By Anne Perry
The 12 months is 1904. Twenty-three-year-old Jemima Pitt, the daughter of Thomas Pitt, head of Britain’s certain department, is crossing the Atlantic. She is touring with an acquaintance, Delphinia Cardew, who's to marry the aristocratic Brent Albright in a high-society long island wedding—a grand affair that might subscribe to jointly fabulously prosperous households, titans of the foreign monetary world.
yet Jemima senses a mysterious shadow darkening the social gathering. lacking from the festivities is Delphinia’s mom, Maria, who's marked by means of shame. approximately 16 years in the past, Maria deserted younger Delphinia and disappeared—and now the Albrights refuse to say her identify. but if Harley, the groom’s charismatic brother, asks Jemima to aid him look for Maria and prevent the scandal that might definitely stick with if the prodigal dad or mum became up on the marriage ceremony, she has the same opinion to help him.
From Hell’s Kitchen to 5th road, the decrease East part to principal Park, Jemima trudges via unusual, snowy streets, asking questions yet getting few answers—and by no means suspecting that she is strolling into mortal probability, from which now not even a good-looking younger police officer named Patrick Flannery are able to safeguard her.
once again, Anne Perry supplies a suspenseful, deeply relocating novel that captures the essence of the vacation spirit.
Praise for the Christmas novels of Anne Perry
“Perry’s Victorian-era vacation mysteries . . . are for plenty of an annual treat.”—The Wall road Journal
A Christmas Hope
“Very a lot prompt . . . an excellent story.”—Historical Novel Review
A Christmas Garland
“In Anne Perry’s talented palms, the puzzle performs out brilliantly.”—Greensboro News & Record
A Christmas Homecoming
“Could were devised via Agatha Christie . . . [Perry is] a latest master.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A Christmas Odyssey
“[Perry] writes with element that invades the senses.”—Lincoln magazine Star
A Christmas Promise
“Poignant . . . can be at the Christmas stocking record of a person who likes a sniffle of nostalgia.”—The Washington Times
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