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A Christmas homecoming : a novel, Anne Perry

Label
A Christmas homecoming : a novel
Title
A Christmas homecoming
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Anne Perry
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In A Christmas Homecoming, a familiar face from the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels - Charlotte's mother, Caroline - travels with her young husband, Joshua Fielding, and his theatrical troupe to Whitby, the Yorkshire fishing village where Dracula the vampire first touched English soil in the sensational novel named after him. Joshua has arranged to produce a stage adaptation of Dracula by the daughter of Whitby millionaire Charles Netheridge during the Christmas holiday, but after the disastrous first read-through of her amateurish script, only the fact that the company is depending on Netheridge's financial backing for their spring tour keeps them at work. As tempers flare and wind and snow swirl around Netheridge's lonely hilltop mansion, a black-cloaked stranger emerges from the storm - an eerily opportune arrival, for this enigmatic figure, one Anton Ballin, turns out to be a theatrical genius. At the same time, a brooding evil makes itself felt. Instead of the theatrical triumph that Netheridge desired for his daughter, there is murder - shocking and terrifying. Anne Perry's ninth Christmas novel keeps us poised on a razor's edge of suspense, hypnotized by a story in which the heartwarming power of goodness is challenged by the seductive power of inner darkness. In the end, A Christmas Homecoming lifts the spirit and rejoices the heart
Member of
Summary
Traveling up the Yorkshire coast with her husband and his acting troupe, Caroline, the mother of Charlotte Pitt, anticipates their arrival at the famed fishing village landing sight of Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's tale and develops an awareness about inviting and disallowing evil
Theme
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10012898
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perry, Anne
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Christmas mysteries (Anne Perry)
Series volume
0009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christmas stories
  • Murder
  • Actors
  • Whitby (Yorkshire)
Target audience
adult
Label
A Christmas homecoming : a novel, Anne Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000047762099
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
212 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780345524638
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Label
A Christmas homecoming : a novel, Anne Perry
Publication
Control code
000047762099
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
212 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780345524638
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)

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