Anne Perry is another author who writes a special Christmas story every year. This story is based in India in 1857. Future Barrister Victor Narraway is serving in the military and is asked to defend a fellow soldier who is accused of murder even though he swears he never did it. It seems a hopeless case with no witness or evidence that says John Tallis did it or didn’t do it. He just happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s Christmas and all the service men are thinking of England and home. Victor befriends the family of one of the victims in the crime and helps them decorate their home hoping to keep the Christmas spirit alive.