I really enjoyed this book for different reasons. James is a mystery writer, and I love mysteries. Also, she is an expert at stepping into Jane Austin's world and picking up where Austin's story left off, in this case Pride and Prejudice. It is a gentle, despite the murder aspect, but attention grabbing tale. I was very ill during my reading, so I couldn't really read for a couple weeks, and that about killed me.I couldn'to get back into it. Finally I did and truly loved it.