Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
Publish date: January 15th 1997
Publisher: Books on Tape
Edition language: English
Series: Jane Austen Mysteries (#1)
I'm a big fan of Jane Austen, but that caused me to bristle a bit at the start of this pastiche with every allusion or near quote. I'm generally not a fan of the professionally published Austen fanfic, since they just doesn't bear comparison to the original. However, I have greatly enjoyed Carrie Be...
I usually claim in my retro reviews how it’s inexplicable that I haven’t gotten around to reading this or that, but in the case of Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron, the truth is that I’ve been reluctant to read other Jane Austen-themed mysteries because of my own po...
I found the idea tickled - Jane Austen, private investigator.It was a little bit slow to get into. The format was interesting (it was mainly written as journal entries as Jane Austen would have made and some letters to Cassandra, her sister). I found the many references to certain themes of her no...
Jane Austen solves mysteries! The first half is very stilted and badly written. The author is clearly nervous and uncomfortable writing Regency-era dialog. The characters are boring cliches. Everyone compliments Austen on her wit, but she never said anything remotely clever. In the second half,...
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