The Murder of Mr. Wickham

By Claudia Gray,

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Book description

A summer house party turns into a thrilling whodunit when Jane Austen's Mr. Wickham—one of literature’s most notorious villains—meets a sudden and suspicious end in this brilliantly imagined mystery featuring Austen’s leading literary characters.

“Had Jane Austen sat down to write a country house murder mystery, this is exactly the…

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2 authors picked The Murder of Mr. Wickham as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I’m a big Jane Austin fan, so I loved how the writer took all of the characters from the different books, put them together in a house party, and then killed one off.

The two sleuths were terrific, and I loved their diversity that she created. Diversity is important to me as a Jewish author of Jewish romances, so that aspect really appealed to me.

The mystery was well done, and I hope she has a sequel coming because I couldn’t put it down and can’t wait to read more from her.

I adored this book! This is what happens if all of the characters from Jane Austen’s books got together for a house party, and one of them murders Mr. Wickham, a universally despised character.

The mystery reminds me of Agatha Christie’s mysteries, and the multiple character POV’s are terrific! Plus, the relatively modern twist of empowering the young (and slightly odd) characters was fantastic to watch.

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