(From inside cover)
On a dark road outside the village of Highbury, Mr. and Mrs. Darcy's carriage is hailed by a damsel in distress. Ever the gentleman, Fitzwilliam Darcy stops to aid the young woman, little suspecting that gypsies roam these woods, or that both the Darcys' possessions and the woman are about to vanish into the night.
The Darcys seek out the parish magistrate, who is having a difficult evening of his own. Mr. Knightley and his new wife, the former Miss Emma Woodhouse, are hosting a party to honor the marriage of their friends Frank Churchill and Jane Fairfax. The celebration turns sinister, however, when Edgar Churchill, uncle and adoptive father of the groom, suddenly falls ill and dies. The cause of death: poison.
The circumstances of another recent death in the Churchill family lead Mr. Knightley to suspect that Mr. Churchill's demise was no accident. When connections between the robbery and murder emerge, the Darcys and Knightleys join forces to investigate the crimes. Together they must work quickly to locate the source of the poison and the murderer'd motive---before the killer strikes again.
The Darcys take center stage as the Regency era's answer to The Thin Man's Nick and Nora. searching for truth between teatimes, amidst the social whirl of Jane Austen's England.
This is the fifth book in "A Mr. & Mrs Darcy Mystery" Series.
I give this book .
The Intrigue At Highbury captured my attention right away and kept it throughout the book. I didn't want to put this down and it kept me guessing until the end. A very enjoyable story and an excellent book!
"A Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery" Series:
- Pride & Prescience: (Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged)
- Suspense & Sensibility: (Or, First Impressions Revisited)
- North & Northanger: (Or, The Shades Of Pemberley)
- The Matters at Mansfield: (Or, The Crawford Affair)
- The Intrigue At Highbury: (Or, Emma's Match)
- The Deception At Lyme: (Or, The Peril Of Persuasion) (Will be available on 9/27/11)