A Christmas Grace (Christmas Novella 6)
A festive mystery set in rugged western Ireland
By Anne Perry
In A Christmas Grace, Anne Perry writes a heart-warming Victorian mystery set in the sweeping landscape of rural Ireland. Perfect for the festive season.
Some people will do anything to keep their secrets safe...
In the sixth of Anne Perry's charming Christmas novellas, A Christmas Grace, a community learns to come to terms with a terrible event from its past. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Sarah Perry.
'[A] heart-warming, if crime-tinged, complement to the holiday season' - Booklist
Emily Radley's Christmas plans are shattered when she learns that her aunt is dying. Although estranged from her, Emily decides that she must journey to Susannah's home in Ireland to assist her in her final days. When she reaches Connemara though, it is evident that Susannah has more on her mind than her health.
Then Daniel, the lone survivor of a ship wrecked in a violent storm, seeks refuge in Susannah's house. Determined to understand why the village is not welcoming its new arrival, Emily discovers strange parallels with the unsolved death of another young man, Connor, many years before. Susannah, desperate to find out what happened to Connor before she dies, urges Emily to investigate. And as she does, Emily learns that some people will do anything to keep their secrets safe.
What readers are saying about Anne Perry's Christmas novellas:
'A delightful, gentle read to prepare you for Christmas... What more could a reader want?'
'Christmas would not be Christmas without a Perry novella'
'A great read, good to curl up with by the fire on a snowy day'
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25 Nov 2010
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Praise for Anne Perry: [A] heart-warming, if crime-tinged, complement to the holiday season — Booklist
Perry's Victorian-era holiday mysteries... are for many an annual treat — The Wall Street Journal
Perry, as always, does an admirable job of pulling back the Christmas tree skirt and showing the darker underside tucked away behind the trappings of a Victorian holiday — The Washington Post
Delightful... The perfect gift for a whodunit addict who likes to curl up with a good book after Christmas lunch — Oxford Times
A bite-sized mystery that could be fitted in after your Christmas lunch — Daily Telegraph
Perry's gift is that she can evoke a sense of place and time while still producing the thrills and chills expected of a modern-day mystery writer — The Orlando Sentinel
In Anne Perry's gifted hands, the puzzle plays out brilliantly — Greensboro News & Record
[Perry] writes with detail that invades the senses — Lincoln Journal Star