Murder Most Austen

Murder Most Austen

A Mystery

Book - 2012
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"A dedicated Anglophile and Janeite, Elizabeth Parker is hoping the trip to the Jane Austen Festival in Bath will distract her from her lack of a job and her uncertain future with her boyfriend. On the plane ride, she and Aunt Winnie meet Professor Zackary Baines, a self-proclaimed expert on all things Austen. He claims that within each Austen novel there is another darker secondary story, usually involving sordid behavior. He claims to know the true cause of Austen's death, and it's a truth which will greatly outrage Austen fans. Elizabeth and Aunt Winnie don't take him or his findings seriously. But someone must, because during the costume ball, Baines is stabbed to death. Kiely expertly combines the wit and spunk of Austen's protagonists with a contemporary traditional mystery, creating an entertaining puzzle. Austen fans especially are in for a big treat"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781250007421
Characteristics: 304.


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Jun 25, 2016

I enjoyed this book, which takes place at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath. Elizabeth Parker is an enthusiastic traveler, and I love that! The plot is a bit bizarre, but I love all of the Austen quotes and the workshops on topics like "Dressing Mr. Darcy." This appears to be the final book in this series, and I am sorry to see it end.

Feb 04, 2016

This fourth (final?) book in the series will have the most appeal to Austen fans - in addition to the usual quotations and thin parallelism with the novels, there are a few scattered facts about Austen's life and times.

JoanLarkin Dec 07, 2012

Intelligent but thin. A "cozy" -- not my preference in mystery fiction.


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