Murder Most Austen

Murder Most Austen

A Mystery

Book - 2012
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A dedicated Anglophile and Janeite, Elizabeth Parker is hoping the trip to the annual Jane Austen Festival in Bath will distract her from her lack of a job and her uncertain future with her boyfriend, Peter.

On the plane ride to England, she and Aunt Winnie meet Professor Richard Baines, a self-proclaimed expert on all things Austen. His outlandish claims that within each Austen novel there is a sordid secondary story is second only to his odious theory on the true cause of Austen's death. When Baines is found stabbed to death in his Mr. Darcy costume during the costume ball, it appears that Baines's theories have finally pushed one Austen fan too far. But Aunt Winnie's friend becomes the prime suspect, so Aunt Winnie enlists Elizabeth to find the professor's real killer. With an ex-wife, a scheming daughter-in-law, and a trophy wife, not to mention a festival's worth of die-hard Austen fans, there are no shortage of suspects.

This fourth in Tracy Kiely's charming series is pure delight. If Bath is the number-one Mecca for Jane Austen fans, Murder Most Austen is the perfect read for those who love some laughs and quick wit with their mystery.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9781250007421
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY KIE
Characteristics: 291 p. ; 22 cm.


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Jun 25, 2016

I enjoyed this book, which takes place at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath. Elizabeth Parker is an enthusiastic traveler, and I love that! The plot is a bit bizarre, but I love all of the Austen quotes and the workshops on topics like "Dressing Mr. Darcy." This appears to be the final book in this series, and I am sorry to see it end.

Feb 04, 2016

This fourth (final?) book in the series will have the most appeal to Austen fans - in addition to the usual quotations and thin parallelism with the novels, there are a few scattered facts about Austen's life and times.

JoanLarkin Dec 07, 2012

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

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