North By Northanger, or The Shades of Pemberley
A Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery
By Carrie Bebris
(Forge Books, Hardcover, 9780765314109, 320pp.)
Publication Date: March 21, 2006
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Named Best Historical Mystery of 2006 by Romantic Times BOOKreviews! After the intrigues and excitements of their time in the city, the Darcys are more than prepared for a bit of peace and quiet at Pemberley. This is time that they can spend together as Elizabeth settles into her pregnancy. However, such serene solitude is not meant to be. First a letter from Lady Anne Fitzwilliam Darcy, long deceased, is discovered. The contents are both mysterious and prescient for Mrs. Darcy. Then a summons to Northanger Abbey involves the young couple in intrigues that threaten not just the Darcy legacy and good name, but Mr. Darcy's freedom as well.
…and to make matter even worse and more uncomfortable for the expectant mother, Darcy's overbearing aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, arrives on the scene to further bedevil Elizabeth.
Add to this rumors of treasure and past scandals, and it becomes obvious that peacefulness is not at home in Pemberley, but secrets and spirits of the past are, and their revelations can have a most a chilling effect on both the Darcys and their family to come.
Carrie Bebris is a freelance writer and editor from Wisconsin. She holds a master's degree in English literature and is a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. North by Northanger is her third Mr. & Mrs. Darcy mystery.
On Pride & Prescience :
" Well crafted ...Bebris works her own brand of Austen magic, whetting the reader's appetite for a sequel...Taking a lighter approach than Stephanie Barron's sleuthing Jane Austen series this one should appeal as much to Regency readers as to Austenites."--Publishers Weekly
"Mannered prose, Regency backdrops, moody country houses, and delightful characterization place this new series high on the to-buy list."--Library Journal