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Pride and Prescience: Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged (Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mysteries)

Pride and Prescience: Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged (Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mysteries) [Kindle Edition]

Carrie Bebris
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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"Thoroughly light and bright and sparkling, ' in the best Austen tradition with a dollop of murder and mayhem to leaven the whole. A delight."--Stephanie Barron, author of the Jane Austen Mystery series

"Well crafted ...Bebris works her own brand of Austen magic, whetting the reader's appetite for a sequel...Taking a lighter approach than Stephanie Barron's sleuthing Jane Austen series this one should appeal as much to Regency readers as to Austenites."--"Publishers Weekly"

"Mannered prose, Regency backdrops, moody country houses, and delightful characterization place this new series high on the to-buy list."--"Library Journal"

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Mr. & Mrs. Darcy, the joyous newlyweds from Pride and Prejudice, have not even left for their honeymoon when they find themselves embroiled in a mystery involving one of their wedding guests.
The lovely Caroline Bingley is engaged to marry a rich and charismatic American. Unfortunately, this windswept courtship is marred by many strange events: nocturnal wanderings, spooked horses, carriage accidents, and even an apparent suicide attempt. Soon the whole Bingley family seems the target of a mysterious plot.
Only the Darcys recognize the danger as the Austen genre of Regency romances mixes with the unearthly gothic threats of Ann Radcliffe and the Brontës. Dark forces are afoot and the Darcys must get to the bottom of the plot before the blushing bride descends into madness or worse.
In Pride and Prescience, the Darcys take center stage as the Regency era's answer to the Thin Man's Nick and Nora, in search of the truth, universally acknowledged and otherwise.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 382 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Forge Books (1 April 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #211,232 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fitting sequel 21 July 2005
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I really enjoyed this book. I have read Pride and Prejudice several times, so it was a joy to find a book that took us beyond the wedding. It is a little far-fetched, but no less enjoyable for that. And the author has managed to adhere faithfully to Austen's characters. I look forward to reading her next book and hope she has plenty more planned.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nefarious Activities at Netherfield! 17 Mar 2005
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I enjoyed this Austen 'sequel' and first 'Mr & Mrs Darcy Mystery'. It was generally quite a fun read, although with a number of incidents it's not quite so light-hearted. Many of our favourite characters from Austen's novel make an appearance, and of course Bebris introduces her own selection. Generally this is well written, although there is the usual irritation of Americanised spelling. I don't want to say too much and give things away, but I think I will pick up the sequel when it's available in paperback, although I did find the magic elements a bit strange. This was enjoyable though, and something I will probably pick up again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not so badly... 18 Dec 2005
By Anna
But it's a pity the author decided to use Darcy and Elizabeth in this conventional mystery tale. Yes, modern readers (and modern authors) are very fond of vodoo, magic potions and such like cheap mycticism. But for me JA and this aspect of modern mass culture are simply incompatible. So I'm very disappointed. Another example of the Austen cult: love without understanding and a passion to make Austen "just like us".
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you like Regency and mystery... 1 Jun 2004
By Valerie Fletcher Adolph VINE VOICE
This book will be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates the gentle feminine wit of Jane Austen. The story and its characters are set in the Regency world left behind by Jane. This is a refined, drawing room tale, with overtones of detection and Gothic mystery.
The writer has tried to write in the same vein as Jane Austen, but there are a few jarring lapses. It's hard to maintain the accuracy and tone when you're a couple of hundred years after and a couple of thousand miles away.
The writer manages to convey the social scene and offers acute observation of social interactions. Some of her characters are less than finely drawn, though, and this can be a distraction. But the plot holds up well and this makes an intriguing story, interestingly told.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pride And Prescience 30 Sep 2005
A lovely and well written book, after the double wedding Caroline drops her bomshell...she is getting married within a week and so this stops the newlyweds from going on honeymoon. after her wedding things start going wrong, but only one person can see the danger head and that person in Elizabeth.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I liked it, and that's big :) 9 Oct 2006
