Anne Perry's Christmas Vigil: Two Victorian Holiday Mysteries

Anne Perry's Christmas Vigil: Two Victorian Holiday Mysteries

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IN THESE TWO HOLIDAY MYSTERIES SET IN VICTORIAN LONDON, CHRISTMAS COMES WITH A HELPING OF MAGIC AND MURDER.
 
A CHRISTMAS PROMISE
 
Three days before Christmas, in London’s East End, thirteen-year-old Gracie Phipps encounters eight-year-old Minnie Maude Mudway, freezing and alone. Only the day before, someone murdered

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IN THESE TWO HOLIDAY MYSTERIES SET IN VICTORIAN LONDON, CHRISTMAS COMES WITH A HELPING OF MAGIC AND MURDER.
 
A CHRISTMAS PROMISE
 
Three days before Christmas, in London’s East End, thirteen-year-old Gracie Phipps encounters eight-year-old Minnie Maude Mudway, freezing and alone. Only the day before, someone murdered Minnie Maude’s Uncle Alf and made off with his rag-and-bones cart—as well as with Charlie, the beloved donkey who pulled it. Now, Grace and Minnie Maude set off to rescue Charlie. But the path that Uncle Alf had taken to his death was not his regular route, and in his cart, the children are told, was a dazzling golden casket that could very well be a Pandora’s box of evil or a shining prize of hope.
 
A CHRISTMAS ODYSSEY
 
Ten days before Christmas, James Wentworth feels not joy but grief. His reckless son, Lucien, has been lured into a world of drugs and wild passion. Wentworth’s only hope, he believes, is his old friend Henry Rathbone, who volunteers to search for the wayward young man with the help of two new companions—Squeaky Robinson, a reformed brothel-keeper, and Crow, a mysterious slum doctor. As this odd trio gathers clues about Lucien’s disappearance on London’s dark streets, they find themselves on a mission whose outcome they cannot begin to guess.


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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"When Anne Perry writes her Christmas novels, it’s almost as if Charles Dickens has come back from the grave to treat readers to another heartwarming holiday story.”—Winston-Salem Journal

“Should be on the Christmas stocking list of anyone who likes a sniffle of nostalgia.”—The Washington Times

“[Perry] writes with detail that invades the senses.”—Lincoln Journal Star

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345531322
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Series:
Christmas Mysteries Series
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
206,760
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Anne Perry is the bestselling author of eight earlier holiday novels—A Christmas Odyssey, A Christmas Promise, A Christmas Grace, A Christmas Journey, A Christmas Visitor, A Christmas Guest, A Christmas Secret, and A Christmas Beginning—as well as the William Monk series and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series set in Victorian England, five World War I novels, and a work of historical fiction, The Sheen on the Silk. Anne Perry lives in Scotland.


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Brief Biography

Hometown:
Portmahomack, Ross-shire, U.K
Date of Birth:
October 28, 1938
Place of Birth:
Blackheath, London England
Website:
http://www.anneperry.net

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Anne Perry's Christmas Vigil 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I saw this on the Nook new-book list in 2011, I assumed it was the new Christmas book by Anne Perry and I bought it. It even had a new title. But it's 2 of the older books, one of which I had as a Nook book, and one which I had in hardback. :-( If you don't own them already, all of Anne Perry's Christmas books are absolute joys, and slightly less dark than her other mysteries.
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((Dude. I forgot my mentors name, too. o.o)) <br> Woody clapped his hands in front of Ciella's face, waking her from her deep slumber. She groaned and swatted at him; she loved her sleep. <br> "Waaaaaaaaake up!" he announced. "You have got a big, big day ahead of you!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After eating and getting dressed, Marcilla pushed Des and Axel into the elevator. "And don't forget to smile!" She snarled cheerfully after them.