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Jane and the Ghosts of Netley (Jane Austen Mysteries #7)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,396 Ratings  ·  70 Reviews
In her seventh captivating adventure, Jane Austen finds her crime-solving mettle put to the test in a confounding case of intrigue, murder, and high treason. Among the haunted ruins of an ancient abbey, Jane is drawn into a shadow world of dangerous secrets and traitorous hearts where not only her life is at stake—but the fate of England.

As Jane Austen stands before the a
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Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2003)
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Jessica
Jan 08, 2016 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
È il primo che leggo di questa collana ma non vedo l'ora di leggere gli altri. Storia intrigante, ricca di dettagli e approfondimenti, suspance e colpi di scena. Non annoia mai, tiene sempre viva la curiosità. Uno spaccato storico dell'epoca impeccabile. Penso che Stephanie Barron abbia creato dei piccoli capolavori. Consigliato per chi ama Jane Austen, poiché offre molti dettagli sulla sua vita arricchendola della dote di scaltra investigatrice, ma è sicuramente una lettura adatta anche per chi ...more
Laurel
It is the fall of 1808 and Jane Austen and her family are in mourning after the sudden death of Elizabeth “Lizzy” Austen, the elegant and enchanting thirty-five year old wife of Jane’s elder brother Edward and mother of eleven children. To entertain the two eldest boys while they stay with her in Southampton, Jane takes them rowing up the Solent to the ruins of Netley Abbey, a Cistercian monastery long abandoned and now a picturesque ruin worthy of a Radcliffe Gothic novel, resplendent with tale ...more
Jenna
Aug 20, 2011 Jenna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jen
Jul 15, 2008 Jen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Tammy
Sep 27, 2015 Tammy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Hermioneginny
Jun 13, 2014 Hermioneginny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sarah
Sep 07, 2010 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Kim
Jul 31, 2010 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series goes from strength to strength. I suspected the malefactor almost immediately, but the suspense of shifting loyalties kept me spellbound until the heartbreaking ending. I almost cried.
Holly
Oct 24, 2014 Holly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I enjoyed this very much. One of a series of mysteries involving Jane Austen (Yes, that Jane Austen), these books are all set in times of Austen's life in which there are gaps in the letters and biographical information. She behaves with amazing courage for the daughter of a clergyman living in her era. However, the books are very well researched and written. This is my favorite of the ones I've read so far! The ending is abrupt, but it is appropriate. Until I add more to this review, read other ...more
QNPoohBear
This 7th installment finds Jane still living in Southhampton living with her mother, sister and friend while waiting for Mrs. Austen to decide whether to move to one of Edward's holdings in Kent or Hampshire. Jane's curiosity is awakened by the arrival of someone at Netley Abbey. Rumor has it that the Abbey is haunted by ghosts of the monks who used to live there. Jane doesn't quite believe it but it's fun to imagine just the same. She is surprised by a visit from The Gentleman Rogue himself. Lo ...more
Amanda
Nov 05, 2011 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Megan
Aug 12, 2013 Megan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I started with Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron and haven't really been reading the books in any kind of order since, so the shocking ending of this one did not, of course, shock me at all. Although the story represents an important chapter in the life of Jane Austen as re-imagined by Stephanie Barron, sadly, the story itself lacks substance. There is less mystery to this one--despite the high body count--and more action/espionage thriller. It strains my willing suspension of disbelief a littl ...more
Darcy Stewart
May 16, 2010 Darcy Stewart rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I thought this book was going to be a good one, but it wasn't. The book had some high points, but mostly low points. The book is too long and made me stop reading it. I never finished the book. It was a disappointment. Jane's daily things were starting to piss me off. There was a lot in this book that a lot of people don't know, so it's hard to follow along. Seriously if you have to put footnotes at the bottom of the page leave that stuff out. I'm not going to waste time reading that. It's not e ...more
Elsie
Jun 20, 2016 Elsie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite Jane book. I am reading them way out of order, just by the way I find them in the library or on pioneer! But I have liked them all. I am sad at the end of this book, but no "spoilers"! I'm going to keep zig zagging back and forth until I have all in the series read.
