Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron (Jane Austen Series #10)

Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron: Being A Jane Austen Mystery - Stephanie Barron The latest entry in Stephanie Barron's entertaining Jane Austen murder mysteries series is, frankly, the best yet.In this tale, Miss Austen and her recently widowed brother are on their way to Brighton when they rescue a Miss Caroline Twining from abduction at the hands of George Gordon, Lord Byron. The plot thickens when, shortly after the Austens' arrival in the seaside town, Miss Twining's drowned corpse is found in Lord Byron's bed. Byron is arrested for the murder, declaiming his innocence to anyone who will listen.Jane cannot resist investigating the murder, with help from her new friend the Countess of Swithin and even servants from the Brighton lodgings. Naturally, she eventually comes to the correct conclusion.Written as though Jane Austen were annotating her diary, the novel is rife with outstanding Regency imagery and situations. Editors' notes explain unusual period terminology or events, and render the book educational as well.Highly recommended for fans of Regency novels in general, and mysteries in particular.