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3.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 5 3.36 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Perry Narrator: Terrence Hardiman Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Christmas Novellas Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781482976052
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Cantankerous and vinegar-tongued Grandmama, from Anne Perry’s Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, is the leading character in this Christmas novel, which unfolds in the chilly, windswept Romney Marshes off the English Channel. Grandmama arrives on a holiday visit to the home of Charlotte’s parents, where a fellow guest—an outcast from her own family—is subsequently murdered. Like the heroes before her in Anne Perry’s Christmas novels, Grandmama is called upon to play the role of amateur detective. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hardiman imbues humanity and warmth into each character…This year-round Christmas story is bittersweet and moving.”

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  • “Ably constructed by genre veteran Perry and sure to please those who enjoy holiday-season mysteries.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri | 2/4/2014

    " Like Anne Perry's Monk novels the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karla | 1/31/2014

    " It is not that this is a "great" book, but it is a Christmas book so I gave it 4 stars. Christmas novels are something I look forward to every year...for fans of Anne Perry, this one does not disappoint, though it is not as mysterious as some of her other books with Charlotte and Pitt are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 1/29/2014

    " This was a good little mystery and I enjoyed seeing Mother Ellison from a different perspective. "

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

    " This is a quaint, sweet story of an old person coming alive again in the setting of the possible murder of a new acquaintance. It was a fun, easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Lauer | 1/24/2014

    " Grandmama learns some life lessons and you understand more about why she was so hateful. I like this one a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sergey | 1/23/2014

    " I enjoyed this tale more than the previous two. Mariah, however, was annoying; the mystery tolerable; the writing - excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Roberts | 1/20/2014

    " I will read other books by the same author. I enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 1/20/2014

    " I enjoyed the evolution of the main character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 dOnnabud | 1/19/2014

    " marvelous to see the ascerbic mariah ellison experience a transformational adventure * well done! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharyn L. | 1/18/2014

    " I had to force myself to finish this book. I haven't read any Anne Perry books before. I'm not sure I'm gonna read anymore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lewestover | 1/16/2014

    " Anne Perry takes one of her less-likable characters and involves her in a mystery which changes her life for the better. The message is one of responsibility, redemption, and forgiving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlene | 1/4/2014

    " Loved this...Loved the changes in Charlottes' aunt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/19/2013

    " I always like to read books set at Christmastime during December and found six this year-- all short(100-200 pages) mysteries set in Victorian Britain, by Anne Perry. Fun, easy reads for whiling away the cold hours 'til Christmas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanette | 11/25/2013

    " A story of a softening and changing of a hard heart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 11/9/2013

    " Audiobook. A short book unraveling a mystery in Victorian England. It has a good underlying Christmas message about how choosing to change our attitude can change our lives. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/29/2013

    " I read this book for my book group. The book group leader always picks a Christmas themed "light" read. I enjoyed the story but this book reminded me of mystery "fluff." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne | 4/24/2013

    " Simple book about a crabby old woman who isn't very nice to a guest that was just as unwanted as herself. The other woman dies and the main character sets out to find out who killed her. She thinks more highly of the dead woman after she dies than when she is alive. Very quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 12/29/2012

    " I've never read Anne Perry before. This was a really fun story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ngdecker | 9/24/2012

    " This is the 3rd of the Christmas books written by Anne Perry and read by me. They have gotten increasingly better (thank goodness) and I really enjoyed this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew Pierce | 8/3/2012

    " Normally not my kind of book, however Anne Perry kept me wanting to see what was on the next page. It was a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Allan | 6/25/2012

    " A great story with fantastic characters. Look forward to reading more by Anne Perry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauriel | 4/10/2012

    " Another book that was part of a reader's digest mystery collection. It was a decent read and actually had some good character development. Nothing amazing, but an ok read if you don't want to to get too sucked into a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 7/28/2011

    " I have begun a new tradition for myself to read Christmas fiction at Christmas time. This book was a bit slow at first but it redeemed itself later on. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Molly | 5/20/2011

    " Typically love mysteries but seriously struggling to get through this one...far from a page-turner "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 3/21/2011

    " I really enjoyed reading this book over the holidays. It reminded me of that old television show, Murder She Wrote and/or Agatha Christie. It is a fun read! Mrs. John recommended Anne Perry's books to me so you know it has got to be good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 2/1/2011

    " Anne Perry certainly has a way with description, both setting and characters. Lovely descrptions of the Romney Marshes. A good mystery with Grandmama Ellison -not your typical detective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 1/24/2011

    " I enjoyed it so much I read other Christmas books that she has written "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/11/2011

    " This is my favorite Anne Perry Christmas book so far. It was nice to see Grandmama have a change of heart... and disposition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/31/2010

    " I always like to read books set at Christmastime during December and found six this year-- all short(100-200 pages) mysteries set in Victorian Britain, by Anne Perry. Fun, easy reads for whiling away the cold hours 'til Christmas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 12/29/2010

    " I enjoyed the evolution of the main character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 12/28/2010

    " It is nice to read a mystery that ends by not only solving the mystery, but having the people involved develop character. Solving the murder was not the main purpose of the novel, but learning something from the victim along the way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri | 12/24/2010

    " Like Anne Perry's Monk novels the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ngdecker | 12/21/2010

    " This is the 3rd of the Christmas books written by Anne Perry and read by me. They have gotten increasingly better (thank goodness) and I really enjoyed this one! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharneel | 12/20/2010

    " Did this as a book on CD. It was a good listen for the Christmas season. The main character experiences an epiphany and gains some significant personal insight into her own foibles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sergey | 12/15/2010

    " I enjoyed this tale more than the previous two. Mariah, however, was annoying; the mystery tolerable; the writing - excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Atlantis | 10/9/2010

    " Of the Christmas Stories series by Anne Perry I've read so far this is my favorite. I really liked the main character and felt the story moved along well with little drag. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 6/30/2010

    " Enjoyable. Not super challenging. Nice for a light mystery read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 1/8/2010

    " This was a good little mystery and I enjoyed seeing Mother Ellison from a different perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlene | 12/26/2009

    " Loved this...Loved the changes in Charlottes' aunt. "

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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

Terrence Hardiman has worked extensively in theater. He began at the Old Vic, went on to repertory at Bristol, and then spent five years as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He played the title role in BBC TV’s The Demon Headmaster, while his other television appearances include major parts in Secret Army, Miss Marple, Hannay, and Inspector Morse. Among his film credits are Mask of Murder, Loophole, and Gandhi.