Nov 30, 2011

"Waiting on" Wednesday - Death Comes to Pemberly

Hosted by Breaking The Spine, this section will feature future upcoming releases that I personally am excited about. These will generally be coming up later in the year. Let me know what you're looking forward to, or even what you're writing, and maybe I'll feature it here as well.

P.D. James - Death Comes to Pemberly

• Pub. Date: December 6, 2011
• Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
• Format: Hardcover 304pp
• Age Range: Adult

It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy's magnificent estate. Their peaceful, orderly world seems almost unassailable. Elizabeth has found her footing as the chatelaine of the great house. They have two fine sons, Fitzwilliam and Charles. Elizabeth's sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; her father visits often; there is optimistic talk about the prospects of marriage for Darcy's sister Georgiana. And preparations are under way for their much-anticipated annual autumn ball.

Then, on the eve of the ball, the patrician idyll is shattered. A coach careens up the drive carrying Lydia, Elizabeth's disgraced sister, who with her husband, the very dubious Wickham, has been banned from Pemberley. She stumbles out of the carriage, hysterical, shrieking that Wickham has been murdered. With shocking suddenness, Pemberley is plunged into a frightening mystery.

Inspired by a lifelong passion for Austen, P. D. James masterfully re-creates the world of Pride and Prejudice, electrifying it with the excitement and suspense of a brilliantly crafted crime story, as only she can write it.

I can hardly pass up a P&P spinoff!! Next year I'm hoping to read a ton of them. I have a couple on my shelf, one courtesy of Jennifer from Fictitious Musings and the Fall Book Exchange hosted by Ruby from Ruby's Reads! I've never read anything by P.D. James, so I don't think I'll be bothered by her normal writing style not being used in this novel. Let me know what you're looking forward to on this fall Wednesday!


  1. Great choice! This one sounds so good I can't wait for it to come out too! :)

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  2. this is new to me!!!

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  3. Oh. This looks different! It sounds unique too! Thank you for sharing! Great choice!

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  4. Haven't heard of this one! Hope you love it once it releases!


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