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A Christmas Revelation

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A Christmas Revelation
Title
A Christmas Revelation
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Anne Perry
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Language
eng
Summary
"Perry's Victorian-era holiday mysteries [are] an annual treat."—The Wall Street JournalIn 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
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Summary
"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. When Worm, a young orphan boy who works at the local clinic, sees Eloise being kidnapped by two men in the days leading up to Christmas, he immediately recruits Squeaky Robinson to help rescue her. But as they track Eloise down, they're surprised to hear that she does not, in fact, wish to be rescued. Instead, Eloise intends to bring the kidnappers, who drew her father into their shady business deals and then murdered him, to justice. The kidnappers are skilled illusionists, and after they try their tricks on Worm and Squeaky, the friends are determined to help Eloisewith her plan--and they might just be able to use the kidnappers' tricks against them"--
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DLC
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Perry, Anne
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Series statement
Christmas mysteries (Anne Perry)
Series volume
0016
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Mystery
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A Christmas Revelation
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:fda1a247-8124-4829-8831-02baeba94132
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780399179952
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Christmas Revelation
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:fda1a247-8124-4829-8831-02baeba94132
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780399179952
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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