Story: Pride & Prescience
Author: Carrie Berbis
Story URL: Amazon Link
Page count: 288 pages
Rating: Young Adult
Summary: Pride and Prescience (Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged), a Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mystery, embroils the joyous newlyweds Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy in a mystery involving one of their wedding guests.
The lovely Caroline Bingley is engaged to marry a rich and charismatic American. Unfortunately, this windswept courtship is marred by many strange events– nocturnal wanderings, spooked horses, carriage accidents, and even an apparent suicide attempt. Soon the whole Bingley family seems the target of a mysterious plot, with only the Darcys recognizing the danger.
Sinister forces are afoot and the Darcys must get to the bottom of the plot before the blushing bride descends into madness–or worse.
This is the first in the Darcy mysteries series. I liked this one much better than the others in the series. I have to admit it dragged for me in some spots, but in the end I really enjoyed it. Much, much more in keeping with the spirit of the original novel than some of the published P&P sequels (aka pro-fics) that I’ve seen. And considering this involved Darcy and Elizabeth solving a paranormal mystery together, that’s saying a lot.