By Anne Perry
As Charlotte Pitt’s grandmother Mariah Ellison unearths herself investigating a long-unsolved slaying, it turns into transparent that grappling with intrigue and foul play runs within the relatives. A festive Christmas package deal left on Mariah’s doorstep comprises an ominous current, sparking stories of a twenty-year-old homicide that shattered her friendship with the victim’s widow. notwithstanding the reward is a sour reminder of that tragic time, within the spirit of the season Mariah travels to Surrey in hopes of reconciling together with her estranged buddy and fixing the crime that drove them apart.
On arrival, Mariah joins forces with the murdered man’s grandson, a sleuth in his personal correct who’s found promising facts in addition to a suspect. yet Surrey’s picturesque hills cover darkish doings and stunning revelations which could make the vacation whatever yet calm and bright.
Decked with intrigue and trimmed with xmas spirit, A Christmas Return is a vacation deal with wrapped within the wonderful storytelling abilities of the reigning grasp of Victorian mystery.
Praise for A Christmas Return
“This compact little gem, [Anne] Perry’s 15th Christmas novella, demonstrates her skillability in writing Victorian-set mysteries. . . . the ambience of close-knit village lifestyles within the Nineties feels pitch-perfect, from the homeliness of citizens’ vacation decor to the gossip that spreads like a dreadful stain. The characterization is excellent, and the work’s brief size is ideal for the cloth. The spirit of the Christmas season is cleverly evoked during the underlying subject matter that it’s by no means too past due for reconciliations and moment chances.”—Historical Novels overview (Editors’ Choice)
“Perry’s many enthusiasts will get pleasure from one other successful Victorian-era secret set in the course of the holidays.”—Library Journal
“Exceptional . . . Perry unobtrusively accommodates insights in regards to the precise that means of the season into the engrossing plot.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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A Christmas Return: A Novel by Anne Perry