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North By Northanger: Or The Shades of Pemberley (Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mysteries #3)

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  1,631 ratings  ·  174 reviews
Named Best Historical Mystery of 2006 by Romantic Times BOOKreviews!

After the intrigues and excitements of their time in the city, the Darcys are more than prepared for a bit of peace and quiet at Pemberley. This is time that they can spend together as Elizabeth settles into her pregnancy. However, such serene solitude is not meant to be. First a letter from Lady Anne Fitz
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 3rd 2007 by Tor Books (first published March 21st 2006)
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This is the third in Bebris's series of paranormal mysteries featuring Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy. It wasn't as good as the first one, but was still enjoyable. I don't like most Austen continuations, but Bebris does a decent job, perhaps because her books are deliberately in a different genre, and so she doesn't try too hard to make herself sound exactly like Austen. One interesting feature of this series is that the main characters are always Elizabeth and Darcy, but characters from other A ...more
This installment was utterly lovely! I think it might even be my favorite so far in the series.

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(3.5 stars) This is the third book in the Mr. and Mrs. Darcy series. As the couple are getting settled back at Pemberley, Elizabeth finds an unexpected message from the past in a letter written to the future Mrs. Darcy from her husband’s mother, Lady Anne which mentions a precious family heirloom that was lost, one that Lady Anne believed to be protective of women in childbirth. A chance encounter in Bath leads them to Northanger Abbey to meet the son of a woman who was close friends with Darcy’ ...more
This book is cute as a button. A light mystery and a self-referential spin-off of Pride and Predjudice.

Apparently the third in a series of Mr and Mrs Darcy Mysteries, this book supposes the Darcys (while awaiting their first child) caught in a scandal with over a man claiming to be Frederick Tilney (a character from another Jane Austen Book called Northanger Abby, and unraveling another mystery dealing with a prized possession of Mr Darcy's late mother.

It gets a little eye-roll-y and impossible
North by Northanger (or Shades of Pemberley) a Mr & Mrs Darcy Mystery
By Carrie Bebris Written in 2006

This is my second book by this author. She has written several that are all about the Darcy’s and a mystery that puts them in the setting and characters of one of Jane Austen’s books. I really enjoy them because it combines two of my loves JA and mystery.

I don’t want to give much away so this will be a short review. It is less than a year after Elisabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy have married. Sh
Very fun book...well, maybe fun isn't the right word for a mystery novel, but definitely an enjoyable read. Much superior than the last "Jane Austen sequel" that I'd read. By being a mystery, it didn't really strive to match the witty tone of Austen's Pride and Prejudice, though it had some of that, especially in the relationship of the now-married Darcy's. But I did feel that Bebris did a good job of remaining true to the time period and the style of writing. I will be looking to read others in ...more
We join Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy as they are leaving London shortly after the events of Suspense and Sensibility, the second book of the Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries. On their way back to the home, Pemberly, they stop at Northanger Abbey on the invitation of a member of the Tilney family (from Jane Austen's novel Northanger Abbey). When leaving after a disconcerting visit, they are stopped and accused of stealing a diamond necklace from the Abbey. I enjoyed the mystery aspect of the sto ...more
This book follows more closely the elements of Austen's NORTHANGER ABBEY, and I enjoyed that feature very much. Because Austen's book is a gothic, this book is much faster paced and involves a similar sense of suspense and danger in a dark house where things are not as they seem. A good read.
Ann Boytim
The Darcys are now happily married and expecting their first child. They are on their way back to Pemberley but receive a letter requesting them to visit Northanger Abbey. When they arrive they are not welcomed in the manner they expect to be and they cannot reach their servants. They finally meet their host who is covered in bandages and he talks about the friendship of his mother and the mother of Mr. Darcy. The Darcys decide to leave in the morning but are confronted on their way home about m ...more
Best of the three so far! Sure, the plot was a little crazy, but the heart of the thing was the characters that you know and reasonable extensions of their behavior.
A little less hocum this time around.
Complimenti all'autrice per aver avuto il coraggio di realizzare ad una serie di romanzi ispirati ai protagonisti di Orgoglio e Pregiudizio. Avevo paura che la lettura sarebbe stato una delusione, invece si rivelata molto piacevole, in quanto coniuga l'ambientazione ottocentesca con una trama da giallo. Una bella sorpresa poter ritrovare finalmente gli incantevoli personaggi della Austen, primo fra tutti l'affascinante Mr Darcy.
La lettura adatta a chi si rammarica che la Austen abbia scritto t
I find that my reviews form Ms. Bebris have been up and down, and here we are a little better than average. The reason I think is that the mystery does not cross the lines of gender very well. As both Darcy and Elizabeth try to unravel what has gotten them once more involved in the world of All of Austen's fictitious creations, we stretch and stretch again and delve too far into superstitious view of a major subplot in this volume.

