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Five Christmas Mysteries

A Christmas Journey, A Christmas Visitor, A Christmas Guest, A Christmas Secret, A Christmas Beginning

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Anne Perry’s spellbinding Christmas novels combine mystery and intrigue with all the charm of Victorian England. From the dark and winding streets of London to the opulent and aristocratic estates of the surrounding countryside, these Yuletide tales are as enchanting as they are thrilling. Featuring a variety of colorful characters, including Henry Rathbone and Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould, the five novels in this exclusive eBook bundle include
 
A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY
A CHRISTMAS VISITOR
A CHRISTMAS GUEST
A CHRISTMAS SECRET
A CHRISTMAS BEGINNING
 
“Perry’s Victorian-era holiday mysteries . . . are for many an annual treat.”—The Wall Street Journal
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Anne Perry’s spellbinding Christmas novels combine mystery and intrigue with all the charm of Victorian England. From the dark and winding streets of London to the opulent and aristocratic estates of the surrounding countryside, these Yuletide tales are as enchanting as they are thrilling. Featuring a variety of colorful characters, including Henry Rathbone and Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould, the five novels in this exclusive eBook bundle include
 
A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY
A CHRISTMAS VISITOR
A CHRISTMAS GUEST
A CHRISTMAS SECRET
A CHRISTMAS BEGINNING
 
“Perry’s Victorian-era holiday mysteries . . . are for many an annual treat.”—The Wall Street Journal
Product Details
eBook (1024 pages)
Published: November 19, 2012
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345542687
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