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A Christmas Vanishing: A Novel

A Christmas Vanishing: A Novel

Current price: $22.00
Publication Date: November 7th, 2023
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
ISBN:
9780593359181
Pages:
208
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Staff Reviews

Missing friends. Icy gossip. Kidnapped?

— Five Books Reviewed in Five Words

Description

Charlotte Pitt’s clever grandmother investigates the sudden disappearance of her dear friend in this chilling holiday whodunit by New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry.

Mariah Ellison, Charlotte Pitt’s grandmother, accepts her longtime friend Sadie’s gracious invitation to spend Christmas with her and her husband, Barton, in their picturesque village. But upon arrival, Mariah discovers that Sadie has vanished without a trace, and Barton rudely rescinds the invitation. Once Mariah finds another acquaintance to stay with during the holiday season, she begins investigating Sadie’s disappearance.

Mariah’s uncanny knack for solving mysteries serves her well during her search, which is driven by gossip as icy as the December weather. Did Sadie run off with another man? Was she kidnapped? Has someone harmed her? Frustratingly, Mariah’s questions reveal more about the villagers themselves than about her friend’s whereabouts. Yet in the process of getting to know Sadie’s neighbors, Mariah finds a kind of redemption, as she rediscovers her kinder side, and her ability to love. 

It is up to Mariah to master her own feelings, drown out the noise, and get to the bottom of what occurred, all before Christmas day. With the holiday rapidly approaching, will she succeed in bringing Sadie home in time for them to celebrate it together—or is that too much to hope for?

About the Author

Anne Perry was the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels. She was also the author of a series featuring Charlotte and Thomas Pitt’s son, Daniel, as well as the Elena Standish series; a series of five World War I novels; twenty-one holiday novels; and a historical novel, The Sheen on the Silk, set in the Byzantine Empire. Anne Perry died in 2023.

Praise for A Christmas Vanishing: A Novel

Praise for A Christmas Deliverance

A Christmas Deliverance gives readers all they possibly could want from an Anne Perry Christmas mystery: great characters, scenes of old London during this classic time of the year, and a heartwarming ending that completely satisfies and reminds us what the holiday season is really all about.”—Bookreporter

“The gripping plot is matched by moving portrayals of the clinic’s clientele. Readers drawn to Dickens’s searing portraits of the underprivileged will appreciate Perry’s homage to those characters.”—Publishers Weekly

“This book bumps along as a nice Christmas story with enough mystery, character development, and a hint of a love interest to keep you turning the pages.”—Historical Novels Review

“[The characters] were endearing and authentic. The ending was satisfying, and overall I enjoyed it.”—Manhattan Book Review

“Even more thrilling—spoilers ahead—are the happy resolutions that Ms. Perry devises for her worthy characters by Christmas morn.”—The Wall Street Journal

Praise for A Christmas Resolution

A Christmas Resolution poses questions of faith and morals—and makes their answers of vital urgency.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Once again, Anne Perry has combined the classic elements of a mystery with the ageless sentiments of the yuletide season. A Christmas Resolution is another must-read for the holidays.”—Bookreporter

“[A] delicious mystery . . .Those who want a solid historical mystery set against the holiday season should pick this one up.”—Caffeinated Reviewer

Praise for A Christmas Gathering

“A short historical mystery from the absorbing [Anne] Perry is an annual holiday tradition. . . . Rest assured that Christmas will nonetheless be a holiday of good cheer.”—The Seattle Times