Undercover - An Austen Noir

Undercover - An Austen Noir

by Cat Gardiner

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A Pride and Prejudice, non-canon variation, Undercover brings a unique voice and new style to the sub-genre: Noir, a romantic, crime fiction novel filled with intrigue, steamy nights, and 20th Century historical fiction. Jane Austen's beloved characters become entangled in a Philip Marlowe-esque adventure of love and mystery.

It's November 1952 in New York City where mysterious denizens linger in smoky bars and darkened alleys. The second Red Scare is dredging up a new swarm of "Commies"; "duck and cover" are the lingo of the day. And hard-boiled private eyes aren't always men.

One audacious dame, Elizabeth Bennet, is undercover in a case of suspected murder: her best friend, Mary King, has been missing for eighteen months. Determined to find the man she believes did the girl in--one George Wickham--her investigation collides with an enigmatic bachelor, Fitzwilliam Darcy and his socialite sister, Georgiana.

Darcy is loaded, from a high-society family with all the money and the right connections for a future in politics. Elizabeth's a career girl from the wrong side of the East River, but the sexual chemistry between them cannot be denied. She is focused on finding Slick Wick and he is hell-bent on stopping her investigation. But why? He's hiding something, but she'll use almost every weapon in her H-bomb arsenal to get his lips flapping.

Murder, kidnapping, and a brainy broad with a body for sin are just enough to break Darcy's stone-cold reserve. She's so provocative that maybe he'll even be taking a trip down the aisle despite where she's from, what she does, and the fact that she knows George Wickham.

Be advised: this novel contains mature sexual content.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158207716
Publisher: Vanity & Pride Press
Publication date: 04/19/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Cat Gardiner loves romance and happy endings, history, comedy and Jane Austen. A member of National League of American Pen Women, Romance Writers of America, and her local chapter TARA, she enjoys writing across the spectrum of Pride and Prejudice inspired romance novels. From the comedic Christmas, Chick Lit Lucky 13, and bad boy biker Darcy in the sultry adventure Denial of Conscience, to the romantic comedy Villa Fortuna, these contemporary novels will appeal to many Mr. Darcy lovers.

Her greatest love is writing 20th Century Historical Fiction, WWII–era Romance. Her debut novel, A Moment Forever will release in late spring 2016 with The Song is You following in the winter.
Married 23 years to her best friend, they are the proud parents of the smartest honor student in the world—their orange tabby, Ollie. Although they live in Florida, they will always be proud
native New Yorkers.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I miss the characters already. I hope a sequel is in the future for this Mr and Mrs Smith-like couple.