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Death Comes to Pemberley - P.D. James
Death Comes to Pemberley
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A rare meeting of literary genius: P. D. James, long among the most admired mystery writers of our time, draws the characters of Jane Austen’s beloved novel Pride and Prejudice into a tale of murder and emotional mayhem.   It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life... show more
A rare meeting of literary genius: P. D. James, long among the most admired mystery writers of our time, draws the characters of Jane Austen’s beloved novel Pride and Prejudice into a tale of murder and emotional mayhem.   It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy’s magnificent estate. Their peaceful, orderly world seems almost unassailable. Elizabeth has found her footing as the chatelaine of the great house. They have two fine sons, Fitzwilliam and Charles. Elizabeth’s sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; her father visits often; there is optimistic talk about the prospects of marriage for Darcy’s sister Georgiana. And preparations are under way for their much-anticipated annual autumn ball.   Then, on the eve of the ball, the patrician idyll is shattered. A coach careens up the drive carrying Lydia, Elizabeth’s disgraced sister, who with her husband, the very dubious Wickham, has been banned from Pemberley. She stumbles out of the carriage, hysterical, shrieking that Wickham has been murdered. With shocking suddenness, Pemberley is plunged into a frightening mystery.   Inspired by a lifelong passion for Austen, P. D. James masterfully re-creates the world of Pride and Prejudice, electrifying it with the excitement and suspense of a brilliantly crafted crime story, as only she can write it.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307959850 (0307959856)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Pages no: 291
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
2.0 Death Comes to Pemberley
Well, I should say that I didn't read the book but watched the TV adaptation - and I am assuming that the adaptation follows the book. On second thought, please tell me I'm wrong and the book is better....or different, because there were a lot of aspects of the story that were just annoying ..... ...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
1.0 Death Comes to Permberley
“Heaven and earth — of what are you thinking? Are the shades of Pemberley to be thus polluted?” Austen had no way of knowing it, but it wasn't Elizabeth Bennett that would pollute the shades of Pemberley; it was P.D. James. A couple of pages in, I thought "oh, this is looking good - 4 stars at ...
bookwookiee
bookwookiee rated it
2.0 Death Comes to Pemberley
Not a fan.
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
2.0 Death Comes to Pemberly by PD James
This wasn't high on my TBR but it was available on audiobook through my library. I figured that a cozy mystery based on Pride and Prejudice would be a fun, quick read. I was wrong.The author has done a admirable job of emulating the style of language and characters from the beloved Jane Austen class...
Lit Lovers Lane
Lit Lovers Lane rated it
3.0 Death Comes to Pemberley
This is the first P.D. James book I’ve read, probably because I’m not a big fan of crime novels, but I was drawn in by it’s the historical time period. Moreover, I was doubly intrigued upon realizing Ms. James had befriended the characters of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and given them new lif...
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