Perrys tenth Christmas novel takes a new turn; its set in 1857 India and features Victor Narraway, the boss of Perry stalwart Thomas Pitt. On his first assignment, Narraway arrives in India during the mutiny against the East India Company, charged with defending a British medical orderly accused of murdering a fellow guard. Narraway succeeds with the help of two children and a Christmas garland. A couple of books in this series have been New York Times best sellers; the change of venue could be a real -refresher.

Perry continues her magnificent Christmas tradition with a yuletide tale set in exotic India. In 1857, there is a terrible crime that sets the stage for another: that of knowingly accusing an innocent man of murder.