Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas

13 books in series
3 out of 5 stars 62 ratings

Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas - Twelve Days of Winter Omnibus edition Publisher's Summary

A collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season – from the number-1 best seller Stuart MacBride. Thieves, drug dealers, lap-dancers, gangsters, and even the odd good guy populate these 12 tales exploring the seedier side of life in North East Scotland.

©2011 Stuart MacBride (P)2011 HarperCollins
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  • Book 0

    • Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas - Twelve Days of Winter Omnibus edition

    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    A collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season – from the number-1 best seller Stuart MacBride. Thieves, drug dealers, lap-dancers, gangsters, and even the odd good guy populate these 12 tales exploring the seedier side of life in North East Scotland.

    Regular price: $7.22

  • Book 1

    • Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas - A Partridge in a Pear Tree

    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5

    First story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season. Billy Partridge wasn’t really cut out to be a cat burglar, but it was ‘do the job, or come up with thirteen grand by Thursday, or have both legs shattered’.‘Do the job’ seemed the least worst option. But he’s about to find out just how bad the least worst option can be….

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Bad ending

    • By J. on 01-03-12

    Regular price: $2.06

  • Book 2

    • Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas - Turtle Doves

    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 4

    Second story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season. When a double suicide arrives at the city morgue, Sandra thinks it’s a Christmas like any other. But she’s about to get a very nasty shock – make that two very nasty shocks….

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't buy it

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-04-16

    Regular price: $2.06

  • Book 3

    • Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas - French Hens

    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Third story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season. Being a top-flight chef can be stressful. Thankfully, a professional kitchen throws up some unique opportunities for body disposal….

    Regular price: $2.06

  • Book 4

    • Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas - Calling Birds

    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Fourth story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season. Working in a call centre normally offers few career opportunities. But it looks as if Tracy’s about to get her big break.

    Regular price: $2.06

  • Book 5

    • Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas - Gold Rings

    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Fifth story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season. There is never a good time to look upon the face of a dead loved one. But Mr Unwin has dedicated his life to helping the bereaved. While helping himself at the same time….

    Regular price: $2.06

  • Book 6

    • Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas - Geese-a-Laying

    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Sixth story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season. The maternity ward: the last place you’d associate with criminal activity. Which makes it as good a place as any to carry it out.

    Regular price: $2.06

  • Book 7

    • Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas (7) - Swans-a-Swimming

    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Seventh story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season. James Kirkhill thinks he has the best job in the world: coaching the girls’ swimming team. But he’s about to get into some very deep water…

    Regular price: $2.06

  • Book 8

    • Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas (8) – Maids-a-Milking

    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Eighth story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season. Brian’s about to discover that life as a drug dealer can have hidden benefits. But he might come to wish he’d never taken advantage of them…

    Regular price: $2.12

  • Book 9

    • Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas (9) - Ladies Dancing

    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Ninth story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season. Kayleigh’s a professional. But lap-dancing has rules. And when someone breaks the rules….

    Regular price: $2.06

  • Book 10

    • Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas - Lords-a-Leaping

    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Tenth story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season. Lord Peter Forsyth-Leven, MSP, is about to discover that having it all just means you’ve got more to lose….

    Regular price: $2.06

  • Book 11

    • Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas - Pipers Piping

    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Eleventh story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season. What could be more festive than a trip to see Santa at the local shopping centre? Depends on who’s gunning for Santa…

    Regular price: $2.06

  • Book 12

    • Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas - Drummers Drumming

    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The final story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season. It’s Christmas Eve, but the criminals never stop working, so neither do the police. The raid is on... but things don’t go entirely to plan.

    Regular price: $2.06