Absolutely amazing book. Definitely one to read again.
The amount of mysteries that are recovered in this book is amazing. Especially for an investigator who works on her own.
This book is a cross between “who done it” and “cluedo”
Absolutely amazing book. Definitely one to read again.
The amount of mysteries that are recovered in this book is amazing. Especially for an investigator who works on her own.
This book is a cross between “who done it” and “cluedo”
Delightful story with a handful of quirky characters that will leave the reader captivated. Full of twists & turns, with just the right amount of humor….Highly recommend, even for those (like myself) who have not yet read Pride & Prejudice.
American, Eliza Darcy flies to England for the Darcy family reunion, in hopes to unravel the mystery as to why her estranged father ran to England without so much as a word. As the bodies start to pile up, Eliza with the help of some of her English family members and some friends she met along the way, team up to help solve these puzzling murders—much to the destain of the DCI, who wants nothing more for the group than to butt out! Interesting story with equal amounts of romance and mystery that leaves the audience guessing until the very end
Oh my goodness what’s not to like about his book !? It’s starts with a quote from Lizzy Bennet Darcy so I was already sold ❣️📕
I was in stitches before I even paged my first page “ Sexy underwear or granny panties …” 😂😂😂😂 and then Belle , Eliza’s best friend teases her about her choice of books and the fact that she’s actually packing books on a trip and well I must say I’m very much like Eliza there ❣️📕😉
The characters are just loveable and quirky from aunts and uncles to cooks and friends they all just have this way to climb into your heart and make you smile and wonder .
There’s was more than just giggles though there was a mystery and family secrets that kept me guessing and on my toes and all is not as it seems 😉
We can’t forget the romance either can we !? ❣️There we’re endless cups of teas and delectable treats to have with these lovely folk …
I read some critique about this book and I was saddened because there’s so much to love about this read ❣️📕and I just want more !!!!
Well, Pemberley, Eliza and Darcy – obviously my first pick of the month. I am a hardcore Jane Austen fan and this book did pique my interest. Eliza Darcy, a descendant to “THE DARCY” visits Pemberley for a family reunion to patch up differences between her father and uncle. Things go haywire when the social etiquettes are replaced by murder and mayhem. Eliza along with the swoon-worthy Heath. Eliza is an amateur detective and half the time errs, but she gets some solid clues which become the game changer.
Being an ardent Jane Austen fan, I did find references to the original P&P characters not really necessary, this book could have carried on as a contemporary murder mystery book “as-is”. But I did not mind revisiting the good old P&P characters at all, this book was fun But the book was overall fun and easy to read. A good mystery, eagerly waiting for what the author has in store for the rest of the books in the series.
I was looking for a good mystery and this one caught my eye.
When Eliza Darcy travels to England, her goal is to solve the estrangement between her father and her uncle.
Things don’t go as planned when a body surfaces. Clues lead her to believe that the murder and her family rift maybe be more connected than she initially thought.
I will admit that I have not read any Jane Austen books and as an English major, I am aware of how shameful that looks. I wasn’t lost while reading but I had a feeling I would have enjoyed it if I was more knowledgeable about Jane Austen since the main character’s last name is Darcy which I know is a name from a Jane Austen book.
I hope that there will be more of this series. While I wait for a possible sequel, I will be catching up on my classic literature novels.
I am not going to lie, I saw the name “Darcy,” in the description, and I jumped at the chance to read this book. Every so often, I get into a P&P mood and I reread the book and watch the movie a few times and then binge similar period content. I was in such a mood, when I ran across this book.
The book centers around Eliza Darcy, a descendent of Elizabeth Bennet Darcy, and her journey to a family reunion held at Pemberley. Her father is estranged from his family and she wants to know why. This is essentially the first time she meets the majority of her father’s family. As a string of murders occur, Eliza channels her inner Nancy Drew, and starts to do her own investigation. Throw in some family drama and a eccentric aunt, something many of us can relate too, and follow her on her mystery. I do plan to follow the series to see what other shenanigans Eliza finds herself in. It was an easy and fun read and totally recommend it.
I fell in love with this world. It’s like an Agatha Christie mystery with Jane Austen characters who text. The story was fun with a nice bit of mystery. Reminded me of the Lily Bard Mysteries from Charlaine Harris. I definitely need more stories from this world.
Great-Aunt Iris is such a crack up! She reminds me of Grandma Mazur from the Stephanie Plum series.
I love when a novel reminds me of others, that’s how I know that it will hook me. Especially if it’s mysteries with a side of romance and comedy. I highly recommend escaping to Pemberley.
Murder Most Pemberley by Jessica Berg is a delightful mix of murder mystery and romance. The writing is witty and brought more than a few odd looks as I snorted and laughed my way through.
