Collins, and Jane and Bingley. Lizzy and Aunt Winnie quote lines from Pride and Prejudice at every opportunity, but this very talented author has managed to get all of this incorporated into her mystery novel without being either heavy handed or silly. Quite a remarkable accomplishment from my standpoint because I don't enjoy seeing my Austen characters ridiculed. This mystery alone would make the book a worthwhile reading experience.
Ms Kiely did a very good job with the plot and the details of the mystery itself. And if I wasn't surprised by the outcome it was only because I have been reading mysteries for a long time. I would love to read other books along this line by Tracy Kiely. I have not regretted that decision. It was a delightful change of pace story with many interesting characters and lots and I mean lots of laugh out loud moments.
The story is told in the first person which is always a treat because you basically know the heroine will live to see another day. It was also nice to see the occasional quote from my favorite Jane Austen works.
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There is no point in my outlining the story as it has already been done by others and everything you need to know is in the editorial reviews provided by Amazon. What you do need to know is that this is truly a unique story and very readable. I find myself eagerly looking forward to Ms. In the mean time I highly recommend this one. One person found this helpful. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.
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This murder mystery is wonderful and keeps you guessing who dun it right til the end. The main character Elizabeth gets invited to her aunt Whinny's inn on the cape. It's called Longbourne Inn. Both her and her aunt are jane Austen fans.
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Anyway the inn is hosting a murder mystery dinner, which turns out to be a real murder. The murder of the towns most despied man. There are a few characters similar to the book "pride and Prejudice". But the mystery is done perfectly "Agatha Christie" style. The story has wonderful quotes from Elizabeth and her Aunt during situations that called for it.
The hero is a little Darcyesk and like all good books we find out all the info in the end to solve the murder and the heros and heroines go home happy. Definitly worth reading I enjoyed myself trmendously!!! I am probably the only person reading this book without having read Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice.
The theme will be dinner with a killer.
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Too her dismay, a childhood friend sounds like a real terror in the day, Peter McGowan is there to help as well or is he? Could he be Mr. The dinner comes along with many memorable characters and there is the planned death, oops, perhaps not so planned indeed.
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I enjoyed the dialog, jokes, references to the above-mentioned book, and the style surrounding the novel. I eagerly await reading her next book. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. I thoroughly enjoy this Elizabeth Parker murder mystery series. Likable characters, good story flow, great humor. My only complaint is that there aren't more of them. Because Elizabeth's aunt is a suspect, Elizabeth starts investigating the crime on her own.
If you are a fan of Pride and Prejudice, you will enjoy all the quotes from the novel that Ms. Kiely has seamlessly worked into the story. A quick, fun read. I liked the references from Pride and Prejudice, and enjoyed the twists and turns of the murder mystery.
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When suspicion falls on Aunt Winnie because of her acrimonious exchanges with the victim, Elizabeth decides to help find the murderer. Amateur sleuths in novels tend to be tiresome and irritating to both readers and the local law enforcement agency. This novel is mostly saved from that fate by the entertaining personalities of the main suspects and by the quotes from various authors, most frequently Jane Austen, at the beginning of each chapter.
This is a fast-reading and entertaining first mystery. Is it any wonder her resolution to achieve inner poise is in tatters? By reimagining characters and themes lifted from the treasured classic Pride and Prejudice , and crafting an expert, intricate mystery, Tracy Kiely has brought to life something very special: Center Point Pub Availability: Murder At Longbourn Author s: Murder at Longbourn Larger Print Author s: Please email webmaster fantasticfiction.