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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (315 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Perry Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538466087
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The year is 1857, soon after the tragic Siege of Cawnpore. In the British garrison, a guard is killed and an Indian prisoner escapes, which leads to yet more British deaths. Cries for revenge are overwhelming. Despite no witnesses and no evidence against him, a luckless British medical orderly named John Tallis is arrested as an accomplice simply because he was the only soldier unaccounted for when these baffling crimes were committed. Though chosen to defend Tallis, young Lieutenant Victor Narraway is not encouraged to try very hard. Narraway’s superiors merely want a show trial. But inspired by a soldier’s widow and her children, and by his own stubborn faith in justice, Narraway searches for the truth. In an alien world haunted by memories of massacre, he is the accused man’s only hope. The trial of John Tallis equals the white-knuckle best of Anne Perry’s breathtaking courtroom dramas, as Narraway struggles to persevere against appalling odds and a frightful injustice. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A bite-sized mystery that could be fitted in after your Christmas lunch.”

    Daily Telegraph (London)

  • “Delightful…The perfect gift for a whodunit addict who likes to curl up with a good book after Christmas lunch.”

    Oxford Times

  • “A particularly strong plot distinguishes bestseller Perry’s tenth Christmas mystery…Few readers will anticipate the clever solution.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Perry’s tenth Christmas novel is a winner.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Scholes | 2/15/2014

    " I began to like Anne Perry by reading her Christmas novellas. She packs a lot of thought and a clever mystery into each little book. This one has some very grim images but she finishes with hope. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan Toplicar | 2/5/2014

    " This is the tenth of Anne Perry's Christmas novels, not the best of them, but satisfying. As many others have pointed out, the main characters in these books are from the Pitt or Monk series so they have an appeal for her fans that is lost on a reader who is looking for a Christmas story. Although the context is Christmas, they are more about a personal redemption than anything else. I am a fan of Victorian novels since I read The Complete Works of Sherlock Holmes as a young teen. Anne Perry is a favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda K K | 1/31/2014

    " A good little mystery set in India during war time of 1857. Although at Christmas time, there is very little of Christmas to the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Garza | 1/29/2014

    " What would Christmas be like without a new Anne Perry Christmas Mystery? It would be a lot harder to escape our modern day holiday craziness and lose ourselves in the Victorian era. This time, the story revolves around a military murder trial in India. Perry successfully creates a twist on the locked room mystery that leaves the reader guessing until the end. Forget about wrapping presents and settle back for an intriguing Christmas Mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlene | 1/25/2014

    " Anne Perry is a great writer. Her small Christmas novels are always good by this one is outstanding. Set in India during the uprising it is a white knuckle courtroom story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danni | 1/24/2014

    " I didn't think that this was really a Christmas book. It had a setting at Christmas but it was about war politics. It was good but not what I expected when I picked it up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray Palen | 1/19/2014

    " Read my review this week on bookreporter.com . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Cheney | 1/5/2014

    " Christmas is merely an excuse to rush this case to judgement. Which it did, to a satisfactory conclusion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 12/22/2013

    " a nice little short story that gives some enlightening background to narroway. I will be reading more of these christmas stories for further background info on her mayor characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 12/22/2013

    " Another well written book from one of my favorite authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 12/20/2013

    " This was one of the better Christmas stories by Anne Perry. I liked it because it really swelled with suspense and mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 12/1/2013

    " Another heartwarming Christmas novella that takes place in India. Well worth a read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karri | 11/6/2013

    " This novella would have made a better short story. There were several times as I was reading that I thought "Haven't I already read this?" In fact I had, just earlier in the story. The link to Christmas was tenuous at best. I am giving it 2 stars because I did like the character of Narraway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lela | 9/23/2013

    " I enjoyed it. It helped that I knew the main character from other Anne Perry books. It was typical of her Victorian mysteries in some ways but had a rather convoluted ending that I didn't see coming until the little novella was almost over. If you like her style, you'll like this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Lee | 9/10/2013

    " I enjoyed the book since it took place in India and I was in India while reading this. The story was very interesting but it did seem like the author kept repeating some of the story over and over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 9/2/2013

    " Simple mystery, good conclusion. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Judy | 6/29/2013

    " Not one of Anne Perry's best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 K | 6/21/2013

    " It was a little irritating to think that no one else at any time thought of the issue that solved the case. So it was in that sense unbelievable. Also, was British military justice so weak such that someone could be put to death with no evidence? I can't imagine it being that way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 3/11/2013

    " A really wonderful story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaye | 11/26/2012

    " A surprise at the end made this a special read. Ms. Perry has never failed to delight me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia Winfield | 10/22/2012

    " Made one think. Ended a little abruptly. Would like a little more about the widow and her children. Good Christmas story. "

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About the Author
Author Anne Perry

Anne Perry is the New York Times bestselling author of a number of holiday novels, two acclaimed mystery series set in Victorian England, and a series set during World War I. She has also written several stand-alone novels and novellas, and her books have been finalists for the Agatha, Edgar, and Macavity awards. Born in London, she now lives in the Scottish highlands.

About the Narrator

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received over twenty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.