An Anne Perry Christmas: Two Holiday Novels (Paperback)

Two Holiday Novels

By Anne Perry

Ballantine Books, 9780345497000, 295pp.

Publication Date: November 7, 2006



For the first time in one cozy volume: Anne Perry's first two Christmas novels-yuletide offerings full of holiday magic . . . and murder

"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 fete 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.
"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.

About the Author

Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels, including Revenge in a Cold River and Corridors of the Night, and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including Murder on the Serpentine and Treachery at Lancaster Gate. She is also the author of a series of five World War I novels, as well as thirteen holiday novels, most recently A Christmas Return, and a historical novel, The Sheen on the Silk, set in the Ottoman Empire. Anne Perry lives in Scotland and Los Angeles.