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Miss Austen will be turning in her grave,
This review is from: Death Comes to Pemberley (Hardcover)I was reassured by the comments on the cover about this book being "pitch-perfect". They are utterly wrong. Lovers of Jane Austen's tight, sparse, pithy prose will be at first sorely disappointed and then shaking with laughter at the drab and baggy writing, and the lack of attention to the most basic details: PD James - as a crime-writer you should KNOW that in 1803 there was no such thing as "the Police" to call when a murder has been committed. Mr Darcy, on discovering a body would have been unlikely to lift a gun and say that it was probably the murder weapon.
The sloppiness of this effort is astounding, given that the author claims to have a passion for Austen's writing. Miss Austen was an astute observer of the quirks and foibles of human interaction - this book is a cheap crime novel set inappropriately and inaccurately in 1803