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Arsenic with Austen - Katherine Bolger Hyde
Arsenic with Austen
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Arsenic with Austen is the first book in a delightful new cosy mystery series in which an English teacher becomes involved in murder cases that reflect elements of her favorite books. When Emily Cavanaugh inherits a fortune from her great aunt, she expects her life to change. She doesn't expect... show more
Arsenic with Austen is the first book in a delightful new cosy mystery series in which an English teacher becomes involved in murder cases that reflect elements of her favorite books.

When Emily Cavanaugh inherits a fortune from her great aunt, she expects her life to change. She doesn't expect to embark on a murder investigation, confront the man who broke her heart 35 years before, and nearly lose her own life.

Emily travels to the sleepy coastal village of Stony Beach, Oregon, to claim her inheritance, centered in a beautiful Victorian estate called Windy Corner but also including a substantial portion of the real estate of the whole town. As she gets to know the town's eccentric inhabitants - including her own once-and-possibly-future love, Sheriff Luke Richards - she learns of a covert plan to develop Stony Beach into a major resort. She also hears hints that her aunt may have been murdered. Soon another suspicious death confirms this, and before long Emily herself experiences a near-fatal accident.

Meanwhile, Emily reads Persuasion, hoping to find belated happiness with her first love as Anne Elliot did with Captain Wentworth. She notices a similarity between her not-quite-cousin Brock Runcible, heir to a smaller portion of her aunt's property, and Mr. Elliot in Persuasion, and her suspicions of Brock crystallise. But as she and Luke continue to investigate and events speed toward a climax, Emily realises that underneath the innocent-looking rocks of Stony Beach lurk festering jealousies that would have shocked even the worst of Jane Austen's charming reprobates.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781250065476 (125006547X)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Category:
Mystery
Series: Crime with the Classics (#1)
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2.0 Arsenic with Austen
First in a new series, and first by a new author, but ultimately disappointing. When Emily Cavanaugh inherits a fortune from her great aunt, she expects her life to change. She doesn't expect to embark on a murder investigation, confront the man who broke her heart 35 years before, and nearly lose...
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