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Death Comes to Pemberley. P.D. James


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ISBN13: 9780571283576
ISBN10: 0571283578
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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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writermala, July 23, 2012 (view all comments by writermala)
If anybody can do justice to Jane Austen's beloved characters it is P.D.James. In this book, which chronicles the lives of the Darcys six years after their marriage, the events of one night, the eve of their most important ball, throws everyone into a state of mayhem.

By present day standards the mystery itself may be rather tame but the writing is true to Jane Austen's characters, and Pride and Prejudice lovers will enjoy it immensely.
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James, P D
Faber & Faber
James, P.D.
Mystery Historical
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