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Stephanie Barron - Jane ​and the Ghosts of Netley
In ​her seventh captivating adventure, Jane Austen finds her crime-solving mettle put to the test in a confounding case of intrigue, murder, and high treason. Among the haunted ruins of an ancient abbey, Jane is drawn into a shadow world of dangerous secrets and traitorous hearts where not only her life is at stake—but the fate of England. As Jane Austen stands before the abandoned ruins of Netley Abbey, she imagines that ghosts really do haunt the centuries-old monastery. But the green-cloaked figure who startles her is all too human and he bears an unexpected missive from Lord Harold Trowbridge, one of the British government’s most trusted advisers—and a man who holds a high place in Jane’s life.Trowbridge tells Jane about a suspected traitor in their midst—and the disastrous consequences if she succeeds. But is Sophia Challoner, a beautiful widow with rumored ties to Emperor Bonaparte, really an agent of the enemy? Dispatched to Netley Lodge, Jane sets about gaining the confidence of the mysterious and intriguing lady even as Trowbridge’s grim prediction bears fruit: a British frigate is set afire and its shipwright found with his throat cut.It’s clear that someone is waging a clandestine war of terror and murder. But before Jane can follow the trail of conspiracy to its source and unmask a calculating killer, the cold hand of murder will fall mercilessly yet again—and suddenly Jane may find herself dying for her country. Elegantly intriguing, Jane and the Ghosts of Netley is a beautifully crafted novel of wit, character, and suspense that transports Jane and her many fans into a mystery of trulyhistorical proportions—and a case that will test the amateur sleuth’s true colors under fire.

Stephanie Barron - Jane ​and the Genius of the Place
For ​everyone who loves Jane Austen...The fourth engaging mystery in the series that recasts the well-loved author as a sleuth! In the waning days of summer, Jane Austen is off to the Canterbury Races, where the rich and fashionable gamble away their fortunes. It is an atmosphere ripe for scandal-but even Jane is unprepared for the shocking drama that unfolds. A flamboyant French beauty, known for her brazen behavior, is found gruesomely strangled in a shabby chaise. While many urge the arrest of a known scoundrel with eyes for the victim, Jane looks further afield and finds a number of acquaintances behaving oddly. As rumors spread like wildfire that Napoleon's fleet is bound for Kent, Jane suspects that the murder was an act of war rather than a crime of passion. Suddenly the peaceful fields of Kent are a very dangerous place...and Jane's thirst for justice may exact the steepest price of all-her life.

Stephanie Barron - Jane ​and the Prisoner of Wool House
"I ​will assert that sailors are endowed with greater worth than any set of men in England." So muses Jane Austen as she stands in the buffeting wind of Southampton's quay beside her brother Frank on a raw February morning. Frank, a post captain in the Royal Navy, is without a ship to command, and his best prospect is the Stella Maris, a fast frigate captained by his old friend Tom Seagrave. "Lucky" Tom - so dubbed for his habit of besting enemy ships - is presently in disgrace, charged with violating the Articles of War. Tom's first lieutenant, Eustace Chessyre, has accused Seagrave of murder in the death of a French captain after the surrender of his ship. Though Lucky Tom denies the charge, his dagger was found in the dead man's chest. Now Seagrave faces court-martial and execution for a crime he swears he did not commit. Frank, deeply grieved, is certain his friend will hang. But Jane reasons that either Seagrave or Chessyre is lying - and that she and Frank have a duty to discover the truth. The search for the captain's honor carries them into the troubled heart of Seagrave's family, through some of the seaport's worst sinkholes, and at long last to Wool House, the barred brick structure that serves as gaol for French prisoners of war. Risking contagion or worse, Jane agrees to nurse the murdered French captain's imprisoned crew - and elicits a debonair surgeon's account of the Stella Maris's battle that appears to clear Tom Seagrave of all guilt. When Eustace Chessyre is found murdered, the entire affair takes on the appearance of an insidious plot against Seagrave, who is charged with the crime. Could any of his naval colleagues wish him dead? In an era of turbulent intrigue and contested amour, could it be a case of cherchez la femme ... or a veiled political foe at work? And what of the sealed orders under which Seagrave embarked that fateful night in the Stella Maris? Death knocks again at Jane's own door before the final knots in the killer's net.

