"Murder under the Christmas tree" is a compilation of short stories from the classic crime writers including Conan Doyle, Ranking, Sayers, McDermid, Allingham and more.
From the blurb: Murder most festive...A locked room mystery solved with a flourish on Boxing Day. Blackmail on Christmas Eve.A missing jewel discovered in a very festive hiding place.A body slumped in a chair on Christmas morning, still listening to carols.The midnight theft of a gift intended for a saint. Crime doesn't take a holiday, so these - and many more - are the puzzles that make up Murder under the Christmas Tree, a collection of festive mysteries featuring fictional sleuths from Lord Peter Wimsey to Sherlock Holmes, Cadfael to Father Brown. This is the very best of Christmas murder and mayhem - so settle into your armchair, put another log on the fire and take a bite of your mince pie. Just make sure it's not poisoned...
Interestingly, the stories were all mysteries but not all murders, but this does not detract from their quality one bit. The stories were short, bite-sized pieces that are excellent stories from a wide range of perspectives within the mystery genre and most enjoyable.
If you like the classics, both older and modern and love a taste of mystery, then I highly recommend "Murder under the Christmas Tree".