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Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
Author: P. D. James
In their six years of marriage, Elizabeth and Darcy have forged a peaceful, happy life for their family at Pemberley, Darcy’s impressive estate. Her father is a regular visitor; her sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; the marriage prospects for Darcy’s sister, Georgiana, are favorable. And preparations for their annual...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780307950659
ISBN-10: 0307950654
Publication Date: 1/8/2013
Pages: 320
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  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 56 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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natalexx avatar reviewed Death Comes to Pemberley on + 52 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is a bit of a slow read, with a somewhat less satisfying payoff than a story written by Austen. Overall, it's a skillfully written sequel to Pride & Prejudice, though Mr. Darcy has perhaps become here TOO perfect (and his perspective seems the most nuanced). This book is not quite a murder mystery and not quite a romance, which makes it difficult to either describe or recommend. I can only suggest that if the concept sounds interesting to you, then yes, go ahead and read it! But I would not, perhaps, put it at the top of your list (particularly in the summer; this one goes much better with a hot cuppa).
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artsncrafts avatar reviewed Death Comes to Pemberley on + 52 more book reviews
If you are a fan of Jane Austen's Pride and Predjudice, I think you will enjoy this book, a continuation of a short space of Mr. & Mrs. Darcy's married life. I did enjoy it, very much so. Though written by a modern author in the murder mystery genre, the sensibilities of the style, dialog, etc. feel true to Austen form while adding a modern edge - a bit of humorous subtextual comment on the social strictures of that era - to the story. A fine and fast read, highly recommend.


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