A Christmas Guest: A Novel (The Christmas Stories)

A Christmas Guest: A Novel (The Christmas Stories)

Anne Perry

Anne Perry has dazzled readers for many years along with her gripping Victorian novels and has received new enthusiasts along with her acclaimed global warfare I sequence. Perry’s exciting Christmas novels, fresh additions to her exact repertoire, are set within the such a lot joyous season of the yr.

In A Christmas visitor, Mariah Ellison, greater referred to as the vinegar-tongued Grandmama from the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt sequence, makes a beautiful visual appeal in a bracing tale packed with devious pride . . . and sure death.
For Grandmama Ellison, Christmas isn't any cause to rejoice. And while her daughter and son-in-law plan a Christmas holiday to Paris sans hers actually, the cantankerous Grandmama is pressured to stick elsewhere–and travels to the cold, windswept Romney Marshes to spend the vacation with Charlotte Pitt’s mom and dad, Caroline and Joshua Fielding.

Grandmama is straight away depressing. For starters, Christmas with the Fieldings is not anything just like the cultured lifestyles to which she’s accustomed, and the Romney Marshes are unbearably provincial. whilst Joshua’s cousin Maude Barrington arrives, Grandmama is at her wit’s finish. even supposing Maude is definitely traveled and pleasant, Grandmama thinks she’s incorrect and weird. but if Maude is located dead in mattress, Grandmama senses foul play and takes it upon herself to imagine the position of novice detective–uncovering not just the reality approximately Maude Barrington yet a few startling truths approximately herself in addition.

Enlivened with daring characters and shiny, witty writing, A Christmas visitor is yet one more vacation novella with the precise mix of poser and homicide combined with a beneficiant assisting of yule cheer.

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