Death Comes to Pemberly - P. D. James
In their six years of marriage, Elizabeth and Darcy have forged a
peaceful, happy life for their family at Pemberley, Darcy’s impressive
estate. Her father is a regular visitor; her sister Jane and her
husband, Bingley, live nearby; the marriage prospects for Darcy’s
sister, Georgiana, are favorable. And preparations for their annual
autumn ball are proceeding apace. But on the eve of the ball, chaos
descends. Lydia Wickham, Elizabeth’s disgraced sister who, with her
husband, has been barred from the estate, arrives in a hysterical
state—shrieking that Wickham has been murdered. Plunged into
frightening mystery and a lurid murder trial, the lives of Pemberley’s
owners and servants alike may never be the same.
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (January 1, 2013)
MY THOUGHTS: This book is based on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The author has used the same characters and locations, but has added a new wrinkle, a murder at Pemberly. Darcy and Elizabeth get sucked into a murder, inquest and a murder trial that involves a good friend and Elizabeth's brother-in-law Mr. Wickham. Mr. Wickham is the person that has killed a good friend, Denny. As the story unfolds all the secrets that the Darcy's have been hiding from society has come out. Now they must carry on and see if they can help Mr. Wickham, as he is facing a death penalty. Although I haven't read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice , this book was very good and I enjoyed it. I give it 4.....
This book is also for The Birthday Month Reading Challenge for August.