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Death Comes to Pemberley

[a Novel]
James, P. D. (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Death Comes to Pemberley
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Authors: James, P. D.
Statement of Responsibility: P. D. James
Title: Death comes to Pemberley
[a novel]
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
Edition: 1st United States ed
Characteristics: 291 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain by Faber and Faber, Ltd., London
Subject Headings: Darcy, Fitzwilliam (Fictitious character) Fiction Bennet, Elizabeth (Fictitious character) Fiction
Topical Term: Darcy, Fitzwilliam (Fictitious character)
Bennet, Elizabeth (Fictitious character)
LCCN: 2011941315
ISBN: 9780307959850
0307959856
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY J
Research Call Number: JFE 12-4476
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Sep 05, 2014
  • Another_Opinion rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Wow! Some people actually liked this book! I thought it was dull and plodding, slow and wordy. This is not a mystery, there are no clues that could allow you to solve the case as you go along. Odd behavior by Colonel FitzWilliam is explained late but has no real relation to the plot, only to a poorly developed sub-plot.

I don't recommend this at all.

May 27, 2014
  • Rock_Shadow rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Another fun murder mystery by P.D. James. I expected a good crime novel, and the book delivered. It helped to have read Jane Austen to know who was who, and not to expect a sequel.

Nov 12, 2013
  • falconroom rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Whle i've enjoyed Austen and p & p in the past, it was so long ago, like the previous commenter said, I was "mystified" and--ultimately--bored to death. It was a staff pick, which i usually enjoy (I find some gems!), i sent this one back unread; that is extremely unusual for me.

Jul 22, 2013
  • tuesdayswithlori rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The mimicry of Jane Austin was very good. The plot...not so much. It was a bit obvious, actually and while I thought some of the loose threads from Pride and Prejudice were cleverly wrapped up, it was not a real revelation. I also thought the voice of Elizabeth was a bit too anxious almost right from the start and the voice of Darcy was at times too effusive. It was an interesting take on how the Darcy's would have grown and the ultimate ending was not unforseen and was satisfactory, but not stupendous.

Jul 11, 2013
  • judybrowni rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I was willing to give this a try, but after James arbitrarily assigned a new personality (and not a particularly good one) to a character, she lost me.

Not reason given why this character may have suddenly begun to act in ways completely opposite to his Austen personality, he just does.

Couldn't suspend my disbelief further.

Jun 21, 2013
  • Haley_B rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I was excited to read this book in preparation for BBC One's adaptation of it. P&P is one of my favorite reads and I looked forward to this book.

It was a good story, but somehow I didn't find P.D. James' portrayal of Mr. Darcy to ring true to Austen's. He seemed unsure of himself sometimes, and allowed his cousin to take control far too easily. Elizabeth's dialogue was nothing like Austen's.

The mystery was interesting to me. I enjoyed watching it unfold, but it just seemed to end in a hurry.

Although this was an interesting read to me, simply writing using Regency language and turns of phrase does not a Jane Austen book make. If you can read this as an interesting story and not as a sequel to P&P you might enjoy it more.

Nov 05, 2012
  • joanniek rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I had such high hopes for this one and it let me down. I don't think P.D. James got the characters right and it wasn't very exciting.

Jun 28, 2012
  • GMora rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I've read other sequels/homages to P&P and Austen's other works, but I felt this had Austen's literary style and sly wit. While Austen herself wouldn't write a murder mystery, and I was saddened by the choice of victim, it was a credible nod and did the job well. I really liked the references to Emma and Persuasion. Well done, Ms. James.

This book was great fun. While P. D. James is really not Jane Austen by any stretch, I found it quite enjoyable.

Jun 05, 2012
  • Theodora3 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I was puzzled as this was just bad on so many levels. I do not understand why this was brought to print. I suspect someone wanted to make some quick money on the long suffering P D James fans. I also rushed back to Austen to recover after this colossal waste of time.

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