Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor (Jane Austen Mystery #1)

by Stephanie Barron | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0747253757 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AgnesXNitt of Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on 9/30/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 30, 2009
'To Jane Austen's surprise, her visit to the snowy Hertfordshire estate of young and beautiful Isobel Payne, Countess of Scargrave, is far from dull. She has scarcely arrived when the Earl - a gentleman of mature years - is felled by a mysterious and agonizing ailment. His death seems a cruel blow of fate for the newly married Isobel. Yet the bereaved widow soon finds that it's only the beginning of her misfortune...as she receives a sinister missive accusing her and the Earl's nephew of adultery - and murder.
Desperately afraid that the letter will expose her and the Viscount Fitzroy Payne, for whom she bears a tendresse, to the worst sort of scandal, Isobel begs her friend Jane for help. Which is how Jane finds herself embroiled in an investigation that will soon have her questioning the motives of Scargrave Manor's guests, stumbling upon the scene of a bloody murder, and following a trail of clues that leads all the way to Newgate Prison and the House of Lords - a trail that may well place Jane's own person in grave jeopardy.
With her lively mind and acerbic tongue, Jane Austen is a sleuth to the manner born; stylishly sophisticated and marvellously entertaining, this is the first in a captivating new series.'

Found for 50p in the Huntingdonshire Society for the Blind shop in Huntingdon a couple of months ago. Just got back from an immediate lend to a colleague's wife, so thought I had better BX! 1997 Headline edition. Spine well marked and a little bit battered, but otherwise fine. Ready to lend out.

Journal Entry 2 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 7, 2009
Reserved as a surprise RABCK for Chich in Perpignan - she hasn't a clue!!!
Found on Friday and just have to finish listening to Poirot audiobook 'Evil Under The Sun' which Chich knows I'm lending her :)
Hopefully posting this week from either Brampton, Huntingdon or Godmanchester Post Office.

Posted off from Brampton Post Office on Monday 14th December 2009.
Should be with Chich shortly - tee-hee ;)

Journal Entry 3 by chich from Ibiza - Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Tuesday, January 26, 2010
What a fantastic surprise!!! Ms Austen traveling hand in hand with Mr Poirot, a match made in heaven (despite the time it took for them to cross the Channel!). I have been wanting to read this for ages, thanks SO much Claire for this delightful and totally unexpected Christmas present in January;)

Best wishes for 2010!!

Journal Entry 4 by chich from Ibiza - Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Sunday, May 16, 2010
Well this was a fun read indeed:-) I have to admit I didn't expect the book to be so well-written (as is often the case with Austen-inspired novels) so this was a nice surprise! Ms Austen's character rings true enough and the plot is is nicely paced. A lovely read!

Many thanks again Claire for sharing this with me:-)

Journal Entry 5 by chich at Wishlist Challenge, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, July 8, 2010

Released 13 yrs ago (7/8/2010 UTC) at Wishlist Challenge, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases


Book sent to unsuspecting BookCrosser today as part of the Wishlist Challenge, enjoy! :-)

Journal Entry 6 by wingLeishaCamdenwing at -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway on Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wow!!! Unsuspecting indeed!! I had totally no idea what this package was about, and I was SO happy to open it and see what was inside. :-D Thank you so much!!! I am soo happy to get the chance to read this book, which I will do as soon as. :-) Thank you soo much, chich! You are so sweet!! :-)

Journal Entry 7 by wingLeishaCamdenwing at Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Sunday, March 1, 2020
OMG ...! I can't believe I've had this book for so long ... ! 😮 Especially since I have read it, a long time ago ... ! I really enjoyed it, it was entertaining and well written IMO. A good read for an Austen fan, although of course it doesn't measure up to the original. But nothing ever could ... ! 😊

Released 4 yrs ago (2/28/2020 UTC) at -- By post or by hand/ in person, RABCK , bookring/ray, Oslo fylke Norway


I passed this book on to another Austen fan 😊

Journal Entry 9 by Tanumine at Råholt, Akershus fylke Norway on Saturday, March 28, 2020
That Austen fan being me :-) Looking forward to getting into it. I'm suspecting I get quite a lot more time on my hands in the days to come, so it's no time like the present :-)

Journal Entry 10 by Tanumine at Råholt, Akershus fylke Norway on Saturday, December 23, 2023
A very nice read! Entertaining and a good mystery. I will hold on to it for future Austen fans :-)

Released 3 mos ago (1/9/2024 UTC) at Lesekiosk 8, Rådhusgata/Rosenkrantzgate in Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway


I hope you enjoy this book.
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