Readers are brought on a crazy ride though Eliza’s vacation to Britain for the family reunion of a lifetime. Between the holiday romance and current family drama, are intwined peeks into the family’s past and, of course, the intrigue of current murder. This book contains characters that are multidimensional and interesting; excellent foreshadowing and clues; and comes with a plot that begs for closer inspection. Overall, this book has become an instant favorite for me!
Reviewed by @whisperhymer
Murder Most Pemberley (Eliza Darcy Mysteries #1) by Jessica Berg
This is the first book I’ve read by the author. It won’t be my last though. Murder Most Pemberley is a great read. We see Darcy-Bennett clans and its amazing. This is the first book in the Eliza Darcy Mysteries.
Heath gets the surprise of a lifetime when he runs into a raven haired beauty at the airport. Then she’s seated next to him on the flight. Imagine his surprise when he sees her at his ex’s house. He joins Eliza on her journey to figure out what is going on with her family. The quote I chose for Heath is: “My dear Eliza, that was the third happiest surprise. And to keep the record straight, this English boy bloody does know when and, might I add, how to kiss a girl.”
Eliza goes to England for a family reunion. One with family members she didn’t know existed. She is surprised to find her flight companion at her family reunion. Then the mysteries start to unravel and she garners the help of her cousin and aunt. The quote I chose for Eliza is: “What am I going to do? I can’t just let her win. It seems she has no problem doing whatever is necessary to keep secrets. But… I came here to solve a mystery. I can’t leave with this knowledge. I can’t get back the past twenty-six years without my uncle and family, but I can guarantee that I’ll have them for the next twenty-six. Nancy be damned. I’m sorry.”
Highly recommended for Cozy Mystery lovers.
Murder Most Pemberley (Eliza Darcy Mysteries Book 1) by Jessica Berg is an enchanting tale that I love. This book mixes the Jane Austen book, “Pride and Prejudice” characters and their descendants as they encounter everything from romance to murder. Berg’s somewhat comedic writing style is amazing, it brings her characters and all their “quirks” to life.
It was fascinating exploring England and the places from Pride and Prejudice with Eliza Darcy as she visits for the first time. The array of characters she encounters from the hunky Heath to loveable Aunt were just a breath of fresh air. Eliza went on this trip to find answers about her family’s past, but she ended up getting more than she bargained for as she and an array of characters end up trying to solve a murder.
I honestly can’t wait to read the next installment of this series. Do yourself a favor and pick up this book, especially if you’re a Jane Austen fan.
If you are looking for a cozy mystery with a sprinkle of thrill and a large helping of romance then this novel, Murder Most Pemberley by Jessica Berg is for you.
Eliza Darcy is on her way to her Darcy/Bennet family reunion ( yes, THE Darcy and Bennet’s from classic novel Pride and Prejudice). Eliza is on a mission to solve the mystery of her father and uncles estrangement. However, when a murder happens at Pemberley, Eliza summons her inner Agatha Christie and tries to solve both mysteries. Luckily Eliza has help from her fun loving cousin, her adorably crazy great aunt and a hunky new love interest. Will she be able to solve the mysteries while keeping herself safe?
I want to start by saying this novel was adorable. Cozy mysteries are a new found genre for me that I have become smitten with. Although at times I felt this book steered away from cozy mystery and into YA romance, it was still an enjoyable read. I loved the banter between the characters and look forward to seeing how the series continues.
Grab some tea and biscuits and curl up with this adorable, quick read that may have you giggling and smiling along with Eliza.
Murder Most Pemberley (Eliza Darcy Mysteries Book 1)
Romance is the genre I read most, but I love mystery too though it’s not too often I find one that speaks to me enough to read. Was it the mystery or possible love interest that drew me in? I’m not sure but I’m so glad it did.
Eliza and her adventure to meet her Dad’s side of the family had to be more than she was expecting in every possible way.
Between the weird vibes she got from some family members, the love she got from other family members, to the flirtatious vibe she got from Heath she definitely experienced a roller coaster mixed with some whiplash.
I felt a part of the story from the very beginning and it never lost me and hope that continues through the series.
Eliza has wondered about her namesake as long as she can remember. It is finally time for her to see where she comes from and why her father left the family and everything behind. Eliza is on her way to England for 3 weeks and on the plane ride to Pemberley she meets the man of her dreams. She hasn’t seen her cousins Joy and Charlie in 12 years when they came to the states to visit. Pemberley estate is so much more than she could have ever imagined, but is this reunion more than she expected. Murder and lies awaits her at Pemberley and she’s sure why it is all happening and not sure if she can figure out why. Along with her cousin Joy and man of her dreams, Heath, will Eliza figure out a murder and why her father left this all behind and will not speak of any of it?
