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Killing Jane Austen

(Honey Driver Mystery #4)

3.40  ·  Rating details ·  72 ratings  ·  10 reviews
A film crew arrives in Bath to make a new film about Jane Austen, romantic novelist and one time resident of the fair city of Bath. To the satisfaction of hotel owner and police liaison officer Honey Driver, some of the visitors are staying at the Green River Hotel, bringing welcome low-season boost to business, most specifically the bar takings. Honey, her daughter Lindsa ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published June 26th 2014 by Accent Press (UK) (first published 2009)
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Ivonne Rovira
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: diehard Honey Driver fans only
Foul-mouthed American actress Martina Manderly is playing Jane Austen in a period costume drama shooting on location in Bath. Predictably, the spoiled, bullying Martina alienates fellow actors, crew — even extras — and promptly gets herself stabbed to death.

Predictable, unfortunately, pretty much describes Menu for Murder, J.G. Goodhind’s fourth Honey Driver mystery novel. Honey, the owner of the Green River Hotel in Bath and police liaison for the Bath Hotel Association, once again joins handso
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Renate
Feb 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
I only read it because it has 'Jane Austen' in its title. How disappointing.
Wendy
Oct 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommended to Wendy by: Goodreads Giveaways
"Killing Jane Austen" is a delightfully rollicking murder mystery that begins in Bath when a film crew comes to town to make a new film on the legendary romantic novelist Jane Austen. When the film's star Martyna Manderley is found dead and Bath's hotelier Honey Driver is caught holding a bloodied manuscript, Detective Inspector (DI) Steve Doherty is called in to catch the culprit before his love interest is accused of murder.

In a plot that twists and turns with everyone with a motive for the k
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Lisa Cobb Sabatini
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I won Killing Jane Austen by Jean G. Goodhind from Goodreads.
Killing Jane Austen has everything I look for in a cozy mystery: great characters, interesting setting, and a well-plotted whodunit.
Jean G. Goodhind has assembled a cast of characters who are three dimensional and fun. The protagonist, innkeeper Honey Driver, has many interests, including food and Detective Inspector Steve Dohert. Together they make a great detective team. The book is populated with several other very interesting chara
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Jasbr
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: krimi-thriller
Wieder geschieht ein Mord im idyllischen Bath, diesmal an einer gemeinen, unbeliebten Schauspielerin, die die Hauptrolle in einem Film über Jane Austen spielt.
Auch hier ist es von Vorteil, die vorherigen Teile im Vorfeld zu lesen, wenn man in die Beziehungskisten rund um die Hauptfiguren eintauchen möchte. Allerdings ist auch dieser Fall in sich geschlossen und kann somit auch alleinstehend gelesen werden.
Diesmal ist Honey mehr oder weniger direkt am Ort des Geschehens und somit natürlich zusamm
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shadesofwords
Aug 13, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Now I am no writer and I feel very guilty rubbishing off someone else’s printed word, hence do not judge me when I say that “Menu for Murder” was an extremely painful read. It had bad language, feeble characters and an extremely silly plot. At times the writing was so bad that I wanted to cry. When I say bad language, I dont mean incorrect or poorly formed sentence. It was just bad story telling. You know how people say that if you explain an joke you have killed it. Well thats what Goodhind doe ...more
CynthiaA
I received this book for free from Goodreads first reads in exchange for an honest review.

Oh. My. God. I hated this book. Grade schoolers can write better than this. Seriously. It is like the author has no concept of proper sentence structure . And extremely limited vocabulary. At one point, I counted five "Honey sat in stunned silence." on one page. There are dozens of tangents that have nothing to do with the storyline. The characters were one dimensional, the plot was stupid beyond belief, t
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Susan
Nov 12, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-england
A movie company is making a biopic of Jane Austen in historic Bath, England, and hotelier Honey Driver is acting as an extra. When murder is discovered, Honey's significant other, policeman Steve Doherty has a new case. As liaison between the Bath hotel owners and the police, not to mention as Steve's sweetie, Honey insinuates herself into the investigation, helped and hindered by her bossy mother and her almost-grown daughter.
Taegan
Feb 10, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
More British mystery. Entertaining.
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