There shall be another generation. And obviously since this is on
Lisa (Harmonybites)
Jul 25, 2011 Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Historical Mysteries
This is a Pride and Prejudice pastiche with Austen's Mr and Mrs Darcy as its detectives, the third in a series which I've read out of order yet enjoyed. I don't think you necessarily need to read these in order. This is one of the stronger outings, and I found myself frequently smiling while reading it, enjoying the wit and banter from and between Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy. I'm not ranking this so high because I claim it's the equal of Jane Austen novels such as Mansfield Park or Northange ...more
From the start I enjoyed this book. It really felt like a Jane Austen novel, which I applaud it for. It was much quicker to read than an Austen, though, so those struggling with the real thing might be able to manage this. It's just as witty as the original, with Elizabeth making all sorts of comments that had me snickering.

Despite it being labeled a "mystery," I was a little disappointed in that aspect. I haven't read a whole lot of mystery books, but I know enough from mystery shows and movies
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Dana Crouch (Callaway)
Though this book is just light entertainment, it was really good light entertainment, especially if you like mysteries or Jane Austen (or in my case, both). Bebris' series is one of the few Jane Austen continuations that I thought was done really well. Her writing style reads like 19th century English literature, to me at least. I am by no means a scholar of literature, so that may not be accurate, but just my perception. I also like her characterization of Elizabeth and Darcy.

In terms of the m
I loved this book! My favorite so far in the series of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mysteries (this is the third).

Elizabeth finds a letter from Darcy's long-deceased mother written to her future daughter-in-law, which sets her off on a search for a missing heirloom. Shortly afterwards, while at Bath, the Darcys are invited to Northanger Abbey by Capt. Frederick Tilney, citing a past friendship between their mothers. After a bizarre series of circumstances, they are arrested and released into the custody
Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
This mystery novel is the third in the series by Carrie Bebris. They are all sequels of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." You do not need to have read Pride and Prejudice to understand this novel although it will help you greatly if you do.

In this story, Elizabeth feels the presence of Darcy's mother in the house, Pemberely. She feels that she is not the mistress and the late Lady Anne, who was adored by all who knew her, still remains. At first it appears that Elizabeth is not pleased with
One day Elizabeth finds a letter from Darcy's mother addressed to her. The letter mentions a family heirloom that protects women in labour, but which has unfortunately gone missing. Being in a delicate condition herself, Elizabeth is quite curious about this family heirloom and decides to go on a treasure hunt. The letter also arouses further interest in Darcy's mother, the beloved former mistress of Pemberley, so when the son of one of Anne's old friends invites the couple to Northanger Abbey t ...more
North by Northanger is the third novel in the Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mystery series, written by Carrie Bebris. Currently there are five novels in the series the most recent being The Intrigue at Highbury which was recently published earlier this year. The Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mystery series takes the characters from Jane Austen's novels and puts them smack dab in the middle of whodunit's. Elizabeth and Darcy are the main sleuths, with each book introducing the characters from another Austen novel into ...more
"After the excitement of their recent Season in London, the Darcys are eager to reach Pemberley. They look forward to spending a peaceful time enjoying Elizabeth's first pregnancy.

'However, such serene solitude is not meant to be.

