Monday, September 17, 2012
The Intrigue At Highbury (or Emmas Match) by Carrie Bebris
Of course Darcy and Elizabeth are once again caught up in all sorts of trouble and this time they are in Highbury.
They are waylaid on the road and robbed in Mr Knightleys jurisdiction as he is the local magistrate, they go to Domwell Abbey to report the incident and they end up landing themselves in the midst of a murder plot.
Frank Churchills Uncle has just dropped dead in the middle of dinner.
All the characters are beautifully written, you can practically hear the voices Jane Austen would have given them delivering the lines in this book.
And, although Emma is not my favorite character in Jane Austen’s books, I found my self enjoying this Who Dunnit very much.
Emma is still matchmaking and Mrs Elton is still as totally obnoxious as ever.
Emma’s father is in total fear of of over indulgence, and, a death during dinner only adds weight to his fears.
Poor Elizabeth Darcy finds herself having to eat gruel to appease the poor anxious man.
I am so looking forward to Carrie Bebris’s take on Persuasion.