Murder at Mansfield Park

Murder at Mansfield Park

by Lynn Shepherd
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Murder at Mansfield Park by Lynn Shepherd

"Nobody, I believe, has ever found it possible to like the heroine of Mansfield Park." —Lionel Trilling

In this ingenious new twist on Mansfield Park, the famously meek Fanny Price—whom Jane Austen's own mother called "insipid"—has been utterly transformed; she is now a rich heiress who is spoiled, condescending, and generally hated throughout the county. Mary Crawford, on the other hand, is now as good as Fanny is bad, and suffers great indignities at the hands of her vindictive neighbor. It's only after Fanny is murdered on the grounds of Mansfield Park that Mary comes into her own, teaming-up with a thief-taker from London to solve the crime.

Featuring genuine Austen characters—the same characters, and the same episodes, but each with a new twist—MURDER AT MANSFIELD PARK is a brilliantly entertaining novel that offers Jane Austen fans an engaging new heroine and story to read again and again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312638344
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 07/20/2010
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 872,027
Product dimensions: 8.34(w) x 5.66(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

LYNN SHEPHERD, who received a doctorate in English literature from Oxford University, lives in London. She first had the idea of writing "an authentic Austen murder" nearly ten years ago.

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Murder at Mansfield Park 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Gertt More than 1 year ago
This is not a sequel to Mansfield Park, but a rewrite of the original story. The character names are familiar, however, their personalities and relationships differ from the original story, and of course the murder of Fannie, which keeps you guessing until the very last pages, introduces the confident and enigmatic private detective, Charles Maddox. Murder at Mansfield Park is well written, suspenseful and worth reading. Jane Austen, herself, would be pleased with Lynn Shepard's writing style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If Lynn Shepherd cares about writing, she should stop doing it.
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