A Christmas Journey is that rarest of seasonal thrillrs: one that exemplifies the message and spirit of the holiday...This brief work has an almost Jamesian subtlety, and with its powerful message of responsibility and redemption--'We need to both forgive and to be forgiven'--it conveys a moral force in keeping with the season"
A Victorian-era Christmas
A doozy of a Christmas mystery
A wonderful story as only this author can tell them. This novel features Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould, one of the most memorable characters from the Thomas Pitt series-who appears here as a lively young woman, the ultimate aristocrat who can trace her blood to half the royal houses of Europe. Its Christmas and the Berkshire countryside is wrapped in winter chill. But the well-born guests who have gathered at Applecross for a delicious weekend of innocent intrigue and passionate romance are warmed by roaring fires and candlelight, holly and mistletoe, good wine and gorgeously wrapped gifts. It's scarcely the setting for misfortune, and no one-not even that clever young aristocrat and budding sleuth, Vespasia Cumming-Gould-anticipates the tragedy that is to darken this lighthearted holiday house party. But soon a young woman lies dead, a suicide, and another is ostracized, held partly responsible fo the shocking turn of events.
I think Anne Perry's Christmas series is an absolute joy to read. Hope thee are many more to come.