Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron
Jane has had a bad experience (broken engagement) and her friend Lady Isobel invites her to Christmas at Scargrave Manor. But before the holidays commence, the Earl of Scargrave, Isobel's new husband, dies suddenly. When threatening notes, presumably from her maid, make the Countess the prime suspect in murder, Jane is left to uncover the real murderer and clear her friend.
The mystery was interesting however, I'm not sure I can buy in with Jane Austen as a detective. I'm not planning on rushing to the next one.
GENRE: Historical Fiction
CHARACTERS: Jane Austen, Lady Isobel Scargrave, Fitzroy Payne, Fanny Delahoussaye, Hortense Delahoussaye, Lord Harold Trowbridge, Sir William Reynolds
Series/ Progress: Jane Austen Mystery/1
DATE READ: January 24 - January 30
NO. OF PAGES: 318
Challenges: 75, Category, TIOLI, AlphaKit
SOURCE: Bookshelf Stockpile