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A Christmas Message

A Christmas Message

Christmas 1900.

Victor Narraway, Thomas Pitt's former boss and his new wife Vespasia are on holiday in Jerusalem.  Although enjoying their time together and the interesting people they meet, Vespasia soon becomes concerned that someone is watching their every move.

When one of their new acquaintances is found murdered, the only clue is a mysterious piece of parchment written in a foreign tongue, and a message imploring Narraway to continue the stranger's quest.  Sensing its importance, Narraway and Vespasia decide to fulfil their dead friend's wish.

Continuing to Jerusalem with the parchment in hand, they quickly find themselves embroiled in danger.  With Vespasia's fears suddenly realised, and a watcher on their trail, will Narraway and Vespasia's fates follow that of their friend or can they make it to the Holy Land unscathed?

A Christmas Message is the tantalising new festive tale from the pen of Anne Perry, the master of Victorian crime.