A Christmas Homecoming by Anne Perry
GENRE: Cozy Mystery
SETTING: Whitby, England UK
CHARACTERS: Caroline Fielding, Joshua Fielding, Alice Netheridge
DATE READ: December 7 - December 9
NO. OF PAGES: 224
Off the Shelf (pre-2012)? Source?: no, Nook purchase 2012
CATEGORY: Extra curricular activities
THRESHOLD QUALITY: 4
Anne Perry, well-known mystery writer pens a Christmas mystery every year centering around a minor character from one of her series. This Christmas novella finds us with Caroline and Joshua Fielding, the mother and stepfather of Charlotte Pitt.
Joshua and actor has been invited to Whitby to perform a play written by a potential backer's young daughter. The play is an adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. A major snowstorm dumps feet of snow in the area and the occupants of the Netheridge home are trapped right before Christmas. Need rehearsal, this causes no issues until a stranger who had also been stranded at the house, is found murdered with a stake through his heart.
What fun this mystery was especially since I was reading this for my December book club and in October we had read Dracula. It was so fun to see Dracula from another vantage point.