a beautiful holiday season. 🎄 5y
CAnne Pretty!! 5y
minkyb They are wonderful. Very creative and unique. 5y
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ladym30 Lovely! 5y
Centique They‘re lovely! And I love all the christmassy things you photographed them with 😍 5y
Tamra @Centique @canne @minkyb @ladym30 the bookmarks fit right in! (edited) 5y
Cathythoughts Soooo Christmassy 5y
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aschermetz
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St. Nick visited our house last night and look what (s)he brought me! 😉 Excited to jump into the #xmasmystery buddy read with @Tamra @ForeverNerdy @rubyslippersreads and @swatreads 🎄🎄🎄

Alas, I am in cookie baking hell (#holidaybakerproblems 😂) so I feel really behind on Litsy! There‘s a bunch of great swap sign-ups happening that I need to catch up on!

LeahBergen You must do the #MugLove swap ! @TheKidUpstairs is hosting. 👍🏻 5y
jbhops Get on the mug swap! 5y
rubyslippersreads Great photo! It reminds me of my childhood family tradition of a train under the Christmas tree. And I'll chime in with—don't miss the #MugLove swap! 😊 5y
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Tamra Super yay! I‘m really enjoying it and am limiting myself to a chapter a day - otherwise I‘d be done in a flash! Love the pic. ❣️ 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I‘m adding @robinb to our buddy read ❤️She bought the book too & can‘t wait to join in! I‘m excited! I‘m going to start next week. St. Nick needs to come to my house early, I could use some things, like a break. Lol 😂 So I feel for you on your baking extravaganza. I love this picture so beautiful 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 @Tamra oh good! I‘m a slow reader. ☺️ 5y
TheKidUpstairs Yes! Come join the #MugLove swap! Sign up link on my page - open until Monday night! 5y
aschermetz @TheKidUpstairs Definitely plan on signing up! Yay! 🙌 5y
Tamra @ForeverNerdy oh my gosh yes! Welcome @robinb ! I hope you like it as much as I do. I‘m forcing myself to stop at the end of each chapter. 😅 5y
aschermetz @ForeverNerdy do you not do the St. Nick tradition in Texas? He comes on the night of the 5th and leaves treats/small gifts. We get our Christmas jammies and the family yearly ornament every year from St. Nick! 5y
Tamra @ForeverNerdy this is totally unstructured so any pace is good. It‘s just fun knowing others are reading with you. 😁 5y
aschermetz @ForeverNerdy And YES on the baking!! I have six dozen cookies due for a local salon holiday party tomorrow so I guess I‘ll sleep never. 😂😂😂 5y
aschermetz @Tamra 😂😂😂No worries! Thankfully they are mini-sized or I would have said hell no. 5y
Tamra @aschermetz I love to cook, but I get impatient baking cookies. I baked a dozen breakfast cookies today and that was enough. Done, done, done. 😆 5y
swatreads Great picture!! I'm just done with chapter one😁 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 @aschermetz oh my goodness that is still a lot of cookies! You are awesome. I love baking this time of year but it takes so much time. I think that tradition is wonderful. We only do 3 presents per child in our house. Something to read, something to wear, & something to play with. Santa brings a present also on Christmas Eve. But I think I might start doing the holiday jammies in the early month. That sounds awesome. ❤️❤️🎄 great tradition 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 @Tamra I agree, it is fun knowing others are reading with you ❤️❤️ 5y
robinb Nice photo @aschermetz ! Thanks all for the welcome to the #xmasmystery buddy read! I‘ve never participated in a buddy read before, so I‘m a newbie...be gentle please. 🤣🤣 Looking forward to getting started! @ForeverNerdy @Tamra @rubyslippersreads @swatreads @batsy (edited) 5y
aschermetz @ForeverNerdy I LOVE the three present thing!!! So great. 🎄🎄 5y
aschermetz @robinb I have never done a buddy read either! We can be newbies together! ❤️ 5y
aschermetz @Tamra LOL. I ONLY do cookies, and it‘s a stress reliever for me! But cakes, cupcakes, etc? Hell to the no. 😂 5y
Tamra @aschermetz nothing to this one, just hopefully enjoy the book! 😄 5y
Tamra @aschermetz 👍🏾 5y
robinb @aschermetz oh good! I was a little embarrassed admitting to that on a literary forum. 😊 5y
Tamra @robinb I‘m new too, so no worries. 😊 5y
robinb @Tamra thanks! 👍🙌 5y
Sarah83 This book was pretty great.. read it last year. 😍 5y
Tamra @Sarah83 it is quite good so far! 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 @robinb welcome Robin! 5y
robinb @ForeverNerdy thanks! I‘m on Chapter 3...so far, so good! 👍😊 5y
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Mystery in White | J Farjeon
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[DELETED] 3803335244 I‘m excited! 5y
swatreads @ForeverNerdy Me too🤗🤗 5y
Tamra I‘m going to have to start something else otherwise I‘m going to race thru it. I love everything about it so far! (edited) 5y
swatreads Haha😂😂 I love it too so far😍 it's interesting and the Brit Wit is definitely making me want to race through it too😃 I'm reading Neverwhere along with it😃 5y
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Mystery in White | J Farjeon
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I know this novel is going to be sprinkled with humor when I read this......😂😂😂😂 #xmasmystery

