A Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery
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The newest Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery, based on Jane Austen's last, unfinished manuscript.
“Somewhere in Regency heaven, Jane Austen blesses Carrie Bebris.”
—RT Book Reviews
Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy’s latest adventure takes them to Sanditon, the setting of Jane Austen’s final work. There, accompanied by their friend Miss Charlotte Heywood, they encounter an array of eccentric villagers and visitors. Among Sanditon’s most prominent residents: Lady Denham, a childless, twice-widowed dowager with a fortune to bequeath and a flight of distant relations circling for a place in her will.
The Darcys have scarcely settled into their lodgings when Lady Denham unexpectedly invites them to a dinner party. Thirteen guests assemble at Sanditon House—but their hostess never appears. As a violent storm rises, the search for Lady Denham begins. The Darcys initially suspect that one of her ladyship’s would-be heirs has grown impatient . . .
Until their fellow guests start to vanish one by one.
Does a kidnapper lurk in the centuries-old mansion, or is a still more sinister force at work? As the night grows short, the house’s population steadily dwindles, and secrets of the past emerge, Mr. and Mrs. Darcy find themselves leading a desperate effort to discover what has happened to Lady Denham and the missing guests, before they all—perhaps even Elizabeth and Darcy themselves—disappear.
Other books in the series:
Pride and Prescience (#1), Suspense and Sensibility (#2), North by Northanger (#3),
The Matters at Mansfield (#4), The Intrigue at Highbury (#5), The Deception at Lyme (#6).
Praise for The Suspicion at Sanditon
"Once again Carrie Bebris absolutely nails it — creating an intriguing suspense story that takes Jane Austen's unfinished novel into new territory." —Jane Austen's Regency World
"Fun, light, and quick-paced. The characters are colorful and the twists in the mystery are all untangled in a supremely satisfactory way by tale's end." —Criminal Element
"Bebris skillfully throws suspicion on all her characters as she takes us on a madcap who-dunnit. . . . Wholly satisfying! . . . It all came together in the end in classic Bebris brilliance!" —Austenprose
"As usual, Bebris manages to write a tightly plotted mystery while keeping the feel and tone of a Jane Austen period novel. . . . There's comedy, drama, mystery, and romance -- in other words an entertaining addition to the Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mysteries." —Gumshoe Review
"Lively." —Publisher's Weekly
"Jane Austen fans rejoice! Carrie Bebris is back with another Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery!"
—The Booksellers at Laurelwood
"Charming and humorous." —Booklist