This is a contemporary cozy mystery starring Eliza Jane Darcy – a descendant of the original Elizabeth Darcy Eliza goes to England to attend a family reunion. While there she finds out about a secret involving her absent father. Most of the people at the reunion are strangers to Eliza.
During the trip, Eliza becomes an amateur detective, looking to solve a murder. Eliza is quite obvious about her snooping and funny enough, she keeps things from the police and leaves her fingerprints all over a missing person’s room. She does find some interesting things out – like a hidden tunnel system going around Pemberley.
The solution wasn’t obvious to me as I read this book. AS a contemporary cozy mystery that namedrops Austen character names a lot, I enjoyed the read. And if you haven’t read Jane Austen, you will still enjoy this story, too.
We start off travelling from America to the UK for a family reunion. Then a murder happens during this event and we are there trying to find out who did this. I enjoyed the interaction with all the This is an extremely fun murder mystery I have to admit I was very concerned to think as I going to think this was the same as Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. At times this mystery made me laugh out loud as they are all eccentric characters which make this more enjoyable as they are cheeky to boot. It’s a cute Cozy Mystery to read.
So many things made this an interactive read that brought the reader into the story. From Eliza being from the Americas, all that’s going on with not only her family but the mystery itself to the flirty nature between she and Heath, this definitely steals your attention with ease. I love the style of writing, the dialogue and of course the action around this mystery. Very fun to read!
Murder Most Pemberley is a wonderfully fun murder mystery. Eliza Darcy is an American-born descendant of the Darcy/Bennet family. She is in England for a family reunion and finds herself in a real-life murder mystery. Eliza decides to indulge her inner Agatha Christie but finds herself in harm’s way. I really enjoyed the interactions between Eliza and Heath. I absolutely loved quirky Aunt Iris. This book was so fun to read. I was quickly drawn in. I look forward to seeing what the author does with book 2.
Murder Most Pemberley is the first book in the Eliza Darcy Mysteries series by Jessica Berg. This is an original, contemporary cozy mystery that is a nod to ‘Pride and Prejudice’, a bit of a fanfiction story if you will, as our female lead, Eliza, is a descendant of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.
I thought the premise of the story was brilliant, and quite clever on the part of the author. I really wanted to love this story as I am an Austin fan…. But unfortunately, I was left a little wanting as I couldn’t connect with the character/s the way I would have liked, which prevented me from fully immersing in the story.
I have had a very busy few weeks of late, reading a lot of darker thrillers, which may have coloured my opinion of this book…. So, I have decided to revisit this book again in a few weeks to see if I still feel the same way, or if perhaps I was just having an ‘off’ reading day.
If you love cozy mystery, or are an Austin fan, then you might want to grab a copy of this story to explore.
Thank you, Jessica Berg!
Reviewed by @angelahayes
I love nothing more than a good Pride and Prejudice variation and this one was great. Eliza Darcy is the descendant of our favorite Elizabeth and Mr Darcy. She travels from America to meet her relatives at Pemberley and things seem fine until people start dying. Eliza, with her love of Agatha Christie, can’t help but try and solve the mystery. I just loved the characters.
This is a very fun murder mystery!
Delightful whodunit with a varying cast of characters. Eliza herself is fun and quirky, and her great aunt was hilarious. As we travel the countryside trying to figure the mystery you definitely get that Jane Austin modern day feeI. I enjoyed reading this store with a blanket and a cup of tea and bonus points because it was raining out!
American Eliza Darcy decides to travel to England to attend the Darcy/Bennet family reunion. With her cat in tow and an airplane away, Eliza meets Heath Tilney who makes the trip even more enjoyable. What Eliza doesn’t know is that there are hidden secrets to uncover and when a dead body joins the reunion, Eliza is determined to figure out who did it.
This was a lot of fun, the chemistry between Eliza and Heath was thoroughly enjoyable. I liked the pacing in this one, the characters and of course the loose ties to the Austin Bennet/Darcy story. Eliza is a delight, really entertaining beginning to new series.
Sherlock Holmes meets Jane Austen
Eliza is on her way from American, to a Darcy/ Bennet family reunion in England, where she will meet her extended family for the first time! Lucky she packed her Agatha Christie skills! She will need them to solve the estrangement between her Father and Uncle and also work out why dead bodies keep popping up. Eliza certainly starts off positive, with a very attractive Englishman sitting beside her on the flight!
I loved this! From the head scratching mysteries to the cheeky young romance, I was hooked! I felt like I was right there at Pemberley with Eliza and her team of sleuths and found myself really caring about the characters. The English/American terms comparison and the “Pride & Prejudice” entries added such a fun element.
