Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Jane and the Waterloo Map by Stephanie Barron

  • Series: Being a Jane Austen Mystery (Book 13)
  • Publisher: Soho Crime (February 2, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 1616954256
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616954253


November, 1815. The Battle of Waterloo has come and gone, leaving the British economy in shreds; Henry Austen, high-flying banker, is about to declare bankruptcy—dragging several of his brothers down with him. The crisis destroys Henry’s health, and Jane flies to his London bedside, believing him to be dying. While she’s there, the chaplain to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent invites Jane to tour Carlton House, the Prince’s fabulous London home. The chaplain 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. The dying man, Colonel MacFarland, was a cavalry hero and a friend of Wellington’s. He utters a single failing phrase: “Waterloo map” . . . and Jane is on the hunt for a treasure of incalculable value and a killer of considerable cunning.

While this is a new to me author and series, I love anything to do with Jane Austen so I jumped at the chance to read/review this book. Jane as a detective?  I couldn't miss reading this one!   

Jane and the Waterloo Map was interesting, engaging, well written with a great plot and sub plots. The setting was intriguing and well, if you love Jane Austen and you like mysteries ... you'll love this book!

4 Stars! 

Thank you to Soho Publishing and Edelweiss for the gifts of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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