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  • Published: 15 February 2016
  • ISBN: 9781616954253
  • Imprint: Soho Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $35.00

Jane And The Waterloo Map




Jane Austen turns sleuth in this delightful Regency-era mystery

November, 1815. The Battle of Waterloo has come and gone, leaving the British economy in shreds; Henry Austen, high-flying banker extraordinaire, is about to declare bankruptcy—dragging several of his brothers down with him. The crisis destroys Henry’s health, and Jane flies to his London bedside, believing him to be dying. While she’s there, the Reverend James Stanier Clarke, chaplain to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, invites Jane to tour Carlton House, the Prince’s fabulous London home. Clarke is a fan of Jane’s books, and during the tour he suggests she dedicate her next novel—Emma—to HRH, whom she despises.

However, before she can speak to HRH, Jane stumbles upon a body—sprawled on the carpet in (where else?) the Regent’s library. The dying man, Colonel MacFarland, was a cavalry hero and a friend of Wellington’s. He utters a single failing phrase: “Waterloo map”…and Jane is on the hunt for a treasure of incalculable value and a killer of considerable cunning.

Story Locale: London, England

Series Overview: Between novels, Victorian England’s most beloved author doubles as a sleuth in often idyllic locales.

  • Published: 15 February 2016
  • ISBN: 9781616954253
  • Imprint: Soho Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $35.00

About the author

Stephanie Barron

STEPHANIE BARRON, a lifelong admirer of JaneAusten's work, is the author of six previous JaneAusten mysteries. She lives in Colorado, where sheis at work on the eighth Jane Austen mystery, Janeand His Lordship's Legacy.

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Praise for Jane And The Waterloo Map

Praise for Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas "[W]itty, immaculately researched." USA Today "A complex murder mystery with the same kind of rapier wit that Austen deployed . . . Great fun for readers who long ago ran out of Jane Austen novels." The Boston Globe "Sings with not just a good plot but courtly language and an engaging group of characters worthy of the famed novelist herself . . . A first-rate mystery." The Denver Post "[A]n excellent period mystery for all historical fiction fans . . . Jane Austen devotees will especially appreciate immersing themselves in the many biographical details about Austen that accompany the fictional murder mystery." Library Journal, Starred Review "Vivid characters propel the subtle plot to its surprising conclusion. The first-person narration captures Austen's tone as revealed in her letters: candid, loving, and occasionally acerbic." Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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