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Death Comes to Pemberley

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Death Comes to Pemberley

Post by boswellbaxter » Thu September 22nd, 2011, 4:55 pm

A Facebook friend alerted me to this Jane Austen sequel/murder mystery by mystery writer P. D. James:

http://www.faber.co.uk/article/2011/9/d ... ouncement/
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Post by Vanessa » Thu September 22nd, 2011, 5:13 pm

I think it looks as if it could be quite a nice read.
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Post by Judith Starkston » Fri September 23rd, 2011, 3:16 pm

Thanks for the information. P.D. James is one of my favorites and Austen another--it will be fascinating to see how P.D. James interprets and reworks Austen.
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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Fri September 23rd, 2011, 4:54 pm

Oh, thanks for sharing. That looks wonderful!

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Post by SGM » Sat September 24th, 2011, 5:14 am

P D James' novels make such good TV so we may see it on screen at some time.
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Post by Madeleine » Sat September 24th, 2011, 4:39 pm

I'm not a huge JA fan, but I like PD James and it sounds as if it could be interesting, as I like historical crime/mysteries, and she is a good writer.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat September 24th, 2011, 4:42 pm

I love both Jane Austen's novels and P. D. James' books, so I'm psyched about this one! And it's coming out shortly before my birthday--very convenient.
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Post by annis » Tue November 22nd, 2011, 12:59 am

What can I say? I too love Austen and PD James, but while Death Comes to Pemberley is a masterful stylistic achievement and psychological study, oh dear, it's dull, dull, dull!

A noticeable contrast with Anthony Horowitz' Sherlock Holmes spin-off House of Silk which remains true to the Conan Doyle spirit but is an absolute cracker as a mystery.
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Post by Vanessa » Tue November 22nd, 2011, 9:56 am

Oh dear, that is a shame!
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Post by annis » Tue November 22nd, 2011, 6:11 pm

It seems vaguely sacrilegious to diss the work of such a renowned author, but I see from the Amazon UK reviews that I'm by no means the only reader to feel that style has taken precedence over substance in Death comes to Pemberley. Obviously there will be others who feel that style justifies itself.

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