A Christmas Beginning

A Christmas Beginning

A Novel

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
Spending his Christmas holidays on the remote island of Anglesey, off the north coast of Wales, a lonely Superintendent Runcorn is called in to investigate when the sister of the local vicar is found murdered and draped over a gravestone in her brother's churchyard, joining forces with the elegant Melisande to find the killer. 75,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
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 plebeian 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.

Baker
& Taylor

Spending his Christmas holidays on the remote island of Anglesey, off the north coast of Wales, Superintendent Runcorn is called in to investigate when the sister of the local vicar is found murdered and draped over a gravestone in her brother's churchyard.
Spending his Christmas holidays on the remote island of Anglesey, off the north coast of Wales, Superintendent Runcorn is called in to investigate when the sister of the local vicar is found murdered and draped over a gravestone in her brother's churchyard.d.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345485823
0345485823
Branch Call Number: Mystery Per
Characteristics: 190 p. : map ; 20 cm

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nazpakkal Jul 15, 2012

It was really a great book, I couldn't stop turning the pages and being curious about what will happen next. I accually finished the book in 1 day.

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