'There have been other sequels during the past few years to Austen's masterly Pride and Prejudice, but few have the pacy and truly entertaining plot that this one enjoys. After the death in unexplained circumstances of the unlovable Mr Collins, Elizabeth and Darcy call in a 19th century Miss Marples figure to help solve the mystery. As the story unfolds we revisit old favourites: the scatty Mrs Bennett and the dry-as-a-stick wit of Mr Bennett (who is a chief suspect), but we also discover far more about the backgrounds of original characters like Lady Catherine de Bourgh in such an entertaining and novel way that one could imagine Austen thinking 'I wish I'd thought of that!' Great beach and bedtime reading' . . . Mary S. Lovell bestselling author of The Mitford Girls, Bess of Hardwick and The Churchills.