- Title: A Christmas Tragedy
- Author: Baroness Emmuska Orczy
- Pages: 18
- Released: December 1909
- Genre: short story
- My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*My opinions are my own
*May contain spoilers
“IT was a fairly merry Christmas party, although the surliness of our host somewhat marred the festivities” begins the story. Lady Molly is an female dectective on vacation for the holidays when her host is murdered. The information all seems to point to one individual but she knows something doesn’t add up. She lends the hand that uncovers the truth behind the lies.
I had a great time reading this story. The characters were diverse and familiar. Lady Molly is one of the early female detectives and helped pave the way for some of my other favorite characters, like Kinsey Millhone in the alphabet mysteries by Sue Grafton.
If you are fond of detective stories this one is great. Baroness Orczy does a great job of giving you the information you need without giving you too much and spoiling the ending. This is a fun, fast read that should make it on to everyone’s holiday reading list at least once.