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A Christmas Guest (Christmas Novella 3)

A Christmas Guest (Christmas Novella 3)

Playing detective, Grandmama has one of her more exciting Christmases…

The third of Anne Perry’s delightful Christmas novellas, A Christmas Guest, depicts, with humour and compassion, one woman’s discovery of the true meaning of Christmas. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Sarah Perry.


‘The characterisation is superb. The period feel is excellent… a real page-turner’ – Historical Novels Review
Mariah Ellison isn’t merely disappointed to learn that she won’t spend Christmas at home with her married granddaughter: she is furious. Instead, Grandmama is being packed off to a house in the Romney Marshes to stay with her ex-daughter-in-law. Never having got on with Caroline, Mariah much disapproves of her new husband: decades younger than her, Joshua, an actor, is scarcely even respectable. There will be nothing to do, no one to visit, and no doubt the terrible weather will make even taking a walk impossible. It is going to be the worst Christmas of Grandmama’s life.

As if that weren’t enough, another visitor is foisted on the household. Then something shocking and quite unexpected happens. Has a crime been committed? Grandmama is surprised to find herself turning detective – another profession she deplores – and proving extremely good at it.

What readers are saying about A Christmas Guest:

‘It was a lovely Christmas read… Perry has done a remarkable job of bringing the Victorian traditions to life

‘Another gripping story by Anne Perry’

Five stars
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 1st August 2013

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781472210104

Reviews

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
A bite-sized mystery that could be fitted in after your Christmas lunch
Daily Telegraph
Praise for Anne Perry: The characterisation is superb. The period feel is excellent... a real page-turner
Historical Novels Review
[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] writes with detail that invades the senses
Lincoln Journal Star
In Anne Perry's gifted hands, the puzzle plays out brilliantly
Greensboro News & Record
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