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Fresh Pick | MURDER AT MANSFIELD PARK by Lynn Shepherd
Fresh Pick / November 2, 2010

July 2010 On Sale: July 20, 2010 Featuring: Mary Crawford; Fanny Price 352 pages ISBN: 0312638345 EAN: 9780312638344 Trade Size $14.99 Add to Wish List Mystery Historical, Jane Austen Buy at Murder At Mansfield Park by Lynn Shepherd Complete with romance, intrigue, and crimes of the heart, MURDER AT MANSFIELD PARK is an irreverent new twist on an old classic. Murder at Mansfield Park takes Jane Austen’s masterpiece and turns it into a riveting murder story worthy of PD James or Agatha Christie. Just as in many classic English detective mysteries, this new novel opens with a group of characters in a country house setting, with passions running high, and simmering tensions beneath the elegant Regency surface. The arrival of the handsome and debonair Henry Crawford and his sister forces these tensions into the open, and sparks a chain of events that leads inexorably to violence and death. Beautifully written, with an absolute faithfulness to the language in use at the time, Murder at Mansfield Park is both a good old-fashioned murder mystery that keeps the reader guessing until the very last page, and a sparklingly clever inversion of the original, which goes to the heart of many of…