- File Size: 520 KB
- Print Length: 211 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: June 23, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008EE81JG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #342,119 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Death of a Fop (Bow Street Consultant series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The resulting mystery story is woven throughout with new characters. Jane Austen would have read it - you should too!
It might not be true to Regency style but is still very entertaining, clever and well written - to me.
I bought the next two.
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.Read more ›
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.
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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There's no mistaking this a Jane Austen follow-on novel. Subsequently, if you’ve ever wondered what happened to Miss Jane Fairfax, the rather reserved young lady from Jane Austen’s... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Francine Howarth
I liked the pluckiness of our heroine, Jane. And the self deprecating way r
That Caleb goes about life. Read more
If you enjoy references to violence against women, then this is the book for you. There is a charming romance and Jane is a strong, well developed character but she is beaten by... Read morePublished 8 months ago by UrsulaGertrude
Highwaymen, jewel thieves, wastrels, Bow Street Runners, wronged wives and mistresses are woven into quite an interesting tale. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
The first in this wonderful series. Jane Fairfax, given short shrift in the original "Emma" gets a backbone and deductive insight here. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Cynthia T.
Author Sarah Waldock completely captures the flavor of the Victorian era through the speech and idioms of the main and secondary characters. Read morePublished on December 11, 2013 by Acaciak
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