Mysterious Stories of Christmas Present
The writing of Christmas Mysteries is a time-honored tradition,
almost as old as Santa Claus himself. Here are some classics to discover.
These classic short story mysteries have been designed for online viewing.
Dancing Dan's Christmas Short Story Mystery
by Damon Runyon [1884-1946]
A few old guys are gathered at the speakeasy the night before Christmas, wishing each other well over a few hot Tom and Jerrys. A tale as twisty as the design on a candy cane.
A Chaparral Christmas Gift Short Story Mystery
by O. Henry [1862-1910]
A Christmas romance in the Old West. Gun slingers, revenge, and loyalty tied together with one of O. Henry's famous twist endings.
The Thieves Who Couldn't Help Sneezing Short Story Mystery
by Thomas Hardy [1840-1928]
Christmas Eve in a grand house, with a warm welcome for strangers. Here Mr. Hardy shows he, too had a light side.
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle Sherlock Holmes Short Story Mystery
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1859-1930]
Sherlock Holmes solves another crime with impossible clues. This one involves a famous diamond and a Christmas goose.