A Christmas Grace
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A Christmas Grace

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With Christmas just around the corner, Thomas Pitt’s sister-in-law, Emily Radley, is suddenly called from London to be with her dying aunt. Leaving her husband and two children behind, Emily makes the long journey to an all-but-forgotten town in the county of Connemara, on the western coast of Ireland. She soon discovers that a tragic legacy haunts the once closeknit community.

Violent storms ravage the coast and keep alive painful memories of an unsolved murder and unsettling fears that a killer may still live among the residents of the lonely Irish town. Determined to lighten her aunt’s heart and help the troubled community, Emily sets out to unmask the culprit. When a lone shipwreck survivor washes up onshore, he brings with him not only the key to solving the terrible crime but the opportunity for the townspeople to make peace with the past–and with one another.

Title:A Christmas Grace
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0345502035
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:210 pages

    A Christmas Grace Reviews

  • Manju
    Aug 13, 2009

    I loved the description which created a strong sense of place. I also loved the emotional questioning and growth of Emily. The mystery wasn’t compelling. and the story somehow felt unresolved on the...

  • Susan
    Nov 30, 2013

    A Christmas Grace by Anne Perry is book 6 of the Christmas mystery novel series, set in Victorian England. While the majority of the series is set in London, in this book Charlotte Pitt’s sister Emi...

  • Cortney
    Dec 22, 2008

    This story had great potential, but the pacing was off. Investigation into the mystery did not start until halfway in to the book. The first one-hundred pages consisted mostly of the village's fears a...

  • Rayni
    Jul 13, 2009

    I have tried not to read any of the Thomas & Charlotte Pitt novels because I'm afraid in my obsessiveness, I'll have to read them all at once. I've been there, done that. However, that being said, I r...

  • Eileen
    Dec 21, 2008

    I just picked up this very small book at the library to read something Christmas related for my book club.It's so different from anything I've been reading lately. It was wonderfully written and full ...

  • Loraine
    Nov 05, 2012

    I would not call this a true Christmas story, but rather a murder mystery that takes place at Christmas time. I loved the setting in Ireland and Anne Perry's descriptions of the landscape etc were exc...

  • Correen
    Nov 26, 2014

    A simple little tale for the holiday with Emily, sister-in-law of Pitt, as the detective. The murder occurred in the past and no human violence happens during the story. It has a feel-good ending....

  • Noelle
    Jan 05, 2017

    I read this book because my mom literally forced her copy on me. She's a big Anne Perry fan, while I don't usually care for mysteries. That said, I didn't hate it. The characters were well written and...

  • Mimi
    Dec 29, 2016

    This story is a low 3 stars for me. Anne Perry's description did make me feel like I was in the location of the story but something was off with the rhythm. I don't know if this book is part of a seri...

  • Delta
    Dec 20, 2016

    This was a nicely written book, although not all that Christmas-y. The descriptions of the village and villagers were so good, but the plot was a bit underwhelming. I don't usually think books should ...

About Anne Perry

Anne Perry

Anne Perry (born Juliet Hulme) is a British historical novelist.Juliet took the name "Anne Perry," the latter being her stepfather's surname. Her first novel, The Cater Street Hangman, was published under this name in 1979. Her works generally fall into one of several categories of genre fiction, including historical murder mysteries and detective fiction. Many of them feature a number of recurrin