‘A wonderful treat.’ Melvyn Bragg
‘A sparkling curio that will appeal to both Janeites and Jamesites.’ Daily Telegraph
The world is classic Jane Austen. The mystery is vintage P.D. James.
In their six years of marriage, Elizabeth and Darcy have forged a peaceful, happy life for their family at Pemberley, Darcy’s impressive estate.
But on the eve of their annual autumn ball, chaos descends. A chaise appears, rocking down the path from Pemberley’s wild woodland. As it pulls up, Lydia Wickham – Elizabeth Bennet’s younger, unreliable sister – stumbles out screaming that her husband has been murdered.
Plunged into frightening mystery and a lurid murder trial, the lives of Pemberley’s owners and servants alike may never be the same . . .