A Christmas Revelation: A Novel (Hardcover)

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“Perry’s Victorian-era holiday mysteries [are] an annual treat.”—The Wall Street Journal

In this intriguing, uplifting holiday mystery from bestselling author Anne Perry, an orphan boy investigates a woman’s kidnapping—and discovers there’s more at stake than a disappearance.


It wouldn’t quite be Christmas without a holiday mystery decorated with all the Victorian trimmings, as only New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry can render it. Now the tradition continues as mayhem is once again found under the mistletoe, and intrigue stalks the cobblestone streets and gaslit parlors of old London Town.

Formerly a river urchin living on the banks of the Thames, nine-year-old Worm has never experienced a family Christmas. But thanks to a job at Hester Monk’s clinic in Portpool Lane, he’s found a makeshift family in kindly volunteer Miss Claudine Burroughs and curmudgeonly old bookkeeper Squeaky Robinson.

When Worm witnesses the abduction of a beautiful woman by a pair of ruffians just days before Christmas, he frantically turns to Squeaky for help. A one-time brothel owner, Squeaky knows the perils of interfering in nasty business, but he can’t bear to disappoint Worm—or leave the boy to attempt a rescue on his own. What neither of the would-be saviors expects, however, is that the damsel in distress already has her dilemma well in hand . . . and is taking steps to bring her captors to justice for crimes far worse than kidnapping. But the rogues, as cunning as they are deadly, are not to be underestimated. The aid of cynical old Squeaky and hopeful young Worm just might make the difference between a merry triumph over evil and a terrible yuletide tragedy.

About the Author


Anne Perry is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen previous holiday novels, as well as the William Monk series, the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, the new Daniel Pitt series, five World War I novels, and a work of historical fiction, The Sheen on the Silk. Anne Perry lives in Los Angeles.

Praise For…


PRAISE FOR THE CHRISTMAS NOVELS OF ANNE PERRY

“Perry’s Victorian-era holiday mysteries [are] an annual treat.”The Wall Street Journal

A Christmas Return

“Exceptional . . . Perry unobtrusively incorporates insights about the true meaning of the season into the engrossing plot.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A Christmas Message

“[Perry’s] characters have that larger-than-life quality that permeated so many classic films from the golden age of cinema.”BookPage

A Christmas Escape

“Rivals the classic murder mysteries of Dame Agatha Christie . . . The suspense is built up so well.”Bookreporter

A New York Christmas

“A thoroughly enjoyable mystery set against the wonderful historical backdrop of 1904 New York City at Christmastime.”—Library Journal (starred review)

A Christmas Hope

“Very much recommended . . . a wonderful story.”—Historical Novels Review

A Christmas Garland

“In Anne Perry’s gifted hands, the puzzle plays out brilliantly.”—Greensboro News & Record


Product Details
ISBN: 9780399179945
ISBN-10: 0399179941
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: November 6th, 2018
Pages: 192
Language: English