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A Christmas Beginning (Christmas Novella 5)

A Christmas Beginning (Christmas Novella 5)

A bleak Christmas turns into a murder investigation for Superintendent Runcorn…

The fifth in Anne Perry’s series of charming Christmas novellas, A Christmas Beginning is a touching story of lost love, wrapped up in a thrilling murder mystery. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Ann Granger.


‘Delightful … The perfect gift for a whodunit addict who likes to curl up with a good book after Christmas lunch’ – Oxford Times

For Superintendent Runcorn, Christmas has rarely looked so bleak. Believing that a change of scenery may help him finally forget Melisande Ewart, Runcorn heads for the beautiful, desolate Isle of Anglesey. Any hopes of Christmas passing quietly are dashed, however, when he discovers Melisande is also in Anglesey and, moreover, that she is engaged to another man.

Then the local vicar’s sister is found murdered and Melisande’s brother is implicated in the crime. Determined to assist Melisande in her time of need, Runcorn resolves to find the killer. Is it possible in doing so, that he will also win the heart of his one true love?

What readers are saying about A Christmas Beginning:

Christmas would not be Christmas without a Perry novella

‘A great read, good to curl up with by the fire on a snowy day’

A real page turner
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 1st August 2013

Price: £6.99

ISBN-13: 9781472210098

Reviews

Praise for Anne Perry: 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] writes with detail that invades the senses
Lincoln Journal Star
In Anne Perry's gifted hands, the puzzle plays out brilliantly
Greensboro News & Record
[A] heart-warming, if crime-tinged, complement to the holiday season
Booklist
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
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
Perry's Victorian-era holiday mysteries... are for many an annual treat
The Wall Street Journal