|Pages/Publication Date:||416 / 2009|
Starring characters from her Thomas and Charlotte Pitt or her William and Hester Monk series, Anne Perry's standalone Christmas mysteries take us back to Victorian yuletide, and two are paired here in an omnibus edition. Spending Christmas on the island of Anglesey, Superintendent Runcorn of Scotland Yard stumbles upon the lifeless body of the vicar's sister in A Christmas Beginning. Intending to uncover the identity of a killer, Runcorn finds that the case may also, miraculously, open the door to a new future for himself. In A Christmas Grace, Thomas Pitt's sister-in-law Emily Radley leaves London to be with her dying aunt in Ireland. Emily soon discovers that painful memories of an unsolved murder haunt the lonely town, and sets out to unmask the culprit.