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Publisher Comments:

Cantankerous and vinegar-tongued Grandmama, from Perry's Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, is the leading character in this Christmas novel. Grandmama arrives on a holiday visit and discovers that a fellow guest--an outcast from her own family--has been murdered.

Review:

"Charlotte's tetchy Grandmama from Perry's Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries does a bit of sleuthing on her own (and learns the true meaning of Christmas) in the author's latest holiday treat (A Christmas Visitor). When the London lady finds herself banished to the Romney Marshes home of her former daughter-in-law, Caroline (now married — scandalously, in Grandmama's opinion — to a younger actor), she is more than indignant. As if it isn't bad enough to be exiled to 'some bog by the sea' at Christmastime, another guest soon arrives: 'pointlessly joyous' Maud Barrington, the middle daughter of an old local family who has returned after 40 years of travel in Muslim Africa. Maude's family won't have her; they think she'll be an embarrassment to a visiting peer. Grandmama doesn't take to brash, vivid Maude, either — but as soon as Maude is discovered, suddenly and suspiciously dead in her bedroom, Grandmama regrets her coldness and vows to uncover the truth. When she imparts the sad news to Maude's family in the nearby town, she finds the reaction of Maude's two sisters strange. Their husbands, too, seem odd. Who might be the guilty party? Grandmama digs deep into family secrets and betrayals and becomes a whole new person along the way in this quick and enjoyable read." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Anne Perry is the bestselling author of No Graves As Yet, Shoulder the Sky, and Angels in the Gloom; two earlier holiday novels: A Christmas Journey and A Christmas Visitor; and two acclaimed series set in Victorian England. Her most recent William Monk novels are Death of a Stranger and The Shifting Tide. The popular novels featuring Charlotte and Thomas Pitt include Southampton Row, Seven Dials, and Long Spoon Lane. Her short story “Heroes” won an Edgar Award. Anne Perry lives in Scotland. Visit her website at www.anneperry.net.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345483805
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Perry, Anne
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
British
Subject:
Grandmothers
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20051101
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.48x5.80x.88 in. .67 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Charlotte's tetchy Grandmama from Perry's Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries does a bit of sleuthing on her own (and learns the true meaning of Christmas) in the author's latest holiday treat (A Christmas Visitor). When the London lady finds herself banished to the Romney Marshes home of her former daughter-in-law, Caroline (now married — scandalously, in Grandmama's opinion — to a younger actor), she is more than indignant. As if it isn't bad enough to be exiled to 'some bog by the sea' at Christmastime, another guest soon arrives: 'pointlessly joyous' Maud Barrington, the middle daughter of an old local family who has returned after 40 years of travel in Muslim Africa. Maude's family won't have her; they think she'll be an embarrassment to a visiting peer. Grandmama doesn't take to brash, vivid Maude, either — but as soon as Maude is discovered, suddenly and suspiciously dead in her bedroom, Grandmama regrets her coldness and vows to uncover the truth. When she imparts the sad news to Maude's family in the nearby town, she finds the reaction of Maude's two sisters strange. Their husbands, too, seem odd. Who might be the guilty party? Grandmama digs deep into family secrets and betrayals and becomes a whole new person along the way in this quick and enjoyable read." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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