By Stephanie Barron
It is with a heavy center that Jane Austen takes up a brand new place of abode at Chawton Cottage in Hampshire. Secretly mourning the misplaced love of her existence, she's surprised to profit that the overdue Lord Harold Trowbridge has made her inheritor to a unprecedented bequest: a Bengal chest full of his diaries, letters, and such a lot intimate correspondence. From those, Jane is predicted to put in writing a memoir of the Gentleman Rogue for posterity. yet earlier than she will placed pen to paper in this hard work of affection, she discovers a corpse within the cellar of her new home.
The useless guy used to be a typical laborer, and a next coroner's exam exhibits he was once murdered in different places and transported to Chawton Cottage. abruptly Jane and her family members are thrust into the guts of a brewing scandal during this provincial village that does not take kindly to outsiders in general—and to Austens in particular.
And simply as Jane glimpses a connection among the homicide and the shattering fact hid someplace in Lord Harold's papers, violent loss of life moves another unsuspecting vicitim. unexpectedly there are suspects and explanations all over Jane looks—local burglaries, thwarted passions, would-be knights, and participants of the royal relations itself who wish Lord Harold hushed . . . even in loss of life. because the story of 1 man's illustrious existence unfolds—a lifestyles that runs a parallel path to the historical past of 2 continents—Jane races opposed to time to capture a crafty killer sooner than extra blameless lives are taken. yet her selection to guard Lord Harold's legacy may perhaps precise the most expensive rate of all: her personal life.
Jane and His Lordship's Legacy is old suspense writing at its very most interesting, graced with perception, notion, and unusual intelligence of its singular heroine in a secret that may attempt the mettle of her brain and center.