The Matters at Mansfield
Or, The Crawford Affair
By Carrie Bebris
(Forge Books, Hardcover, 9780765318473, 288pp.)
Publication Date: September 2, 2008
Categories: Mystery & Detective - Historical
Jane Austen meets Anne Perry in a historical mystery series featuring the hero and heroine from Pride and Prejudice
Following the birth of their first child, Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy are looking forward to enjoying life at Pemberley, but family commitments draw them away to Mansfield Park. While there, the Darcys get involved with marriage arrangements, star-crossed lovers, deceit, mistaken identity, and even murder.
Once again the Darcys take center stage as the Regency era's answer to The Thin Man's Nick and Nora in this delightful series by the 2007 Daphne du Maurier Award-winning author of North by Northanger.
Carrie Bebris is a freelance writer and editor. She holds a master's degree in English literature and is a life member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. A Wisconsin native, she now resides in Ohio. The Matters at Mansfield is her fourth Mr. & Mrs. Darcy mystery.
On North by Northanger:
"An utter delight . . . every aspect is pitch-perfect."--Romantic Times BOOKreviews (Top Pick)
"Bebris captures Austen's style and the Regency period perfectly, drawing her characters with a sure hand. Her plot is poignant and gentle and will appeal to readers who prefer their mysteries without murder or violence."--Library Journal (starred review)
On Suspense & Sensibility:
"Jane Austen fans who regret the author wrote only six full length novels have reason to rejoice: Bebris' second Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mystery is even better than her strong debut...The author smoothly combines characters from Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility while remaining true to Austen's originals."--Publishers Weekly
"No evil is a match for the witty and happily married Darcys."--Kirkus Reviews
On Pride & Prescience:
"Thoroughly 'light and bright and sparkling,' in the best Austen tradition with a dollop of murder and mayhem to leaven the whole. A delight."--Stephanie Barron, author of the Jane Austen Mystery Series