A Christmas beginning: a novel

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Whatever the season, a new novel by bestselling author Anne Perry is always a wonderful gift, but her holiday novels are particularly special treats, and A Christmas Beginning is a deeply felt story of passion and redemption.Superintendent Runcorn of Scotland Yard is spending Christmas on the wild and beautiful island of Anglesey off the north coast of Wales. On one of his solitary strolls, the lonely bachelor stumbles upon a lifeless body in the village churchyard. The unfortunate victim is quickly identified as Olivia Costain, the local vicar’s younger sister. In life, Olivia had been a free spirit, full of charm and grace. For Runcorn, she is a haunting reminder of Melisande Ewart, the one woman he’s never been able to forget. Everyone on Anglesey is quick to insist that only a stranger to the island could have committed the heinous crime. But the evidence proves otherwise, and the unpopular work of discovering who among Olivia’s friends and neighbors–and numerous eligible suitors–is a ruthless killer falls to Runcorn. A plebian outsider in the drawing rooms of the snobbish local gentry, Runcorn never dreams that the key that will unlock the secrets of Olivia’s life and death may also, miraculously, open the door to a new future for himself.
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display_descriptionSuperintendent Runcorn—who Anne Perry fans will remember as William Monk's ex-boss—is feeling rather lonely during his holiday on the remote, snowy island of Anglesey, off the north coast of Wales. However, he is suddenly called into action when the sister of the local vicar is discovered murdered and draped over a gravestone in her brother's churchyard. Investigating this tragic crime with the assistance of the beautiful Melisande gives him just the opportunity he needs to spend time with an upper class woman who normally wouldn't give him the time of day. Interweaving the original Christmas story with her own holiday tale, Perry also explores the meaning of Joseph's secondary role compared to that of Mary and Jesus.
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seriesChristmas Stories
Christmas Story
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Christmas Story|
subject_facetAnglesey (Wales) -- Fiction
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction
Christmas stories
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1837-1901 -- Fiction
Murder -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
title_displayA Christmas beginning : a novel
title_fullA Christmas Beginning
A Christmas beginning : a novel / Anne Perry
A Christmas beginning : a novel [electronic resource] / Anne Perry
title_shortA Christmas beginning
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topic_facetAristocracy (Social class)
Fiction
Historical Fiction
History
Murder
Mystery