By Anne Perry
Anne Perry - A Christmas Secret
Christmas tale sequence, ebook 4
Just in time for the vacations, Anne Perry provides her enthusiasts a fabulous present: a brand new yule yarn choked with mild party and darkish mischief.
Dominic Corde is extremely joyful to "fill the robe" as replacement vicar within the village of Cottisham, whereas the Reverend Wynter is away on a three-week Christmas vacation. completely happy 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 desire may be a beautiful iciness getaway.
Upon arrival, in the course of a frigid, highly snowy season, Dominic and Clarice are welcomed by way of hot, hospitable buddies and enchanted via the comfy, inviting vicarage. every thing turns out nearly too excellent. Dominic's basically quandary 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 whatever very sinister has transpired.
As a snow fall leaves Cottisham treacherously snowbound and the remoted village swirls with unsavory secrets and techniques, Dominic and Clarice by surprise locate themselves in lethal possibility.
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The eggs were so large that Tillie, her father’s sheepdog, could have curled up comfortably inside any one of them. Argent turned to look again at the dull, wrinkled egg lying on the ground outside the cave. The skin of the egg had shriveled as the growing dragon had absorbed the sun energy within, and now there was no room left to move at all. The sheltering egg had become a prison from which the baby had to break free. ” Morgana asked. Argent gave a disdainful snort. “No! That’s another old wives’ tale.
She knew what DOA meant. ” She gasped, surging to her feet. “Ellie,” said Lisa. “We have to accept that it is a possibility—” “No! He’s not dead. If Danny was dead, I would know. ” 46 “Okay, let’s move on,” said Sergeant Donaldson calmly. Ellie looked from him to Lisa. DOA. Dead on arrival. The words were still sending surges of adrenalin through her body. She was breathing hard and shaking with a combination of fear and fury. ” Lisa patted the sofa cushion beside her. ” Ellie remained on her feet.
Argent whispered on, using her voice to weave a spell and keep the little girl interested. ” “Clever girl. ” Morgana shook her head. ” Argent tutted impatiently. “’Course they don’t! Even if they wanted to, they couldn’t get down as far as our lower pastures. And I don’t think they eat 28 cattle anyway. ” “But Old Crocus went missing down by the bog—” “Because she fell in! ” Morgana’s lip began to quiver again. Old Crocus had been her favorite cow. Hastily, Argent moved on. “Dragons don’t even have bellies.