A Christmas Escape

A Christmas Escape

A Novel

Book - 2015
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On the Mediterranean island of Stromboli, 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 tranquility of the holiday is swiftly disrupted by a violent quarrel, an unpleasant gentleman's claims of being stalked, and the ominous stirrings of the local volcano. When a body is found, Charles quickly realizes that the killer must be among the group of guests.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780553391411
0553391410
Branch Call Number: FICTION Per
Description: 157 pages ; 20 cm

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glotet
Nov 01, 2017

Yes, it's a Christmas story, actually pre Christmas. And that's the reason the characters in the
story are there. This is a story well told with characters that are well fleshed out and sufficient mystery to carry a significant pulse in the telling through to the end.

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dougslater
Feb 10, 2017

Strange little story, ok, but stretched very thin in the reality department.

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wmtlady
May 19, 2016

My first Anne Perry book and I'll not be reading more; I can find much better books, be they "Christmas" themed, historic, or murder-criminal justice.

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susanneduncan
Dec 22, 2015

Not one of Anne Perry's strongest Christmas mysteries. The setting lacks atmosphere, the mystery is weak and the story lacks tension. But, as always, Anne Perry explores a Victorian moral dilemma seen through a contemporary lens. This she does well.

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1_Great_Book
Dec 01, 2015

Associating Christmas with murder and an erupting volcano. Really?

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