Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Death Comes to Pemberley

Death Comes to Pemberley
by P.D. James

As a fan of both Jane Austen and P.D. James, I felt compelled to read the latest attempt to provide a sequel to Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." Acclaimed mystery writer P.D. James provides an interesting follow-up story using the death of one of Jane Austen's characters as the basis for this mystery. Although James does an excellent job of writing in the style of Austen, she changes the character of Mr. Darcy enough that it does not seem like a sequel at all; it just seems like one of many attempts to pick up where Jane Austen left off following the marriage of Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy. Regardless, this is a fun read and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys good, clean mysteries. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins and P.D. James, A Mind to Murder by P.D. James.] -- recommended by Kim J. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[Also available in book-on-cd and Large Print formats.]

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