Anne Perry's Christmas Mysteries: A Christmas Guest / A

Anne Perry's Christmas Mysteries: A Christmas Guest / A


10 thoughts on “Anne Perry's Christmas Mysteries: A Christmas Guest / A Christmas Secret

  1. Susan Susan says:

    These two short mysteries feature protagonists experiencing snowy English Christmasses in unfamiliar places, each with a mystery to resolve The characters psychology is thoughtfully developed, but the mystery solutions are stumbled into, rather than deduced.


  2. Rosie Rosie says:

    Read during Feb 2019 visit to Tampa grandchildren and ECS cruise A fun read good characters good mysteries Although murders occurred it was light reading and very enjoyable.I recommend.


  3. adlin adlin says:

    It s been a few year since I ve read anything by Anne Perry, but I really enjoyed the first Christmas Mystery I read by her featuring Vespasia Cumming Gould from the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries and I was in the mood for Christmas stories I got these two as a single Nook book because the two were cheaper together than the one I was interested in, A Christmas Secret, featuring Dominic, the brother in law from the first Thomas Pitt mystery I thoroughly enjoyed both of these stories I r It s been a few year since I ve read anything by Anne Perry, but I really enjoyed the first Christmas Mystery I read by her featuring Vespasia Cumming Gould from the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries and I was in the mood for Christmas stories I got these two as a single Nook book because the two were cheaper together than the one I was interested in, A Christmas Secret, featuring Dominic, the brother in law from the first Thomas Pitt mystery I thoroughly enjoyed both of these stories I read A Christmas Secret first and liked not only Dominic, but also his wife, Clarice The village was interesting I almost had it figured out by the end It left me wanting to re read Burnswick Gardens, the book that introduced Clarice to Dominic It also left me wanting to seeof Dominic and Clarice in future stories I was very pleasantly surprised by A Christmas Guest It featured Mariah Ellison, the Grandmother of Charlotte Pitt She has never been a favorite character as she is a sharp tongued old woman This story redeemed her somewhat and makes me a little curious if her change of heart for lack of a better word spills over into the Pitt mysteries written after this story I m a little behind on my Anne Perry s The mysteries themselves were a bit anti climatic, but still very enjoyable I d recommend these books to anyone who likes historical fiction and a nice little mystery These are basically stand alone stories, so one does not need to have read any of the Charlotte and Thomas series to enjoy these mysteries


  4. Mallory Mallory says:

    In A Christmas Guest, the suspicious death of an unexpected guest leads one woman on a quest to prove that it was murder In the process, Mariah Ellison Grandmama discovers something about herself, as well as the meaning of Christmas The gorgeous setting of a Victorian family Christmas is an ironic backdrop for the dark and ugly family secrets that come to light A Christmas Secret is a muchsinister and foreboding story than the first But there is also happiness and light found in In A Christmas Guest, the suspicious death of an unexpected guest leads one woman on a quest to prove that it was murder In the process, Mariah Ellison Grandmama discovers something about herself, as well as the meaning of Christmas The gorgeous setting of a Victorian family Christmas is an ironic backdrop for the dark and ugly family secrets that come to light A Christmas Secret is a muchsinister and foreboding story than the first But there is also happiness and light found in the beautiful love between Dominic and Clarice Corde I enjoyed both of these mysteries and will definitely be readingAnne Perry novels in the future Favorite quotes The world isterrible and beautiful than we can possibly imagine, or believe, even after one has seen great stretches of it There are always new shocks and new miracles around each corner Maude Barrington, A Christmas Guest Good held a mirror to other people s hearts, and the reflection was too often unflattering People could hate you for thatthan for almost anything else A Christmas Secret Sometimes being handsome was not a blessing It led people women to hope forfrom one than one could live up to it ignited dreams that were too big for the reality of what any man could be A Christmas Secret


  5. Abigail Abigail says:

    I have only read the Monk series of Anne Perry s so far, so I was not familiar with the character Mariah Ellison However, Christmas Guest is complete in its introduction of Mariah and her transformation into almost a different person I especially enjoyed the accusation scene near the end of the book which showcased Perry s talent for writing great speeches by her characters.A Christmas Secret was fairly enjoyable, but I had a hard time believing the relationship between the two main characte I have only read the Monk series of Anne Perry s so far, so I was not familiar with the character Mariah Ellison However, Christmas Guest is complete in its introduction of Mariah and her transformation into almost a different person I especially enjoyed the accusation scene near the end of the book which showcased Perry s talent for writing great speeches by her characters.A Christmas Secret was fairly enjoyable, but I had a hard time believing the relationship between the two main characters too saintly for me However, in this book, the scene setting was marvelous I felt very cold just reading the descriptions of the snow, wind, ice, and cold water I m not sure it gets that cold in England any so it is good to be reminded of the severity of winters previous generations endured I will probably read others in this series because I do enjoy Anne Perry s writing so much, and these are short enough to be read when there is not time for one of her longer,detailed works