Robert
Jul 11, 2016 Robert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I suppose if I tried I could find things to criticise, but when I just want to relax with a book that won't take me all week to read, I find these "Jane" books the perfect thing. Always enjoyable, although for once this story did not have a happy ending.
AmyJo
May 27, 2015 AmyJo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was a rather confusing book. I couldn't figure out why, then I finally realized that if I didn't think that the main character was Jane Austen the novelist, but just Jane, it was much less confusing. Maybe that is just me but I thought it was fine without Jane Austen as a character.
Kristen
In the 7th installment of Stephanie Barron's Being Jane Austen historical mystery series, Jane and the Ghosts of Netley, Jane Austen returned to solve another captivating mystery. When Jane stood above the abandoned and haunted ruins of Netley Abbey, that's when she received a missive from Lord Harold Trowbridge about a possible traitor in their midst, and the dangerous consequences, if she succeeded. Jane was called upon to spy Sophia Challoner, a widow who was rumored to be a spy for Napoleon ...more
Hazel
Jun 29, 2011 Hazel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sherry
Nov 21, 2015 Sherry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the way Stephanie writes her books. Every journal entry is so descriptive that you feel like your there. It's nice to see that Jane can change her mind on who done it!
Patricia
Jul 14, 2015 Patricia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I cannot believe Stephanie killed off Lord Trowbridge! I will miss him! I am not sure I can go on reading the rest of the series.
Caryl
Jul 01, 2016 Caryl rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-challenge
I like the idea of Jane Austen in the role of sleuth. I was kept guessing until the end.
Beth
May 12, 2014 Beth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book. For the record there are no ghosts in this book
Calli
Aug 26, 2010 Calli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I recently found myself in need of a sensible romance -- what better than a Jane Austen mystery? Most people wouldn't call this romance, but maybe that's why I like it. I enjoy the subtlety of it and I've followed these characters through seven (actually nine, but this is the seventh) books. Naturally, Jane Austen being an historical figure, things can't work out quite how I'd like, but it makes me sigh, nonetheless. This has been a fun series and I enjoy the cloak-and- dagger-spy-for-the-war-ef ...more
Rachel Baynard
May 06, 2015 Rachel Baynard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not happy with the ending! :( Wasn't supposed to end like THAT. But otherwise, really good!
Jennifer
one of my favorites in this series...
Margaret Pinard
Apr 21, 2014 Margaret Pinard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The ending!!!
Emma
Aug 19, 2008 Emma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I forgot my book the other day (horror, gasp) so I took out my emergency book- this one. This is one of the Jane Austen Mysteries. They are fun, intersting but not gripping. It is a burden trying to write with Jane Austen as your heroine, cause we all know she never got married, so you can hardly have her enganged in interesting romantic affairs. The author does a good job though. Stashed it back in the cuboard for another emergency.
Ok finished this one, and it seems as if she killed off her
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Rachel Despins
Very intriguing mystery!
Monica
Jul 19, 2012 Monica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Jane is really a formidable detective! Stephanie Barron does it again! And I won't go into detail about the end - my heart went out to poor Jane.
We also get to know Lord Harold, and her brother Captain Francis Austen a little more. Also the trials of Catholics in England, because of the threat of "the Monster" Napoleon.

Wonderfully done!! Definitely recommend this book to any Jane Austen fan. It is such a comfort to hear Jane's voice in this modern world, as only Barron can accomplish!
Drianne
Jan 13, 2012 Drianne rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Stephanie Barron was born Francine Stephanie Barron in Binghamton, NY in 1963, the last of six girls. Her father was a retired general in the Air Force, her mother a beautiful woman who loved to dance. The family spent their summers on Cape Cod, where two of the Barron girls
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