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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (385 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: October 2011 ISBN: 9781482981315
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Anne Perry’s latest Christmas novella follows Charlotte Pitt’s mother, Caroline, as she travels up the Yorkshire coast with her husband, Joshua Fielding, and his troupe of actors. Their destination is Whitby, the famed landing site of Count Dracula in Bram Stoker’s tale; the brooding, windswept fishing village is home to theatrical “Angel” Charles Netheridge.

Cleverly playing upon the idea of evil as something one has to invite in, Anne Perry delivers another thrilling, ultimately heart-warming tale just in time for Christmas.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “There’s loads of atmosphere, plenty of Gothic steam and a clever trick ending.”

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • “Perry’s fine ninth Victorian Christmas mystery takes Caroline Fielding, the mother-in-law of Inspector Thomas Pitt of Scotland Yard (the lead of Perry’s main series), to the town of Whitby, in York, where Dracula came ashore in Stoker’s recently published horror novel…Caroline proves herself an astute sleuth in this challenging whodunit.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Background on staging a play, plenty of vampire lore, and the personal story of Caroline’s attempt to fit in with her much-younger husband’s colleagues add to the appeal of this engaging locked-room mystery.”

    Booklist

  • “With careful attention to the nuances of character, Perry offers a tale worthy of mulling over by the fireplace.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Speer | 2/19/2014

    " I enjoy Anne Perry's books and this is no exception. Creepy and very hard to put down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda Gibson | 2/17/2014

    " Mediocre mystery novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene | 2/12/2014

    " I always enjoy Anne Perry's books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Martha | 2/11/2014

    " Oh please....nothing more to say than ugh! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deshay | 2/5/2014

    " Enjoyable, quick read. I thought the Dracula twist added to the snowy, Christmas setting. Clash of good and evil fits nicely. I like the thought that evil only comes in if you invite it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 2/5/2014

    " This was a fun, quick read that even had a bit of Dracula in it. I enjoy these little books that show us a different side of some of the minor characters in Anne Perry's books. I hope she'll write one on Charlotte's little maid who married the policeman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta | 1/31/2014

    " This was a quick read and an entertaining Christmas mystery that ended rather abruptly! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Yohn | 1/23/2014

    " Loved it! I had so missed reading Anne Perry's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Lauer | 1/20/2014

    " A good story, even if the murder diddn't happen until 60% of the waya through the story. 8-) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tiffany | 1/1/2014

    " I didn't understand this book, it was terrible! The book involved a group of actors who meet at a location to create and perform a play, and then there is a murder in which they suspect a vampire. Random storyline for sure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cece | 12/29/2013

    " I feel compelled to read each of these as it appears for the holidays, but this was a weak addition to the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pat Williams | 12/25/2013

    " I would not advise anyone who wants a Christmas story to read this book. The only time Christmas is mentioned is that the actors are there to perform a play based on Bram Stoker's Dracula for Christmas. This would have made a better Halloween story in my opinion. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Deborah Parins Zich | 12/14/2013

    " Yikes. I don't know why it's called "A Christmas Homecoming". It should be called "A Christmas Eve Murder". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noel Arndt Caryl | 12/14/2013

    " Not your typically Christmas story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Wellman | 12/3/2013

    " I liked the story but not the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 9/14/2013

    " More of a murder mystery than I expected from the title. But it was a fun book to read... reminded me of Agatha Christie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 9/11/2013

    " I liked the pacing of this story and that it was built around the Darcula story. I think that I am going to have to read Stoker's story this next year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 7/25/2013

    " Much better than Christmas Odessey from last year but still not equal to the first 4 or 5 Christmas books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Char | 7/23/2013

    " loved reading this at Christmas--I forget how much I love her books--she has a way of making even a mystery deep and life-reflecting "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merle | 6/23/2013

    " A nice addition to the Christmas series. This one is a "locked-room" mystery and uses characters and popular literature of the time (1898). "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 2/27/2013

    " Felt more like an essay on Dracula than a murder mystery "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene | 11/5/2011

    " I always enjoy Anne Perry's books.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 11/1/2011

    " Much better than Christmas Odessey from last year but still not equal to the first 4 or 5 Christmas books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Patti | 10/30/2011

    " I love Christmas books so I picked this up on a whim! Ho Hum but I am going to finish it because I am waiting for other books to come in at the library. "

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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 has played the title role in BBC TV’s The Demon Headmaster, while other 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.