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A Christmas Journey

A Christmas Journey
A Christmas Journey

A tranquil weekend party in early December at a magnificent country house is shattered by a suspicious death. A young Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould must help her friend Isobel who has made a very cutting remark about Gwendolen Kilmuir on the night when she was supposed to be getting engaged. Gwendolen flees the room and the next morning is found dead; suicide. Isobel, accompanied by Vespasia, must make a journey of expiation to the Scottish Highlands, with an unexpected result...

  • "That rarest of seasonal thrillers: one that exemplifies the message and spirit of the holiday… This brief work has an almost Jamesian subtlety, and with its powerful message of responsibility and redemption – “We need both to forgive and to be forgiven” – it conveys a moral force in keeping with the season." Wall Street Journal,