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Creston Public Library MYS PER (Text) 35140100044216 Mystery Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-04

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  • ISBN: 9780399179945 (hardcover) :
  • Physical Description: 173 p. ; 20cm.
    regular print
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2018.
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    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 1 / 5.0

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Summary, etc.: "It wouldn’t quite be Christmas without a holiday mystery decorated with all the Victorian trimmings, as only New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry can render it. Now the tradition continues as mayhem is once again found under the mistletoe, and intrigue stalks the cobblestone streets and gaslit parlors of old London Town. Formerly a river urchin living on the banks of the Thames, nine-year-old Worm has never experienced a family Christmas. But thanks to a job at Hester Monk’s clinic in Portpool Lane, he’s found a makeshift family in kindly volunteer Miss Claudine Burroughs and curmudgeonly old bookkeeper Squeaky Robinson. When Worm witnesses the abduction of a beautiful woman by a pair of ruffians just days before Christmas, he frantically turns to Squeaky for help. A one-time brothel owner, Squeaky knows the perils of interfering in nasty business, but he can’t bear to disappoint Worm—or leave the boy to attempt a rescue on his own. What neither of the would-be saviors expects, however, is that the damsel in distress already has her dilemma well in hand . . . and is taking steps to bring her captors to justice for crimes far worse than kidnapping. But the rogues, as cunning as they are deadly, are not to be underestimated. The aid of cynical old Squeaky and hopeful young Worm just might make the difference between a merry triumph over evil or a terrible yuletide tragedy."
Subject: Christmas stories
Kidnapping -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
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