Catherine Siemann's Reviews > Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron
Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron (Jane Austen Mysteries, #10)
I'd read the first two books in Barron's Jane Austen mysteries series, and though they were well-researched, they seemed to fall into a pattern -- Jane has a romance that is preordained to go awry, and solves a mystery. All very pleasant, but did I need to invest any more time? But I'm interested in depictions of Lord Byron in contemporary fiction, so when I was offered a copy of this I accepted with alacrity. I was pleasantly reminded that Barron knows her Austen, recreates the world effectively, and writes in a way that reflects period diction without being twee -- and she did a reasonable job of portraying a petulant, mesmerizing Byron, as well.
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