A Christmas Guest
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A Christmas Guest


Mariah Ellison, vinegar-tongued Grandmama from the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, believes Christmas is no reason to celebrate. When the Pitts plan a Christmas vacation to Paris sans hers truly, she cantankerously retreats to the chilly, windswept, provincial Romney Marshes of her daughter's parents, Caroline and Joshua Fielding.

Joshua's cousin Maude Barrington is well-traveled and friendly, but her strangeness and impropriety send Grandmama over the edge. When Maude fails to wake, Grandmama senses foul play. She uncovers truths about Maude and herself.

Title:A Christmas Guest
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:208 pages

    A Christmas Guest Reviews

  • LJ
    Aug 25, 2007

    A CHRISTMAS GUEST (Amateur Sleuth-England-1800s) - ExPerry, Anne – 3rd Christmas StoryBallantine Books, 2005 – HardcoverGrandmama Mariah Ellison has been sent to spend Christmas with her daughter ...

  • Ana T.
    Dec 15, 2009

    I do hope Anne Perry continues to write theses because they really are a treat during the holiday season. The only drawback is that most of the main characters in these stories are secondary character...

  • Eric Wright
    Dec 29, 2013

    Vinegar-tongued Grandmama Ellison, is foisted off to a distant relative's house in the chilly, windswept Romney Marshes when her daughter plans a holiday in Paris with her husband, but without her. It...

  • Sombra
    Oct 04, 2016

    Me habría gustado darle más puntuación, porque me gusta cómo esta autora ambienta sus novelas, pero el final para mi gusto ha sido demasiado precipitado y todo lo ha arreglado demasiado deprisa. E...

  • Redfox5
    Nov 25, 2014

    A nice Christmas cozy mystery. The main character Mariah starts of as very unlikable but changes throughout the book into someone you admire. Very short, so the story is not in depth but nice if you w...

  • Richard Ward
    Dec 20, 2016

    Of the Christmas novellas by Anne Perry I've read so far this one is my favorite, I think. Two obnoxious old widows are each cast aside at Christmastime by their families. When one dies mysteriously t...

  • Dawn
    Dec 25, 2016

    This was my first Anne Perry novel and I enjoyed it very much. A murder and family secret are unveiled in the setting of the British marshes during Christmas. An interesting page turner with a message...

  • Bayneeta
    Dec 12, 2016

    Light, fast read/listen. Terrence Hardiman does a fine job, especially with cranky Grandmama. No need to be familiar with Anne Perry's Inspector Pitt books. Enjoyable, but I just wasn't buying Grandma...

  • Heidi Burkhart
    Dec 21, 2016

    A turn of events is the change that helps a bitter old woman see life in a positive light. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it....

  • Andrea Engle
    Nov 10, 2016

    Another clever mystery from Anne Perry ... an unlikely heroine, a dramatic solution ... a very satisfying read concerning a sister's return and an unconventional sleuth ... ...

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