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Author Perry, Anne.

Title A Christmas escape : a novel / Anne Perry.

Publication Info. New York : Ballantine Books, 2015.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bourbonnais PL Adult Fiction - BDBB-2  F PER    AVAILABLE
 Bradley PL Adult Fiction - BRBB-2  FIC PER CHRISTMAS BK. 13    AVAILABLE
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult Fiction - CHVY-11  F PER    AVAILABLE
 Coal City PL Adult Fiction - CCBB-2  M PERRY    AVAILABLE
 Colona District PL Stacks - CLNG-7  M PER    AVAILABLE
 Cordova DL Stacks - CORG-7  MYS PER    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Mystery - DKLY-12  MYS PER    AVAILABLE
 East Dubuque DL Stacks - EDLY-13  FIC PER    AVAILABLE
 East Moline PL Adult Mystery - EMPG-6  M PER    AVAILABLE
 Ella Johnson Memorial PL Stacks - EJMY-11  FIC PER    AVAILABLE

Description 157 pages ; 20 cm.
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Series [A Christmas novel]
Perry, Anne. Christmas novels.
Summary "For countless readers, Christmastime means a delicious new holiday mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry. A Christmas Escape, her thirteenth noel to the season, transports us to the Mediterranean island of Stromboli for an unconventional Yuletide adventure--and an unforgettable volcanic encounter. Lonely Charles Latterly arrives at his small hotel hoping that the island's blue skies and gentle breezes will brighten his spirits. Unfortunately, there's no holiday cheer to be found among his fellow guests, who include a pompous novelist, a stuffy colonel, a dangerously ill-matched married couple, and an ailing old man. The one charming exception is orphaned teenager Candace Finbar, who takes Charles under her wing and introduces him to the island's beauty. But the tranquility of the holiday is swiftly disrupted by a violent quarrel, an unpleasant gentleman's shocking claims of being stalked, and the ominous stirrings of the local volcano. Then events take an even darker turn: A body is found, and Charles quickly realizes that the killer must be among the group of guests. Captivating in its depiction of untamed nature in all its awesome power, and of the human heart in the throes of transformation, A Christmas Escape gifts readers with Anne Perry's talent for making the season brighter--and more thrilling. Praise for the Christmas novels of Anne Perry "Perry's Victorian-era holiday mysteries [are] an annual treat."--The Wall Street Journal A New York Christmas "A thoroughly enjoyable mystery set against the wonderful historical backdrop of 1904 New York City at Christmastime."--Library Journal (starred review) A Christmas Hope "Very much recommended. a wonderful story."--Historical Novel Review A Christmas Garland "In Anne Perry's gifted hands, the puzzle plays out brilliantly."--Greensboro News & Record A Christmas Homecoming "Could have been devised by Agatha Christie. [Perry is] a modern master."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A Christmas Odyssey "[Perry] writes with detail that invades the senses."--Lincoln Journal Star"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional British.
Genre/Form Christmas stories.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
ISBN 9780553391411 (hardcover)
0553391410 (hardcover)

 
    
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