The Meryton Murders

A Mystery Set in the Town of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice
Narrated by: Erin Evans-Walker
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Elizabeth Darcy receives a letter from her father informing her that her sister needs her. So Elizabeth travels from Pemberley to her old neighborhood to do what she can to support her sister in her time of distress. 

After her arrival, an acquaintance apparently kills herself, a cousin is found dead, and tempers everywhere are frayed. Soon Elizabeth learns firsthand what is menacing Meryton, and her fortune, her marriage, and even her life are at risk.

©2016 Victoria Grossack (P)2017 Victoria Grossack

Critic Reviews

"Grossack's writing is spot on when it comes to capturing Jane Austen's tone and writing style." (Cozy Mystery Book Reviews)

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Wonderful Pride & Prejudice Mystery

First read this story in E-book format and when I saw it in the Audible store I couldn't wait to purchase. I love this story line and the characters were true to the original book. I would definitely recommend this book.

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Feels authentic

Wow! I enjoyed this so much more than anticipated. Grossack writes convincingly and enthusiastically. I was quite taken by surprise by the plot twist and happy with the denouement. The performer is quite pleasant to listen to, and I prefer her reading to many other Austen readers.

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Mystery and murder in Meryton!

Review of the audio version as performed by Erin Evans-Walker This is by way of being a sequel to Pride and Prejudice, so you can assume that all of the events from canon have happened before this. Elizabeth is happily married to Fitzwilliam Darcy and is called home by her father to see if she can find out what is making her sister Jane Bingley unhappy, as she approaches the birth of her first child. It tuns out that Bingley is behaving in a very un-Bingley-like manner; ill-tempered, drinking a lot, secretive. Other mysterious happenings are going on in Meryton. Mary King (who Wickham tried to marry for her money in P&P) takes her own life and a lot of her money and jewellry are missing. Mr. and Mrs. Collins are visiting her parents, with their recently born son (named in true Collins style after the late husband of his patroness) and soon after, he's the apparent victim of murder. Elizabeth's Aunt and Uncle Phillips (he's the local solicitor) play quite a major role in this during the investigations and it seems that he takes on the role you'd expect the local magistrate to do, under the circumstances. Eventually, there's another suicide; this time the Phillipses' tenant Mrs. Smith. All is not well in the town of Meryton! I won't give any more plot details, as this is a mystery well worth reading or listening to for yourself. See if you can work out who the guilty party (or is it parties?) is. I guessed the real identity of one character but are they behind it all? There's some intriguing new characters introduced by Ms. Grossack, too. Could they be responsible for turning Meryton into a town where everyone is suspicious of everyone else? Find out for yourself! The story is generally well written, with nothing to offend this particular Picky Brit. There's little romance, as Darcy plays only a small role in the events, having to spend a lot of time at Pemberley for various reasons. If I was nit-picking, I'd say that Elizabeth was not as astute as you'd expect her to be during the investigations, and why was Mr. Phillips usurping the role of the local magistrate? However, that didn't spoil the overall story for me. Language use seemed to be pretty much correct for Regency English. Erin Evans-Walker's audio performance maybe wasn't my favourite (switching between US and UK pronunciation of "details", for instance) but I'd rate both writing and performance as a solid four stars. I won a copy of this audiobook in a blog giveaway a couple of years ago and have only just got around to listening to it. No review was expected.

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WOW good one

Mystery, suspense and murder oh my. Great "who done it". Great characters. Tolly took me by surprise. Great ending

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  • 01-19-18

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The story was exceptionally narrated ,giving excellent accents for the variety of characters bringing them to life, this made it easy to visualise them in the period setting.

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  • Lesley Mac
  • 01-15-19

OK mystery, but little feeling between characters

The intrigue part of this book is interesting enough, though partway through the story, It is not too difficult to work out who the perpetrators of the various crimes are. The things I disliked though, were the total lack of romance between the relatively newlywed Darcys and the rigid formality of address between relations by marriage—an example of this is Jane calling Mr Darcy, 'sir'. Also, the narrator within the story never just speaks of, 'Darcy ', or 'Bingley', but always uses their titles, as well as the titles of the married females. It makes the story very stiff in my opinion. I know it was a very formal age, but I refuse to believe that sisters and brothers in-law, particularly when there is affection, cannot address each other by their Christian names. Neither Lizzy nor Darcy exhibit any dejection over the fact that they will be separated for an unknown period of time and when they are eventually reunited, other than a kiss on the cheek, there is no passion. I am not suggesting anything licentious, but some indication of their love for each other would have been nice to see. Whilst writing a letter to Darcy, Lizzy ruminates about what a good and upright man her husband is and how much she respects and admires him, but not once does she actually think upon the fact that she loves him. I know the story is a mystery and not a love story, but by dint of the fact that the story centres around the relatively newly married Lizzy and Darcy, and Jane and Bingley, I do not see why a little understated romance could have been incorporated. I found the narration to be a bit of a bugbear—For me, it is very disconcerting to listen to such a quintessentially English story narrated in an American accent. Erin Evans-Walker tries to sound a little British, but the only way she accomplishes this is by exaggerating the pronunciation of many names and words. Occasionally, she even sounds Irish, at least to my ear. Overall, 3 stars.