rubyslippersreads I need to start this one. 😊 5y
swatreads Can't wait to start 5y
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Tamra
Mystery in White | J Farjeon
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Now it‘s time for some cozy Xmas murder! 🎄❄️🗡 Seems a little incongruent. 😜 How is the hashtag #xmasmystery @ForeverNerdy @aschermetz @rubyslippersreads @swatreads ?

@batsy are you still planning on Meredith? If so I‘ll just tag you as I go.

Anyone else is welcome to join in. I‘m going to try not to rush thru these!

aschermetz Yay!! Sounds great!!! 🎉🎄🎉🎄 5y
rubyslippersreads Perfect! 🎄📚🎄 5y
swatreads It's perfect👍🎄🎊 5y
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[DELETED] 3803335244 Sounds great! I‘ll read Mystery in White or the other. I can‘t do both. Which one are you starting first? 5y
Tamra @ForeverNerdy since more of us are up for Mystery in White, lets do that one. 😊 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Sounds great! Can‘t wait! When are we starting? I‘m going to grab the ebook. 5y
Tamra @ForeverNerdy whenever! Read as you wish and have time. I‘m not an organized buddy-reader. 😆 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 That is good with me! I love that ❤️ Thank you. 5y
batsy Oh yes, totally! I'm totally behind on everything this week but hope to get to Meredith soon. When are you thinking of starting? 🙂 5y
Tamra @batsy I‘m going to read Mystery in White first, so no rush. In fact, if you don‘t get to it at all, I totally understand - no rush! 5y
batsy @Tamra Great 👍 Please feel free to tag me whenever you're about to start and I'll do the same if I get to it sooner ☺️ 5y
Tamra @batsy 👍🏾 5y
swatreads @ForeverNerdy I got the ebook too😊 will start soon🤗 5y
swatreads I read the introduction. Sounds pretty interesting!! 5y
Tamra @swatreads I‘m only a few pages in and the characters are interesting and have that Brit wit. 😄 5y
swatreads Haha that's awesome 😍 always loved Agatha Christie's books and this gives me that feel!! Will probably start tomorrow🤗 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Is it ok if @robinb joins in? She bought the book after I told her about our buddy read. ❤️❤️ 5y
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Want to say a big #thankyou to @thegirlwiththelibrarybag for these wonderful goodies! 2 books on my wish list & I‘m a Peanuts fan, so YAY to the comic book. Thanks for the chocolate too, not in the pic, it‘s already half eaten 😋🍫. I do like everything, thanks so much from the bottom of my heart. 🤗
@cobwebmoth this has been a fun book+tote swap, thanks for organising!
It‘s also the first day of #decdays , I look forward to play along, @Cinfhen

LeeRHarry Top tote - fave bookshop of mine too! 😊 5y
Cinfhen Yay for playing and for awesome new swag& books 💕💕💕 5y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LeeRHarry, which location do you haunt? One of these days we are sure to bump into each other! 5y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I‘m so glad! Hopefully Froggie wasn‘t too traumatised by the hot weather... 5y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LeeRHarry, I bounce around between Hawthorn and Carlton ☺️ 5y
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Mystery in White | J Farjeon
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Anyone interested in a classic Xmas mystery buddy read in December???

