By Anne Perry

ISBN-10: 0345495640

ISBN-13: 9780345495648

Anne Perry - A Christmas Secret
Christmas tale sequence, publication 4

Just in time for the vacations, Anne Perry provides her enthusiasts a wonderful present: a brand new xmas yarn choked with gentle get together and darkish mischief.

Dominic Corde is extremely joyful to "fill the robe" as alternative vicar within the village of Cottisham, whereas the Reverend Wynter is away on a three-week Christmas vacation. pleased to flee his dreary London flat and a less-than-satisfying activity as church curate, Dominic and his loved spouse, Clarice, trigger for what they wish should be a beautiful iciness getaway.

Upon arrival, in the course of a frigid, awfully snowy season, Dominic and Clarice are welcomed by means of hot, hospitable buddies and enchanted by way of the comfy, inviting vicarage. every little thing turns out nearly too excellent. Dominic's in simple terms hindrance is how he'll be obtained by way of the congregation, who carry the Reverend Wynter in such excessive regard. yet as Clarice quickly discovers, she and Dominic have even more dire issues to fret approximately. It seems that the Reverend Wynter isn't on vacation at all--and that whatever very sinister has transpired.

As a snowfall leaves Cottisham treacherously snowbound and the remoted village swirls with unsavory secrets and techniques, Dominic and Clarice all of sudden locate themselves in lethal risk.

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If you killed an enemy officer you got more points. In practice, however, since there were so many fewer officers than soldiers, numbers as well began to count. As a consequence, though collecting heads was important, whose heads these were became less so. Indeed, the innocent passerby was sometimes slain so that he could contribute his head to a soldier's account. As in this war where, I was told, there were five heads all labeled: Traitorous Monk Enshin Akamatsu. Heads being this important, there was no question of taking prisoners of war.

KUMAGAI Suspicious, they demanded to be shown. And so the young emperor and his sister were ordered out. Here, while the guards were looking at them, I also had the opportunity of gazing at his majesty. He made a boyish girl when one knew he was a boy. While his sister cowered, his confusion was masculine, resolute. I felt a strong emotion-! was only three years older than he-which I set down to reverence. It began again to snow and there he stood, flakes in his locks. I gazed at the sight and my eyes shone.

I caught one of the men at such pleasantries and had him publicly flogged. The gathered men stared at the red muscle as a buttock split and there was a respectful hush-disturbed to be sure by the culprit's screams. Though this display muffled the ridicule, it did not increase my popularity. Since I was determined to make something of myself, however, a good reputation was called for and so I continued to enforce discipline. I detained the entire group for the remark of a single man and had numbers of them locked up, beatings were common.

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