Jane and the Man of the Cloth

Jane and the Man of the Cloth

Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery

Book - 1997
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Writer Jane Austen's family goes for a holiday by the sea. The carriage overturns and they find shelter in a manor whose owner, Geoffrey Sidmouth, is suspected of being a smuggler. The Napoleonic Wars are on so smuggling is a big business. The local customs man asks Jane to carry out an undercover investigation.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1997
ISBN: 9780553102031
0553102036
Branch Call Number: MYS Barr
Characteristics: 274 p

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plouthan
Aug 08, 2012

Fun for Austen Addicts. The Jane Austen Mysteries by Stephanie Barron place Jane at the role of detective in a well-imitated Austen voice. The books are annotated--most of which place accurate historical context, some of which are fabircated in order to secure the author's story. Jane and the Man of the Cloth finds Jane in Lyme, amidst covert business practices, misplaced affections, and even murder. Barron has done her historical research while providing a fun page-turner of what might have been.

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rslade
Feb 02, 2012

Decent enough mysteries (if not terribly sophisticated). Very good attempt at replicating Austen's style, and also good scholarship and background to support the conceit that these are "lost works."

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