Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor: Being the First Jane Austen Mystery

by Barron, Stephanie
3.6 out of 5 Customer Rating
ISBN: 9780553385618
Used - Trade Paperback - 9780553385618


For everyone who loves Jane Austen . . . a marvelously entertaining new series that turns the incomparable author into an extraordinary sleuth

On a visit to the estate of her friend, the young and beautiful Isobel Payne, Countess of Scargrave, Jane bears witness to a tragedy. Isobel's husband--a gentleman of mature years--is felled by a mysterious and agonizing ailment. The Earl's death seems a cruel blow of fate for the newly married Isobel. Yet the bereaved widow soon finds that it's only the beginning of her misfortune . . . as she receives a sinister missive accusing her and the Earl's nephew of adultery--and murder. Desperately afraid that the letter will expose her to the worst sort of scandal, Isobel begs Jane for help. And Jane finds herself embroiled in a perilous investigation that will soon have her following a trail of clues that leads all the way to Newgate Prison and the House of Lords--a trail that may well place Jane's own person in the gravest jeopardy.

Praise for Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor

"There's plenty to enjoy in this crime-solving side of Jane. . . . She] is as worthy a detective as Columbo."--USA Today

"Happily succeeds on all levels: a robust tale of manners and mayhem that faithfully reproduces the Austen style--and engrosses to the finish."--Kirkus Reviews

"Splendid fun "--Star Tribune, Minneapolis

  • Format: TradePaperback
  • Author: Barron, Stephanie
  • ISBN: 9780553385618
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 8.20 x 0.70
  • Number Of Pages: 289
  • Publication Year: 2008

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