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How Austen Changes Up the “Courtship Novel”

Earlier, we examine Austen’s art in the “courtship novel,” specifically in Pride and Prejudice.”Here we see that Jane Austen’s portrayal of courtship differs from that of many courtship novels written throughout the eighteenth century: in Austen’s novels, instead of submitting … Continue reading

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A Jury Trial in Regency England as a Plot Point in “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin”

When I was writing my latest cozy mystery, The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin, I spent many hours in research on the Regency era court system for a long trial scene occurs within the book. Correct verbiage and procedures were … Continue reading

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Two More Winners of “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin”

I am pleased to present two more winners with eBook copies of The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery. You should have a prize notice in your email box. The winners are Vesper Meikle and June … Continue reading

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The Ratcliffe Highway Murders as a Plot Point in “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin” + an excerpt + another giveaway

When I began writing The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery, I thought to use the actual Regency era case known as “The Ratcliffe Highway Murders” in the plot line for the although a suspect was … Continue reading

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Chief John Norton, Real-Life Model for a Character in “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin” + Excerpt + Giveaway

One of the characters in my latest Austenesque novel, The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin, is modeled upon that of John Norton (Teyoninhokarawen), who was a Mohawk Indian chief of Scottish birth. Norton attended school in Scotland and was a … Continue reading

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The Trauma of PTSD and How It Plays Out in “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin” + a Giveaway

In my latest release, The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery, Darcy’s cousin Major General Fitzwilliam (the former Colonel Fitzwilliam from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice) suffers from what we would now call “PTSD.” During the … Continue reading

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The Bow Street Runners and “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin”

In my newest cozy mystery, The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin, the character of Thomas Cowan makes a repeat performance. Readers met Cowan as a friend of and former sergeant serving under Colonel Fitzwilliam during the Spanish campaign of the … Continue reading

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