Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

We’re having our first  decent snowfall of the year, with more coming Friday, which of course makes the world look a Christmas card. So Christmas approaches, let me offer my happiest holiday wishes, and a new Criminal Christmas carol.

Buy yourself a mystery for Christmas

Death in black and white

From then on,

Your troubles will be out of sight


Read yourself a mystery at Christmas

Turn pages every day

From then on

Your troubles will be miles away!


Here we are as in olden days

Happy golden days of gore

Faithful sleuths who are dear to us

Solving crimes for us once more


Through the years

We’ll be reading them together

If publishers allow

From Sayers to Sherlock’s last bow!

And treat yourself to mystery at Christmas now!