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Mary Lydon Simonsen

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Elmwood Park, New Jersey, The United States
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I am the authors of several Pride & Prejudice and Persuasion re-imaginings. I have also written a modern love story, The Second Date, Love Italian-American Style, and three British mysteries, Three's A Crowd, A Killing in Kensington, A Death in Hampden, Dying to Write, and Murder by Moonlighting.

I am a wife, mother, grandmother, volunteer, reader, writer, serious recycler.

When I read for relaxation, I read mysteries. My greatest love is history. When I am doing the research for a new book, I love digging for historical nuggets.

Fifteen months ago, my main computer was attacked by malware. One of the results was that I was denied access to my blog. No matter what I did, Blogger would not recognize me as the owner of the blog on that computer. I spent hours in computer chat rooms trying to figure this out, with no luck. (Blogger was of absolutely no help, and there is no one to talk to.) The only computer it did recogni... Read more of this blog post »
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The the Perfect Bride for M...

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A Wife for Mr. Darcy

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Searching For Pemberley

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Mr. Darcy's Bite (Darcy Bit...

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Becoming Elizabeth Darcy

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For All the Wrong Reasons

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Mary Simonsen Mary Simonsen said: " Mrazek has done a great job in recreating the atmosphere of pre-invasion WWII London. I was really drawn into the murder mystery for the first half of the book, but then it got silly. Once the action moves out of London, the book slows down to a craw ...more "

 

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Local historian, Father Jarlath Waldron, has written an exhaustive account of the murders of the John Joyce family in the Maamtrasna Mountains in Galway in the summer of 1882. Although the murders gave every indication of being tribal, the British go ...more
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Local historian, Father Jarlath Waldron, has written an exhaustive account of the murders of the John Joyce family in the Maamtrasna Mountains in Galway in the summer of 1882. Although the murders gave every indication of being tribal, the British go ...more
" I am pleased to announce the release of a Pride and Prejudice short story: Darcy and Elizabeth – Behind Pemberley’s Walls. As with  Lost in Love , this story takes place at Pemberley where a dejected Darcy has gone to try to get over Elizabe..." Read more of this blog post »
" Thanks, Sue. I've been busy as you can see from the post. I've just finished the 5th Patrick Shea mystery, and it's with the editor. Should be out in ...more "
Darcy and Elizabeth - Behind Pemberley's Walls by Mary Lydon Simonsen
"This was a very short but sweet read, set at Pemberley. It gives us a different possibility for Elizabeth's visit with her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner.

As we know Darcy arrives ahead of his party as he has business to discuss with his steward. But in..." Read more of this review »
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The story takes place in Berlin in the months after the end of World War II. After a series of murders, American Nathan Morgan teams up with former Berlin cop Werner Beck to find the killer. I found that Morgan and Beck made a good team, and a Berlin ...more
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This is not your typical mystery where a police detective gathers clues and comes to a resolution. When Edinburgh detective Fin Macleod returns to his home island in the Hebrides, he is there to investigate the murder and mutilation of the truly unli ...more
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“An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents.”
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