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The Phantom of Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Murder Mystery (Pride and Prejudice Murder Mystery)

3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  666 ratings  ·  128 reviews
Newlyweds Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet knew their first year of married life at Pemberley would present challenges, but who could have guessed they would need to solve a mysterious case and nab the murderer before he got to them. Written in the language of the era and including Austen's romantic intrigue and sardonic humor, this suspense-packed sequel to Pride an ...more
ebook, 347 pages
Published August 10th 2010 by Ulysses Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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Marissa
Let me put this simply: The Phantom of Pemberley might very well be one of the worst books I've ever completed. I've never been the kind of person who could simply give up on a book. I figure that there are plenty of things in my life that I procrastinate on/don't follow through with that I can't add books to that list. Books are usually a nice, engaging form of distraction, at the very least, a minor form of obsession when they capture me at the right time with the right story or style. The Pha ...more
Diana
Since this was a freebie from B&N for the Nook, I guess I cannot complain too much....but I am going to provide my somewhat detailed opinion so someone else in my situation may choose something else form the freebie shelf.....

Let's start with, I enjoy Jane Austen, although I am not really a fanatic. I have even enjoyed some of the quirky Austen-themed novels of present-day girls transported to Austen England, etc. Therefore, when I found myself with nothing to read and spotted The Phantom of
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Carly
I think I enjoyed the character development more than the actual mystery. Dr. Darcy's admiration for Elizabeth was obscenely romantic *swoon*. It was interesting take on the futures of Lydia Wickham, Anne DeBourgh and Georgiana Darcy. I would have liked to have seen some loose ends tied up - but over all it was a fun read.
Loren Dushku
Oct 22, 2014 Loren Dushku rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Filomena Coviello, Carmen8094
The phantom of Pemberley è un giallo scritto da Regina Jeffers che continua le avventure dei protagonisti di Orgoglio e pregiudizio.
Le vicende si svolgono circa un anno dopo il matrimonio di Elizabeth e Darcy ed il libro infatti comincia proprio mostrandoci la vita idilliaca dei due a Pemberley. Poco dopo però, a causa di una tormenta di neve, che impedisce l'utilizzo delle strade in carrozza, i coniugi Darcy sono costretti ad ospitare un folto gruppo di persone nella loro tenuta tra cui un lor
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Jenifer Rosenberg
I believe the subtitle of this books should be "The Awesome, Unflinching Adventures of Mary Sue Darcy" - because, as written by Jeffers, Elizabeth Darcy is super-human. The same woman who was rather choked up in Pride and prejudice to learn of her little sister's scandal was able to take mysterious murder in her own home with stride. The implication is that she and Darcy have such an amazingly, perfect, loving relationship that she need never cry again. In fact, the lingering on the relationship ...more
Barbara
Let me start off by stating that Pride And Prejudice is one of my all-time favorite novels. I love Jane Austen and Elizabeth Bennett is one of the best written female characters I have ever read. So, I have studiously avoided any novels related to Pride And Prejudice, be it a sequel or Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Deluxe Edition (Quirk Classics). However, I came across The Phantom of Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Murder Mystery as a free Friday download from Barnes & Noble and decided ...more
Miguelina Perez
In The Phantom of Pemberley, Regina Jeffers, author of several books including The Scandal of Lady Eleanor, continues the much endeared love story of the key characters of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy.

The Phantom of Pemberley takes place a little over a year after Elizabeth and Darcy’s wedding and both are happily settled in their match. The novel begins with Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy getting ready to head into town to pick up Elizabeth’s sister, Lydia.
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JG (The Introverted Reader)
Jun 26, 2011 JG (The Introverted Reader) marked it as could_not_finish
Shelves: unrated, fiction, nook
The author tries a little too hard to copy Austen's "voice" and it fell very flat for me.

"'Must we?' Elizabeth Darcy gave her husband an expectant look. 'I so enjoy being alone with you--away from the responsibilities of Pemberly.'"

Flat yet nauseatingly sappy. Not a good combination for me.

The phrases from Austen's original work that were inserted actually distracted me rather than adding to the book. It was quickly turning into a game of Spot the Original Phrasing.

