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Series: A Jane Austen Mystery

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Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron1
Jane and the Man of the Cloth by Stephanie Barron2
Jane and the Wandering Eye by Stephanie Barron3
Jane and the Genius of the Place by Stephanie Barron4
Jane and the Stillroom Maid by Stephanie Barron5
Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House by Stephanie Barron6
Jane and the Ghosts of Netley by Stephanie Barron7
Jane and His Lordship's Legacy by Stephanie Barron8
Jane and the Barque of Frailty by Stephanie Barron9
Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron by Stephanie Barron10
Jane and the Canterbury Tale by Stephanie Barron11

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A series of historical mystery novels set in Regency England, written as pastiches of the works of Jane Austen, with Jane herself as narrator and amateur sleuth.

Series is discussed in "Stephanie Barron: (Re)Inventing Jane Austen as Detective" by Anita Vickers in: The Detective as Historian ed. by Ray B. Browne and Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr. (Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University, 2000), pp. 213-221.

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To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

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Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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