An Anne Perry Christmas: A Christmas Journey / A Christmas Visitor

Christmas Stories #1-2

Anne Perry

fiction historical mystery
dark mysterious slow-paced

304 pages | first published 2004

A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY
“One of the best books to brighten the joyous season.”
–USA Today

“This brief work has an almost Jamesian subtlety. . . . [A] powerful message of responsibility and redemption.”
–The Wall Street Journal

In the Berkshire countryside, family and guests have gathered for a delicious weekend fête surrounded by roaring fires and candlelight. It’s scarcely the setting for misfortune, and no one–not even that clever budding sleuth Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould–anticipates the tragedy that is to darken this holiday house party.

A CHRISTMAS VISITOR
“Satisfyingly dark and suspenseful.”
–Entertainment Weekly

“Wondrous . . . a welcome entry to the seasonal thriller.”
–Richmond Times-Dispatch

At the Dreghorn family reunion, the tranquility of a snowbound English estate is shattered by what an apparently accidental death. The victim’s distraught wife summons her godfather, the distinguished mathematician and inventor Henry Rathbone, to the scene. And questions about the tragic event soon turn into whispers of murder.

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