Stephanie Barron - The ​White Garden
In ​March 1941, Virginia Woolf filled her pockets with stones and drowned herself in England’s River Ouse. Her body was found three weeks later. What seemed like a tragic ending at the time was, in fact, just the beginning of a mystery. . . . Six decades after Virginia Woolf’s death, landscape designer Jo Bellamy has come to Sissinghurst Castle for two reasons: to study the celebrated White Garden created by Woolf’s lover Vita Sackville-West and to recover from the terrible wound of her grandfather’s unexplained suicide. In the shadow of one of England’s most famous castles, Jo makes a shocking find: Woolf’s last diary, its first entry dated the day after she allegedly killed herself. If authenticated, Jo’s discovery could shatter everything historians believe about Woolf’s final hours. But when the Woolf diary is suddenly stolen, Jo’s quest to uncover the truth will lead her on a perilous journey into the tumultuous inner life of a literary icon whose connection to the White Garden ultimately proved devastating. Rich with historical detail, The White Garden is an enthralling novel of literary suspense that explores the many ways the past haunts the present–and the dark secrets that lurk beneath the surface of the most carefully tended garden.

Stephanie Barron - Jane ​and the Madness of Lord Byron
The ​restorative power of the ocean brings Jane Austen and her beloved brother Henry, to Brighton after Henry’s wife is lost to a long illness. But the crowded, glittering resort is far from peaceful, especially when the lifeless body of a beautiful young society miss is discovered in the bedchamber of none other than George Gordon—otherwise known as Lord Byron. As a poet and a seducer of women, Byron has carved out a shocking reputation for himself—but no one would ever accuse him of being capable of murder. Now it falls to Jane to pursue this puzzling investigation and discover just how “mad, bad, and dangerous to know” Byron truly is. And she must do so without falling victim to the charming versifier’s legendary charisma, lest she, too, become a cautionary example for the ages.

Stephanie Barron - Jane ​and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
Visiting ​the estate of her friend Isobel, the newly married Countess of Scargrave, Jane Austen is drawn into a mystery when Isobel's husband dies suspiciously and the bereaved young bride is implicated in the murder.

Stephanie Barron - Jane ​and the Stillroom Maid
Jane ​Austen is enjoying a summer visit to Derbyshire's craggy peaks, sparkling streams, and cavernous gorges. But there, amid scenes of unsurpassed beauty, she stumbles upon the ugliest slaughter she has ever seen. High in the rocks near the town of Bakewell lies the body of a young gentleman. With blond curls and delicate features, the victim has the face of an angel - yet Jane can see that he had been shot in the forehead and savagely mutilated." "But even more shocking is the revelation gleaned from the surgeon's examination: the deceased is in fact a woman - a maidservant clad in the garb of her master, Mr. Charles Danforth of Penfolds Hall. Tess Arnold had been in charge of the stillroom at Penfolds for many years and was known as an adept preserver of produce and compounder of home remedies - until, it seems, she was dismissed for a scandalous indiscretion." "Was Tess, Jane wonders, the gory prey of a madman loose in the hills? Or was she, perchance, the cast-off impediment to a young nobleman's marriage? Is there any merit to the claims of the ranting blacksmith, who speculates that Tess fell victim to a ritual execution - the dark side of the secret brotherhood of the Freemasons?" "A fortuitous encounter with Lord Harold Trowbridge, Jane's Gentleman Rogue, affords her ample opportunity to study local gentry. She soon learns that the two Danforth brothers of Penfold Hall could not be more dissimilar: Andrew, jovial and ambitious, Charles, lame and taciturn, given to midnight rambles and haunted by the successive deaths of his wife and four children. The common folk whisper that he is cursed - or worse. Through it all, Jane's genius for observation, interrogation, andartifice places her routinely at risk - and just out of sight lurks a killer from whom little can protect her.

Stephanie Barron - Jane ​and the Waterloo Map
November, ​1815. The Battle of Waterloo has come and gone, leaving the British economy in shreds; Henry Austen, high-flying banker, is about to declare bankruptcy—dragging several of his brothers down with him. The crisis destroys Henry's health, and Jane flies to his London bedside, believing him to be dying. While she's there, the chaplain to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent invites Jane to tour Carlton House, the Prince's fabulous London home. The chaplain is a fan of Jane's books, and during the tour he suggests she dedicate her next novel—Emma—to HRH, whom she despises. However, before she can speak to HRH, Jane stumbles upon a body—sprawled on the carpet in the Regent's library. The dying man, Colonel MacFarland, was a cavalry hero and a friend of Wellington's. He utters a single failing phrase: "Waterloo map" . . . and Jane is on the hunt for a treasure of incalculable value and a killer of considerable cunning.

