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A Christmas Odyssey (Christmas Novella 8)

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13th October 2011

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Selected: ebook / ISBN-13: 9780755376919

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As Rathbone sets forth on an odyssey into London’s dark streets, the outcome of his mission he cannot begin to guess…

Anne Perry writes a festive story of hope and redemption emerging from the depths of Victorian society in the seasonal novella A Christmas Odyssey. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Ann Granger.

‘A bite-sized mystery that could be fitted in after your Christmas lunch’ – Daily Telegraph

1864, and on a bitter December night in Victorian London, one man longs for a Christmas miracle. The city is preparing for the holidays yet James Wentworth is unable to focus on anything other than the disappearance of his wayward son, Lucien. In desperation, he turns to his old friend Sir Henry Rathbone for help.

Rathbone finds assistance in the shape of reformed criminal Squeaky Robinson and the enigmatic Doctor Crow, and as the group’s investigations take them deeper into the seedy underbelly of the capital, they uncover a squalid world of illicit pleasures and a trail that leads them closer to the man they seek.
But as they get nearer to their quarry, tales also begin to emerge of Lucien’s violent tendencies, his consuming obsession with a dangerous young woman and the disturbing Shadow Man. Can they bring Lucien home alive and, if so, will it be a grave mistake for all concerned?

What readers are saying about A Christmas Odyssey:

‘The book is pacey and full of atmosphere and tension

An enjoyable romp through the underworld’

Five stars

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Daily Telegraph
Praise for Anne Perry: A bite-sized mystery that could be fitted in after your Christmas lunch
The Wall Street Journal
Perry's Victorian-era holiday mysteries... are for many an annual treat
The Washington Post
Perry, as always, does an admirable job of pulling back the Christmas tree skirt and showing the darker underside tucked away behind the trappings of a Victorian holiday
Oxford Times
Delightful... The perfect gift for a whodunit addict who likes to curl up with a good book after Christmas lunch
[A] heart-warming, if crime-tinged, complement to the holiday season
The Orlando Sentinel
Perry's gift is that she can evoke a sense of place and time while still producing the thrills and chills expected of a modern-day mystery writer
Greensboro News & Record
In Anne Perry's gifted hands, the puzzle plays out brilliantly
Lincoln Journal Star
[Perry] writes with detail that invades the senses