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The Intrigue at Highbury

The Intrigue at Highbury

Or, Emma's Match

Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mysteries (Volume 5)

Carrie Bebris

Tor Books

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Mr. and Mrs. Darcy are looking forward to a relaxing stay with dear friends when their carriage is hailed by a damsel-in-distress outside of the village of Highbury. Little do the Darcys realize that gypsies roam these woods, or that both their possessions and the woman are about to vanish into the night.

The Darcys seek out the parish magistrate, who is having a difficult evening of his own. Mr. Knightley and his new wife, the former Miss Emma Woodhouse (the heroine of Jane Austen's Emma) are hosting a party to celebrate the marriage of their friends, Mr. Frank Churchill and Miss Jane Fairfax. During dinner, Mr. Edgar Churchill, uncle and adoptive father of the groom, falls suddenly ill and dies. The cause of death: poison.

When the Darcys and the Knightleys join forces to investigate the crimes, they discover that the robbery and Edgar Churchill's death may be connected. Together they must work to quickly locate the source of the poison and the murderer's motive--before the killer can strike again.

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"When such success has blessed me in this instance, dear papa, you cannot think that I shall leave off match- making." —Emma Wood house, Emma
Emma Wood house Knightley, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home...

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Praise for The Intrigue at Highbury

“Of the many writers dabbling in the world of Austen's novels, Bebris is one of the best, and readers will be thoroughly hooked by her latest whodunit.” —Booklist

“Bebris' favorite Regency crime-sleuthing couple are perfect foils for the ingenuous, and occasionally ingenious, matchmaking of Emma Knightley (nee Woodhouse). ” —RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

“Perhaps the most faithful sequel to Austen in this beguiling series.” —Publishers Weekly

The Intrigue at Highbury is a fantastic addition to Carrie Bebris's already outstanding ‘Mr. And Mrs. Darcy Mystery Series,' and in my humble opinion, it is her best novel yet.” —Austenesque Reviews

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Carrie Bebris

Award-winning author Carrie Bebris holds a master's degree in English literature and is a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. A Wisconsin native, she now resides in Ohio.

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