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Publisher's Summary

The joyful tranquility of a snowbound estate in the Lake District of England is overturned in a moment by a shocking murder. Renowned mathematician and inventor Henry Rathbone - long known to listeners of Perry's best-selling Victorian series featuring William Monk - must put his analytical and creative capacities to the test as he assumes the role of an amateur investigator.

In this delightful Christmas tale, he rescues the holiday with a grace that would impress William Monk himself.

©2004 Anne Perry (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America

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Very Enjoyable

Love the "Christmas" series...the narrator, Terrence Hardiman, is excellent...he describes the scenery, food and elements in such a way you feel like you're there...you can feel the wind, the rain....and almost taste the food he talks about....I have two more to purchase from this series...only wish there were more....Very enjoyable...

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The Treasure of a Good Name

The accidental death of Judge Judah Dreghorn late one December evening following an enjoyable evening with his family, when he decided to take a walk out on his property, falling to his death, is a story of the value of living a truthful and good life. What it means to have integrity, to admit you are human and to make amends for mistakes. The brothers of Judge Dreghorn come home to learn of his death and be faced with another issue, someone who is sullying their brother's name. Sure that person was responsible for their brother's death, and that it was not an accident, the brother's sought to prove he was murdered. Family friend, Henry Rathbone, ever the level-headed man, looked deeper into the history of the man who was accusing Judge Dreghorn of wrong doing. So many times, things are not what they appear from the outside. This is a beautiful little tale of love, friendship and sacrifice. Of righting wrongs. Of making hard choices. And ultimately remembering what and where true treasure lies.

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just okay

Hardiman as narrator is very good, but Perry's Christmas novellas are disappointing. Repetitive and awkward. Listen if they're free.

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I would listen to Mr Hardiman read the telephone book!

This was my third book by Anne Perry, and I’m officially addicted! The stories have all been wonderful, and the reader is incredible!!!

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wonderful heartfelt atory

I loved this story and the meaning the author conveyed in the characters "characters".

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Not my cup of tea

This was the 2nd book I read and it will be the last by Anne Perry. They just don't interest me enough. I don't even think I would call them a cozy mystery. Sorry, but these just are the kind of stories that I like.

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marvelous story

Great story with a great narrator. a well told story. A super story for the Christmas season. kudos to the author. .you will enjoy it.

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Wonderful story!

So true. Honor may indeed cost you everything but anything less is a price unbearable.

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A Christmas visitor

A fun mystery. One has to wonder about the entire British system of lords with all of their huge fortunes, and lands and the power they wield. In what fashion have they behaved to keep and retain all they have.

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Expect the Unexpected

Anne Perry has a talent for creating multilayered stories that reveal human nature in unanticipated ways. This story centers on the death of Judah Dreghorn - elder brother, father, husband, friend, and judge. His sudden death shortly after the release of a man he sent to jail, has the family crying foul play, especially since Judah's integrity is being questioned. In their search for the truth and their desire to clear Judah's name, the family looks back at the original case to provide answers. This search for truth tests their beliefs in themselves and in Judah beyond anything they expected.