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A Christmas Return: A Novel

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'Tis the season of giving - and with this wonderful book, New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry shares a brand-new holiday mystery filled with bygone relationships and hidden secrets.

As Charlotte Pitt's grandmother Mariah Ellison finds herself investigating a long-unsolved slaying, it becomes clear that grappling with intrigue and foul play runs in the family. A festive Christmas package left on Mariah's doorstep contains an ominous present, sparking memories of a twenty-year-old murder that shattered her friendship with the victim's widow. Though the gift is a bitter reminder of that tragic time, in the spirit of the season Mariah travels to Surrey in hopes of reconciling with her estranged friend and solving the crime that drove them apart.

On arrival, Mariah joins forces with the murdered man's grandson, a sleuth in his own right who's discovered promising evidence as well as a suspect. But Surrey's picturesque hills conceal dark doings and shocking revelations that could make the holiday anything but calm and bright.

Decked with intrigue and trimmed with Yuletide spirit, A Christmas Return is a holiday treat wrapped in the glorious storytelling talents of the reigning master of Victorian mystery.

Praise for the Christmas Novels of Anne Pery

"Perry's Victorian-era holiday mysteries [are] an annual treat." - The Wall Street Journal

A Christmas Message

"[Perry's] characters have that larger-than-life quality that permeated so many classic films from the golden age of cinema." - BookPage

A Christmas Escape

"Rivals the classic murder mysteries of Dame Agatha Christie . . . The suspense is built up so well." - Bookreporter

A New York Christmas

"A thoroughly enjoyable mystery set against the wonderful historical backdrop of 1904 New York City at Christmastime." - Library Journal (starred review)

A Christmas Hope

"Very much recommended . . . a wonderful story." - Historical Novels Review

A Christmas Garland

"In Anne Perry's gifted hands, the puzzle plays out brilliantly." - Greensboro News & Record

About the Author

Anne Perry
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Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels, including Dark Assassin and The Shifting Tide, and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including The Cater Street Hangman, Calandar Square, Buckingham Palace Gardens and Long Spoon Lane. She is also the author of the World War I novels No Graves As Yet, Shoulder the Sky, Angels in the Gloom, At Some Disputed Barricade, and We Shall Not Sleep, as well as six holiday novels, most recently A Christmas Grace. Anne Perry lives in Scotland.




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 3.5 / 5 - Good
 
Reviewed by: Brian McCulloh

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