Stephanie Barron - Jane ​and the Twelve Days of Christmas
Jane ​Austen turns sleuth in this delightful murder mystery set over the twelve days of a Regency-Era Christmas party. Christmas Eve, 1814: Jane Austen has been invited to spend the holiday with family and friends at The Vyne, the gorgeous ancestral home of the wealthy and politically prominent Chute family. As the year fades and friends begin to gather beneath the mistletoe for the twelve days of Christmas festivities, Jane and her circle are in a celebratory mood: Mansfield Park is selling nicely; Napoleon has been banished to Elba; British forces have seized Washington, DC; and on Christmas Eve, John Quincy Adams signs the Treaty of Ghent, which will end a war nobody in England really wanted. Jane, however, discovers holiday cheer is fleeting. One of the Yuletide revelers dies in a tragic accident, which Jane immediately views with suspicion. If the accident was in fact murder, the killer is one of Jane’s fellow snow-bound guests. With clues scattered amidst cleverly crafted charades, dark secrets coming to light during parlor games, and old friendships returning to haunt the Christmas parties, whom can Jane trust to help her discover the truth and stop the killer from striking again?

Stephanie Barron - Jane ​and the Barque of Frailty
In ​her latest spellbinding escapade, Jane Austen arrives in London to watch over the printing of her first novel, and finds herself embroiled in a crime that could end more than her career. For it is up to Jane to tease a murderer out of the ton, lest she—and her country—suffer a dastardly demise.… On the heels of completing Sense and Sensibility, Jane heads to Sloane Street for a monthlong visit with her brother Henry and his wife, Eliza. Hobnobbing with the Fashionable Great at the height of the Season, Jane is well aware of their secrets and peccadilloes. But even she is surprised when the intimate correspondence between a Russian princess and a prominent Tory minister is published in the papers for all to see. More shocking, the disgraced beauty is soon found with her throat slit on Lord Castlereagh’s very doorstep. Everyone who’s anyone in high society is certain the spurned princess committed the violence upon herself. But Jane is unconvinced. Nor does she believe the minister guilty of so grisly and public a crime. Jane, however, is willing to let someone else investigate—until a quirk of fate thrusts her and Eliza into the heart of the case…as prime suspects! Striking a bargain with the authorities, Jane secures seven days to save herself and Eliza from hanging. But as her quest to unmask a killer takes her from the halls of government to the drawing rooms of London’s most celebrated courtesan, only one thing is sure: her failure will not only cut short her life. It could lead to England’s downfall. A compulsively readable, uncommonly elegant novel of historical suspense, Jane and the Barque ofFrailty once again proves Jane Austen a sleuth to be reckoned with.

Stephanie Barron - Jane ​and the Wandering Eye
In ​Stephanie Barron's third Jane Austen Mystery, the beloved author embarks on her most perplexing case...as misplaced passions, festering malice, and the desire for revenge serve to conceal the true motives for murder. As Christmas of 1804 approaches, Jane Austen finds herself "insupportably bored with Bath, and the littlenesses of a town, " despite the seasonal gaiety, the elegant Assemblies, and the appearance of a celebrated pair of actors at the Theatre Royal. It is with something like relief, then, that she accepts a peculiar commission from her Gentleman Rogue, Lord Harold Trowbridge - to shadow his niece, Lady Desdemona, who has fled to Bath to avoid the attentions of the arrogant and unsavoury Earl of Swithin. But at a masquerade thronged with the fashionable and the notorious, Jane's idle diversion suddenly turns deadly. Even as actor Hugh Conyngham transfixes the guests with his declamation of Macbeth's murderous soliloquy, his theatre manager is discovered stabbed to death in an anteroom. Weeping on his breast is Hugh's sister, the spirited tragedienne Maria Conyngham. And standing by the body, knife in hand, is Desdemona's brother, Simon, Lord Kinsfell. In vain does Simon protest his innocence: he is arrested and charged with murder. Jane, however, knows that there is more to this fatal drama than meets the eye. And what is one to surmise from the stormy portrait of an eye left lying on the corpse? As Yuletide revels progress, Jane's delicate inquiries expose a bewildering array of suspects amid an endlessly shifting pattern of flirtations, amours, and sinister entanglements.

