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Murder Most Austen

A Mystery
Kiely, Tracy (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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"A dedicated Anglophile and Janeite, Elizabeth Parker is hoping the trip to the Jane Austen Festival in Bath will distract her from her lack of a job and her uncertain future with her boyfriend. On the plane ride, she and Aunt Winnie meet Professor Zackary Baines, a self-proclaimed expert on all things Austen. He claims that within each Austen novel there is another darker secondary story, usually involving sordid behavior. He claims to know the true cause of Austen's death, and it's a truth which will greatly outrage Austen fans. Elizabeth and Aunt Winnie don't take him or his findings seriously. But someone must, because during the costume ball, Baines is stabbed to death. Kiely expertly combines the wit and spunk of Austen's protagonists with a contemporary traditional mystery, creating an entertaining puzzle. Austen fans especially are in for a big treat"--
Authors: Kiely, Tracy
Title: Murder most Austen
a mystery
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: vii, 291 p. ;,22 cm
Notes: "A Thomas Dunne book."
Summary: "A dedicated Anglophile and Janeite, Elizabeth Parker is hoping the trip to the Jane Austen Festival in Bath will distract her from her lack of a job and her uncertain future with her boyfriend. On the plane ride, she and Aunt Winnie meet Professor Zackary Baines, a self-proclaimed expert on all things Austen. He claims that within each Austen novel there is another darker secondary story, usually involving sordid behavior. He claims to know the true cause of Austen's death, and it's a truth which will greatly outrage Austen fans. Elizabeth and Aunt Winnie don't take him or his findings seriously. But someone must, because during the costume ball, Baines is stabbed to death. Kiely expertly combines the wit and spunk of Austen's protagonists with a contemporary traditional mystery, creating an entertaining puzzle. Austen fans especially are in for a big treat"--
ISBN: 1250017351
9781250017352
1250007429
9781250007421
Statement of Responsibility: Tracy Kiely
Subject Headings: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths Festivals England Fiction College teachers Crimes against Fiction Unemployed women workers Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: FICTION Mystery & Detective Women Sleuths
Festivals
College teachers
Unemployed women workers
LCCN: 2012026813
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Dec 07, 2012
  • JoanLarkin rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Intelligent but thin. A "cozy" -- not my preference in mystery fiction.

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