A Christmas Guest

A Christmas Guest

by Anne Perry (Author)

Synopsis

Mariah Ellison isn't merely disappointed to learn that she won't spend Christmas at home with her married granddaughter: she is furious. Instead, Grandmama is being packed off to a house in the Romney Marshes to stay with her ex-daughter-in-law. Never having got on with Caroline, Mariah much disapproves of her new husband: decades younger than her, Joshua, an actor, is scarcely even respectable. There will be nothing to do, no one to visit, and no doubt the terrible weather will make even taking a walk impossible. It is going to be the worst Christmas of Grandmama's life.

As if that weren't enough, another visitor is foisted on the household. Then something shocking and quite unexpected happens. Has a crime been committed? Grandmama is surprised to find herself turning detective - another profession she deplores - and proving extremely good at it.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
Edition: New e.
Publisher: Headline
Published: 02 Oct 2006

ISBN 10: 075532725X
ISBN 13: 9780755327256
Book Overview: The third of Anne Perry's delightful Christmas novellas, A CHRISTMAS GUEST depicts, with humour and compassion, one woman's discovery of the true meaning of Christmas

Media Reviews
Praise for the Christmas novels of Anne Perry A Christmas Journey A Christmas Journey is that rarest of seasonal thrillers: 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 both to forgive and to be forgiven'-it conveys a moral force in keeping with the season. -The Wall Street Journal One of the best books to brighten the joyous season. -USA Today A Christmas Visitor [Perry] has a flair for humor, and the names she chooses for her characters are so wondrous it's a pity to kill any of them off. -Richmond Times-Dispatch A heartwarming family reunion . . . [Perry] creates excellent winter atmosphere in the wild, snowy lands of northern England. -The Arizona Republic
Author Bio
Anne Perry is a New York Times bestselling author noted for her memorable characters, historical accuracy and exploration of social and ethical issues. Her two series, one featuring Thomas Pitt and one featuring William Monk, have been published in multiple languages. Anne Perry has also published a successful series based around World War One and the Reavley family, and the recent standalone novel The Sheen on the Silk. Anne Perry was selected by The Times as one of the twentieth century's '100 Masters of Crime'.