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Jane and the Waterloo Map

by Stephanie Barron

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ISBN: 9781616957995
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Being a Jane Austen Mystery. On a visit to her ailing brother in London, Jane Austen crosses paths with the chaplain to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, who invites her to tour the Princes fabulous home.
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  • Paperback
    $24.36
ISBN: 9781616957995
ANNOTATION:
Being a Jane Austen Mystery. On a visit to her ailing brother in London, Jane Austen crosses paths with the chaplain to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, who invites her to tour the Princes fabulous home.

Annotation

Being a Jane Austen Mystery. On a visit to her ailing brother in London, Jane Austen crosses paths with the chaplain to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, who invites her to tour the Princes fabulous home.

Publisher Description

On a visit to her ailing brother in London, Jane Austen crosses paths with the chaplain to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, who invites her to tour the Prince's fabulous home. Clarke is a fan of Jane's books, and during the tour he suggests she dedicate her next novel - Emma - to HRH, whom she despises. However, before she can speak to HRH, Jane stumbles upon a body sprawled on the carpet in the Regent's library. He utters a single failing phrase: 'Waterloo map'. Jane is on the hunt for a treasure of incalculable value and a killer of considerable cunning.

Author Biography

Stephanie Barron is Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Vice President of Education and Public Programs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Sheri Bernstein is Exhibition Associate. Ilene Susan Fort is Curator of American Art. Howard N. Fox is Curator of Contemporary Art. Michael Dear is Director of the University of Southern California's Southern California Studies Center and author most recently of "The Postmodern Urban Condition "(2000). Richard Rodriguez is author of "Days of Obligation" (1992) and "Hunger of Memory" (1982), and is a frequent contributor to "Harper's, ""T

Review

Praise for Jane and the Waterloo Map

"With a keen sense of plot--the identity of the villain surprises--perfect pitch for Austen's voice and a cast of new and familiar characters, Barron has again produced a pleasant excursion into literate and historical escapism." --Richmond Times-Dispatch "Absolutely delightful, with just the right balance between likable, captivating characters and the actual history of Jane Austen's life." --Historical Novel Society

"Jane and the Waterloo Map is a pleasant excursion into England of the early 1800s. This is a well-told story by an accomplished author." --Reviewing the Evidence

"This book is a delight for Jane Austen fans . . . as if you are stepping through the page into Regency England. False trails, misleading information, and suspicious characters keep readers turning the pages." --Gumshoe Review

"A well-crafted narrative with multiple subplots drives Barron's splendid 13th Jane Austen mystery. Series fans will be happy to see more of Jane's extended family and friends, and Austenites will enjoy the imaginative power with which Barron spins another riveting mystery around a writer generally assumed to have led a quiet and uneventful life." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Writing in the form of Jane's diaries, Barron has spun a credible tale from a true encounter, enhanced with meticulous research and use of period vocabulary." --Booklist

"Barron, who's picked up the pace since Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas, portrays an even more seasoned and unflinching heroine in the face of nasty death and her own peril." --Kirkus Reviews

"Barron deftly imitates Austen's voice, wit, and occasional melancholy while spinning a well-researched plot that will please historical mystery readers and Janeites everywhere. Jane Austen died two years after the events of Waterloo; one hopes that Barron conjures a few more adventures for her beloved protagonist before historical fact suspends her fiction." --Library Journal

Praise for Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas

National Bestseller LibraryReads Top Ten List

"A complex murder mystery with the same kind of rapier wit that Austen deployed . . . Great fun for readers who long ago ran out of Jane Austen novels." --The Boston Globe

"Witty, immaculately researched." --USA Today

"Sings with not just a good plot but courtly language and an engaging group of characters worthy of the famed novelist herself . . . A first-rate mystery." --The Denver Post

"Ingenious in plot--Barron plays fair with clues in this intriguing whodunit . . . Add Barron's deft imitation of her subject's prose style, and you have a novel that its subject may well have admired." --Richmond Times-Dispatch

"An excellent period mystery for all historical fiction fans . . . Jane Austen devotees will especially appreciate immersing themselves in the many biographical details about Austen that accompany the fictional murder mystery." --Library Journal, Starred Review

Review Quote

Praise for Jane and the Waterloo Map "With a keen sense of plot--the identity of the villain surprises--perfect pitch for Austen's voice and a cast of new and familiar characters, Barron has again produced a pleasant excursion into literate and historical escapism." --Richmond Times-Dispatch "Absolutely delightful, with just the right balance between likable, captivating characters and the actual history of Jane Austen's life." --Historical Novel Society " Jane and the Waterloo Map

Promotional "Headline"

Jane Austen turns sleuth in this delightful Regency-era mystery

Excerpt from Book

Chapter One There can be few things more lowering to the female sensibility than to be caught in a shower of rain at exactly the moment one most desires to appear to advantage. It is not that I care two straws for His Royal Highness the Prince Regent''s good opinion; indeed, I should regard the admiration of such a rou

Description for Sales People

Barron's Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas (Soho, 2014, also available) sold through three printings. Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas was a LibraryReads Top 10 Pick for 2014. Stephanie Barron is a prolific writer whose specialities include historical, detective and spy fiction. Barron is a former CIA agent. Barron is very well connected and highly regarded in Janeite communities.

Description for Library

In her next mystery, Jane Austen is touring the London home of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent at the invitation of the prince's chaplain, who horrifies her by hinting that she dedicate her next novel to his employer. (She's not a fan.) Fortunately, they are distracted by stumbling upon a sprawled-out cavalry hero whose dying words are "Waterloo map."

Product Details

Author
Stephanie Barron
Short Title
JANE & THE WATERLOO MAP
Publisher
Soho Crime
Language
English
ISBN-10
1616957999
ISBN-13
9781616957995
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Residence
Evergreen, CO, US
Series
Being a Jane Austen Mystery
Country of Publication
United States
Pages
1
Subtitle
Being a Jane Austen Mystery
Year
2017
Publication Date
2017-01-26
Audience
General/Trade
Series Number
13