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Death of a Fop (Bow Street Consultant series Book 1) by [Waldock, Sarah]
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  • File Size: 520 KB
  • Print Length: 211 pages
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  • Publication Date: June 23, 2012
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  • Language: English
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Sarah Waldock has clearly done a great deal of research into the era and loves the characters created by Jane Austen. She brings Jane Fairfax, a minor character in Emma, into life as we see "what happens next". Emma marries George and has a happy life but Frank Churchill and Jane aren't as happy.

The resulting mystery story is woven throughout with new characters. Jane Austen would have read it - you should too!
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I enjoyed this book very much... I loved the Emma DVD with Kate Beckinsale and Mark Strong so my "Jane Fairfax" image comes from that DVD. There is a bit of a jump but the transition is somewhat dealt with in the book and I so loved Mrs. Churchill's coming of strength and her cleverness that I was easily able to embrace the story.

It might not be true to Regency style but is still very entertaining, clever and well written - to me.

I bought the next two.
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I read Jane Austin's "Emma" so long ago I don't remember the characters of Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill very well, but bits and pieces of their story in "Emma" are intertwined in this book. Frank and Jane have been married several years when one day a Bow Street Runner, Caleb Armitage, comes to visit Jane to tell her that her husband has been murdered. It is somewhat difficult for her to be upset over his death and in fact she feels bad to realize it is actually a relief to have him gone. Their marriage had started going bad only a few months after the wedding. Jane eventually realized that Frank only married her because part of his Aunt's will said he would get more monthly allowance money if he was married.

Frank has treated her cruelly, spent money they did not have, yelled at her for spending too much of the small monthly allowance he gave her forcing her to secretly sew her own clothes causing her to lie to him and tell him they came from a modiste so he will not be ashamed of her appearance; serve less fancy dinners and then scold her for doing so; and even physical violence when he thought she was having an affair because she had started to avoid speaking to him. As his debts from overspending and gambling increased he was forced into criminal activities to get the money he needed. Caleb suspects Frank may have done something to make his cronies angry and that is how he ended up dead.

Caleb is very impressed with Jane's poise and strength and eventually becomes an admirer. She is honest and open with him and not afraid to share the information he needs to try to solve Franks murder, even if it does not present the Churchill family in a good light.
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Let me start by saying that I am not a Jane Austen fan. That being said, this was not really my kind of story. I found it a little dry and hard to sift through.... but that's just me. There are tones of Jane Austen fans out there and if you are one of them, then run out and get yourself this book! You probably wont be sorry. Story synopsis: An homage to Jane Austen's Emma, featuring Jane Fairfax. Jane Fairfax expected an idyll in marriage to Frank Churchill, but things have not turned out that way. When Frank is murdered, Jane joins forces with Bow Street Runner, Caleb Armitage, to find out who might have killed Frank and why. Good premise and potential, just not my cup of tea. This is the first installment in what I believe is currently a series of five books. If you liked this one, get crazy and download the other four!! The editing left a little to be desired I mmy version. Hopefully they have cleaned up the typos in your version, as they can be a nit distracting.
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I grew up reading Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer and I always thought Jane Fairfax deserved better than Frank Churchill. This series is so fun on so many levels. First Jane Fairfax gets a new life, gets to be strong and smart and has a romance worthy of her character. This is interesting reading, and the cant is amazing......I knew some (i.e. Georgette Heyer) but this is a whole new element in the story....fun to guess what before Caleb "translates" what he or some other character has just said.
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I almost stopped reading in the first chapters of this book because it seemed that the author was way too generous with the Regency slang. I'm glad I didn't.
The main characters, Jane and Caleb, are well written and endearing. I liked the mystery - both characters worked on solving it and grew closer as they did so.
The author did a good job with Miss Bates and Mr. Knightly from Austen 's Emma. Her secondary characters were also interesting.
I will read the next one to see if the romance lasts.
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Here we have taken a character straight out of Emma, and plopped her into the edges of society. That is, until Jane Fairfax's adulterous, abrasive husband is murdered.

While we don't "meet" the husband, we do get a hint as to his character, or lack thereof, as seen through Jane's memories and the Bow Street Runner's discoveries.

The story flows nicely, without the pretentiousness of many of the Austen-influenced sequels, the language and pace integrate the upper-class restraint while lightening the mood with interjections of the lower-class cant: a clever device that moves the story forward more quickly than holding to the faux genteel upper crust speech patterns and descriptions that so often mire the pace of Austen.

As this book is part of the Bow Street Consultant series, I am hoping that this is the first and not the last using this set of characters.
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