  6. Pamela Mclaren Pamela Mclaren says:

    Two short, sweet mysteries.One of the stories is about a character we havemet through her Thomas and Charlotte Pitt books Charlotte s grandmother in a totally different light and in a story where she reflects on how she judges and behaves with others Instead of spending the holidays with one of Charlotte s sisters, she is sent to a country home with his daughter in law and her second husband, a younger man and an actor Grandmama is not happy, especially when a distant cousin joins them But Two short, sweet mysteries.One of the stories is about a character we havemet through her Thomas and Charlotte Pitt books Charlotte s grandmother in a totally different light and in a story where she reflects on how she judges and behaves with others Instead of spending the holidays with one of Charlotte s sisters, she is sent to a country home with his daughter in law and her second husband, a younger man and an actor Grandmama is not happy, especially when a distant cousin joins them But when the cousin dies, she is determined that it is murder and sets out not only to solve the two mysteries why her family sent her away and who hated her enough to kill her.The second is the story of a new minister and his wife sent to serve a village while their regular reverend is on a Christmas holiday, only they find that the good Reverend Wynter isn t on holiday and have to find who killed him Both are good stories and interesting reading


  7. Barbara Barbara says:

    I enjoyed these separately the first time around and it was nice to revisit them The characterizations are quality and the stories interesting and enjoyable, even if not particularly earth shattering I think they support Perry s bigger mystery series very well, without feeling like they interrupt or distract the flow of the main novels.My favorite of the 2 is A Christmas Secret For some reason, I really liked Clarice as a character, wanted to knowabout her and went back to the Thoma I enjoyed these separately the first time around and it was nice to revisit them The characterizations are quality and the stories interesting and enjoyable, even if not particularly earth shattering I think they support Perry s bigger mystery series very well, without feeling like they interrupt or distract the flow of the main novels.My favorite of the 2 is A Christmas Secret For some reason, I really liked Clarice as a character, wanted to knowabout her and went back to the Thomas Pitt novels where she first appears Her new marriage, trying to find her feet with Dominic s calling in the church, etcjust makes her a littleinteresting.In fact, Anne Perry, if you re listening, I would loveof Clarice and Dominic and their new life in Cottisham I m just saying


  8. Lois Lois says:

    It was ok Neither story was as complex as I like mysteries to be, so it was a pretty easy read, altho Christmas was really just the excuse that put the main character in the first story where she was in order for the mystery to unfold, and I can t really think how Christmas played into the second story at all


  9. Katherine Clark Katherine Clark says:

    I got this book for my mom and then didn t give it to her I will, I promise At Christmas I thought, why not, I ll try it I was very surprised to find myself quite charmed by these stories They aren t great mysteries, and definitely on the cozy side, but they were lovely, and I will read them again at Christmas.


  10. Lesley Anne Lesley Anne says:

    I just love the way Anne Perry writes She makes the scenes so vivid and, though these stories are short mysteries, you still learn so much about the characters personalities This was my last Christmas Mystery left in the series to read and I m saddened that there aren t anyto have with my Christmas puddin.


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    Anne Perry's Christmas Mysteries: A Christmas Guest / A the chilly, windswept Romney Marshes to spend the holiday with old friends But when the body of a fellow guest is found lifeless in bed, Grandmama senses foul play and takes it upon herself to assume the role of amateur detective uncovering startling truths about the victim and herself as wellA CHRISTMAS SECRETDominic Corde is thrilled to fill the robe as substitute vicar in the village of Cottisham while the Reverend Wynter is away on a Christmas holiday Upon arrival, Dominic and his wife, Clarice, wonder how they will be received by the congregation But the Cordes soon discover that they have dire matters to worry about It turns out that the Reverend Wynter isn t on holiday at all and that something very sinister has transpired From the Trade Paperback edition."/>
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  • Anne Perry's Christmas Mysteries: A Christmas Guest / A Christmas Secret
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  • 17 May 2019
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About the Author: Anne Perry

Anne Perry born Juliet Christmas Mysteries: eBook ☆ Hulme is a British historical novelistJuliet took the name Anne Perry's Kindle - Anne Perry, the latter being her stepfather s surname Her first novel, The Cater Perry's Christmas Mysteries: Epub Ý Street Hangman, was published under this name in Her works generally fall into one of several categories of genre fiction, including historical murder mysteries and detective fiction Many of them feature a number of recurring characters, most importantly Thomas Pitt, who appeared in her first novel, and amnesiac private investigator William Monk, who first appeared in her novel The Face of a Stranger As of she had published novels, and several collections of short stories Her story Heroes, which first appeared the anthology Murder and Obsession, edited by Otto Penzler, won the Edgar Award for Best Short StoryRecently she was included as an entry in Ben Peek s Twenty Six Lies One Truth, a novel exploring the nature of truth in literatureSeries contributed to Crime Through Time Perfectly Criminal Malice Domestic The World s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories Transgressions The Year s Finest Crime and Mystery Stories.