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The Perils of Lady Catherine de Bourgh : Mr. Darcy & Miss Tilney Mysteries - Claudia Gray

The Perils of Lady Catherine de Bourgh

By: Claudia Gray

Paperback | 2 July 2024

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Someone is trying to kill Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Esteemed aunt of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, generous patroness of Mr. William Collins, a woman of rank who rules over the estate of Rosings Park with an unimpeachable sense of propriety-who would dare? Lady Catherine summons her grand-nephew, Mr. Jonathan Darcy, and his investigative companion, Miss Juliet Tilney, to find out.

After a year apart, Jonathan and Juliet are thrilled to be reunited, even if the circumstances-finding whoever has thus far sabotaged Lady Catherine's carriage, shot at her, and nearly pushed her down the stairs-are less than ideal. Also less than ideal- their respective fathers, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy and Mr. Henry Tilney, have accompanied the young detectives to Rosings, and the two men do not interact with the same felicity enjoyed by their children.

With attempts against Lady Catherine escalating, and no one among the list of prime suspects seemingly capable of committing all of the attacks, the pressure on Jonathan and Juliet mounts-even as more gentle feelings between the two of them begin to bloom. The race is now on to provoke two confessions- one from the attempted murderer before it is too late-and one, perhaps, of love.

The third book in the Mr. Darcy & Miss Tilney Mystery series, which finds the amateur sleuths facing their most daunting challenge yet- preventing the murder of the imperious Lady Catherine de Bourgh.

Someone is trying to kill Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Esteemed aunt of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, generous patroness of Mr. William Collins, a woman of rank who rules over the estate of Rosings Park with an unimpeachable sense of propriety-who would dare? Lady Catherine summons her grand-nephew, Mr. Jonathan Darcy, and his investigative companion, Miss Juliet Tilney, to find out.

After a year apart, Jonathan and Juliet are thrilled to be reunited, even if the circumstances-finding whoever has thus far sabotaged Lady Catherine's carriage, shot at her, and nearly pushed her down the stairs-are less than ideal. Also less than ideal- their respective fathers, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy and Mr. Henry Tilney, have accompanied the young detectives to Rosings, and the two men do not interact with the same felicity enjoyed by their children.

With attempts against Lady Catherine escalating, and no one among the list of prime suspects seemingly capable of committing all of the attacks, the pressure on Jonathan and Juliet mounts-even as more gentle feelings between the two of them begin to bloom. The race is now on to provoke two confessions- one from the attempted murderer before it is too late-and one, perhaps, of love.

About the Author

Claudia Gray is the pseudonym of Amy Vincent. She is the author of the Mr. Darcy and Miss Tilney Mysteries, which began with The Murder of Mr. Wickham. She is also the writer of multiple young adult novels, including the Evernight series, the Firebird trilogy, and the Constellation trilogy; in addition, she's written several Star Wars novels, such as Lost Stars and Bloodline, and is one of the story architects of the High Republic series. She makes her home in New Orleans with her husband Paul and assorted small dogs.
Industry Reviews
"With wit, charm, and a pitch perfect Regency voice, Claudia Gray expertly conjures the magic of Jane Austen. The Perils of Lady Catherine de Bourgh is a must-read historical mystery. I was riveted to the last page." -Mimi Matthews, USA Today bestselling author

"The delightful new addition to Claudia Gray's Austen-verse finds intrepid detectives Jonathan Darcy and Juliet Tilney investigating the attempted murder of Lady Catherine de Bourgh. From spot-on characterization, a slow-burn romance, and enticing plot, Gray has written a delicious tale populated by Austen favs. I devoured every page, and now wait with bated breath for the next installment!" -Uzma Jalaluddin, internationally bestselling author of Much Ado About Nada

"Gray perfectly captures Austen's warmth and sharp wit in this delightful mystery." -Kelley Armstrong, bestselling author of A Rip Through Time

"[Gray] honors Austen in portraying her characters, both those invented by Austen and those of her own devising, giving each a strongly marked character but leaving them open to hidden depths that will surprise and delight readers. The puzzle is intriguing, but its solution is only part of the reward of Gray's ingenious new franchise. A rare treat for mystery readers and Austen buffs alike." -Kirkus Reviews

"Bewitching. . . . Gray again evokes the wit and atmosphere of an Austen novel while serving up a mystery that will stump even the most seasoned armchair detectives. This series deserves a long life." -Publishers Weekly

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