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The Phantom of Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Murder Mystery

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Darcy & Elizabeth's Phantom

Beautifully written!! Absolutely a must read! Includes much of the original text without any awkward wording; like some sequels have. It was very exiciting mystery definitly a keeper for your bookshelf. Ann De Bourgh takes a stand against her mother. You have interestin...
Beautifully written!! Absolutely a must read! Includes much of the original text without any awkward wording; like some sequels have. It was very exiciting mystery definitly a keeper for your bookshelf. Ann De Bourgh takes a stand against her mother. You have interesting new characters.

posted by Chutzpuh on September 22, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Not Exactly Jane Austen

In concept, this book had a good plot, but it falls short of what it could -- and should -- be. While the author attempts to capture Jane Austen's style, there are too many American and modern anachronisms in her writing. One very quickly realizes this is most certainly...
In concept, this book had a good plot, but it falls short of what it could -- and should -- be. While the author attempts to capture Jane Austen's style, there are too many American and modern anachronisms in her writing. One very quickly realizes this is most certainly NOT a Jane Austen novel. I did not appreciate the detail in which Darcy and Elizabeth's sex life is chronicled. It all but destroyed the romance Jane Austen built for us so long ago. Further, the amount of violence was jarring, and the number of survivals from such horrendous violence was not believable. Couple that with misleading foreshadowing and premises, and at the end I just felt off kilter. Why did I keep reading? Because, as I said, the plot is good, even riveting. The excessive violence occurs at the end, so I didn't know it was coming. I allowed my eyes to miss the sex scenes and finished the book. But I cannot say it was a satisfying read.

posted by guitarmom on April 2, 2011

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  • Posted April 1, 2011

    Don't waste your time!

    I received this book as a free download which is a good thing since if I had paid for it I would be asking for my money back. I wish there was some way to get the time I spent reading it back. First off the author completely disregards the time period in which these characters existed and makes them modern. No way half of what is presented would have happened. I might ignore this if it had been a good mystery but the author fails to deliver this. I don't want to spoil the ending for anyone foolish enough to buy this book but I figured out "who dun it" long before it is revealed and the plot device utilized was contrived and ridiculous. Save your money and your time and re-read Pride and Prejudice instead. You will be much happier.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2011

    boring.

    Come on already. I don't care if you do have a house full of staff - if you got strangers wandering around & people dying - bolt down the doors & check room by room - behind furniture & for drafts. Have a draft - tap on the walls for secret passages. And the old-timer that knew about the passage - speak up! It might be your life next & the excuss to the boss - I thought you already knew doesn't cut it. I'm glad it was free when I downloaded it - not worth paying for.
    ps - I grew up on Barbara Cartland & Victoria Holt - now there's good reading.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2011

    Hilariously bad book

    I don't remember ever reading anything quite this bad. The author keeps trying to hearken back to the real Pride and Prejudice, while channeling Barbara Cartland. She actually calls the villain odious.
    Free nook books mean lots of really awful stuff.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 26, 2011

    Anachronisms and Americanisms, oh my!

    The author is not a bad writer, but she needs to stick with contemporary romance. I managed to read 100 pages and finally had to give up because the use of anachronistic language was just too jarring. The characters simply didn't act or sound like anyone in a Jane Austen novel. I can't believe this made it through an editor and got published.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

    Another Free Friday disaster!

    Jane Austen would be appalled!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2011

    Free, or $9.99?

    It's in the free nookbooks section but then it says proved at $9.99!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Glad this book was free!

    "Elizabeth's frosty rod." Really?

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  • Posted June 12, 2011

    Ho hum

    Not the most............ oops, I fell asleep thinking about the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2011

    Horrible book!

    I bought the Nook version of this a week before it was a free Friday book. Even free it would have been overpriced! Overly long, tedious in sections and embarassing throughout, Jane Austen should rise from her grave to avenge herself on Ms. Jeffers.

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

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    for all ages?

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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