Dickens would have approved of this short, but satisfying story that offers much more than turkey and tinsel
The tale is redolent with Victorian atmosphere, from the hypocritical snobbishness to the rigid social conventions of the time
'A bite-sized mystery that could be fitted in after your Christmas lunch'
'Delightful . . . The perfect gift for a whodunit addict who likes to curl up with a good book after Christmas lunch'
A gripping tale of good and evil that shines a light on the hypocrisy of society in Victorian London
Christmas is traditionally a time of hope and heart and there is plenty of both on offer in Anne Perry's small but beautifully formed winter... Perry plumbs the dark underside of both the higher and lower echelons of Victorian society to bring us a Christmas cracker full of rich storytelling, classic conundrums, timeless life lessons and the gift of forgiveness