The Resource A Christmas hope : a novel, Anne Perry

A Christmas hope : a novel, Anne Perry

Label
A Christmas hope : a novel
Title
A Christmas hope
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Anne Perry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Anne Perry's "vastly entertaining" (The Star-Ledger) holiday novels are "as delicious as mince pie and plum pudding" (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). A Christmas Hope is just as delectable--the gripping story of an unforgettable battle between goodness and evil in Victorian London--and a lonely woman's search for meaning in her life. Although she lacks for nothing, Claudine Burroughs dreads the holiday season for forcing her to face how empty her life has become. She no longer expects closeness with her coldly ambitious husband, and she has nothing in common with their circle of wealthy, status-minded friends. The only time she is remotely happy is when she volunteers at a woman's clinic--a job her husband strongly disapproves of. Then, at a glittering yuletide gala, she meets the charming poet Dai Treggaron and finds her spirits lifted. But scarcely an hour later, the charismatic Dai is enmeshed in a nightmare--accused of killing a young streetwalker who had been smuggled into the party. Even though she suspects that an upper-class clique is quickly closing ranks to protect the real killer, Claudine vows to do her utmost for Dai. But it seems that hypocritical London society would rather send an innocent poet to the gallows than expose the shocking truth about one of their own. Nevertheless, it's the season of miracles and Claudine finally sees a glimmer of hope--not only for Dai but for a young woman she befriends who is teetering on the brink of a lifetime of unhappiness. Anne Perry's heartwarming new holiday novel is a celebration of courage, faith, and love for all seasons. PRAISE FOR THE CHRISTMAS NOVELS OF ANNE PERRY "Perry's Victorian-era holiday mysteries. are for many an annual treat."--The Wall Street Journal A Christmas Garland "In Anne Perry's gifted hands, the puzzle plays out brilliantly."--Greensboro News & Record A Christmas Homecoming "Could have been devised by Agatha Christie. [Perry is] a modern master."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A Christmas Odyssey "[Perry] writes with detail that invades the senses."--Lincoln Journal Star A Christmas Promise "Poignant. should be on the Christmas stocking list of anyone who likes a sniffle of nostalgia."--The Washington Times A Christmas Grace "[A] heartwarming, if crime-tinged, complement to the holiday season."--Booklist"--
  • "Claudine Burroughs--who works with William Monk's wife Hester at the women's clinic--expects nothing but an unbearably boring several hours from a Christmas party she attends with her husband. However, when an endearingly romantic poet has his prostitute companion crash the glittering event--and the woman winds up dead--Claudine has more on her hands than she bargained for. Feeling sorry for the poet, she sets out to uncover the truth about what happened, in hopes of preventing his Christmas from being a dark one"--
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DLC
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Perry, Anne
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6066.E693
LC item number
C4686 2013b
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Murder
  • London (England)
Label
A Christmas hope : a novel, Anne Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn861497337
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780345530752
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013042225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)861497337
Label
A Christmas hope : a novel, Anne Perry
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn861497337
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780345530752
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013042225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)861497337

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