Jane and the Man of the Cloth by Stephanie Barron
(Jane Austen Mystery)

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For everyone who loves Jane Austen...the second tantalizing mystery in a new series that transforms the beloved author into a dazzling sleuth!

Jane and her family are looking forward to a peaceful holiday in the seaside village of Lyme Regis. Yet on the outskirts of town an overturned carriage forces the shaken travelers to take refuge at a nearby manor house. And it is there that Jane meets the darkly forbidding yet strangely attractive Mr. Geoffrey Sidmouth. What murky secrets does the brooding Mr. Sidmouth seek to hide? Jane suspects the worst—but her attention is swiftly diverted when a man is discovered hanged from a makeshift gibbet by the sea. The worthies of Lyme are certain his death is the work of "the Reverend," the ringleader of the midnight smuggling trade whose identity is the town's paramount mystery. Now, it falls to Jane to entrap and expose the notorious Reverend...even if the evidence points to the last person on earth she wants to suspect...a man who already may have won her heart.


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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 January 21, 2009 by Crimeline. 369 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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The Jane Austen phenomenon continues apace with yet another attempt to milk the craze for her old-fashioned Britishness.

Jan 31 1997 | Read Full Review of Jane and the Man of the Cloth...

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Lucifer’s visage must have held just such heartrending beauty.” In Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron, by Stephanie Barron, Jane and her brother, Henry, embark on an expedition to the seaside to recover their spirits after the passing of Henry’s wife, Eliza.

Dec 26 2010 | Read Full Review of Jane and the Man of the Cloth...

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