"Darcy took in her countenan
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Athena
Why, why, why, WHY do so many authors of this genre insist on pairing Geoogiana with Col. Fitzwilliam?!?! I understand that cousin marriage was done in Jane's day. Anne and Darcy were supposed to marry. Mr. Collins proposed to Lizzie. Fanny Price ended up with her cousin. However, we are no longer in that time period, and now cousin romance is seriously unappealing! Add to this the fact that he is Georgiana's co-guardian. This adds a creep factor. Oh yeah, and he's OLD. (Don't give me the that's ...more
Mary
I'm always skeptical when I pick up a book that claims to continue Elizabeth and Darcy's story post-Pride & Prejudice. I have never made it more than ten pages into one, and I figured this book would be the same. More anachronistic attitudes and behaviors, speech, and actions on the part of the characters I love so dearly...but actually, this book stayed as true to the original as I think it could have. I liked the character development of those from the actual book - Lady Catherine, Anne, G ...more
Dancer
It drives me crazy when someone criticizes an author for adding parts of the original story line to sequel. That is why I buy a Jane Austen variation. I want MORE Austen. And despite what some believe, MANY people in the world are not familiar with Austen's works. Therefore any writer using her story lines MUST explain the relationships between the characters while establishing a new beginning. Plus, possibly, the author's publishing company requires that the person add Austen's language.

This is
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Georgiana 1792
Delitto al porto di Pemberley

Ebbene sì, Pemberley sembra essere diventata un porto di mare in questo giallo di Regina Jeffers che si svolge poco più di un anno dopo matrimonio di Darcy ed Elizabeth.
A causa di una tormenta di neve, infatti, la locanda di Lambton è stracolma di clienti; ospiti sia attesi che inattesi si riversano pertanto nelle sale della dimora avita dei Darcy. Uno di essi è Lydia, la sorella più giovane di Elizabeth, sposata con la nemesi di Darcy, George Wickham.
Lui, per fortun
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Elisabetta
Regina Jeffers ci regala, con questo libro, un ottimo giallo ambientato a Pemberley.
Oggetti e cibi che spariscono, misteriose morti e un fantasma che si aggira tra le ombre di Pemberley…
Una Pemberley a dir poco affollata da alcuni semi-sconosciuti (e non) costretti a chiedere ospitalità a causa di una tormenta di neve che blocca ogni via e riempie la locanda più vicina.

Tra gli ospiti troviamo anche Lady Catherine, costretta a chiedere l’aiuto di Darcy per una faccenda “strettamente personale” (f
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Diana
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Angie
This is a Pride and Prejudice spin-off mystery. This book sounded so good and I looked at it several times before purchasing it. I love Austen, and I love mysteries, so what could go wrong? When I first started it, I had a feeling it wasn't going to be what I wanted it to be and I was right. The author made the relationship between Darcy and Lizzy just way too sappy to be believable throughout the entire book!(And that is hard for me because I like a little romance :)) That really detracted from ...more
Amanda
I picked up this book at a second hand store because I was in the mood for a Regency romance and Pride and Prejudice-themed turned seemed quite lovely. Regina Jeffers is also a popular name in the romance genre and I thought I'd give the book a try. It was neat seeing all of my favorite P&P characters in a continuation, but the writing style and plot just didn't click for me. Jeffers lifts a significant amount of her dialogue and descriptions from the original book and this feels a bit lazy, ...more
Melbourne on my mind
I wanted to like the idea of a murder mystery at Pemberley. But much like Death Comes to Pemberley, this failed to deliver. There were so many bizarre twists and turns that the plot became confusing, and then the final big reveal and the climax of the story happened over about twenty pages.

There were a bunch of little things that bothered me about the writing throughout:
- Any pet names are capitalised - my Husband, my Sweetling, my Dear, my Love.
- The servants' speech patterns are odd, and make
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Sam
This is the first "sequel" book to Pride & Prejudice I have read. It is a stand-alone book and not a part of a series like many of the "sequel" books out and I chose The Phantom of Pemberley because of the mystery element worked into the story, I was not disappointed. I enjoyed this book much more than the other Jeffers book I read "The Scandal of Lady Eleanor" and she did a fairly decent job maintaining the feel and voices of the original Austin characters.

Of course Elizabeth and Darcy are
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Lauren
This was fantastic. As someone who has read multiple re-tellings/continuations of Pride and Prejudice, this was by far one of the most unique examples. Normally when an author writes a re-telling of P&P they focus on different character perspectives (usually Darcy) and there is always a minor conflict or two that comes up along the way. This novel, however, focuses on a major conflict-in fact, it is the central point of the story. And it's a mystery! The whole deal is very reminiscent of Aga ...more
Beth
Hmmm. Mixed review. I liked the suspense, the twists, the turns, and the innovative ending. I liked the new characters, and how they entwined with the old familiars. I liked getting to know Anne and Georgiana better.

