A Christmas Visitor
Renowned for her acclaimed Victorian novels as well as a stunning new series set in World War I, Anne Perry consistently dazzles us with stories rife with emotion, intrigue, and psychological depth. She recently expanded her talents with the delightfully rendered novella, A Christmas Journey,... show more
Renowned for her acclaimed Victorian novels as well as a stunning new series set in World War I, Anne Perry consistently dazzles us with stories rife with emotion, intrigue, and psychological depth. She recently expanded her talents with the delightfully rendered novella, A Christmas Journey, which USA Today called “one of the best books to brighten the joyous season.” Now she has given readers another gift–a yuletide offering full of holiday magic . . . and murder.The Dreghorn family is gathering for an anticipated reunion in the Lake District of England. The blissful tranquility of the snowbound estate, however, is soon shattered by what appears to be an accidental death. The victim’s distraught wife, Antonia, summons her godfather, distinguished mathematician and inventor Henry Rathbone–one of the most beloved characters from Perry’s bestselling William Monk series. But questions about the tragic event turn into whispers of murder, sending shock waves among members of the Dreghorn clan, who haven’t seen each other in ten years.Now Rathbone must put his analytical and creative capacities to the test as he assumes the role of an amateur investigator. But while searching for clues and mulling over potential motives, he cannot help but wonder: Will another poor soul meet the same untimely end–and be silenced like the night?In this Christmas novella, featuring a colorful, somewhat eccentric cast of characters and an irresistible plot as twisty as a ribbon, Rathbone rescues the holiday with a grace that would impress William Monk himself.
Publish date: October 26th 2004
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
Series: Christmas Stories (#2)
Book themes for Winter Solstice and Yaldā Night: Read a book of poetry. Book themes for Yuletide: Read a book set in the midst of a snowy or icy winter. Holiday Book Joker as Bonus Joker: A book set on Winter Solstice (or Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere) Winter Solstice and Yald...
Set in the chilly Lake District of Victorian England this very short book manages to be both a heart warming Christmas story and a murder mystery.
The narration was fine but this book was like a small firework that fizzles instead of exploding. When we finally learn who the murderer is there's still a question about if it really is the person they think and it ends kind of strange, no great reveal. Not my favorite Anne Perry.