A christmas garland : Christmas Story Series, Book 10. / Anne Perry.
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- ISBN: 9780345535979 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource.
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2012.
"[Anne] Perry's Victorian-era holiday mysteries [are] an annual treat," declared The Wall Street Journal. Perry continues this magnificent tradition with A Christmas Garland, a yuletide tale set in exotic India. This time the mistress of mystery tells the story of a terrible crime that sets the stage for another: that of knowingly accusing an innocent man of murder. 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....
Electronic reproduction. New York : Ballantine Books, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2014 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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