WYR: Books, Love & Murder?

Some weeks I’m itching for a good mystery. Others I’m craving an emotional roller coaster. Or fantasy. Or historical fiction. Or goodness knows what. It might be brand new or something ancient or anywhere in between. In any case, it’s nice to share, so …

What’s Your Read?

“The respectable Miss Austen; the quiet, pious Miss Austen; the spinster aunt whose only pleasures apart from her writing were needlework and the pianoforte. Meek, ladylike and bloodless. How she would have hated such an epitaph.”

2016-3-25 Mysterious Death of Miss Austen

The Mysterious Death of Miss Austen by Lindsay Ashford

Former governess Anne Sharp decides to write her own, private account of history when the late Miss Jane Austen’s nephew asks for help in recording his aunt’s “completely uneventful” life. What Miss Sharp has to say would shock and possibly scandalize the Austen family regarding the deceased writer’s relationships . . . and the manner of her death.

Imaginative retelling, fictitious memoir, romance, and foul play are all tied together in The Mysterious Death of Miss Austen.

 

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