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A Christmas Hope (Christmas Novella 11)

A Christmas Hope (Christmas Novella 11)

As the London winter draws in, will the truth be revealed and the innocent saved?

As the two worlds of Victorian London collide, the death of a prostitute at a society party makes for an unforgettable Christmas in Anne Perry’s A Christmas Hope. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Ann Granger.


‘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’ – Washington Post

London, 1868. As the Christmas season begins, Claudine Burroughs feels little joy in its endless social calls and extravagant events. Working at a clinic for desperate women has opened her eyes to a different world.
Then her two worlds collide. A prostitute smuggled into a grandiose Christmas party is found brutally beaten. Poet Dai Tregarron stands accused. But Dai insists he was trying to protect her from the violence of three young men. Claudine believes him, but with society closing ranks against him, how can she prove his innocence without risking everything?

What readers are saying about A Christmas Hope:

‘Again, Anne Perry [has] created a perfect Christmas novel. I could hardly stop reading

‘A very absorbing read’

Five stars
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 24th October 2013

Price: £6.99

ISBN-13: 9780755397280

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
Praise for Anne Perry: 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
A bite-sized mystery that could be fitted in after your Christmas lunch
Daily Telegraph
A gripping tale of good and evil that shines a light on the hypocrisy of society in Victorian London
The Lady
The tale is redolent with Victorian atmosphere, from the hypocritical snobbishness to the rigid social conventions of the time
Tangled Web
Perry's Victorian-era holiday mysteries... are for many an annual treat
The Wall Street Journal
[A] heart-warming, if crime-tinged, complement to the holiday season
Booklist
Very much recommended... a wonderful story
Historical Novel Review
In Anne Perry's gifted hands, the puzzle plays out brilliantly Greensboro News & Record
Greensboro News & Record
Delightful... The perfect gift for a whodunit addict who likes to curl up with a good book after Christmas lunch
Oxford Times