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ePub Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor: Being the First Jane Austen Mystery (Compass Largeprint) download
Author:
Stephanie Barron
ISBN13:
978-1568954004
ISBN:
156895400X
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Publisher:
Wheeler Pub Inc (January 1, 1997)
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Mystery
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With this series opener, Barron catches the Jane Austen popularity wave with impeccable timing?but that may be the best that can be said of this debut. I purchased my copy of Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor. 2 people found this helpful.

With this series opener, Barron catches the Jane Austen popularity wave with impeccable timing?but that may be the best that can be said of this debut. Anonymous notes accuse Isobel, Austen's friend and Payne's young bride, and a "grey-hared Lord" of murdering the earl. Intensifying Isobel's misery is Lord Harold Trowbridge, who badgers the widow to sell him her estate in Barbados.

Stephanie Barron Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor Being the First Jane Austen Mystery This book is dedicated with love to the memory of Cass Sibre, in whose library, at the age of twelve, I first discovered Jane Austen. Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor. Being the First Jane Austen Mystery. This book is dedicated with love. to the memory of Cass Sibre, in whose library, at the age of twelve, I first discovered Jane Austen.

Being the First Jane Austen Mystery. IN THE SPRING OF 1995, I VISITED MY GOOD FRIENDS Paul and Lucy Westmoreland. Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, half a year after the outbreak of hostilities in the British colonies of America and at the height of the reign of His Majesty George III. The daughter of an Oxford-educated clergyman of modest means, she grew up surrounded by her six brothers and one sister in the small parsonage at Steventon, in Hampshire.

This is the first of the Jane Austen Mystery series and I was very much entertained and delighted with i. Jane Austen is invited to spend the holidays with a dear friend who was lately married when a tragic death occurs.

This is the first of the Jane Austen Mystery series and I was very much entertained and delighted with it. I do love a good historical mystery series and I do love Jane Austen, so for me it was a match made in book heaven. Why it has taken me so long to start this series is beyond me! The basic premise of the book is well explained in the description, however, there is an interesting tidbit not explained.

To Jane Austen's surprise, her visit to the snowy Hertfordshire estate of young and beautiful Isobel Payne, Countess of Scargrave, will be far from dull

To Jane Austen's surprise, her visit to the snowy Hertfordshire estate of young and beautiful Isobel Payne, Countess of Scargrave, will be far from dull. Scargrave's death seems a cruel blow of fate for Isobel, married but three months.

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That being said, I enjoyed reading Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor but did not feel that it created enough suspense or intellectual puzzlement (which I would assume to be important to the mystery genre)

That being said, I enjoyed reading Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor but did not feel that it created enough suspense or intellectual puzzlement (which I would assume to be important to the mystery genre). I love the Jane Austen period and loved the references to the dress and customs of the day. Stephanie Barron did a good job at imitating Austen's writing style which is probably why it was not very suspenseful. The story plods along and develops slowly and evenly

This is my first selection in the Being a Jane Austen Mystery Reading Challenge 2011

This is my first selection in the Being a Jane Austen Mystery Reading Challenge 2011. You can still join the reading challenge in progress until July 1, 2011. Author Stephanie Barron has generously offered a signed hardcover copy of Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor to one lucky winner. An excerpt from Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor. Journal entry, 11 December 1802, written in the small hours

Being the First Jane Austen Mystery. Journal entry, 11 December 1802, written in the small hours. What do you make of it, Jane?" The Countess of Scargrave asked. Her fingers gripped my elbow painfully. I gazed at the recumbent form of her husband with dismay. Frederick, Lord Scargrave, was decidedly unwell-so unwell that I had been called to his bedside an hour before dawn, an indiscretion the Earl would never have allowed while possessed of his senses.

Visiting the estate of her friend Isobel, the newly married Countess of Scargrave, Jane Austen is drawn into a mystery when Isobel's husband dies suspiciously and the bereaved young bride is implicated in the murder
  • The first book in a series that takes the conceit that a cache of Jane Austen papers are found in Baltimore via a niece's descendants. "Jane Austen" led a much more interesting life than we knew, getting caught up and solving mysteries. Not sure I enjoy the premise or that I care. Yes I picked up the book based on the connection and I did enjoy her making use of the professions and connections of her actual relatives to solve her case, but other than it being vaguely set in Georgian England and vaguely reminiscent of Austen's style I can't say it being "Jane Austen" much impacted positively or negatively my enjoyment.

