In New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry's seventeenth enthralling Christmas novella Victor Narraway and his wife Vespasia are invited to a country house party in Kent to celebrate the festive season. But Narraway is on a secret mission that brings back painful memories of a terrible tragedy from his past...
A festive house party takes a sinister turn...
Victor Narraway and his wife, Lady Vespasia, are invited to spend Christmas at Cavendish Hall with a gathering of old acquaintances, but it is not the quiet, rather stiff house party they had expected. While there, Victor must undertake his final mission for Special Branch, reminiscent of another one in the past, at which he had tragically failed.
When disaster strikes and one of the guests is left for dead, Victor fears that history is repeating itself. But which of them is intent on murder? And can Victor accept that he is not to blame...?
A Christmas Gathering is the gripping new festive mystery from the pen of Anne Perry, the master of Victorian crime.
Praise for Anne Perry's Christmas novellas: 'A bite-sized mystery that could be fitted in after your Christmas lunch - Daily Telegraph
If Christmas puts you in the mood for a good Agatha Christie, try Perry - Glasgow Evening Times
Delightful...The perfect gift for a whodunit addict - Oxford Times
With its powerful message of responsibility and redemption - 'We need both to forgive and to be forgiven' - it conveys a moral force in keeping with the season - Wall Street Journal
A Christmas cracker full of rich storytelling, classic conundrums, timeless life lessons and the gift of forgiveness - Lancashire Evening Post
The tale is redolent with Victorian atmosphere, from the hypocritical snobbishness to the rigid social conventions of the time - Tangled Web
[An] engaging historical mystery . . . a winner - Booklist
Anne Perry is a New York Times bestselling author noted for her memorable characters, historical accuracy and exploration of social and ethical issues. Her two series, one featuring Thomas Pitt and one featuring William Monk, have been published in multiple languages. Anne Perry has also published a successful series based around World War One and the Reavley family, and the recent standalone novel The Sheen on the Silk. Anne Perry was selected by The Times as one of the twentieth century's '100 Masters of Crime'.