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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Jane and the Barque of Frailty

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In her latest spellbinding escapade, Jane Austen arrives in London to watch over the printing of her first novel, and finds herself embroiled in a crime that could end more than her career. For it is up to Jane to tease a murderer out of the ton, lest she—and her country—suffer a dastardly demise.…

On the heels of completing Sense and Sensibility, Jane heads to Sloane Street for a monthlong visit with her brother Henry and his wife, Eliza. Hobnobbing with the Fashionable Great at the height of the Season, Jane is well aware of their secrets and peccadilloes. But even she is surprised when the intimate correspondence between a Russian princess and a prominent Tory minister is published in the papers for all to see. More shocking, the disgraced beauty is soon found with her throat slit on Lord Castlereagh’s very doorstep.

Everyone who’s anyone in high society is certain the spurned princess committed the violence upon herself. But Jane is unconvinced. Nor does she believe the minister guilty of so grisly and public a crime. Jane, however, is willing to let someone else investigate—until a quirk of fate thrusts her and Eliza into the heart of the case…as prime suspects!

Striking a bargain with the authorities, Jane secures seven days to save herself and Eliza from hanging. But as her quest to unmask a killer takes her from the halls of government to the drawing rooms of London’s most celebrated courtesan, only one thing is sure: her failure will not only cut short her life. It could lead to England’s downfall. A compulsively readable, uncommonly elegant novel of historical suspense, Jane and the Barque of Frailty once again proves Jane Austen a sleuth to be reckoned with.

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Synopsis:

In April 1811, while staying with her brother and his wife in London to await the publication of her first novel, Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen finds herself deep in the heart of a conspiracy with its roots in the French Revolution when she investigates the murder of a disgraced woman rumored to be the mistress of Lord Castlereagh. Reprint.

About the Author

Stephanie Barron is the author of eight previous Jane Austen mysteries. She lives in Colorado, where she is at work on the next Jane Austen mystery.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307486523
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Marriage
Author:
Barron, Stephanie
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Women novelists
Subject:
England
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20071030
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
368

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Biographical
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » Historical

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"Synopsis" by , In April 1811, while staying with her brother and his wife in London to await the publication of her first novel, Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen finds herself deep in the heart of a conspiracy with its roots in the French Revolution when she investigates the murder of a disgraced woman rumored to be the mistress of Lord Castlereagh. Reprint.
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