Death Comes to Pemberley

By P. D. James

  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre : Historical
  • FIle Size : 0.69 MB
Score: 3.0
From 81 Ratings


Death Comes to Pemberley The world is classic Jane Austen. The mystery is vintage P.D. James.

The year is 1803, and Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet have been married for six years. There are now two handsome and healthy sons in the nursery, Elizabeth's beloved sister Jane and her husband Bingley live nearby and the orderly world of Pemberley seems unassailable. But all this is threatened when, on the eve of the annual autumn ball, the guests are preparing to retire for the night when 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.

Two great literary minds - master of suspense P.D. James and literary icon Jane Austen - come together in Death Comes to Pemberley, a bestselling historical crime fiction tribute to Pride and Prejudice. Conjuring the world of Elizabeth Bennet and Mark Darcy and combining the trappings of Regency British society with a classic murder mystery, James creates a delightful mash-up that will intrigue any Janeite.

From the bestselling author of The Murder Room, Children of Men and A Certain Justice, comes a wonderful mixture of the nation's greatest romance and best-loved crime fiction. In 2013, this novel was adapted as a miniseries by the BBC, starring Matthew Rhys as Darcy, Anna Maxwell Martin as Elizabeth Bennet and Jenna Coleman as Lydia Wickham.


  • Worth a read

    By Jaffabiscuits
    A bit indulgent, but a worth while read. Repeats much of the original story. Plot I had worked out who done it before the court case. Bit holy in places.
  • Death Comes To Pemberley

    By Wah Wah 1
    Story of a trial of George Wickham. I thought this book would have been all about the lives of the sisters and indeed the parents from Longbourne but they're secondary characters. Like Gone With The Wind, it should have been left where Jane Austen left it. Very very disappointed with this book.
  • Death comes to pemberley

    By Leslee53
    Awful storyline terrible attempt at linking characters from other Jane Austin novels.
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