Book Review: Death Comes to Pemberly by P.D. James

Another Review. If it wasn’t for the fact that I’ve made a habit of putting the title of the book into the title of each post, I’d be more inclined to put several reviews up at once. But I like my system. 🙂

#45 – Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. JamesDeath Comes to Pemberley by PD James

Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery

Page Numbers: 291 pages

Dates Read: 8/18/14 – 8/27/14

Plot in three lines or less: Picking up where Pride and Prejudice left off, this tells the story of life at Pemberley several years after the marriage of Elizabeth to Mr. Darcy. The evening before a great party at Pemberley, there is a gruesome murder in the woods behind the house. Who was murdered? Who did it? And guess who’s the #1 suspect? If you answered George Wickham, you’d be correct.

New read or re-read? This was a new read for me.

Would you read it again? Would you recommend it to others?  Yes, I would definitely read it again, and would of course recommend it to others. I’d recommend just about anything having to do with Pride and Prejudice to anyone.

Why did I pick it up? I am a sucker for all things Jane Austen, even if they weren’t written by here. I’d been recommended this book by a former co-worker a couple of years back. She even let me borrow her copy at one point in time, and when I didn’t return it right away *shifty eyes* she decided to let me keep her copy (she having already bought a new copy by that point). I also picked it up because PBS is showing Death Comes to Pemberley on Masterpiece Mystery later at the end of this month, and I really wanted to make sure I’d had it read a couple of months in advance so I’d not have it fresh in my head when I watched it.

Rating: 5/5

Other Notes: Oddly enough, I ended up having the opportunity to watch said mystery with some friends not even two days AFTER I finished reading the book. One friend in particular had been able to get it because of some of her international connections. Since it was so fresh, I could definitely see and note all the different changes they made, but I think they handled it fairly well. One item of note for any Doctor Who fans out there – the actress who plays Clara plays Lydia. (And did a decent job of it too.)

Grand Total: 102


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