    The mystery itself turned out nicely an Earl dies suddenly, her friend is then sent a note accusing her of murdering her husband when no one yet thought it any such thing, and more deadly consequences ensue. Characters were interesting, mystery resolved itself in an unexpected way. Interested to try out the next one, but not yet committed to the whole series.

  • I love Jane Austen's works, and have enjoyed most derivatives and sequels. I also love a good cozy mystery, so I began this one with great anticipation. But in the first few chapters of this novel, I kept feeling like I was reading a sequel to Jane Eyre instead—gloomy and plodding, with unnecessarily heavy and overly mushy language. I finally decided to quit the book all together from boredom. Just at that point I read a bit further, and things picked up, enough to interest me through to the end of the book.

    The plot, once it got going, was well woven and well told, with a satisfying and logical ending. I would suggest that the author ease up on the old English and soppy descriptions of feelings. . I was not constantly conscious of either in any of Austen's stories—perhaps if she were to reread the novels just before writing her next novel, she may 'hear' the difference.

  • I love mysteries (being a confirmed Sherlockian) and adore Jane Austen-related pastiches. So when I discovered this series I had planned to work my way through the whole thing. The text is properly written and edited. The story, however, is boring me to tears. Usually when I'm reading I check periodically to see how close I am to the end of the story -- to the end of the enjoyment. Not this book; I'm checking to see if I've actually made any progress in reading because it just moves so slowly. I truly believe pages have been added to this book since I started reading it -- that's how tedious it is. There are a few moments of interest -- as when the first earl "visits" -- but I don't think I can force myself to read any more of it. Sorry; this is just not for me. (And amazon will have to add a choice of "dull" to describe the mood."

  • The story, Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor is an excellent mystery! It felt like Jane wrote the book herself! According to the Editor's Foreword that's what it is, manuscripts written by Jane Austen, and edited by Stephanie Barron. I do not know if this is true or part of the story, but I enjoyed the story immensely!

    After accepting and breaking a marriage proposal from Harris Bigg-Wither's within a twenty-four hour period, Jane Austen accepts an invitation to visit her dear friend Isobel, Countess of Scargrave, at their country home Scargrave Manor. Newly married, her husband, the Earl is throwing a ball in her honor. During the ball, the Earl becomes violently ill and dies at dawn the next morning. Isobel's maid disappears shortly after and is found dead a few days later. Rumors of an affair between Isobel and Viscount Payne, the Earl's nephew begin to circulate. Isobel and the Viscount are accused of the murders, and it all looks bleak indeed! Jane races against the clock to find the true murderer!

    Isobel is sent to Newgate prison to await her trial before the Bar. Newgate is a horrible place to be, and although it is not the main focus, Barron doesn't make light of it. Isobel is in despair there.

    I loved how much Jane reminded me of Elizabeth Bennett. Another person, Lieutenant Hearst, a member of the Earl's family had strong hints of Wickham and Frank Churchill. There are also well recognized Austen lines placed here and there along the story. I loved finding them!

    I was at a loss as to guess whodunit, there are a cast of characters whom all would benefit from the Earl's death! If you enjoy a good mystery and Jane Austen, this is the book for you! With ghosts and murder, it has the feel of a gothic novel!

    I purchased my copy of Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor.

  • This is a wonderful beginning to a marvelous series I have enjoyed for many years. It explains Jane's obsession with Harold Trowbridge and provides a most satisfactory ending to a double murder, with the villain revealed only as Jane is herself imperiled. If you are looking to start a highly entertaining series, or already an enthusiastic reader who wonders how it all got started, this is the book for you. Enjoy!

  • I'm currently enjoying the works of Donna Leon and P.D. James, two first-rate mystery writers. I am also a Jane Austen fantatic. I'd stumbled across the Stephanie Barron titles here at Amazon some time ago but, having read some poor Austen sequels/spinoffs in the preceding months, wasn't tempted. However, I recently read some of the reviews and decided to try the Barron that reviewers seemed to favor, "His Lordship's Legacy". I quite enjoyed that and decided to give the first entry in the series a try ... and found "Scargrave Manor" quite enjoyable. Like other reviewers, I thought the all-too-frequent use of lines from Austen's novels was annoying. And the resolution of the mystery seemed a bit forced. On the positive side, Barron's attempt to re-create Austen's prose style largely succeeds and, clearly, her understanding of the Regency period is excellent. The first half of the book was a bit of a slow read - compared with the works of Austen herself, Leon, and James - but it began to pick up after a while. Overall, "Scargrave Manor" was an enjoyable read.