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    FOUND IN THE SNOW is Jaeza Rayleigh's variant of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Published in digital format in 2019, it may more accurately be described as a story using Austen's characters. There's a fine line between not changing an Austen's story line sufficiently to justify the...
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    MATCHMAKING AT PEMBERLY is Carrie Mollenkopf's variant on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. It is available in digital format. MATCHMAKING AT PEMBERLEY opens in September 1820. Darcy and Elizabeth have been married five years and have two children; Bingley and Jane, after three miscarriages...
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    THE BENEFITS OF EXTENSIVE READING is the latest to date of Lory Lilian's variants on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. It was published in digital format in 2019. The important change from Austen's original is setting up an accidental compromise of Elizabeth Bennet while she's at Netherfield...
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    THE DARK HEART: A TRUE STORY OF GREED, MURDER. AND AN UNLIKELY INVESTIGATOR is Joakim Palmkvist's account of the Swedish murder in 2012 of Göran Lundblad. Originally published in 2017, it was translated by Agnes Broomé in 2018 and published in digital format in 2018. Lundblad, multimillionaire...
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    MR. BENNET TAKES CHARGE is Jann Rowland's short variant on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. It was published in digital format in 2018. Henry Bennet of Longbourn decides that he has been remiss in his parenting, especially of his youngest daughters, and resolves to improve their behavior. He...
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    TRAPPED AT ROSINGS is Emily Russell's variant on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. It was published in digital format in 2019. Editing is good. Much of the dialogue is cut and paste from the canon. Determined for Darcy to marry her daughter, Lady Catherine de Bourgh hires a villain and designs...
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    INSPIRATION is another of Maria Grace's variants on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. It was published in digital format in 2019. Change to the canon is minimal. Grace's Darcy is a talented painter, active since school days. Following his annual visit to Rosings at Easter some six months...
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    INHERIT THE EARTH is the eleventh title in J. J. Salkeld's Lakeland police procedural series set in and around Kendal, in Cumbria. It was published in digital format in 2019. Some week after she's last seen him, Celia Smith reports to the police that her lover, Sir Ian "Bunny" Braithewaite, is...
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    "A Floury Apron" is Margaret Gale's short story variant on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. It was published in digital format in 2019. Caught in the scandal of Lydia Bennet's elopement from Brighton with George Wickham, Elizabeth is blamed constantly by Mrs. Bennet for causing the elopement...
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    "A Third Proposal" is Mark Brownlow's short vignette based on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. It was published in digital format in 2018. En route home from London, Mr. Bennet finds the road to Meryton blocked by snow and ice, so he must spend the night at the Swan in Shenley. With all...
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    THE FLEUR DE SEL MURDERS is the latest to date in Jean-Luc Bannelec's series of police procedurals set in Brittany and featuring Commissaire Georges Dupin. Originally published in Europe in 2012, it was translated by Sorcha McDonagh in 2017, then published in digital format in 2018. When his...
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    EVENINGS WITH DARCY is Jane Grix's latest novella-length adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. It was published in digital format in 2019. After Charles Bingley's departure from Netherfield and Caroline's letter to Jane and a month's denunciations of Elizabeth for refusing Mr...
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    DEATH AT WHITEWATER CHURCH is one of Andrea Carter's Inishowen mysteries, set in Glendara, on the coast of northeast Donegal. After issue in the United Kingdom in 2015, it was published in digital format in 2018. Benedicta O'Keeffe, "Ben," a solicitor, acts for Ray and Alison Kelly, owners of...
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    FORCED TO MARRY is Bella Breen's novel-length variation on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. It was issued in digital format in 2018. Walking off her fury over Fitzwilliam Darcy's clumsy proposal, Elizabeth is thoroughly compromised when, after falling over a tree route, injuring her hands and...
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    THAT OLD SCOUNDREL DEATH is the final installment in Bill Crider's long-running police procedural series featuring Sheriff Dan Rhodes of Blacklin County, Texas. It was published in digital format in 2019. Crider passed in 2018. THAT OLD SCOUNDREL DEATH follows the pattern of other books in the...
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    The title THE SUPPRESSED HISTORY OF AMERICA: THE MURDER OF MERIWETHER LEWIS AND THE MYSTERIOUS DISCOVERIES OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION of Paul Schrag and Xaviant Haze's book reveals much. It consists of two sections of unequal length with little direct connection between the events and...
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    THE MAIDEN'S STRATAGEM is Margaret Gale's latest variant of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. It was issued in digital format in 2019. William Collins is surprised and offended when Elizabeth Bennet refuses to marry him. Her father's lack of preparation for the future of his wife and daughters...
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    Another episode of America Unearthed (History Channel) dealing with the possible Welsh colonization of North America prompted me to read John Oxenham Goodman's PRE-COLUMBIAN DISCOVERIES OF THE NEW WORLD BY ASIANS, AFRICANS AND EUROPEANS AND SOME ANCIENT NATIVE AMERICAN VOYAGES TO EUROPE, AFRICA...
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    BRYANT & MAY: HALL OF MIRRORS is the most recent of Christopher Fowler's crime novels involving Arthur Bryant and John May of the Peculiar Crimes Unit. Because he began the PCU series with both protagonists already working well past required retirement, I'd wondered how Fowler would eventually...
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    MURDER OF RAVENS is the opening book in Paty Jager's police procedural series featuring State Trooper/Fish and Wildlife Officer Gabriel Hawke of Walalowa County, Oregon. He's 55 years old, a full-blood Nez Perce, a master tracker dedicated to protecting both the land and its wildlife. MURDER...
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