"First, a mysterious letter from the long-deceased Lady Anne Fitzwilliam Darcy is discovered. Then, a summons to Northanger Abbey involves the young couple in intrigues that threaten not just the Darcy legacy and good name, but quite possibly Darcy's freedom as well. Ma
Oct 13, 2008 Ariana rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Jane Austen fans and mystery lovers
Recommended to Ariana by: Grandma Larson
Shelves: fun, mystery
Mr. and Mrs. Darcy are vacationing at the public baths in London when they receive an unexpected invitation to visit a Mr. Tilney at Northanger Abbey. They are excited to meet him, as his note explains that his mother was friends with Darcy's mother before she passed away. Once they arrive, they receive less than hospitable treatment and leave Northanger Abbey after only one night. Darcy and Elizabeth are apprehended on their trip back to Pemberley after "stolen" diamonds are discovered among th ...more
I picked this book up because of the Jane Austen connection...and then realized that I have read it before. But I couldn't resist reading it yet again--and it was almost as wonderful the second time, even if I remembered "whodunnit" as I read. It's fun to see many of our favorite characters (and not so favorite) from P&P, plus characters from Northanger Abbey. A wonderful read for mystery-lovers and Austen aficionados alike. :)
Elizabeth Darcy is pregnant with her first child. She rearranges the desk in the living room of Pemberley and finds a letter written by Mr. Darcy's mother who died twenty years ago. The letter, addressed to the wife of her son, asks her to seek a heirloom that was lost before her death. Soon after, She and Mr. Darcy have travelled to visit friends and are called to Northanger, an old abbey, to meet with someone from their mother's past. They arrive and are ushered to a dark room and when they me ...more
Il terzo episodio della saga delle indagini di Mr. e Mrs. Darcy si discosta un po' dal soprannaturale e segue una linea leggermente più razionale del solito.
Personalmente ho adorato anche questo episodio, che è, come gli altri, davvero ben scritto, scorrevole e familiare soprattutto grazie alla conoscenza che si ha ormai con i personaggi.
Stavolta l'autrice ha voluto ispirarsi a "L'abbazia di Northanger" ed infatti vi ritroviamo sia i signori Tilney sia i Thorpe, nei loro ruoli originari, rispett
I really enjoyed this book - I devoured it almost entirely in one sitting! Every time I tried to put it down and go to bed, I ended up picking it up again. I really enjoyed how it explored the relationship between Darcy's parents, and the hint of the supernatural, even amongst the more mundane problems (compared to the last book, at least) that occupied the Darcys.
I loved this book! Carrie Bebris has struck upon genius. I think every Jane Austen fan wishes to know what happened after the stories ended, and secretly harbor the desire for all her characters to interact... and for those rather inconvenient characters to meet an untimely demise. Bebris delivers it all. Her research is thorough and all the books have been lovely to read.

***Spoiler Alert!***
My only bone to pick with this one is at the end and Mrs. Anne Darcy's last letter floats in on the breez
I loved the third book in this series. The letters from Jane Austen intertwined within the beginning of the chapters went perfectly with the plot of the book. It made me want to go back and read Austen's letters again. I would have liked to know more about the Jenny character though, I know she was only minor but she played a large plot in the end. Also, I liked the connection between the Tilneys and the Darcys it seemed believable that Darcy's mother and Mrs. Tilney would somehow be friends. Ov ...more
Silvia Reis
I love the characters, the language, the style, the story... Carrie Debris is a magical writer because she has Jane's witts and Agatha's mistery...

Recommend it to those who love books from both authors and would love to read more from her! Also would like to translate her books (if you read this and know her... LET HER KNOW!)
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Carrie began her career in publishing after previous roles as a newspaper reporter and college English teacher.

As an editor for fantasy publisher TSR, Inc., she developed supplements for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game before striking out on her own as a freelance writer and editor. She wrote two fantasy novels, Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor (2001) and Shadowborn (1998, with
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Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mysteries (7 books)
  • Pride and Prescience: Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged (Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, #1)
  • Suspense and Sensibility: Or, First Impressions Revisited (Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, #2)
  • The Matters at Mansfield: Or, The Crawford Affair (Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, #4)
  • The Intrigue at Highbury: Or, Emma's Match (Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, #5)
  • The Deception at Lyme: Or, The Peril of Persuasion (Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, #6)
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Pride and Prescience: Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged (Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, #1) Suspense and Sensibility: Or, First Impressions Revisited (Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, #2) The Matters at Mansfield: Or, The Crawford Affair (Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, #4) The Intrigue at Highbury: Or, Emma's Match (Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, #5) The Deception at Lyme: Or, The Peril of Persuasion (Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, #6)

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