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Anne Perry's Christmas Vigil: A Christmas Promise / A Christmas Odyssey (Christmas Stories #7-8)

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IN THESE TWO HOLIDAY MYSTERIES SET IN VICTORIAN LONDON, CHRISTMAS COMES WITH A HELPING OF MAGIC AND MURDER.

A CHRISTMAS PROMISE

Three days before Christmas, in London’s East End, thirteen-year-old Gracie Phipps encounters eight-year-old Minnie Maude Mudway, freezing and alone. Only the day before, someone murdered Minnie Maude’s Uncle Alf and made off with his rag-and-bones
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Published (first published January 1st 2011)
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eyes.2c
...once more Perry's Christmas wisdom shines!
in A Christmas Promise, a lost donkey points the way to absolution.
in A Christmas Odyssey:
again we meet Squeaky Robinson in a Christmas story. How fitting a character for the season of change, the heralding of hope and peace.
Squeaky is helping Oliver Rathbone's father Henry find the son of a friend. Squeaky calls on Crow for help. Their search takes them into the bowels of London, through the nastiest of brothels and opium dens. They find Lucien Wentw
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Hapzydeco
Dec 28, 2014 Hapzydeco rated it it was amazing
Anne Perry’s description of the hard life in Victorian England coupled with universal expectations for Christmas season makes these holiday mysteries a worthwhile read.
Pam
Dec 29, 2014 Pam rated it liked it
Her Christmas stories are short, sometimes a little too somber or depressing, but I enjoy reading about the minor characters from her other series.
Rosemary
Dec 31, 2011 Rosemary rated it liked it
Hmmmm. I'm feeling rather cheated.

This year's entry into Anne Perry's Christmas mysteries series is in fact 1 short novella from 2009 I hadn't read, and a longer one that I read last year!

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I really would rather they'd skipped a year than recycled without being clear about it. I specifically saved this book to enjoy now, and find myself rather grumpy. Not the way I wanted to end the year.

D Carr
Feb 21, 2016 D Carr rated it it was amazing
I dont recall ever reading anything by this author but wanted to explore some Christmas related books. These were excellent, redemptive and possessed good characters!

No regrets here! I'll be reading more of her work! (DONE 12/19/15)
Briansmom
Dec 17, 2011 Briansmom rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed these two mysteries in one by Anne Perry. Made me very interested in her Monk series; thought I am reading her series on Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, haven't read the Monk series but I will begin to look for these. Love these Dickensian Christmas stories!
Shawna Hansen
Dec 25, 2011 Shawna Hansen rated it it was amazing
Loved both stories, but "A Christmas Odyssey" and the journey into the bowels of hell (London underground) was, for me, a knockout. Loved the ending to "A Christmas Promise" and glad Charlie to see how things went with Charlie.
Maddy
Dec 16, 2013 Maddy rated it liked it
I'm not going to lie, I only read the first story of this 2 story set -- I couldn't get into the 2nd one. The first story was good but the ending a little abrupt.
Cindy
Had already read the first story, A Christmas Promise, but wanted to read the second, A Christmas Odyssey.
Manju
Feb 28, 2012 Manju rated it liked it
liked the way gracie and minnie's story was told. didn't like the second one
Janie  R. Freeman
Jun 12, 2015 Janie R. Freeman rated it it was ok
Shelves: christmas
I had a really hard time getting into this 2 stories.
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Anne Perry (born Juliet Hulme) is a British historical novelist.

Juliet took the name "Anne Perry," the latter being her stepfather's surname. Her first novel, The Cater Street Hangman, was published under this name in 1979. Her works generally fall into one of several categories of genre fiction, including historical murder mysteries and detective fiction. Many of them feature a number of recurrin
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Other Books in the Series

Christmas Stories (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • A Christmas Journey (Christmas Stories, #1)
  • A Christmas Visitor (Christmas Stories, #2)
  • A Christmas Guest (Christmas Stories, #3)
  • A Christmas Secret (Christmas Stories, #4)
  • A Christmas Beginning (Christmas Stories, #5)
  • A Christmas Grace (Christmas Stories, #6)
  • A Christmas Promise (Christmas Stories, #7)
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  • A Christmas Homecoming (Christmas Stories, #9)
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