Could Fitzwilliam Darcy harbour a shocking, sinister secret?
I am sorry but I cannot begin the post with a greeting when a blurb starts this way. Kelly Miller, author of Accusing Mr. Darcy, does she not like Fitzwilliam Darcy? There is no way Darcy hides a sinister secret, don’t you think? I cannot believe it *pout*
Let’s see what else does the blurb tell us about Kelly’s latest novel:
Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet count themselves among the many guests of the Kendall family, whose estate lies amidst the picturesque hills, gorges, and rocky slopes of the Peak District in Derbyshire. Elizabeth’s cousin Rose Kendall believes her dashing brother-in-law, Captain James Kendall, is Elizabeth’s ideal match. Rose’s husband, Nicholas, hopes his good friend Darcy—a rich, proud, and taciturn gentleman with a spotless reputation—will fancy one of the other eligible lady guests.
News of a brutal killing at a neighbouring estate sends a wave of shock through the genial group of friends and family. When one of the Kendalls’ guests is attacked, all of the gentlemen become suspects, but the former Bow Street runner tasked with investigating the crime finds the evidence against Mr. Darcy particularly compelling.
In this romantic mystery, the beloved couple from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice cross paths with a ruthless killer. When faced with dire warnings against Mr. Darcy, will Elizabeth heed them or follow the dictates of her heart?
Who may have written this unforgivable story? How can be Darcy considered a killer? Nope, that cannot be, or can it, Kelly Miller?
Kelly Miller is a native Californian and Anglophile, who made her first visit to England in 2019. When not pondering a plot point or a turn of phrase, she can be found playing the piano (although like Elizabeth Bennet, she is errant when it comes to practicing), singing, and walking her dogs. Kelly Miller resides in Silicon Valley with her husband, daughter, and their many pets.
Accusing Mr. Darcy is her third novel published by Meryton Press. Her previous books are: Death Takes a Holiday at Pemberley, a Pride and Prejudice Regency romantic sequel with a touch of fantasy; and Mr. Darcy’s Perfect Match, a Pride and Prejudice Regency romantic variation.
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Accusing Mr. Darcy is an entertaining book but I believe that I may not be doing it justice as I have read it while having the first weeks of the new academic year, with Covid19 measures both in the school and in the boarding house, getting the new and returning boarders and I have had little time to “savour” it and there was a part halfway the book that seemed too long for my taste. However, I can say that the story is pretty good, there is a lot of mystery and there is also love, a lot of love 🙂
I have enjoyed the new characters, like Rose, Owen and even the Captain Kendall. The “old” characters are great: Elizabeth, Darcy, Colonel Fiztwilliam, Georgiana… However, when there’s mystery, there are changes and not everything is straight forward.
Misunderstandings but then strong attachment, however, an attack happens and we are nearly afraid of asking who did it, seriously, as I said at the beginning, who can think that of Darcy? However, there are far too many things pointing at him. Would it be another misunderstanding? Perhaps but maybe not.
Mini-spoiler alert (if you read between lines)
You cannot imagine the stress of reading the attacker’s words, it is, well… it is not nice. I came to think of Accusing Mr. Darcy like “P&P meets Psycho”.
However, what is the best thing?
There is a happy ending for almost everyone, even Colonel Fiztwilliam’s brother 🙂
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