In The Washington Post, Michael Dirda recommended books as presents. The article was “Michael Dirda’s Wondrous Holiday Book Recommendations”. https://wapo.st/2jZwTxF
And, I think Dirda must be as fond of mysteries as we all are. He started the recommendations with mysteries. He lists a few suggestions, but we’re happy to quote this sentence. “Of course, you can’t go wrong with any of the British Library Crime Classics (Poisoned Pen), most of them introduced by Martin Edwards, president of Britain’s Detection Club.”
Are you still looking for presents? Or, at this late date, how about presents for yourself? Search for “British Library Crime Classics” in the search box at the Web Store, or just use this link. https://bit.ly/2jZgfhP
As a teaser, here are just a couple of the titles in that collection, a couple seasonal ones.