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In a marvellous, thrilling re-creation of the world of Pride and Prejudice, P.D. James fuses her lifelong passion for the work of Jane Austen with her own great talent for writing crime fiction.

The year is 1803, and Darcy and Elizabeth have been married for six years. There are now two handsome, healthy sons in the Pemberley nursery, Elizabeth's beloved sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live within seventeen miles, the ordered and secure life of Pemberley seems unassailable, and Elizabeth's happiness in her marriage is complete. But their peace is threatened and old sins and misunderstandings are rekindled on the eve of the annual autumn ball. The Darcys and their guests are preparing to retire for the night when a chaise appears, rocking down the path from Pemberley's wild woodland, and as it pulls up, Lydia Wickham, an uninvited guest, tumbles out, screaming that her husband has been murdered.

Death Comes to Pemberley is a powerful work of fiction, as rich in its compelling story, in its evocation of place, and its gripping psychological and emotional insight, as the very best of P. D. James. She brings us back masterfully and with delight to much-loved characters, illuminating the happy but threatened marriage of the Darcys with the excitement and suspense of a brilliantly crafted mystery.

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Synopsis:

In a marvellous, thrilling recreation of the world of Pride and Prejudice, P. D. James fuses her lifelong passion for the work of Jane Austen with her own great talent for writing crime fiction.

Death Comes to Pemberley is as rich in its compelling story, evocation of place, and gripping psychological and emotional insight, as the very best of P. D. James. She brings us back masterfully and with delight to much-loved characters, illuminating the happy but threatened marriage of the Darcys with the excitement and suspense of a brilliantly crafted mystery.

About the Author

P. D. JAMES was born in Oxford in 1920 and educated at Cambridge High School for Girls. From 1949 to 1968 she worked in the National Health Service and subsequently in the Home Office, first in the Police Department and later in the Criminal Policy Department. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Royal Society of Arts and has served as a Governor of the BBC, a member of the Arts Council, on the Board of the British Council, and as a magistrate in Middlesex and London. She is an Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. She has received honorary degrees from 7 British universities, was awarded an OBE in 1983, and was created a life peer in 1991. In 1997 she was elected President of the Society of Authors. The author lives in London and Oxford, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400026470
Publisher:
Seal Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
James, P.D.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20130430
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
6.86 x 4.17 x 1.23 in 0.56 lb

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Product details 432 pages Seal Books - English 9781400026470 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In a marvellous, thrilling recreation of the world of Pride and Prejudice, P. D. James fuses her lifelong passion for the work of Jane Austen with her own great talent for writing crime fiction.

Death Comes to Pemberley is as rich in its compelling story, evocation of place, and gripping psychological and emotional insight, as the very best of P. D. James. She brings us back masterfully and with delight to much-loved characters, illuminating the happy but threatened marriage of the Darcys with the excitement and suspense of a brilliantly crafted mystery.

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