Search Results: "Stephanie Barron"


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STEPHANIE by Winston Graham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1993

"Not much real mystery or detection here, but plenty of surprises from old pro Graham (Ross Poldark, etc., etc.)."
Vacationing in India with her married lover Errol Colton, Stephanie Locke accidentally discovers his connection with the drug trade and returns home uncertain about what to do—and, on the evidence, still undecided at the time of her death of a barbiturate overdose shortly thereafter. Read full book review >

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Where's Stephanie? by Lenora Livingston
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Effective drama about the tenacity of family love."
A debut novella about a grandmother's hope to be reunited with her granddaughter, who was given up for adoption. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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JANE AND THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Stephanie Barron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Barron (Jane and the Canterbury Tale, 2011, etc.) has clearly done her homework in the language and manners of Austen's time. Even though she's no match for her literary idol and her pacing is leisurely at best, her latest venture edges out competing authors of Regency whodunits."
Treason, murder and a whiff of international intrigue add spice to the Austen family holidays in the 11th book of Barron's series. Read full book review >

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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 >