Andrew’s Christmas crime story “The Killer Christian” is being resurrected once again, this time as part of a massive new anthology called The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries, published by Vintage Crime and edited by Otto Penzler. “The Killer Christian” began its life as a holiday chapbook for Penzler’s famous Mysterious Bookshop in lower Manhattan. It was then published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and later anthologized in Penzler’s popular collection Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop and in an EQMM e-book called The Crooked Road, Vol II.
“The Killer Christian” is the tale of a holiday miracle that occurs when a stupid but deadly hit man stumbles over a struggling actress playing a walk-on role as an angel in an off-off-Broadway play. John Wilson of the Christian review Books & Culture said of the story, “It’s something special: funny, tender, yet with a Swiftian kick.”
Other authors in the Big Book of Christmas Mysteries include Mary Higgins Clark, Ed McBain, Agatha Christie, John D. MacDonald and Rex Stout. On sale now.