Jane and the Canterbury Tale by Stephanie Barron
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Three years after news of her scandalous husband’s death, Adelaide Fiske is at the altar again, her groom a soldier on the Marquis of Wellington’s staff. The prospects seem bright for one of the most notorious women in Kent—until Jane Austen discovers a corpse on the ancient Pilgrim’s Way that runs through her brother Edward’s estate. As First Magistrate for Canterbury, Edward is forced to investigate, with Jane as his reluctant assistant. But she rises to the challenge and leaves no stone unturned, discovering mysteries deeper than she could have anticipated. It seems that Adelaide’s previous husband has returned for the new couple’s nuptials—only this time, genuinely, profoundly dead. But when a second corpse appears beside the ancient Pilgrim’s Way, Jane has no choice but to confront a murderer, lest the next corpse be her own.


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About Stephanie Barron

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STEPHANIE BARRON is Senior Curator and Head of the Department of Modern Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. LAUREN BERGMAN is Curatorial Assistant in the Modern Art Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Exhibition Associate for Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective. PHYLLIS TUCHMAN, a New York-based art writer and art historian, has written for publications including Artforum, Art in America, Art and Auction, Artnet, Smithsonian, Vogue, and the New York Times.
 
Published August 30, 2011 by Bantam. 322 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Third in a series adopting the era, voice, and persona of Jane Austen (Jane and the Man of the Cloth, 1997, etc.).

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Barron's second venture into the period and persona of Jane Austen (Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor, p.

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Only the bustle of the inn yard prevents a scene between the Austens and the kidnapper, infamous George Gordon, Lord Byron, the devilishly handsome poet whose escapades have led Lady Caroline Lamb, one of his many lovers, to label him “mad, bad and dangerous to know.” Jane befriends Catherine aft...

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Jane Austen is visiting her brother Edward Knight and his daughter Fanny at Godmersham Park in Kent.

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The joys of a marriage are eclipsed by the horror of murder.

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Set in 1813, Barron's excellent 11th Jane Austen mystery (after 2010's Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron) takes Jane to Kent for a lengthy stay with her brother Edward at his estate. When the body of

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Set in 1813, Barron's excellent 11th Jane Austen mystery (after 2010's Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron) takes Jane to Kent for a lengthy stay with her brother Edward at his estate. When the body of

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