Stephanie Barron - Jane ​and His Lordship's Legacy
It's ​with a heavy heart that Jane Austen takes up a new residence at Chawton Cottage in Hampshire. Secretly mourning the lost love of her life, she's stunned to learn that the late Lord Harold Trowbridge has made her heir to an extraordinary bequest: a Bengal chest filled with his diaries, letters, and most intimate correspondence. From these, Jane is expected to write a memoir of the Gentleman Rogue for posterity. But before she can put pen to paper on this labor of love, she discovers a corpse in the cellar of her new home. The dead man was a common laborer, and a subsequent coroner's examination shows he was murdered elsewhere and transported to Chawton Cottage. Suddenly Jane and her family are thrust into the center of a brewing scandal in this provincial village that doesn't take kindly to outsiders in general--and to Austens in particular. And just as Jane glimpses a connection between the murder and the shattering truth concealed somewhere in Lord Harold's papers, violent death strikes yet another unsuspecting vicitim. Suddenly there are suspects and motives everywhere Jane looks--local burglaries, thwarted passions, would-be knights, and members of the royal family itself who want Lord Harold hushed . . . even in death. As the tale of one man's illustrious life unfolds--a life that runs a parallel course to the history of two continents--Jane races against time to catch a cunning killer before more innocent lives are taken. But her determination to protect Lord Harold's legacy could exact the costliest price of all: her own life. Jane and His Lordship's Legacy is historical suspense writing at its very finest, graced with insight, perception, anduncommon intelligence of its singular heroine in a mystery that will test the mettle of her mind and heart.

Stephanie Barron - Jane ​and the Man of the Cloth
Taking ​refuge at dismal High Down Grange Manor after a carriage accident, Jane Austen and her family meet the forbidding Geoffrey Sidmouth and his mysterious companion, who are somehow tied to a strange murder by the sea.

Stephanie Barron - Az ​udvarház rejtélye
Amikor ​Jane meglátogatja kedves barátnőjét, Isobel Payne-t, Scargrave úrnőjét, szörnyű tragédia közepébe csöppen. Isobel középkorú férje váratlanul rosszul lesz, majd néhány óra leforgása alatt meghal. Halála lesújtja az ifjú feleséget, aki azonban hamarosan kénytelen rádöbbenni, hogy ez még csak a kezdet: fenyegető levelet kap, melynek névtelen szerzője őt és az earl unokaöccsét házasságtöréssel… és gyilkossággal vádolja. Isobel, a botránytól rettegve, Jane-hez fordul segítségért. Jane megoldhatatlannak tűnő rejtéllyel áll szemben. Szorítja az idő: ha meg akarja akadályozni, hogy barátnőjét a Newgate börtönből a vesztőhelyre vigyék, le kell lepleznie a valódi tettest vagy tetteseket - ám azt álmában sem gondolná, hogy eközben az ő élete is veszélybe kerül.

Stephanie Barron - A ​titokzatos tiszteletes
Jane ​és családja kellemes pihenésben reménykedve a tengerpartra utazik. Épp úton vannak, amikor szörnyű vihar kerekedik, és a kocsijuk felborul. Ennek a balesetnek köszönhetően találkoznak a titokzatos Mr. Geoffrey Sidmouthszal. Ki lehet ez az öntörvényű, a társadalmi elvárásokra fittyet hányó férfi? Jane szívesen nyomozna egy kicsit a gyanúsan viselkedő úriember és angyali szépségű társa, Mademoiselle LeFevre után, ám egyik nap olyasmi történik, ami még inkább felkelti a kíváncsiságát. Miért akasztanak fel egy halászt a parton, és mit jelent a fehér liliom a bitófa tövében? És ki lehet a hírhedt Tiszteletes, akiről az emberek csak suttognak, de akiről senki sem sejti, hogy kicsoda? Az írónő egyre több mindent megtud "az éjszaka munkásai"-ról, ugyanakkor egyre jobban össze is zavarodik. Fényt kell derítenie egy újabb gyilkosságra, és le kell lepleznie a Tiszteletest még akkor is, ha netán kiderülne, hogy az illető azonos azzal férfival, aki időközben rabul ejtette a szívét. "Méltó az elődjéhez - ez a könyv kész gyönyörűség." - Publishers Weekly

