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The Matters at Mansfield: or, the Crawford Affair (Mr & Mrs Darcy Mystery) Mass Market Paperback – 2 Nov 2009

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (2 Nov. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765358034
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765358035
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 1.9 x 16.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,131,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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On ""North by Northanger"":

"An utter delight . . . every aspect is pitch-perfect."--"Romantic Times BOOKreviews "(Top Pick)

"Bebris captures Austen's style and the Regency period perfectly, drawing her characters with a sure hand. Her plot is poignant and gentle and will appeal to readers who prefer their mysteries without murder or violence."--"Library Journal" (starred review)

On ""Suspense & Sensibility: ""

"Jane Austen fans who regret the author wrote only six full length novels have reason to rejoice: Bebris' second Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mystery is even better than her strong debut...The author smoothly combines characters from"" Pride & Prejudice"" and ""Sense & Sensibility"" while remaining true to Austen's originals."--""Publishers Weekly""

"No evil is a match for the witty and happily married Darcys."--""Kirkus Reviews""
On ""Pride & Prescience"":

"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""

About the Author

Carrie Bebris is a freelance writer and editor. She holds a master's degree in English literature and is a life member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. A Wisconsin native, she now resides in Ohio. "The Matters at Mansfield " is her fourth Mr. & Mrs. Darcy mystery.


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By IP TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 14 Oct. 2015
Format: Paperback
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Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy are back. In this episode they come to the rescue of Darcy’s cousin Anne de Bourgh, daughter of Lady Catherine. Elizabeth and Darcy discover Lady Catherine is arranging a marriage for Cousin Anne. And Cousin Anne is acting oddly. She actually accepts a request to dance and in the early waking hours before that, Elizabeth found her in the hallway looking happy and relaxed. Much different from the sickly, unhappy appearance Anne is known for. Within hours Cousin Anne will take her future in her own hands and disappear. The Darcys will travel to Gretna Green, Scotland. The results will have everyone trapped in the small village of Mansfield Park and caught up in a murder mystery. For a small village it’s buzzing with activity, both dire and humorous. Readers can expect characters from Austen’s Mansfield Park as well as new characters—it’s a delightful, interesting combination.

The Matters at Mansfield by Carrie Bebris is another in a series I've come to enjoy greatly. Bebris successfully keeps readers tuned in to the Austen / Regency era. The author takes her time setting the scene, so to speak, so the murder occurs about halfway through the book. Then Bebris offers one surprise after another... The one-liner cliffhangers at the end of some chapters had me going through the rest of the book pretty quickly. A must read for both historical mystery and Austen fans, alike.
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"More accurately, Lady Catherine conversed. Anne listened silently, her attention straying to other parts of the busy room as her mother soliloquied unchecked. Wandering concentration, however, was endemic to participants in Lady Catherine's conversations. It was how one survived them." Chapter 2

Austenesque author Carrie Bebris ventures into her fourth excursion in the Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mysteries series with the recently released, THE MATTERS AT MANSFIELD: OR THE CRAWFORD AFFAIR, continuing the story of Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy after their marriage in Jane Austen's novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Once again we join the famous couple as they investigate crime and murder among the gentry of Regency England involving many familiar characters from Jane Austen's novels.

It has been two summers since the Darcy's marriage in 1803 and the story opens at Riverton Hall in Buckinghamshire, the ancestral home of Mr. Darcy's mother Anne Fitzwilliam. The present Earl is giving a ball in honor of his new fiancé and the Darcy's are house guests along with other family members; sister Georgiana Darcy, cousins Colonel Fitzwilliam and Anne de Bourgh, and her mother the officious and overbearing Lady Catherine de Bourgh still giving unsolicited advice and talking a blue streak.

Lady Catherine's hen pecked and sickly daughter Anne is now 28 years old and being micro-managed by her mother to within an inch of her life. Lady Catherine is determined to secure a prominent match for her daughter since the mate chosen for her since birth, Fitzwilliam Darcy, defied her wishes and married that `gentleman's daughter', Elizabeth Bennet. Unbeknownst to Anne, her mother brokers a marriage to the son of a family friend and neighbor Lord Sennex, of Hawthorn Manor.
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this book is one in a series of regency style mystery stories. It is particularly enjoyable if you are a janeite, like myself, as it reflects her style of writing. This novel follows the pursuits of Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy, now in possesion of a daughter, as they travel to Mansfield Park to confront the overbearing Lady Catherine de Bourgh as she struggles to contend with her daughters elopement, much to her horror. The Darcys role? To try to avert a scandal whilst contending with a possible murder...cant say any more as it would give this delightful plot away.. highly reccommended!
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