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Arsenic with Austen is the first book in a delightful new cozy mystery series in which an English teacher becomes involved in murder cases that reflect elements of her favorite books.

When Emily Cavanaugh inherits a fortune from her great aunt, she expects her life to change. She doesn’t expect to embark on a murder investigation, confront the man who broke her heart thirty-five years before, and nearly lose her own life.

Emily travels to the sleepy coastal village of Stony Beach, Oregon, to claim her inheritance, centered in a beautiful Victorian estate called Windy Corner but also including a substantial portion of the real estate of the whole town. As she gets to know the town’s eccentric inhabitants—including her own once-and-possibly-future love, Sheriff Luke Richards—she learns of a covert plan to develop Stony Beach into a major resort. She also hears hints that her aunt may have been murdered. Soon another suspicious death confirms this, and before long Emily herself experiences a near-fatal accident.

Meanwhile, Emily reads Persuasion, hoping to find belated happiness with her first love as Anne Elliot did with Captain Wentworth. She notices a similarity between her not-quite-cousin Brock Runcible, heir to a smaller portion of her aunt’s property, and Mr. Elliot in Persuasion, and her suspicions of Brock crystallize. But as she and Luke continue to investigate and events speed toward a climax, Emily realizes that underneath the innocent-looking rocks of Stony Beach lurk festering jealousies that would have shocked even the worst of Jane Austen’s charming reprobates.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Arsenic with Austen—what’s not to love in crime solved by a classic?”

    Cara Black, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Children’s author Hyde makes her adult fiction debut with an intelligent traditional mystery that stars an endearing woman of a certain age who draws on her knowledge of literature to solve crimes.”

    Library Journal

  • “Murders are solved handily, and first love is reignited in this contemporary cozy with a literary bent…Jane Austen is ever present here, in snippets from her novels at the start of chapters and in Emily’s comparison of Stony Beach residents to Austen characters…An engaging start to a series by debut-novelist Hyde.”

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  • “A cleverly-constructed village mystery, filled with hidden treats for Jane Austen fans and mystery lovers alike—a promising and delightful series debut!”

    John Clement, author of the Dixie Hemingway series

  • “An intelligent mystery, with surprising plot twists and a dash of good old-fashioned romance. A delightful debut.”

    Hannah Dennison, author of the Honeychurch Hall mysteries

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