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Austen, of course, had all the qualities of a good detective: the superb attention to detail, fervid imagination, and salty disdain for pretension. Barron makes excellent use of these attributes, plopping Jane Poirot-like into the middle of a crime at the Canterbury Races, then surrounding her with mysterious and possibly sinister figures involved in aiding or thwarting Napoleon's plans.
The writing, as stylized as it is ("There is nothing like the country for the rapid communication of what is dreadful"), never gets in the way of Barron's carefully plotted story, and in the end most readers will find they've managed to satisfy their appetites both for Austen and for mystery. First-timers will be delighted to hear that the three earlier books in Barron's series (Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor, Jane and the Man of the Cloth, and Jane and the Wandering Eye) are available in paperback. --Dick Adler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Well researched and well written! Thankful to have an extremely good series of books that I believe would impress any Austen fan!Published 9 months ago by EJK
I have read the entire series by Stephanie Barron, as well as the series by Carrie Bebris. If you love Jane Austen, you will love these authors as well. Read morePublished 11 months ago by kjkanjohnson
The only problem is that my friends keep borrowing them! I'm already in replacing mode...They need to be indistructable -
I prefer more of Jane's direct involvement in the plot but enjoy anything with her wonderful description and incisive observations that tell us so much about life in her day and... Read morePublished on May 16, 2013 by R C La Gro
If you are a fan of Jane Austin and read and reread her books, start this series. This one is the slowest moving of the first 5 I have read. Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by Amazon Customer
In the summer of 1805, Jane Austen finds herself enjoying the comforts of a visit to Godmersham Park, her wealthy brother Edward's estate in Kent. Read morePublished on May 29, 2011 by Ruth Anderson
In the summer of 1805, we find Jane Austen visiting her wealthy brother Edward and his large family at their palatial country estate Godmersham Park in Kent, enjoying the comforts... Read morePublished on April 13, 2011 by Laurel Ann