A Christmas Beginning by Anne Perry audiobook

A Christmas Beginning

By Anne Perry
Read by Terrence Hardiman

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
4.12 Hours Unabridged
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Superintendent Runcorn—who Anne Perry fans will remember as William Monk’s ex-boss—is feeling rather lonely during his holiday on the remote, snowy island of Anglesey, off the north coast of Wales. However, he is suddenly called into action when the sister of the local vicar is discovered murdered and draped over a gravestone in her brother’s churchyard. Investigating this tragic crime with the assistance of the beautiful Melisande gives him just the opportunity he needs to spend time with an upper class woman who normally wouldn’t give him the time of day. Interweaving the original Christmas story with her own holiday tale, Perry also explores the meaning of Joseph’s secondary role compared to that of Mary and Jesus.

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Summary

Summary

Superintendent Runcorn—who Anne Perry fans will remember as William Monk’s ex-boss—is feeling rather lonely during his holiday on the remote, snowy island of Anglesey, off the north coast of Wales. However, he is suddenly called into action when the sister of the local vicar is discovered murdered and draped over a gravestone in her brother’s churchyard. Investigating this tragic crime with the assistance of the beautiful Melisande gives him just the opportunity he needs to spend time with an upper class woman who normally wouldn’t give him the time of day. Interweaving the original Christmas story with her own holiday tale, Perry also explores the meaning of Joseph’s secondary role compared to that of Mary and Jesus.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Perry manages to keep the seasonal charms of Victorian England and still solve the case. She also builds the plot around the Christmas story of Mary and Joseph in an unexpected and quite lovely way.” Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“Mystery author Perry returns to holiday fare and sends rumpled London policeman Runcorn to a lonely Welsh island for Christmas, where he gets pulled into the case of the murder of Olivia Costain, the town vicar’s lively single sister…Runcorn’s modest, unflashy ways carry this moody, understated mystery.” Publishers Weekly
“This leisurely paced murder features a perceptive look at class differences in Victorian England and an engagingly introspective hero forced to take stock of himself and the safe choices he has made in his life.” Booklist

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 4.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English