Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
Stephanie Barron has written a series of Jane Austen mysteries and "Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor" is the first one. This is for Jane Austen fans and readers of historical fiction. Many footnotes explain the traditions of the times as the author unfolds her story. The pace is slow, the story is full of rich details, with a good description of the characters. There are many characters to keep up with, two brothers I kept getting confused, Tom and George Hearst, one a Lieutenant and one a man of the cloth. Intriguing court case toward the end of the book as Jane's friends are accused of murder and have to stand trial. A good mystery. Stephanie Barron also writes as Francine Mathews.