A Christmas Homecoming (Christmas Novella 9)

A Victorian murder mystery for the festive season
  • Author
    • Anne Perry
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A Victorian tale of murder and intrigue taking place on a snowy Christmas in 1897...

During a bitter snowstorm, a mysterious stranger descends on the Netheridges' country home in Whitby, where a group of renowned actors have gathered to prepare a Boxing Day production of Dracula. Amidst an atmosphere of competing theatrical egos and artistic disagreements, the unknown Mr Ballin is brutally murdered.

Determined to uncover the truth, but without help from the police who cannot reach the house through the snow, Caroline Fielding begins to investigate the circumstances surrounding the puzzling affair. Who was the victim? Was his appearance at the house as innocent and as circumstantial as he professed? And which of the guests knows more than they are letting on?
  • Published: Nov 08 2012
  • Pages: 176
  • 176 x 110mm
  • ISBN: 9780755376940
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Press Reviews

  • Wall Street Journal
    Praise for Anne Perry's other Christmas novellas: '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
  • Tangled Web
    The tale is redolent with Victorian atmosphere, from the hypocritical snobbishness to the rigid social conventions of the time
  • Yorkshire Evening Post
    If you don't have a lump in your throat by the time you finish the final few pages, you shouldn't have had all that sherry