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I bought this book mostly for fun, I'm a real Pride and Predjudice (the BBC series) fan and I was reluctant to see my favourite classic's main carracters being dragged through a sequal, ecspecially one not written by the original auther. It wasn't the great big masterpiece, but I didn't feel Darcy, Lizzy or the others where exploited in any way, and I enjoyed the little mystery very much, in fact I must admit that I had a hard time putting it down sometimes :)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Read 10 Feb 2004
A wonderfully written book, Elizabeth and Jane marry Mr Darcy and Mr Bingley at the wedding reception ignorant Caroline Bingley announces her engagement to an American whome seems to adore her she also announces that they are marrying on the following wednesday by special licence which stops the two couples going on honeymoon so they can be at her wedding in London. Things start to go wrong not long after the wedding and Caroline looks as though she is going mad, why was she wondering around the most natorious parts of London with a bag full of money in the middle of the night? many other things happen then she is taken to try to recover at Netherfield. Many things happen a fire at Netherfield, Jane and Bingley are nearly killed Elizabeth and Darcy are the only ones to keep there heads but disagree about the out come, then there is a murder all this adds up to a brilliant end. I almost felt sorry for Caroline in some ways but in others I felt she deserved all she got. It reminded me of one of Agatha Christi Tommy and Tuppence murders which I enjoyed as a teenager.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely well done. 5 Feb 2004
Fans of Jane Austen's book, PRIDE & PREJUDICE, will adore this novel! The author, Carrie Bebris, used the characters from Austen's famous novel.
Elizabeth Bennet had become Elizabeth Darcy. She had a double wedding with her sister, Jane. However, Jane's husband had a jealous sister, Caroline Bingley, who did all she could to steal the spot light from the brides. This included announcing her engagement to a rich American named Frederick Parrish.
Shortly after Caroline's wedding, odd things began to happen, such as her horse suddenly bolted almost injuring Caroline. Of course, everyone was concerned!
Professor Randolph, in archeology, specialized in the culture of North America. He traveled with the Darcys to Netherfield. He took along some American artifacts that he claimed had special powers. Things got sort of eerie when one house guest was murdered and a sudden blizzard trapped everyone in the house. It was up to the Darcys to figure out who-dunnit.
***** Characters we already know and love are in a deadly mystery, possibly involving sorcery! Carrie Bebris has done a masterful job continuing Austen's characters. Even the flavor of writing seemed the same which shows true talent! An extremely well done novel seems to be forming a possible series. Highly recommended reading! *****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Pride and Prescience
Yes I did enjoy this book, light weight reading and predictable..
However I did find the American spelling of some words irritating. Read more
Published 7 months ago by sylvia fenwick
1.0 out of 5 stars So bad it's funny
The basic elements tell you this is going to be bad: Elizabeth and Darcy as detectives, investigating a supernatural mystery. Read more
Published 23 months ago by The Green Man
3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly unlike Austen
It was well written but I didn't quite feel that it was what Jane Austen would have written. All the strange happenings seemed a bit out of place, but then I've never read Gothic... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Cocoa Bean
2.0 out of 5 stars What a disappointment!
I enjoyed most of this book but by the end I was furious with it. It's well-written, though there were a few anachronisms. Read more
Published on 4 Aug 2012 by Mrs. B. Salter-Murison
3.0 out of 5 stars A Good Mystery, But A Bit Too Far-Fetched For These Famous Characters
This novel, the first in a series, tells a mystery story taking up with all the main characters from Jane Austen's famous 'Pride and Prejudice', on the day of the double wedding of... Read more
Published on 8 Jun 2012 by Crux Roesia
3.0 out of 5 stars Captures Austen's characters very well
I was really really enjoying it, I love the way it's written and I felt she'd really captured the characters well, and I loved especially how she portrayed Elizabeth and Mr Darcy. Read more
Published on 15 Feb 2010 by Lecari
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good!
I really liked "Pride and Prescience". I think it captured the characters from the original P&P very nicely, but with enough twists and turns to make it an interesting and, at... Read more
Published on 5 Aug 2009 by Austen fan
4.0 out of 5 stars entertaing enough
i found this book to be quite good considering it was a mystery of sorts. while it is not a murder mystery or thriller, it is still a wonderful read in regaurds to pride and... Read more
Published on 18 Feb 2009 by Cleo kitty31
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Addition for Mystery Fans and Austenites
The newly wed Mr and Mrs Darcy are back and are the Regency answer to Nora and Nick of the Thin Man. Read more
Published on 21 May 2006 by Scriber_scouse
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