Friday 12 February 2021

Pride and Premeditation (Jane Austen Mystery, #1) by Tirzah Price (2021)


When a scandalous murder shocks London high society, seventeen-year-old aspiring lawyer Lizzie Bennet seizes the opportunity to prove herself, despite the interference of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the stern young heir to the prestigious firm Pemberley Associates.

Convinced the authorities have imprisoned the wrong person, Lizzie vows to solve the murder on her own. But as the case—and her feelings for Darcy—become more complicated, Lizzie discovers that her dream job could make her happy, but it might also get her killed.

I am a huge fan of Pride and Prejudice but Austen inspired fiction is generally a no-no for me. That being said, I love a good old mystery and a murder to solve. The idea of Lizzie and D'arcy working together to defend Bingley and find the real killer sounded like something I just shouldn't pass up.
I loved it. I especially liked how the author worked in one or two lines of the more famous dialogue and quotes from P&P. It was cleverly executed and had me laughing out loud. The crime itself and the investigations made by Lizzie made great reading. An entertaining mystery with a few unexpected twists.
I really hope there are more mysteries in the pipeline for Lizzie and D'arcy to solve.

Initially, I was confused about the time period. Was it set in the modern-day with Regency societal conventions or was it set in the Regency era with a few modern twists on societal norms? I imagined it to be the Regency era but it wasn't really clear until the author notes in the end credits and I'm not sure the teen target market will necessarily draw the correct conclusion.

Pre-order this title now!

Pride and Premeditation will be published on the 6th of April in digital and audio format.
Hardback is due to be released on the 13th of May.


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