Pages & Paws

Writing, Reading, and Rural Life With a Border Collie

TEASER TUESDAY: ‘Death Comes to Pemberley’


Welcome to another edition of one of our most popular features, TEASER TUESDAY! We’re pretty excited about today’s feature. It’s a twist on one of our favorite authors/novels. Read on for more!

Here are the rules for Teaser Tuesday:

1: Grab your current read 2: Open to a random page 3: Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page that are SPOILER FREE.

Today’s Teaser Tuesday features Death Comes to Pemberley. By P.D. James. Jane Austen fans, unite! Like this:  

From p. 139:

First Sentences:

“You will, of course, be calling in your own lawyer, sir, but if I can be of any help in the mean time, should he be at a distance, I am at your service. As a witness I cannot, of course, represent either Mr. Wickham or the Pemberley estate, but if you feel I could be of use, I could impose on Mrs. Bingley’s hospitality for a little longer.”

Second Sentences:

Darcy knew why. Alveston feared that his offer might be interpreted, p[articularly by Colonel Fitzwilliam, as a ploy to further his cause with Georgiana.


About the Book:

It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy’s magnificent estate. They have two children and a peaceful, orderly world. Elizabeth’s sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby. Lizzy’s father visits often. Marriage is on the horizon for Darcy’s sister Georgiana. And preparations are under way for their much-anticipated annual autumn ball.

But on the eve of the ball, a coach careens up the drive carrying Lydia, Elizabeth’s disgraced sister. Lydia and her husband Wickham have been banned from Pemberley. She stumbles out of the carriage, hysterical, shrieking that Wickham has been murdered. With shocking suddenness, Pemberley is plunged into a frightening mystery. And then…

Oh, wait. You’ll have to read the book yourself for the rest. Who’s game?

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Purple Princess of The Purple Booker.

2 thoughts on “TEASER TUESDAY: ‘Death Comes to Pemberley’

  1. This looks good! Poor Lydia.

    • It was a bit slow in places. But true to the original and an enjoyable revisit with some memorable characters.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s