Jane and the Genius of the Place by Stephanie Barron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
As the 4th in a series of mysteries involving Jane Austen as a lady sleuth, we are treated to a delicious taste of the proprieties of life in 1800 England. Written with a clear eye for the historically accurate, we discover more and more about the Jane that so many of us love.
The mystery lies in the death of a French woman during an English horse race at the time when Bonaparte lies in wait to do war against England. Jane assists her brother, who is the local appointed man of the law, in solving the murder, all the while educating us in the ways of society of the time. Descriptions of their clothing and surroundings are stunning.
Delightful escape while pursuing the well written word.
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