A Christmas Return

A Christmas Return


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'Tis the season of giving--and with this wonderful book, New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry shares a brand-new holiday mystery filled with bygone relationships and hidden secrets.

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.

Decked with intrigue and trimmed with Yuletide spirit, A Christmas Return is a holiday treat wrapped in the glorious storytelling talents of the reigning master of Victorian mystery.

Praise for the Christmas Novels of Anne Pery

"Perry's Victorian-era holiday mysteries [are] an annual treat."--The Wall Street Journal

A Christmas Message

"[Perry's] characters have that larger-than-life quality that permeated so many classic films from the golden age of cinema."--BookPage

A Christmas Escape

"Rivals the classic murder mysteries of Dame Agatha Christie . . . The suspense is built up so well."--Bookreporter

A New York Christmas

"A thoroughly enjoyable mystery set against the wonderful historical backdrop of 1904 New York City at Christmastime."--Library Journal (starred review)

A Christmas Hope

"Very much recommended . . . a wonderful story." --Historical Novels Review

A Christmas Garland

"In Anne Perry's gifted hands, the puzzle plays out brilliantly."--Greensboro News & Record

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    A Christmas Return Reviews

  • Jaline

    This is a nice little Christmas-flavoured novella!I have read many of Anne Perry's "Charlotte and Thomas Pitt" series as well as the "William Monk" series - as many as I could considering the librarie...

  • Melisa

    Anne Perry is a novelist whose books I’ve been wanting to read for ages, I hear she is a master at the historical thriller, however I feel that this was not the book to begin with. This is not a who...

  • Fred

    A nice & quick yearly Anne Perry Christmas read (under 1 day).I have read all of Anne Perry's books in her "Christmas Stories" series, this year she is back on track with a very good one after last ye...

  • Miriam Smith (A Mother?s Musings)

    "A Christmas Return" by internationally best selling author Anne Perry is the fifteenth in her Christmas novella series and is a Victorian crime mystery. I've never read anything before by this author...

  • Hannah

    Mariah Ellison, a toasty-tempered grandmother, is on the loose. Her old friend was murdered twenty years before, and now the man he was defending in court is trying to defame Cullen's name. Not if Mar...

  • Bam cooks the books ;-)

    I've enjoyed several of these Christmas novellas based on the characters in Anne Perry's long-running mystery series. In this year's edition, Charlotte Pitt's grandmother, Mariah Ellison, is called up...

  • Tom

    This novella truly rates 5 Stars since a miracle truly occurred for me this holiday season. I actually have changed from disliking Mariah Ellison immensely to actually admiring her. In a previous nove...

  • Shiloah

    Cozy and interesting! I felt like it was more the aftermath of a murder than the murder mystery itself. ...

  • Yibbie

    It was not at all what I was expecting. It was cozy. There were no gory details or hard-boiled detectives. It just wasn’t as Christmassy as I was expecting. Partly, the back story was very heavy; a...

  • Susan

    3.5 stars Anne Perry writes this series of short Christmas novels every year. This one features Charlotte Pitt's grandmother, Mariah, who lives with Charlotte's sister, Emily. She is an unpleasant per...