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Death Comes to Pemberley (Vintage)
by P. D. James

Published: 2013-01-01
Paperback : 304 pages
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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, ...

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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 autumn ball are proceeding apace. But on the eve of the ball, chaos descends. Lydia Wickham, Elizabeth’s disgraced sister who, with her husband, has been barred from the estate, arrives in a hysterical state—shrieking that Wickham has been murdered.  Plunged into frightening mystery and a lurid murder trial, the lives of Pemberley’s owners and servants alike may never be the same.

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Pride & Prejudice
by PamelaLange (see profile) 10/12/13
None of had recently read (or watched) Pride and Prejudice, which made the beginning chapters with the characters being introduced a bit confusing. Perhaps if we'd watched the movie prior to reading Death Comes....would have proved helpful. We're planning a follow up movie night soon :). Host served homemade cherry scones and English tea.

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by lindseyschmidt (see profile) 02/23/18

 
by mrtch32 (see profile) 07/26/16

 
  "Pride and Prejudice Fans"by proche (see profile) 03/18/15

Half of our book group did not finish the book. The other half of us that enjoyed the book were Jane Austen fans. I would recommend the book for anyone that loved Pride and Prejudice with the bonus of... (read more)

 
by janavanwyk (see profile) 04/21/14

 
  "Death Comes to Pemberley"by PamelaLange (see profile) 10/12/13

Thoroughly enjoyable mystery with a touch of historical fiction! First experience with author PD James.

 
  "Death Comes to Pemberley"by Squires (see profile) 07/20/13

I really enjoyed the book. P.D.James is an really great mystery writer and she kept to Jane Austin's language and tradition in her writing. It was a fun combination and easy to read.

 
  "A Good Substitute"by retiredreaderNE (see profile) 07/20/13

It has been said that being an optimist is going to the bookstore expecting to find a new Jane Austin novel. Now the optimist can turn to P. D. James to fulfill that expectation. It was entertaining... (read more)

 
  "Death comes to Pemberley"by grammabill (see profile) 07/20/13

Fun book ..well written. Good discussion for book club.

 
  "Death"by jpr1506 (see profile) 04/30/12

Not true to original character development,

 
  "Return to Pemberley"by KHPaul (see profile) 02/29/12

If you are expecting great literature in the vein of Jane Austen herself, then don't read this book. If you have a whimsical interest in the "what ifs" of what life could be like at Pemberley after the... (read more)

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