North By Northanger, or The Shades of Pemberley
A Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery
Author: Carrie Bebris
The winner of the 2007 Daphne du Maurier Award and the Romantic Times BOOKreviews Award for Best Historical Mystery of 2006, now in trade paper!
After the intrigues and excitements of their time in the city, the Darcys are more than prepared for a bit of peace and quiet at Pemberley. Finally, they can spend time together as Elizabeth settles into her pregnancy. However, serene solitude is not meant to be. First a letter from Lady Anne Fitzwilliam Darcy, long deceased, is discovered. The contents are both mysterious and prescient for Mrs. Darcy. Then a summons to Northanger Abbey involves the young couple in intrigues that threaten not just the Darcy legacy and good name, but Mr. Darcy's freedom as well.
To make matters even worse and more uncomfortable for the expectant mother, Darcy's overbearing aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, arrives on the scene to further bedevil Elizabeth.
Add to this rumors of treasure and past scandals, and it becomes obvious that peacefulness is not at home in Pemberley, but secrets and spirits of the past are, and their revelations may have a most chilling effect on both the Darcys and their family to come.
In The News
“An utter delight . . . every aspect is pitch-perfect.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews (Top Pick)
“Bebris provides another feast for Janeites in . . . this well-told tale.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Bebris captures Austen's style and the Regency period perfectly, drawing her characters with a sure hand. Her plot is poignant and gentle and will appeal to readers who prefer their mysteries without murder or violence.” —Library Journal (starred review)