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The Darcy Ring: A Pride and Prejudice Sequel

(Charlotte Collins Mystery #2)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Charlotte Collins is reunited with Mr and Mrs Darcy in this mystery novella, but a theft at Rosings casts a shadow over the occasion.

Blame soon falls on an obvious suspect, but is the allegation true? Needless to say, it's left to Charlotte to discover the truth, helped by her childhood friend and the local villagers.

Once again, Mark Brownlow brings Jane Austen's Hunsf
Kindle Edition, 98 pages
Published July 28th 2018 by Lost Opinions e.U.
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Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is another delightful mystery at Rosings. Charlotte Collins continues to be the voice of reason dealing with her husband and his patroness, Lady Catherine, who are usually the opposite. Fortunately, this time Mr. and Mrs. Darcy are at Rosings, as is Colonel Fitzwilliam, so she's got a bit of extra support.

The Darcy ring is an exquisite family heirloom that Elizabeth was given as Mistress of Pemberley, and Lady C. is ticked that it didn't stay in the family (which means, of course, HER famil
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of. ~ George Eliot

Elizabeth Darcy’s wedding ring is a simple gold – but the ring Darcy presented as her wedding gift is a marvel of history.

Quote from the book: Gemstones glittered as Mrs. Darcy twisted outstretched fingers. An oval setting encased a large cut diamond flanked by trefoils, each holding a ruby and two emeralds. Traces of black enamel encircled the gold of the ring itself.

How much art and science, and what attent
Mark Brownlow
Jul 30, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I feel a special connection to this author - the words all seem so familiar to me as I read them, almost as if he's looked inside my mind and captured my own thoughts.

Well, as always, I refuse to rate my own book, but think it's plausible to concede that I've read it. More than once.

Mr and Mrs Darcy are in town, which brings pain and pleasure for Charlotte. A theft, an unpleasant guest and a (not quite so unpleasant) newcomer all pose their own problems. Not to mention the ongoing challenge of l
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“What are women for, if not to remind men of their fallibility and turn them to our purposes?”

This is another cozy mystery set in the P&P universe where Charlotte Collins is a Regency Miss Marple seamlessly moving between the gentry and the servants in her role as the wife of a cleric to solve a mystery.

Unlike the first book Lizzy, Darcy and Col. Fitzwilliam are visiting Rosings and are active characters in the book. And truth be told I liked the first one better because they weren't there. I th
Just after the events of book one, The Love Sick Maid, the Darcy Ring picks up with the people at Rosings welcoming The Darcys for a visit along with a suitor for Anne and a troubled Colonel Fitzwilliam. It isn't long before Mrs. Collins has a new mystery to solve and not just a theft. The mysteries of people's hearts require her understanding as well.

I enjoyed this one and the ongoing tale of Charlotte Collins as a keen observer and a woman of good sense who finds herself in the midst of troubl
Lona Manning
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of Austen and cozy mysteries
Charlotte Collins is back with another cozy mystery! Pour out the Earl Grey, slice the sponge cake and curl up for a trip back to Rosings where once again we meet with Charlotte and her husband, and the imperious Lady Catherine and her daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Darcy, still radiantly in love, are visiting from Pemberley. Colonel Fitzwilliam is on hand, but he is feeling out of sorts, and we also meet a new character; a returned Rosings resident whose interest in Charlotte appears to be more than ne ...more
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lori huff
Nov 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Charlotte to the rescue

The second book in the series is much like the first in that Charlotte takes an idea into her head and then investigates it to the exclusion of all else. Elizabeth and Darcy are visiting Rosings, and a fancy ring owned by her disappears, only to be found in the room of Anne DeBourgh 's lady's maid. Charlotte believes there must be an explanation for this circumstance, other than simple theft, because the maid is well regarded by everyone.

I like this author. He is a talent
Barbara K.
This is a novella-length sequel to Pride and Prejudice that is a mystery rather than a romance. A theft takes place while the Darcys, now two years married, are visiting Rosings. The stolen item is a priceless ring that has been in the Darcy family for generations, and which Lady Catherine once hoped would become her daughter's, had she married Mr. Darcy, but now belongs to Elizabeth Darcy (nee Bennet).

The assumption that a servant stole the ring leads to a search of their quarters, and it is in
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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The second installment in the Charlotte Collins mystery series is as delightful as the first, if not more so. As the Darcys visit Rosings for the first time since their marriage (now two years past), a valuable family heirloom goes missing only to appear in a place that strikes the clever Mrs. Collins as suspicious.

Speaking of suspicions, the addition of a former naval captain to the nearby village has me wondering if a future tale will have Mrs. Collins solving the mystery of her own husband's
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Charlotte and Elizabeth finally see each other after two years. Elizabeth and Darcy have a son, but Charlotte and Mr. Collins have no children. A lady 's maid is accused of stealing the Darcy ring, a ring that Lady Catherine wanted for her daughter, but couldn't have because Darcy married Elizabeth. The ring came down through the Darcy line, so Darcy 's mother gave it to him before she died. Only a Darcy wife of the heir could wear the ring. Charlotte with the help of Captain Hayward,
Jun 05, 2020 rated it liked it
In this P&P sequel the Darcy's are visiting Rosings. Soon after Elizabeth's ring has been shown to the company it disappears. Although the ring is discovered in a servant's room, is that servant guilty of theft. Charlotte Collins thinks not and aims to prove it.
An enjoyable cozy mystery.
Cyndi Villalobos
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Darcy Ring

Loved it! Better than "Lovesick maid!" Highly original and if you like Charlotte Collins, you'll love reading about her and the ever bumbling Mr Collins! Mr Brownlow please.... Keep them coming!!
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Charlotte finds a way to prevent scandal

A missing ring ... it appears all clear who took it, but Charlotte Collins will not accept the obvious. She goes digging for the truth and finds a way to prevent a scandal at Rosings with the help of Lizzy, Darcy and Col. Fitzwilliam.
Janet L.
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another enjoyable read. Mrs. Collins is quite the investigator and seems to figure things out when the facts elude others. I would definitely recommend this book.
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Mark is a British-born writer now living in Vienna after falling in love with his (Austrian) Elizabeth Bennet. Though his wife would probably describe him as more Edward Ferrars than Mr Darcy.

When not writing, he works as a university lecturer and journalist.

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“Gemstones glittered as Mrs Darcy twisted outstretched fingers. An oval setting encased a large cut diamond flanked by trefoils, each holding a ruby and two emeralds. Traces of black enamel encircled the gold of the ring itself. It held the attention of the table, like an opera singer at the climax of an aria.

“How fortunate you are, Mrs Darcy,” said Miss de Bourgh. “A lady may be sure of a gentleman’s love when he presents her with such a treasure.”
“What are women for, if not to remind men of their fallibility and turn them to our purposes?” 0 likes
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