aschermetz Yay! I‘m excited! 5y
rubyslippersreads This looks like a great Christmas read! 🎄🚂 5y
PurpleyPumpkin Sounds interesting, I haven't heard of this novel before! I'm in if I can get a copy. 👍🏽 5y
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Tamra @PurpleyPumpkin 👍🏾👍🏾 5y
Tamra @rubyslippersreads looks like a cozy read. 5y
batsy If I can get a copy by then, I'd love to join 😊 5y
Tamra @batsy oops, sorry I thought you already one. 😳 5y
batsy @Tamra Oh, I just saw your comment in the other post! I have another Xmasy British Crime Classic book, Portrait of a Murderer by Anne Meredith 🙂 5y
Tamra @batsy hmmmm, I might have to get that one too! 5y
batsy @Tamra The cover alone is reason enough... 😆 5y
rubyslippersreads Didn't you also want to read this one, @LeahBergen and @sarah83 ? #litsyenablerandproudofit 😄 5y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I read this one last December! It‘s a fun Christmas read. 👍🏻 5y
Sarah83 @rubyslippersreads so great. In another post I just proposed this book, because I read it last year. This year I read some others. But thanks for the tag. 😘 5y
Tamra @batsy I am willing to read both if you have Meredith and are up for it! (edited) 5y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen I'm so behind on my book clubs and challenges, but since you and @Sarah83 both liked it ... #blameitonlitsy 😄 5y
batsy I'm not sure how soon I can get the Farjeon. It's on my TBR but I'll have to order it from Book Depository. But I'll definitely be reading the Meredith in Dec if you're game! (I'm not trying to be an enabler; only if you want to get the book 😆😆) 5y
swatreads I would love to💖💖 5y
Tamra @swatreads 🙌🏾 5y
Tamra @batsy I thought enabling was the purpose of Litsy? 🤔 (as I get out CC) 5y
Tamra @batsy no need to get Farjeon! I‘ll read Meredith with you. 5y
batsy @Tamra You're right, but I always feel both good and guilty about being an enabler 😂 5y
Tamra @batsy now I have two December reads booked! 🙌🏾🙌🏾 That cover IS gorgeous too. (edited) 5y
Tamra @ForeverNerdy 👏🏾🙌🏾 5y
aschermetz Hey y‘all! Are you still interested in doing a buddy read of this novel this month?? @ForeverNerdy @Tamra @swatreads 🎄🎄🎄 5y
Tamra Totally!!! I was going to mention it and hadn‘t gotten to it, so thank you! @aschermetz @swatreads @forevernerdy @rubyslippersreads (edited) 5y
swatreads Yes totally!!! Let's do it❤❤ @aschermetz @Tamra 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 @aschermetz yes! I‘m totally in. I don‘t have this book but I‘m going to check out getting it on kindle for this read. 5y
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Verity
Mystery in White | J Farjeon
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Halloween may not be over yet, but I‘m already reading with an eye to my Christmas book recommendation blog post. This is from the storage boxes, which means I had it in mind for last Christmas and never got to it. Oops!

Sarah83 So such a great book. Read it last year. 🤗 5y
Verity @Sarah83 so far, so creepy! 5y
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More book mail! Now I have an Xmas and Halloween read.

EvieBee I bought Mystery in White a year ago and haven‘t read it. Thank you for the reminder to jump on it!! (edited) 5y
Tamra @EvieBee seems like a cozy mystery read. 😊 5y
batsy Gonna order the Mystery in White in time for Christmas reading 🎅 5y
Tamra @batsy I hope it's fun! I'd suggest a buddy read, but that time of year? 😱 5y
batsy @Tamra Hahaha! It would be fun but I know what you mean! Let's keep it as a no-pressure possibility 👍 5y
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Lizpixie
Mystery in White | J Farjeon
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#Riotgrams #day3 #ThreeWordTitle This is a British Library Crime Classic that I received from @thegirlwiththelibrarybag in the #summersolstice swap. I'm saving it up for Xmas time coz I just don't have very many Xmassy books. On Xmas eve, a train is halted by snow in England in the 30s. Passengers take refuge in a nearby house, where there's a fire lit & tea on the table. But no ones home. Before the mystery is solved, people start dying.Xmas!🎅🏻

TheKidUpstairs This sounds great! I'll have to try and remember it for a December read 😀 5y
Tamra Ohhhh, I want to read this one! 5y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag ''Twas my Christmas read last year! 🎄 5y
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Loralie
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I really enjoyed this! A cozy mystery that takes place in the middle of a snowstorm with strangers thrown together by circumstance. A nice easy read with enjoyable characters.

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Loralie
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After a long day at work, finally getting to curl up under a blanket & start this book!

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C.a.r.o
Geheimnis in Wei | J. Jefferson Farjeon
Mehso-so

Eigentlich bin ich ein großer Fan von klassischen Kriminalromanen, aber dieses Buch war nicht so mein Fall. Die Reaktionen der Protagonisten und der Handlungsverlauf war nicht eingängig. Vielleicht habe ich das Buch nicht in der richtigen Stimmung gelesen.

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Aiming for a bit of themed reading to help me get in the holiday mood (now that we finally have our tree up). I have had this book on my shelf for a while now - it is time I actually read it! I do love a good whodunit.

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