By Anne Perry
Anne Perry - A Christmas Guest
Christmas tale sequence, booklet 3
Anne Perry has dazzled readers for many years along with her gripping Victorian novels and has gained new lovers along with her acclaimed global conflict I sequence. Perry's exciting Christmas novels, contemporary additions to her certain repertoire, are set within the such a lot joyous season of the year.
In A Christmas visitor, Mariah Ellison, larger referred to as the vinegar-tongued Grandmama from the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt sequence, makes a gorgeous visual appeal in a bracing tale jam-packed with devious satisfaction . . . and sure death.
For Grandmama Ellison, Christmas isn't any cause to rejoice. And while her daughter and son-in-law plan a Christmas holiday to Paris sans hers really, the cantankerous Grandmama is pressured to stick elsewhere--and travels to the cold, windswept Romney Marshes to spend the vacation with Charlotte Pitt's mom and dad, Caroline and Joshua Fielding.
Grandmama is straight away depressing. For starters, Christmas with the Fieldings is not anything just like the cultured existence to which she's accustomed, and the Romney Marshes are unbearably provincial. while Joshua's cousin Maude Barrington arrives, Grandmama is at her wit's finish. even if Maude is definitely traveled and pleasant, Grandmama thinks she's fallacious and weird. but if Maude is located useless in mattress, Grandmama senses foul play and takes it upon herself to imagine the function of beginner detective--uncovering not just the reality approximately Maude Barrington yet a few startling truths approximately herself as well.
Enlivened with daring characters and bright, witty writing, A Christmas Guest is yet one more vacation novella with the proper mixture of puzzle and homicide combined with a beneficiant assisting of yule cheer.
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His shirt sleeves were rolled to above his elbows, displaying strong, muscular arms. Despite the rigors of med school, he’d managed to keep in shape. He was nearly perfect, with broad shoulders, trim waist, a hard, flat stomach, and slim hips. His faded jeans clung to the world’s sexiest buns. She tried to picture him naked, but there were a few details beyond her 51 JANET EVANOVICH imagination. She sighed wistfully and put the pie in the oven. Pat stowed the last bowl in the dishwasher and dried his hands on a kitchen towel.
It wasn’t one of the eighty-eight buildings still standing from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but it had been accurately reconstructed from its original eighteenthcentury foundation. The exterior shell was precisely as it would have been in colonial 45 JANET EVANOVICH times, and the interior had been adapted only slightly to modern living. Megan wondered how Pat had been lucky enough to get the little house. The private residences in the historic area were occupied, for the most part, by employees of Colonial Williamsburg, and the houses were at a premium.
Mum had flown the coop, she thought grimly. Mum was nowhere to be found. She wondered if Timmy knew that. It was only natural that he missed 57 JANET EVANOVICH his mother, and yet he seemed like a happy, well-adjusted child. Megan supposed children were flexible at this age. Or perhaps it was a reflection of Timmy’s personality that he could take things in stride. She knew it was an empty gesture, but she knocked on the apartment door anyway. There was no answer, and she tried the door and the window beside it.