Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor: Being the First Jane Austen Mystery
DescriptionFor everyone who loves Jane Austen...a marvelously entertaining new seriesthat turns the incomparable author into an extraordinary sleuth!
On a visit to the estate of her friend, the young and beautiful Isobel Payne, Countess of Scargrave, Jane bears witness to a tragedy. Isobel's husband--agentleman of mature years--is felled by a mysterious and agonizing ailment. TheEarl's death seems a cruel blow of fate for the newly married Isobel. Yet thebereaved widow soon finds that it's only the beginning of her misfortune...asshe receives a sinister missive accusing her and the Earl's nephew ofadultery--and murder. Desperately afraid that the letter will expose her to theworst sort of scandal, Isobel begs Jane for help. And Jane finds herselfembroiled in a perilous investigation that will soon have her following a trailof clues that leads all the way to Newgate Prison and the House of Lords--atrail that may well place Jane's own person in the gravest jeopardy.
Being the First Jane Austen Mystery
"There's plenty to enjoy in this crime-solving side of Jane....[She] is asworthy a detective as Columbo".
-- "USA Today"
"Happily succeeds on all levels: a robust tale of manners and mayhemthat faithfully reproduces the Austen style--and engrosses to the finish".
-- "Kirkus Reviews"
-- "Star Tribune", Minneapolis
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