A Christmas Garland

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Thorndike Press, 2012 - Fiction - 309 pages
20 Reviews
A New York Times Bestselling Author -- The year is 1857, soon after the tragic Siege of Cawnpore. In the British garrison, a guard is killed and an Indian prisoner escapes. Cries for revenge ring out. Despite no evidence against him, British orderly John Tallis is arrested simply because he was unaccounted for at the time. Young lieutenant Victor Narraway is chosen to defend Tallis, and his superiors merely want a show trial. But a stubborn faith in justice inspires Narraway to search for the truth.

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Review: A Christmas Garland (Christmas Stories #10)

User Review  - Judith - Goodreads

As usual, Perry has produced a good, quick reading mystery, involving one of my favorite characters, Victor Narraway, as a young, newly posted lieutenant to Cawnpore. We have a slight introduction to ... Read full review

Review: A Christmas Garland (Christmas Stories #10)

User Review  - Betty Strohecker - Goodreads

Set in India in 1857, a guard has been murdered at a British Garrison and an Indian prisoner escaped. More concerned for a quick solution than justice, the soldier arrested claims to be innocent. The ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Anne Perry was born Juliet Hume on October 28, 1938 in Blackheath, London. Sent to Christchurch, New Zealand to recover from a childhood case of severe pneumonia, she became very close friends with another girl, Pauline Parker. When Perry's family abandoned her, she had only Parker to turn to, and when the Parkers planned to move from New Zealand, Parker asked that Perry be allowed to join them. When Parker's mother disagreed, Perry and Parker bludgeoned her to death. Perry eventually served five and a half years in an adult prison for the crime. Once she was freed, she changed her name and moved to America, where she eventually became a writer. Her first Victorian novel, The Cater Street Hangman, was published in 1979. Although the truth of her past came out when the case of Mrs. Parker's murder was made into a movie (Heavenly Creatures), Perry is still a popular author and continues to write. She has written over 50 books and short story collections including the Thomas Pitt series and the William Monk series. Her story, Heroes, won the 2001 Edgar Award for Best Short Story. Her title's Blind Justice and The Angel Court Affair made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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