It seems that every reader – and perhaps every author – likes to read about and write about Christmas. Besides P.D. James (see above), the French writer Georges Simenon has written short stories about Christmas featuring his Inspector Maigret. In a volume of nine stories, Maigret makes his way through Paris in the midst of the Christmas season and discovers crime, passion, and murder along the way. Add this one to your Christmas mystery list! Maigret’s Christmas by Georges Simenon.