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Pride and PresciencePride and Prescience
(Or, a Truth Universally Acknowledged)

A Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery

Book #1 in the Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery series

Forge Books, 2004
Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-0-7653-0508-4
Trade paperback ISBN-13: 978-0-7653-1843-5
Mass market paperback ISBN-13: 978-0-7653-5071-8
Also available in e-reader formats
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• Named one of the five best mysteries of 2004 by Library Journal •
• An Independent Mystery Booksellers Association bestseller •

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Her husband took her arm. "I have a proposal for you."
"Another one? You've only just made good on your last."
—Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth,
Pride and Prescience, Chapter 1

When Caroline Bingley marries a rich, charismatic American, her future should be secure. But strange incidents soon follow: nocturnal wanderings, spooked horses, carriage accidents, an apparent suicide attempt. Soon the whole Bingley family seems the target of a sinister plot, with only their friends the Darcys recognizing the danger. A jilted lover, an estranged business partner, a financially desperate in-law, an eccentric supernaturalist—who is behind these events? Perhaps it is Caroline herself, who appears to be slowly sinking into madness. . . .

Pride and Prescience is the first novel in a series of romantic mysteries featuring Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice as reluctant sleuths who become embroiled in intrigues surrounding their friends and family. The newlywed Darcys' courtship hasn't ended, and their adventures have just begun.

Other books in the series:
Suspense and Sensibility (#2), North by Northanger (#3), The Matters at Mansfield (#4),
The Intrigue at Highbury
(#5), The Deception at Lyme (#6), The Suspicion at Sanditon (#7).


Praise for Pride and Prescience

"Carrie Bebris pulls off quite a coup with this novel. She has an acute ear for the language and wit of Pride & Prejudice, along with a real empathy for the characters. She has also constructed an entertaining and satisfying mystery, producing a novel that is enormous fun."
Jane Austen's Regency World

"Don't miss this delightful read."

"Charming . . . Fans of Stephanie Barron's Jane Austen books will want to check out Bebris' series debut."

"Mannered prose, Regency backdrops, moody country houses, and delightful characterization place this new series high on the to-buy list."
Library Journal starred review

"Austen fans will delight in this novel, which easily immerses readers into Regency England and the lives of the captivating Darcys."
Romantic Times Book Club

"Far more than a pastiche, Pride and Prescience deploys a sure-handed sense of period and character, deft plotting, and sparkling dialogue to illustrate the maxim that, at bottom, every mystery is a comedy of manners."
—Michael Bowen, author of Collateral Damage