THE MATTERS AT MANSFIELD (OR, THE CRAWFORD AFFAIR)
A charming rogue, the kind of tongue-in-cheek humor that is perfectly at home in formal Regency language and a nearly perfect murder hit the right note and will captivate readers in this 19th-century Nick and Nora Charles adventure.
After the birth of their daughter, Fitzwilliam Darcy and his wife, Elizabeth, are enjoying quiet family life at Pemberley. They are attending the betrothal party for a family member when they become involved in a mystery involving marriage, bigamy, duplicity and murder in Mansfield Park. (Forge, Sep., 288 pp., $22.95)