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Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor: Being the First Jane… (original 1996; edition 2008)

by Stephanie Barron

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Member:Hollylee1973
Title:Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor: Being the First Jane Austen Mystery
Authors:Stephanie Barron
Info:Bantam (2008), Paperback, 304 pages
Collections:Read on Kindle, Your library
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Tags:jane austen sequel, period mystery, mystery series, england regency

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Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron (1996)

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    The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James (Caramellunacy)
    Caramellunacy: Both are written with a similar conceit - Jane's diaries found and footnoted by the editor/author. "Unpleasantness" has Jane solving a murder mystery to clear her friend, while "Lost Memoirs" delves into the possible romance that inspired Austen's greatest works.… (more)
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This is a fun little ditty for all of you Jane Austin fans. ( )
  LouisaK | Feb 2, 2016 |
This is a fun little ditty for all of you Jane Austin fans. ( )
  LouisaK | Feb 2, 2016 |
This is a fun little ditty for all of you Jane Austin fans. ( )
  LouisaK | Feb 2, 2016 |
After trying some disappointing Austen spin-offs, I found this one quite enjoyable. Barron doesn't try to continue the lives of Austen's characters or do retellings with unusual things in them, but does a fine job of writing in the style of Austin. These are a bit silly because Jane Austen acts as a detective, but the fact that I read all of it and don't read many mysteries is a compliment to the writer. ( )
  Karin7 | Jan 21, 2016 |
The first in a series based on Jane Austen as an amateur sleuth, I ended up really loving this. I haven't read as much Austen as I'd like, but enough to want to give this series a try. As with Austen's novels, the language takes a little getting used to, but I was easily pulled into the story and enjoyed the ride. ( )
  tygress | Jun 29, 2015 |
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This book is dedicated with love
to the memory of Cass Sibre,
in whose library, at the age of twelve,
I first discovered Jane Austen.
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Jane's Introduction: When a young lady of more fashion than means has the good sense to win the affection of an older gentleman, a widower of high estate and easy circumstances, it is generally observed that the match is an intelligent one on both sides.
Chapter One: "What do you make of it, Jane?" the Countess of Scargrave asked.
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In a time of near Jane Austen-mania, what better heroine to solve a mystery than Jane herself? Only two things are required: a satisfying, well-structured whodunit plot and a knack for rendering Austen's style at picking up the most delicate nuances in social behavior. Stephanie Barron succeeds on both counts. When the squire of a country manor in Hertfordshire is found lifeless in his bed, foul play is suspected and Jane is called upon to unravel the mystery. Along the way, Barron employs Jane as the first-person narrator and adeptly re-creates Austen's voice and delightfully subtle humor.

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A mystery novel that casts Jane Austen as a sleuth who is called upon to investigate the suspicious death of the Earl of Scargrave, but the matter becomes urgent when the widow is accused of orchestrating her husband's death because of her love for his nephew.… (more)

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