I did not like reading about Elizabeth and Darcy's intimate moments. This just seemed...wrong. Kind of like finding out your parents have sex. You know it happens, but you don't want the details. It seems a betrayal of the time period, the original novel, and doesn't fit in or add a
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Kiirsi Hellewell
This book wasn't too bad, though I wish every single one of the Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy-making-out scenes was deleted from this novel. So annoying! I don't need to read about what they do in their private time together. Less is more, in this case. Anyway, though it seemed to take at least 3/4 of the book before anything really happened...and the ending was extremely confusing, until I figured out what was going on...it was an okay "sequel" to Pride and Prejudice.

One thing that was really weird
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Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
Newly married Elizabeth Darcy is about to experience her first true Derbyshire winter. A big snowstorm is on its way and is expected to keep residents of all the neighboring counties inside and immobile for a few days. Arriving just in time for this terrible blizzard is Darcy's aunt, Lady Catherine, with her daughter Anne and her daughter's companion, Mrs. Jenkinson, and Elizabeth's sister, Lydia Wickham. When Darcy goes to pick up Lydia at the Lambton Inn, he generously offers to provide shelte ...more
S. J.
Jul 21, 2012 S. J. rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans already reading Jane Austen pastiches and who love mysteries
Recommended to S. by: Bookshelf
*3.5- 4 Stars*

*The Gush*
Pride and Prejudice...and a mystery. Two of my favorite things in the universe. While not perfect, I found this to be a quite delightful read. I've read a great deal of the published Jane Austen 'fan fiction' and this is among the better ones. Not only does the author avoid placing modern morals on 19th century people, but she does an adequate job of capturing the voice.

Characters:
No characters from the books appear wrong and the new characters are wonderfully described a
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Kristen
This was an interesting and very unique attempt at a Pride & Prejudice sequel. I mostly enjoyed it but there were some aspects that stretched not only a reader's credulity, but the boundaries of the original story and characters.

A year after their marriage, Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy are happily enjoying their new life at Pemberley. When a freak snow-storm strands a odd and diverse group of stangers at Pemberley, including Elizabeth's troublesome sister, Lydia, Elizabeth does her best t
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Tracy
Oct 10, 2011 Tracy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Pride and Prejudice fans, Elizabeth and Darcy lovers, cozy mystery readers
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Andrea Watson
I enjoyed this book, although I'm not sure what diehard "Pride and Prejudice" fans would think. In general, I'm a fan of the historical novels, whether romance or mystery and this was a bit of both, although certainly much heavier on the mystery -- which suits my current mood just fine.
The book follows Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth after their marriage as they deal with a house full of unexpected guests and a murderer. Enlisting the help of a few of their guests, the couple attempts to track down the
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michelle
Urg.

Sequels or companions to Pride and Prejudice are very hit and miss. I generally find those which work best are the ones that use the characters, but go off on a tangent of some sort, not trying to replicate the work of Austen.

I have read some good ones - Mr Darcy's Diary, for example - but most are pretty hideous.

I found myself irritated with this one from page one. I tried to push through to my standard 50 page minimum (for books I am at first ambivalent about) before throwing it aside,
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Geoff
The major plus to this novel is that the story itself was gripping enough to keep me interested and there was just enough of a plot twist to make me constantly second guess what I deduced early on. The downside to the novel itself was Jeffers writing. Although she tells a captivating story, I wasn’t quite convinced that it was regency era enough for me. It definitely brought in the seedier side of things, but the language and revelations of the story just didn’t have the eloquence which Austen’s ...more
Muddybear
Brilliant twist and well written, too much kissing and sex for my taste but I suppose the author wanted to show the passion and love between Mr and Mrs Darcy. I wanted to know what happened to Lord Stafford and Cathleen...I really liked this pair, more than Mr Worth and Anne...In the end, this is a good book and I would recommend it, if not for the romp sessions of Mr and Mrs Darcy.
Dee Renee  Chesnut
Apr 11, 2012 Dee Renee Chesnut rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Dee Renee by: Free Friday from B&N
Shelves: ebooks
This ebook was a Free Friday selection in 2011, and it is no longer free.
It is entertaining fan fiction with the characters created by Jane Austen stuck at Pemberley estate with some new strangers who are sheltered there during a dangerous winter storm for several days. Elizabeth Darcy does not have the freedom of Nancy Drew to investigate the strange occurences that start the servants speaking of a phantom. When dead bodies turn up, Fitzwilliam Darcy starts the investigation until the magistra
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Writing about “passion” comes easily to Regina Jeffers. A master teacher for thirty-seven years, she has passionately taught thousands of students English in the public schools of West Virginia, Ohio, and now in North Carolina. Yet, “teacher” does not define her as a person. Ask any of her students or her family, and they will tell you Regina is passionate about so many things: her son, children i ...more
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