- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Mysterious Press; Reprint edition (Nov. 1 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446677663
- ISBN-13: 978-0446677660
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 236 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,197,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Corpus Christmas Paperback – Nov 1 2001
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"It does what a good mystery novel must-keep you guessing to the end." -- -The News and Observer, Raleigh
"One of the pleasures of Corpus Christmas is its well-drawn cast of art-world characters..." -- -The Wall Street Journal
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The story gets its name from a murder that takes place at the gallery a few days before Christmas. (Have no fear, it is not otherwise a Christmas tale, so can be comfortably read any time...) One of the new trustees is found bludgeoned to death after it is clear some research he has been conducting has uncovered something somebody doesn't want public. There's plenty of reason to suspect several of the main characters, many of who have no alibis, but ultimately the discovery of the murder weapon solves the crime.
Since my desire was to read the complete Harald series, I'm not sorry I read this. It was to me not as good as most of the others, as it took an awfully long time for the "body", of both the story and the victim (!), to appear; and having no interest at all in art, all that stuff about the gallery and famous painters was a little boring. But Maron is a good writer, her tales pleasing, and no doubt some will appreciate parts of this book more than me.
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