If you love a cosy mystery lead by a gutsy lady then this is for you!
I will most certainly be keeping my eye out for the next “Eliza Darcy” instalment!
Murder Most Pemberly
By: Jessica Berg
Eliza is an American who is traveling to England for the very first time. She’s headed there to meet her family, some of whom she has never met. From the beginning, it is clear that there is mystery surrounding the Darcy Family. He father NEVER talks about them and she has never met most of them. But she is invited to a family reunion and she would love to meet them.
She’s a girl who isn’t used to excitement. In fact, she is planning on packing her wool socks instead of her pretty underclothes. She can’t even tell you the last time that she needed pretty underthings. On the plane, it seems that she may have misread the situation. From the second she enters the airport, she meets an amazing man. He happens to end up in the seat next to her on the plane. They hit it off immediately and sparks are flying. On top of being cute he also has an amazing personality.
Despite Eliza’s intentions for the reunion, things take a very different turn. A dead body definitely has different plan for her. When the investigation proves to have clues that may reveal the reason her father no longer speaks to his family and mystery surrounds them, Elize finds herself wanting to help with the investigation.
Eliza has always had a love of Agatha Christie novels and she is optimistic to put her learned skills to use. Soon more and more clues appear that show that there are more bodies around. She needs the help of her aunt and that man from the plane to help keep herself from being the next body that is discovered.
This book was really really good. I loved the banter between Heath (the man from the plane) and Eliza. It definitely kept me guessing as I read.
This is a modern day reunion of sorts for Jane Austen’s Darcy family. Eliza is going to London to meet up with her cousin. It’s been several years since they’ve seen each other and Eliza has always wanted to go and see her “homeland”. What she doesn’t know is all the adventure and excitement that awaits her upon her arrival. Actually, all the excitement begins at the airport when she runs into this gorgeous man named Heath, who ends up sitting next to her on the plane. Her time with her family is rather enlightening and many family secrets are learned, while others are still a mystery.
I rather enjoyed this book and I must admit, I’ve never read Pride and Prejudice. I know, such a failure on my part!! I love how this book includes segments of that story though. I’ve always been interested in it, I’ve just never taken the time to actually read it. Now I have even more motivation to go back and read a great classic.
I’ll start off by saying that I love Jane Austen and knowing this was relevant to one of her works made it a bit terrifying to start. I’m here to tell you, read this. It was a contemporary setting and the story was modern times. The combination of quirky characters, enthralling story line, and a bit of romance and murder made this a great story and left me eager to read the next book!
Eliza Darcy is an American who has a ton of family in England, and is headed there for a Darcy/Bennet family reunion. She is hoping to spend time with a couple of cousins she’s already met, and meet other family members she doesn’t yet know. What she doesn’t know is the amount of mystery and intrigue she is about to walk into. What she can’t possibly anticipate is the murder and mayhem that she is about to walk into and have to contend with…or the love she will find. Love for her family, and for a new love interest. One way or another, Eliza’s life is about to get more interesting. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mysteries, international intrigue, and maybe even a healthy dose of appreciation for Pride and Prejudice.
This was a really enjoyable read, I loved the Jane Austen feel that it had to it – it was a really quirky story to read. Although there were links to Pride and Prejudice its not the same and it’s a great stpry in its own right. There were, I admit, a few predictable moments but even so the story was fun to read and I did enjoy it. The characters were fun to read about and I thought they were well developed. The writing was easy to read and I would definitely recommend it to others.
This was an engaging and ultimately heartwarming story! I really enjoyed the authors development of the characters and story.
For me, the characters and setting made this story. The small town, hardworking community that bands together and help one another is heartwarming, even in the midst of tragedies, trials, and tribulations. I was expecting relationships and romance, but wasn’t expecting the twists and turns that kept me turning the pages. I look forward to additional stories from this author!
The moment I saw Pemberley in the title I knew I had to read this book! I am always a bit nervous about adaptations, but this one knocks it out of the park! The story is about the descendants of the original characters and our main character Eliza, was named after our gal Elizabeth. Her father had moved to America years ago and now she is returning back to England for a family reunion filled with descendants from the rest of the sisters! I loved how she also brought in other familiar names from other Jane Austen stories, it just made the whole book feel like a fun and cozy friend! The characters are fun and he book is filled with all sorts of mysteries and danger for the heroine for uncover, all while trying to get along with her family, learn the British phrases, attempt to not annoy the local detective too much, and get to know the very hot guy she met on the plane, who also happens to be a guest at the mansion. Eliza has her hands full, but just like her namesake, she will be able to navigate it all with a great sense of humor! I am so excited to read the next books in the series and see what happens next!
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