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A Christmas Escape

(2015)
(Book 13 in the Christmas novellas series)
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For countless readers, Christmastime means a delicious new holiday mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry. A Christmas Escape, her thirteenth noel to the season, transports us to the Mediterranean island of Stromboli for an unconventional Yuletide adventure - and an unforgettable volcanic encounter.

Lonely Charles Latterly arrives at his small hotel hoping that the island's blue skies and gentle breezes will brighten his spirits. Unfortunately, there's no holiday cheer to be found among his fellow guests, who include a pompous novelist, a stuffy colonel, a dangerously ill-matched married couple, and an ailing old man. The one charming exception is orphaned teenager Candace Finbar, who takes Charles under her wing and introduces him to the island's beauty. But the tranquility of the holiday is swiftly disrupted by a violent quarrel, an unpleasant gentleman's shocking claims of being stalked, and the ominous stirrings of the local volcano. Then events take an even darker turn: A body is found, and Charles quickly realizes that the killer must be among the group of guests.

Captivating in its depiction of untamed nature in all its awesome power, and of the human heart in the throes of transformation, A Christmas Escape gifts readers with Anne Perry's talent for making the season brighter - and more thrilling.

Praise for the Christmas novels of Anne Perry

"Perry's Victorian-era holiday mysteries [are] an annual treat." - The Wall Street Journal

A New York Christmas

"A thoroughly enjoyable mystery set against the wonderful historical backdrop of 1904 New York City at Christmastime." - Library Journal (starred review)

A Christmas Hope

"Very much recommended . . . a wonderful story." - Historical Novel Review

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

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Genre: Historical Mystery
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November 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Christmas Escape: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 0-553-39141-0 / 978-0-553-39141-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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November 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Christmas Escape (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 1-4104-8035-6 / 978-1-4104-8035-4 (USA edition)
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October 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Christmas Escape (Christmas Novella 13): A festive murder mystery set on a lonely Italian island
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 1-4722-1951-1 / 978-1-4722-1951-0 (UK edition)
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Title: A Christmas Escape (Christmas Novella 13): A festive murder mystery set on a lonely Italian island
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 1-4722-1950-3 / 978-1-4722-1950-3 (UK edition)
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Title: A Christmas Escape
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Title: A Christmas Escape: A Novel
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Title: A Christmas Escape (Christmas Novella 13): A festive murder mystery set on a lonely Italian island
Author(s): Anne Perry
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