Books by Stephanie Barron

JANE AND THE CANTERBURY TALE by Stephanie Barron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Barron writes charmingly in the style of Jane Austen while providing a leisurely exploration of murder and local society in a gothic tale that's more than equal to Jane's earlier cases.

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The joys of a marriage are eclipsed by the horror of murder. Read full book review >
JANE AND THE MADNESS OF LORD BYRON by Stephanie Barron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"A delightfully literate pastiche—another winner in the acclaimed series (Jane and the Barque of Frailty, 2006, etc.)."
Jane Austen hopes the bracing Brighton sea air will lift her brother Henry's spirits after the death of his wife. But quite a different fate awaits them. Read full book review >
A FLAW IN THE BLOOD by Stephanie Barron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2008

"A disagreeable but believable portrait of Queen Victoria, intertwined with information about medical malpractice 150 years ago and royal genealogy. Interesting enough, but fans of Jane Austen (Jane and the Barque of Frailty, 2006, etc.) will want her back soon."
An enquiry into the death of Queen Victoria's beloved Prince Consort. Read full book review >
JANE AND THE BARQUE OF FRAILTY by Stephanie Barron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2006

"Charming, literate and unequaled in its dissection of Regency-era social injustices, with an emphasis on the avenues to solvency and independence available to ruined women (those barques)."
Jane Austen outthinks a Bow Street runner to solve an 1811 murder. Read full book review >
JANE AND HIS LORDSHIP’S LEGACY by Stephanie Barron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"Exquisitely leisurely, with time for whist, tea, strolls across the lawn, church homilies, digressions on those "too high in the instep," and plenty for Jane's banker brother and treasure-hunting mother to do, leaving her to savor her lover's papers. "
Hampshire, July 1809. An eighth adventure awaits Jane Austen at Chawton Cottage. Read full book review >
JANE AND THE GHOSTS OF NETLEY by Stephanie Barron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2003

"Barron escapes having to create a romance for the biographically unattached Jane Austen in a dramatic development that makes betraying one's feelings a crime as deadly as treason."
After a two-year hiatus, Lord Harold Trowbridge, the Gentleman Rogue, once again calls upon Jane Austen (Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House, 2001) to investigate a crime. Read full book review >
JANE AND THE PRISONER OF WOOL HOUSE by Stephanie Barron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 2001

"Mystery fans may get impatient with the plotting, but they'll still follow as Jane ventures ever further from the world conventionally assigned her real-life original—through an infected wool house into a seamy quayside district to the heart of her era's military-industrial complex."
Jane Austen, sailor? Read full book review >
JANE AND THE STILLROOM MAID by Stephanie Barron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Now that she's rebutted years of condescending descriptions of Austen's life as placid and uneventful, Barron writes with greater assurance than ever, and her heroine's sleuthing is more confident and accomplished—even if she's still unwisely pining for the unworthy Trowbridge."
Nominally under the protection of her hymn-singing, trout-fishing, sycophantic cousin Edward Cooper, Jane Austen visits the Derbyshire Peak District in her fifth outing (Jane and the Genius of the Place, 1999, etc.) Read full book review >
JANE AND THE WANDERING EYE by Stephanie Barron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Barron's re-creation of the speech, manner, and innermost feelings of her heroine is uncannily on target, but the byzantine plotting and huge canvas of characters—some pedestrian, some intriguing—will be best appreciated by patient Austen aficionados."
 Third in a series adopting the era, voice, and persona of Jane Austen (Jane and the Man of the Cloth, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >
JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH by Stephanie Barron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A boon for Austen lovers, but outclassed by the author's debut."
 Barron's second venture into the period and persona of Jane Austen (Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor, p. 261) finds Jane, her sister Cassandra, and their parents on the road from Bath to a rented summer cottage in Lyme, on the seacoast. Read full book review >
JANE AND THE UNPLEASANTNESS AT SCARGRAVE MANOR by Stephanie Barron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"The author has set herself a Herculean task that happily succeeds on all levels: a robust tale of manners and mayhem that faithfully reproduces the Austen style—and engrosses to the finish. (Author tour)"
 At the end of a Jane Austen revival season comes this first novel purporting to be an Austen manuscript found in the cellar of a remote American branch of the Austen family. Read full book review >