Death Comes to Pemberley (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. Her father is a regular visitor; her sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; the marriage prospects for Darcy’s sister, Georgiana, are favorable. And preparations for their annual autumn ball are proceeding apace. But on the eve of the ball, chaos descends. Lydia Wickham, Elizabeth’s disgraced sister who, with her husband, has been barred from the estate, arrives in a hysterical state—shrieking that Wickham 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.


Reviewed: 2018-09-01

A thoroughly satisfying sequel that stays true to the original characters.

Reviewed: 2015-08-30
I have mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed the writing and actually think I would not have made it through without that as the plot itself was lacking. Most of the book was spent rehashing the night of the murder multiple times, then we got the verdict, and then a convenient letter of confession. Finally, the last fourty pages or so we go through the actual plot behind the story.
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