A Christmas Return

A Christmas Return

A Novel

Book - 2017
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As Charlotte Pitt's grandmother Mariah Ellison finds herself investigating a long-unsolved slaying, it becomes clear that grappling with intrigue and foul play runs in the family. A festive Christmas package left on Mariah's doorstep contains an ominous present, sparking memories of a twenty-year-old murder that shattered her friendship with the victim's widow. Though the gift is a bitter reminder of that tragic time, in the spirit of the season Mariah travels to Surrey in hopes of reconciling with her estranged friend and solving the crime that drove them apart. On arrival, Mariah joins forces with the murdered man's grandson, a sleuth in his own right who's discovered promising evidence as well as a suspect. But Surrey's picturesque hills conceal dark doings and shocking revelations that could make the holiday anything but calm and bright.
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780425285077
Branch Call Number: FIC Perry
Characteristics: 176 pages


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Jan 05, 2019

A short little mystery to read on Christmas day. This Perry novel was about the murders of two young girls that took place 25 years ago. The perpetrator was cleared but the hero, a little old lady, revealed the truth.

Nov 25, 2018

Really enjoyed this story and the interplay of relationships between young and old.

Nov 26, 2017

Anne Perry writes the same book over and over, and writes a simplified marshmallow version of it for Christmas each year. I like author, and of all the Christmas books, I like this the best.

Nov 26, 2017

Have never read Anne Perry before, I usually read non-fiction but a friend recommended this mystery novel. I really enjoyed it and had trouble putting it down. I only gave it 3 1/2 points because there was a lot of repetition of main character's back story without a lot of depth to it. I am going to check out some of her other works.
Fans of this author will enjoy this I am sure!

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