Stephanie Barron - A ​hely szelleme
Jane ​ezúttal tehetős bátyja, Edward vendégszeretetét, a Kent megyei vidék szépségét és az előkelő társaság nyújtotta örömöket élvezi Godmershamben, amikor az augusztusi lóversenyhét egy futamán szörnyű gyilkosság történik, igen különös körülmények között. Az áldozatnak, egy helyi bankár kétes hírű, francia feleségének, aki sorra rabolta el a környékbeli úriemberek szívét, számos ellensége lehetett - Edwardnak mint békebírónak nincs könnyű dolga, amikor hozzáfog, hogy kiderítse, mi történt. Az éles szemű Jane-re, a rejtélyek kedvelőjére természetesen számít a nyomozás során. Az Austen testvérek Lizzy, Jane kedves sógornője segítségével lépésről lépésre közelebb jutnak a megfejtéshez: vajon a férj vagy egy féltékeny szerető a gyilkos, a hölgy egy adósa, netán politikai szál húzódik az események hátterében...? "Könnyed kis krimi... a legjobb az egészben, hogy a történések központjában maga Jane Austen áll, aki szellemes és okos; semmiben nem emlékeztet kora ájuldozós, finomkodó, affektáló hölgyeire." - The Denver Post

Stephanie Barron - A ​szolgáló titka
Jane ​Austen 1806 augusztusában Derbyshire dombos vidékén élvezi a nyarat édesanyjával, nővérével, Cassandrával és kuzinjával, Mr. Cooperrel, mígnem egy felhőtlennek induló napon egy szőke hajú, szép arcú fiatalember holttestére bukkan a Miller's Dale-völgy feletti domboldalban. Nem sokkal később még nagyobb lesz a döbbenete, amikor megtudja, hogy a halott nem is férfi, hanem egy fiatal szolgáló, aki ura, Mr. Charles Danforth ruháját viselte, amikor meggyilkolták. Tess Arnold Penfolds Hall gyógynövényes kamrájáért volt felelős éveken keresztül, míg egy nap indiszkrét viselkedés miatt el nem bocsátották. Vajon egy, a völgyben szabadon kóborló, háborodott elméjű ember végzett vele, vagy útjában állt valakinek, és ezért kellett meghalnia? Éles elméje és a bajt mindig kiszagoló orra most is nagy veszélybe sodorja Jane Austent - hiszen a gyilkos fényes nappal ugyanúgy lecsaphat, ahogyan azt az éj leple alatt tette.

Stephanie Barron - Egy ​boszorkány portréja
1804 ​karácsonya táján Miss Austen, aki meglehetősen unalmasnak találja Bath városát, végre érdekes megbízást kap régi ismerősétől, Lord Harold Trowbridge-től. Az úriember arra kéri, hogy tájékozódjon unokahúga, Lady Desdemona esetleges szívügyei felől, a hölgy ugyanis megszökött és nagyanyja védőszárnyai alá menekült kérője, a kétes hírnévnek örvendő Lord Swithin elől. A hölgy diszkrét szemmel tartása az özvegy hercegné házában megrendezett estélyen venné kezdetét, amikor azonban váratlan esemény kavarja fel a város nyugalmát: mialatt a társaság szórakozik, az egyik szobában holtan találják a helyi színtársulat vezetőjét. Lord Harold és Jane, akit segítségül hív a nyomozáshoz, egyetlen nyomon tud elindulni – meg kell tudniuk, kinek a szemét ábrázolja az a titokzatos miniatúra, amelyet gyilkosa a leszúrt férfi mellkasára helyezett. Az idő pedig igencsak sürgeti őket: ha nem bukkannak a gyilkos nyomára, a lord ártatlanul gyanúba keveredett unokaöccsét vonják felelősségre a tettért. „Akik sajnálták, hogy Jane Austennak oly rövid élet adatott, vigaszt meríthetnek a tudatból, hogy kedvencük e lapokon tovább él.” – Drood Review of Mystery

Stephanie Barron - Jane ​and the Canterbury Tale
Three ​years after news of her scandalous husband’s death, Adelaide Fiske is at the altar again, her groom a soldier on the Marquis of Wellington’s staff. The prospects seem bright for one of the most notorious women in Kent—until Jane Austen discovers a corpse on the ancient Pilgrim’s Way that runs through her brother Edward’s estate. As First Magistrate for Canterbury, Edward is forced to investigate, with Jane as his reluctant assistant. But she rises to the challenge and leaves no stone unturned, discovering mysteries deeper than she could have anticipated. It seems that Adelaide’s previous husband has returned for the new couple’s nuptials—only this time, genuinely, profoundly dead. But when a second corpse appears beside the ancient Pilgrim’s Way, Jane has no choice but to confront a murderer, lest the next corpse be her own.