By Anne Perry
The 12 months is 1857, quickly after the violent Siege of Cawnpore, with India in the middle of uprising. within the British garrison, a shield is killed and an Indian prisoner escapes, which ends up in but extra British deaths. Cries for revenge are overwhelming. regardless of no witnesses and no proof opposed to him, a luckless British scientific orderly named John Tallis is arrested as an partner just because he was once the single soldier unaccounted for while those baffling crimes have been committed.
notwithstanding selected to protect Tallis, younger Lieutenant Victor Narraway isn't really inspired to aim very challenging. Narraway’s superiors in simple terms need a exhibit trial. yet encouraged by way of a soldier’s widow and her youngsters, and via his personal obdurate religion in justice, Narraway searches for the reality. In an alien global haunted by means of stories of bloodbath, he's the accused man’s simply hope.
The trial of John Tallis equals the white-knuckle better of Anne Perry’s breathtaking court docket dramas. and because of an easy Christmas garland and a few fabulous detective paintings, Narraway perseveres opposed to appalling odds, studying how to define desire inside of himself—and flip the darkest hour into one packed with pleasure and light.
PRAISE FOR THE CHRISTMAS NOVELS OF ANNE PERRY
A Christmas Homecoming
“Could were devised through Agatha Christie . . . [Perry is] a latest master.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Vastly pleasing . . . uplifting and thought-provoking via turns.”—The Star-Ledger
A Christmas Odyssey
“[Perry] writes with aspect that invades the senses.”—Lincoln magazine Star
A Christmas Promise
“Poignant . . . will be at the Christmas stocking checklist of somebody who likes a sniffle of nostalgia.”—The Washington Times
A Christmas Grace
“[A] heartwarming, if crime-tinged, supplement to the vacation season.”—Booklist
A Christmas Beginning
“Intriguing . . . Perry’s use of interval aspect is, as continuously, robust and evocative.”—The Seattle Times
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A Christmas Garland: A Novel (The Christmas Stories Book 10) by Anne Perry