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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Death Comes to Pemberly

Death Comes to Pemberley (Unabridged)

I finally finished the audiobook Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James. I had been so looking forward to this book that I think the disappointment was all the sharper for it. I just found the story tedious and drawn out. It took me a very long time to make it through the story. I found no one to pull the story forward among the characters as there was in Charles Maddox in the book Murder at Mansfield Park. Perhaps it was also having read that book that this Jane Austen themed mystery really fell short of the mark for me.

Darcy and Elizabeth are planning a ball at Pemberley. The arrival of a carriage carrying the hysterical sister Lydia crying that her husband has been killed sets the house in an uproar. Darcy sets off with Colonel FitzWilliam to search the woodland for Wickham which starts the wheels in motion to bring a killer to justice.

Happy reading!


Rosie said...

I've heard one or two people say they were disappointed with this book so I haven't read it as usually, with her Adam Dalgliesh novels she doesn't disappoint:)

Nancy said...

I am reading a book also that has too much junk to wade thru. I have not and won't again read this author.
It was only 99 cents so no loss on my Nook. Something about Divas in the title.
Love Mom

Julie said...

I have heard others comments that this was not enjoyable at all.