Tina Jordan
December 06, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

A Christmas Visitor

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Anne Perry
publisher
Ballantine
genre
Fiction

We gave it a B+

Anne Perry’s new Victorian thriller unspools deep in the English Lake District, shrouded in the gloom and chill of winter. Three brothers plan to reunite one Christmas at Dreghorn, the family estate, but before the festivities, one dies, slipping on frozen stones in a stream. Accidental death or murder? It’s up to the widow’s godfather, Henry Rathbone — one of Perry’s recurring characters — to sift through the clues, many of which disappear with each fresh snowfall and thaw. At 199 pages, A Christmas Visitor is one of Perry’s slightest offerings, but satisfyingly dark and suspenseful.

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