A Christmas Guest

A Christmas Guest

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"Mariah Ellison, better known as the vinegar-tongued Grandmama from the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, makes a stunning appearance in a bracing story full of devious delight...and certain death. For Grandmama Ellison, Christmas is no reason to celebrate. And when her daughter and son-in-law plan a Christmas vacation to Paris sans hers truly, the cantankerous Grandmama is forced to stay elsewhere--and travels to the chilly, windswept Romney Marshes to spend the holiday with Charlotte Pitt's parents, Caroline and Joshua Fielding. Grandmama is immediately miserable. For starters, Christmas with the Fieldings is nothing like the cultured life to which she's accustomed, and the Romney Marshes are unbearably provincial. When Joshua's cousin Maude Barrington arrives, Grandmama is at her wit's end. Although Maude is well traveled and friendly, Grandmama thinks she's improper and strange. But when Maude is found lifeless in bed, Grandmama senses foul play and takes it upon herself to assume the role of amateur detective--uncovering not only the truth about Maude Barrington but some startling truths about herself as well."--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780345483805
0345483804
Call Number: PERRY
Characteristics: 193 p. ; 19 cm.
Subjects: Christmas stories.
Historical fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Romney Marsh (England : Marsh) -- Fiction.
Loire River Valley (France) -- Fiction.
Grandmothers -- Fiction.
British -- France -- Fiction.
Women detectives -- Fiction.

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ReadRobin
Jan 20, 2014

Anne Perry is my favorite author. Her evocation of place and time comforts and interests me. Whether London or the provinces is the setting, I can nearly feel the wind, see the light, and smell the environment. Because of the latter I do enjoy getting out of London.

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ReadRobin
Jan 20, 2014

Anne Perry is my favorite author. Her evocation of place and time comforts and interests me. Whether London or the provinces is the setting, I can nearly feel the wind, see the light, and smell the environment. Because of the latter I do enjoy getting out of London.

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