A Christmas Secret (Christmas Story, Book 4) by Anne Perry PDF

By Anne Perry

ISBN-10: 0345495640

ISBN-13: 9780345495648

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

Just in time for the vacations, Anne Perry provides her lovers a wonderful present: a brand new xmas yarn jam-packed with mild party and darkish mischief.

Dominic Corde is delighted to "fill the robe" as replacement vicar within the village of Cottisham, whereas the Reverend Wynter is away on a three-week Christmas vacation. joyful to flee his dreary London flat and a less-than-satisfying task as church curate, Dominic and his liked spouse, Clarice, trigger for what they desire can be a beautiful wintry weather getaway.

Upon arrival, in the middle of a frigid, tremendously snowy season, Dominic and Clarice are welcomed by way of hot, hospitable acquaintances and enchanted via the comfy, inviting vicarage. every thing turns out nearly too excellent. Dominic's basically trouble is how he'll be acquired by means of the congregation, who carry the Reverend Wynter in such excessive regard. yet as Clarice quickly discovers, she and Dominic have even more dire concerns to fret approximately. It seems that the Reverend Wynter isn't on vacation at all--and that anything very sinister has transpired.

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

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Goose on the stairs this morning & we took breakfast together. He has lodged at the Musket since middle October after voyaging hither on a Brazilian merchantman, Namorados, from Feejee, where he practiced his arts in a mission. Now the doctor awaits a long-overdue Australian sealer, the Nellie, to convey him to Sydney. From the colony he will seek a position aboard a passenger ship for his native London. My judgment of Dr. Goose was unjust & premature. One must be cynical as Diogenes to prosper in my profession, but cynicism can blind one to subtler virtues.

Fearful for its safety (& my own, were Mr. Boerhaave to get his hands on it), I retraced my steps to conceal it more artfully. Broad smirks greeted my return & I assumed I was “the devil being spoken of,” but I learned the true reason when I opened my door:—to wit, Mr. Boerhaave’s ursine buttocks astraddle his Blackamoor Goldilocks in my bed in flagrante delicto! Did that devil Dutchman apologize? Far from it! He judged himself the injured party & roared, “Get ye hence, Mr. Quillcock! ” I snatched my diary & clattered downstairs to a riotocracy of merriment & ridicule from the White savages there gathered.

The consultation continues as I write. My friend has been warned of the captain’s despotism, but still, I do not like it. Later— Cpt. Molyneux, it transpires, suffers from a medical complaint which, if untreated, may impair those divers skills demanded of his station. The captain has therefore proposed to Henry that my friend voyage with us to Honolulu (victualing & private berth gratis), assuming the responsibilities both of Ship’s Doctor & personal physician to Cpt. Molyneux until our arrival.

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