• Pride and Premeditation

  • Jane Austen Murder Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Tirzah Price
  • Narrated by: Morag Sims
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (255 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

One of BuzzFeed's best YA books of 2021!

Perfect for fans of the Lady Janies and Stalking Jack the Ripper, the first book in the Jane Austen Murder Mysteries trilogy is a clever retelling of Pride and Prejudice that reimagines the iconic settings, characters, and romances in a thrilling and high-stakes whodunit.

When a scandalous murder shocks London high society, 17-year-old aspiring lawyer Lizzie Bennet seizes the opportunity to prove herself, despite the interference of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the stern young heir to the prestigious firm Pemberley Associates. 

Convinced the authorities have imprisoned the wrong person, Lizzie vows to solve the murder on her own. But as the case - and her feelings for Darcy - become more complicated, Lizzie discovers that her dream job could make her happy, but it might also get her killed.

Three of Jane Austen’s classic novels receive a murder mystery makeover in this romantic and thrilling three-book series that’s perfect for fans of The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy.

Pride and Premeditation is followed by Sense and Second-Degree Murder, in which aspiring scientist Elinor Dashwood and her sister Marianne, a budding detective, work together to solve the mystery of their father’s murder.

©2021 Tirzah Price (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Enjoyable

From a huge Pride and Prejudice fan I can say this book was fun. I enjoyed the spin off version of events with original references sprinkled throughout. A good reimagining of the characters too. I would recommend.

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Delightful!

A fun twist on the classic! I really enjoyed how the author blended the original characters with the new story and incorporated a few of the more famous lines into the conversations. It was a good mystery with a few surprises. I’m looking forward to the next book by this author!

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Delightful

I own several variations of Austen’s works but this by far has become my favorite. Forgiving all that the author listed in her notes I found this simply wonderful.

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LOVE EVERY SECOND!!!!

I LOVED this book. I’m EXTREMELY upset that I can’t go straight to the next two in the series but they will be mine as soon as they are out!!!!

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LOVED this!!

I have always told my husband that my favorite reads are torn between a good murder mystery and a well written romance. This book encompasses both in a truly enjoyable way. I liked the fact that even though I was previously familiar with Austin's characters, Price wrote them in a way that kept their basic personalities and characteristics while adding more depth. Best part was that I honestly had not guessed the who the murderer was ahead of time. Highly recommended!!

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I enjoyed this book very much!

This was very pleasurably entertaining! I enjoyed the reader and story line very much!Thank you!

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Such a fun spin on pride and prejudice

I Loved every minute of it! Pride and prejudice is one of my favorite books, and this was such a fun spin on it!

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Fun take on a known story

I enjoyed how characters that I am familiar with were put in a new story. Die hard fans may not love this take, but it was fun to see how the characters were used and reimagined.

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Superb

So much fun! This well crafted cozy mystery, including everyone’s favorite characters from Pride and Prejudice, is a joy to listen to! The mystery is wonderful, the setting ideal and the solution so satisfying. I so hope that the author writes many more. There is one other book in the series that I am aware of. Will be reading that soon. One of my favorite reads of 2022.

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Excellent retelling of Jane Austen classic

Any fan of Pride and Prejudice will LOVE this retelling. It would be fun even for those not familiar with it. It is well written and performed. Very enjoyable murder mystery!

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  • 04-26-21

Delightful book

I really enjoyed this audio book. It's a perfect lazy Sunday listen. There was humour, murder, mystery and of course, love in it. It's true that it wasn't historically accurate, but if I were after historical accuracy, then I would be listening to history books. Some people might not like it because it's a rewritten version of Austen's classic, but I personally thought that it was cleverly done. I liked how Lizzie's character developed throughout the book and that she wasn't afraid of admitting it to herself when she was wrong. If you like murder mysteries and headstrong, intelligent heroines, then I hope you'll enjoy this book.

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