First off, a nod to Jennifer Cruise and Bob Mayer. I preordered their Liz Danger books as I’ve been jonesing for a new Cruise for years now. The trilogy did not disappoint! While there were several copy-editing issues with Book One, those decreased dramatically in Books Two and Three, and they were mere pebbles on the road to my enjoyment of this witty, sarcastic, action-packed, thrilling, and sexy series.
I was also delighted in a book that I took a complete chance on. “The Murder of Mr. Wickham” by Claudia Gray is a very clever cozy mystery. The author brings together all the couples from Jane Austen’s books and traps them (by a severe rainstorm) at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Knightley…with Mr. Wickham as an uninvited and very unwelcome guest. The author chose a chronology for Austen’s books and extrapolated the ages of the characters from that. For example, Darcy and Elizabeth have a twenty-year-old son, and yet other couples are newly married. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be looking for the next book in the series.
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