#BookMail Pt11 It‘s tax time here in Oz so Booktopia.com.au was having an EOFYS(end of financial year sale) I picked this one up for $5au. I‘ve always meant to read some P.D.James, I‘ve seen the tv adaptation of her Inspector Dalgliesh novels & enjoyed it. This is an historical crime novel set in the world of Austen‘s Pride & Prejudice. Lizzy Darcy‘s little sister Lydia turns up at Pemberley claiming her husband has been murdered.
Order of events:
1. Synopsis of Pride and Prejudice.
2. Episode of “Where are they now?”
3. Preparations for yet another ball.
4. Lydia and Wickham cause drama where a murder occurs.
5. Rehash P&P.
8. Truth revealed (and interest momentarily peaked).
9. Solution offered and accepted.
10. Happy news at Pemberly. Insert unicorns and fairies. 🦄 🧚♀️
(My love of Austen is the only reason this isn‘t a ‘so-so‘.)
Since today‘s my birthday, I‘m feeling lucky🍀
1. Tagged book
2. Fireball & apple cider because it reminds me of dear friends & cool nights sitting around a campfire. #birthdaygiveaway
@gradcat Happy Birthday! 🎂🎉
A murder mystery set at Pemberley, six years after Elizabeth‘s marriage to Darcy. Lydia shows up at the door, hysterical, screaming that her husband (the shady Wickham) has been murdered. The mystery that follows is pretty ho-hum. Hardly mysterious, though it is convoluted. I was especially disappointed in the characters, who lack any of their original wit and sparkle.
The writing itself was fine, but the story was tedious and felt too long.
I am starting to gear up for 2019 The Year of P.D. James. I found these lovelies today at the Mason, MI library store.
I‘ve not read any PD James before, but if I understand correctly, James‘ fans will not like this one. But, I enjoyed this. It was a fun adaptation of the Darcy‘s as a murder finds its way onto the grounds of Pemberley. Wickham is as odious as ever, though Darcy seems less brooding. I do feel that James did not give Elizabeth the same spirit as Austen did. I did love the quiet shoutouts to other Austen characters throughout the book.
“Elizabeth had never been popular, indeed the more perceptive of the Meryton ladies occasionally suspected Miss Lizzy was privately laughing at them. They also accused her of being sardonic, and although there was uncertainty about the meaning of the word, they knew it was not a desirable quality in a woman, being one which gentlemen particularly disliked.”
I think I found my mini-slump-buster!! 😂
PAN if you are looking for a sequel to Pride and Prejudice. There can never be another. Good thing, P.D James apologizes in the beginning. 😌
So-So if you keep all judgement aside and want to read a murder mystery set in a place called Pemberley. There's some guy called Darcy in it too. 😒
A decent read. Part mystery, but also a review of what the beloved characters of Pride and Prejudice have been up to since we last saw them. A fun read for any Austen fan. While enjoyable, there were certain parts of the book that would be best titled “The Angst of Mr. Darcy.” His inner turmoil was a bit excessive, in my opinion.
This is one of the rare times I will say I liked the movie better than the book. But I do love the #carriage art on this cover. I also enjoyed the subplot featuring Lydia and Wickham after their #elopement.
#150pnpcoverparty @CrowCAH @LeahBergen
Am I the only one that has "upstairs books" and "downstairs books"? I only read on my Kobo in bed because it's more comfortable but I've got 3 on the go up there and ALL these in process in the living room. I might have a problem ?
#moodreader #currentreads #8onthego #squirrelsizedattentionspan
Why had I never heard about this before?????? I found it on the thrift store shelf this afternoon and when I read the preview I about fell over!! This is basically Pride and Prejudice 2.0. It says Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett have been married for 6 years and have two kids in the nursery! I still can‘t believe I have never heard about this book!!!
My mystery book group at the library discussed this last night (I‘m still reading but know the storyline, and I am the resident Austen expert at the library). Today‘s prompts fit well in our discussion themes: #proposals and #isthisdesire . Was it love, or did the allure of money set the scene for the couplings that happened in Pride and Prejudice and in this book? Great discussion! #150PnPCoverParty #FierceFeb
It was a gorgeous day for walking. I saw a dog on a roof and got to visit with one of my favorite horses. I also did a lot of hills - I had a 423 foot elevation gain. 💪😊👟
If you want to read a fanfic sequel to one of your favourite novels but will become sad when it does not suit what you imagined, then do not read this book. If you want to read an elegant murder mystery written by a brilliant author who produces an intense yet gracious version of Jane Austen‘s beloved characters post Pride and Prejudice, then you should read this book.
I‘m counting down my top 10 books read this year and coming in at number 10 is Death Comes to Pemberley. I know I've reviewed this book in a previous post, but to briefly sum up, the mystery was great! It just took way too long to get there and the ending seemed to drag. I am watching the show on Netflix and it's quite good!
It‘s the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen‘s death, and it seems the perfect time to read this mystery that features the cast and characters of Pride and Prejudice. The famous English Crime writer, P. D. James has written a love song to Jane.
Guys I need this month to END like right NOW. The friggin hurricane ruining all kinds of stuff, having no power, finding out my Grandpa died and while we are out of state to mourn him we got a call that our guinea pig girl Erza has died as well. I just want to go to sleep and wake up when all this doesn't hurt anymore. #imdone
So I am going to be a little AWOL for the next few days. After everything that happened with Irma we got some bad but unrelated news. My Grandfather passed away. So while most Floridian were headed back into the state we headed out. We made it to my in laws house at 3:30am this morning and will be here until Sunday. Thoughts with everyone as they continue to clean up after the storm and love to you all for being wonderful.
Just picked up a new PLAYAWAY at the Library!
I normally don't have much time for sequels to classics. (It seems a bit of a fad - like the trend at the moment to 'reimagine' well loved movies that are perfectly fine and don't need tampering with.
But I'll make an exception for this book, as, set in the world of Pride and Prejudice, it's actually a murder mystery that works. Good concept
I'd give this one 3.5 stars. It took a little bit to capture my attention in the beginning, but the novel really picked up once the mystery kicked in. I love Pride and Prejudice so to be back in that world was nice and comfy. PD James did a great job with the language and the setting. I do feel as though the ending ran a little too long. A lot was explained and I feel some of it was a bit redundant. Worth the read if you miss Elizabeth and Darcy.