Murder Most Austen by Tracy Kiely
A Mystery

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A dedicated Anglophile and Janeite, Elizabeth Parker is hoping the trip to the annual Jane Austen Festival in Bath will distract her from her lack of a job and her uncertain future with her boyfriend, Peter.

On the plane ride to England, she and Aunt Winnie meet Professor Richard Baines, a self-proclaimed expert on all things Austen. His outlandish claims that within each Austen novel there is a sordid secondary story is second only to his odious theory on the true cause of Austen’s death. When Baines is found stabbed to death in his Mr. Darcy costume during the costume ball, it appears that Baines’s theories have finally pushed one Austen fan too far. But Aunt Winnie’s friend becomes the prime suspect, so Aunt Winnie enlists Elizabeth to find the  professor’s real killer. With an ex-wife, a scheming daughter-in-law, and a trophy wife, not to mention a festival’s worth of die-hard Austen fans, there are  no shortage of suspects.

This fourth in Tracy Kiely’s charming series is pure delight. If Bath is the number-one Mecca for Jane Austen fans, Murder Most Austen is the perfect read for those who love some laughs and quick wit with their mystery.

 

About Tracy Kiely

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TRACY KIELY is a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. She lives in Maryland. 
 
Published September 4, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 302 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A much-anticipated trip to the Jane Austen Festival in Bath becomes a nightmare for an amateur sleuth.

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Kiely’s pleasing fourth mystery featuring Jane Austen fan Elizabeth Parker (after 2011’s Murder Most Persuasive ) takes Elizabeth and her great-aunt, Winnie Reynolds, to the Jane Austen Festival in Ba

Jul 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Murder Most Austen: A Mystery

City Book Review

When Elizabeth’s Aunt Winnie (another Austen devotee) secures two extremely hard to get tickets to a conference there, the two intrepid travelers set off for the UK.

Nov 03 2012 | Read Full Review of Murder Most Austen: A Mystery

Zimbio

The Jane Austen Centre in Bath celebrated the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's wonderful novel, Pride and Prejudice, with a reading of the whole book performed during a whole day.

Sep 12 2012 | Read Full Review of Murder Most Austen: A Mystery

Zimbio

The Jane Austen Centre in Bath celebrated the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's wonderful novel, Pride and Prejudice, with a reading of the whole book performed during a whole day.

Sep 12 2012 | Read Full Review of Murder Most Austen: A Mystery

Portland Book Review

Wilson Pulitzer Prize-Winning Biologist Author of On Human Nature Sat 11 Tix are available at etix.com Sun7:30 @Powells the first collection of short fiction from Jess Walter, is a suite of diverse, often comic stories wp.me/P2DwkQ-bv0 Saturday the 2nd, 10am / Powell’s City of Books ...

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Story Circle Book Reviews

Novels abound: Jane Austen Goes Batty, Rude Awakening of a Jane Austen Addict, Jane Austen Ruined My Life, Jane Austen Bites Back, Jane Vows Vengeance (part of the Jane AustenVampire Series), and Pride and Pry, billed as having a steamy paranormal twist.

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