A Christmas Message
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A Christmas Message

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A Christmas Message is Anne Perry's 14th novella in her festive series.

Christmas 1900.

Victor Narraway, Thomas Pitt's former boss and his new wife Vespasia are travelling by train from Jaffa to Jerusalem. Although enjoying their time together and the interesting people they meet, Vespasia soon becomes concerned that someone is watching their every move.

When one of their new acquaintances is found murdered, the only clue is a mysterious piece of parchment written in a foreign tongue, and a message imploring Narraway to continue the stranger's quest. Sensing its importance, Narraway and Vespasia decide to fulfil their dead friend's wish.

Continuing to Jerusalem with the parchment in hand, they quickly find themselves embroiled in danger. With Vespasia's fears suddenly realised and a watcher on their trail, will Narraway and Vespasia's fates follow that of their friend or can they make it to Jerusalem unscathed?

A Christmas Message is the tantalising new festive tale from the pen of Anne Perry, the master of Victorian crime.

Title:A Christmas Message
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1472234219
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:176 pages

    A Christmas Message Reviews

  • Sue
    Jan 04, 2017

    My first Anne Perry is one of her Christmas releases, more of a novella really, with a very seasonal theme treated seriously, for adults to ponder large questions while watching her characters do the ...

  • eyes.2c
    Nov 02, 2016

    An illuminating Christmas mystery!On the surface of this Christmas mystery, Victor Narraway and his wife Lady Vespasia (two of my favourite Perry characters) travel to Jerusalem for Christmas. En rout...

  • Debbie
    Aug 01, 2016

    "A Christmas Message" is a suspense novel set in 1900 in Palestine. A man is murdered in Jaffa, where our hero and heroine are staying briefly before taking a train to Jerusalem. They discover that he...

  • Beth
    Dec 01, 2016

    Aw, Jeeze, this was just awful, and the plot was as tenuous as the point, which has escaped me. Something about the true meaning of Christmas, I'm guessing. But there were endless mental musings again...

  • Andie
    Jan 16, 2017

    This is one of Anne Perry's Christmas mystery novellas that I usually enjoy. This one, however, is just preposterous. Victor Narroway & his wife, Charlotte Pitt's Aunt Vespasia have gone to Palestine ...

  • Diane Waldo
    Nov 17, 2016

    I usually enjoy Anne Perry's Christmas novellas, as each one takes a lesser character (or two) from her other mysteries and inserts them into their own mystery. Up until now, they have always been wel...

  • Hilary
    Aug 24, 2016

    You don't need to have read the other books in the Thomas Pitt series to enjoy this one, and although you may have some idea what to expect from Anne Perry's Christmas novellas, this mystery is a litt...

  • Mskychick
    Jan 27, 2017

    Dang it. My review got entered as progress comments, not as the book review. This book was truly awful. The Christmas novellas in this series have been 3 stars reads at best (and Perry has gotten awfu...

  • Jason
    Jan 01, 2017

    Leave it to a writer of Victorian murder mysteries, to totally nail the true spirit of Christmas. Lady Vespasia Cumming Gould Narroway (my favorite character form the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series)...

  • LJ
    Dec 09, 2016

    First Sentence: Vespasia stood at the long, open window of her hotel bedroom and gazed across the rooftops of the city toward the western sky.Lady Vespasia and her new husband, Victor Narraway, are tr...