A Christmas Escape

A Christmas Escape

Book - 2015
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410480354
1410480356
Branch Call Number: Lg Print Mystery Per
Characteristics: 279 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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glotet
Nov 01, 2017

Yes, it's a Christmas story, actually pre Christmas. And that's the reason the characters in the
story are there. This is a story well told with characters that are well fleshed out and sufficient mystery to carry a significant pulse in the telling through to the end.

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dougslater
Feb 10, 2017

Strange little story, ok, but stretched very thin in the reality department.

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wmtlady
May 19, 2016

My first Anne Perry book and I'll not be reading more; I can find much better books, be they "Christmas" themed, historic, or murder-criminal justice.

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susanneduncan
Dec 22, 2015

Not one of Anne Perry's strongest Christmas mysteries. The setting lacks atmosphere, the mystery is weak and the story lacks tension. But, as always, Anne Perry explores a Victorian moral dilemma seen through a contemporary lens. This she does well.

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1_Great_Book
Dec 01, 2015

Associating Christmas with murder and an erupting volcano. Really?

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