Death Comes to Pemberley, by P.D. James

Death Comes to Pemberley. P.D. James. Book Review: The life of the Darcy family—Elizabeth, Fitzwilliam, and their two children—is idyllic, with the beloved Bingley family close at hand. But preparations for the annual autumn ball are suddenly interrupted by the shocking arrival of Elizabeth's sister Lydia, shrieking that her husband, Wickham, long banned from Pemberly, has been murdered. The best thing about this book is that it is based on Pride and Prejudice. The worst thing is that it is not Pride and Prejudice.

Good for: fans of Pride and Prejudice (though if you're anything like me, it'll just make you antsy for it to be over so you can go read Pride and Prejudice), or fans of P.D. James.

This book was okay. But about a third of it was recapping Pride and Prejudice, which seemed very unnecessary.


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