The Matters at Mansfield (Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mysteries): Or, the Crawford Affair (Mr & Mrs Darcy Mystery) Hardcover – 3 Nov 2008
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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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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.Read more ›
All manner of things then start to go wrong. Mariah's husband comes to the inn and demands to speak to Mr Crawford then Mariah comes and they have a huge row and she throws some earings he bought her in his face.
I will not go any further into the story so as to spoil it. All in all an excellent read Ms Bebris's stories get better and better.