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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (337 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carrie Bebris Narrator: Leslie Carroll Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781464029547
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Critically acclaimed author Carrie Bebris earned a Daphne du Maurier Award for her lively mysteries starring the fictional creations of Jane Austen. Here Mr. and Mrs. Darcy investigate a murder in the seaside village of Lyme.

In Jane Austen’s Persuasion, the Cobb—Lyme’s famous seawall—proved dangerous to a careless young woman. Now it proves deadly.

Following their recent intrigue at Highbury, Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy visit the seaside village of Lyme while on holiday. Family business also draws them there, to receive the personal effects of Mr. Darcy’s late cousin, a naval lieutenant who died in action.

Their retreat turns tragic when they come upon a body lying at the base of the Cobb. The victim is Mrs. Clay, a woman with a scandalous past that left her with child—a child whose existence threatened the inheritance of one of her paramours and the reputation of another. Did she lose her balance and fall from the slippery breakwater, or was she pushed?

Mrs. Clay’s death is not the only one that commands the Darcys’ attention. When Mr. Darcy discovers, among his cousin’s possessions, evidence that the young lieutenant’s death might have been murder, he allies with Captain Frederick Wentworth (hero of Jane Austen's Persuasion) to probe details of a battle that took place across the sea but that was influenced by a conspiracy much closer to home.

The Deception at Lyme (Or, The Peril of Persuasion) is the delightful sixth installment in the critically acclaimed and award-winning Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mystery series by Carrie Bebris.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bebris cleverly entwines the characters from Persuasion in the sixth of her based on Jane Austen’s beloved novels. The mystery, written in Austen’s style, conceals many suspects in a cloak of respectability.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Lively … Janeites will delight in the author’s clever reintroduction of Austen’s characters, the charm of Georgiana’s budding love life, and the accurate and appealing portrait of Regency ships and sailors.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Delightful … another winning yarn from Bebris with plenty of exciting twists and turns to keep readers guessing.”

    Booklist

  • “A thoroughly absorbing tale ... Quite apart from coming up with the goods again as far as a page-turning plot is concerned, Bebris has painted a wonderfully detailed portrait of early 19th-century Lyme Regis. Her research is impeccable.”

    Jane Austen's Regency World

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judine | 2/6/2014

    " I hope Carrie Bebris doesn't limit her Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mysteries to Austen's six novels, which would mean this is the last book of the series. While some of the liberties she took with Persuasion were a little far-fetched (like the whole scenario with Mrs. Smith), it stayed true to the key characters and reinforced the idea that a high birth in Regency England does not equal a high sense of morality. I would like to see more of the Darcys and their connections as Bebris has established, and there should be fuel for more with the Darcys planning a trip throughout Europe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maribeth | 1/13/2014

    " These are such fun books if you love Jane Austen and mysteries. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April Atkinson | 1/12/2014

    " I love any of her mysteries. They are fun, quick reads and if you are a Jane Austin fan then you will love them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 12/24/2013

    " I liked it. It's a mystery mash-up of characters from Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion, and it was fun to see with in what disdain the Darcy's held Sir Walter Elliot. The author manages to weave a good mystery without changing the essential characters of the original books, though she does make Darcy a bit more helpful than he is portrayed in Pride and Prejudice. Now I'm starting a second of these books; we'll see how that goes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miriam | 12/15/2013

    " I don't really remember the first three books of the series that well, but I liked this volume as well as I liked any of them, perhaps a bit more. Some of the elements of the plot are a bit much, but I felt that Bebris did a good job of portraying the characters in a way that does not contradict their characters in Austen's novel. It was a quick and enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyndsay | 12/12/2013

    " I enjoyed another mystery wiith mr. And mrs. darcy. My favorite part of the book though? Mr. Elliott gets his comeuppance. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 12/7/2013

    " Love this series! This one had Mr. and Mrs. Darcy visiting one of Austen's coolest settings-- that of "Persuasion." Very enjoyable, and a good "cozy mystery" type read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lois | 11/10/2013

    " One of the best of this series. Bebris keeps you guessing until the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carissa | 10/31/2013

    " The sixth book in the Mr and Mrs. Darcy Mysteries. Each book in the series has characters from each of Jane Austen's novels. Mostly the main characters sometimes lesser characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 10/17/2013

    " This is a delightful book with just the right number of twists and turns. It charmed me and kept me guessing to the end. I really hope Ms. Bebris writes a hundred of these. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 7/19/2013

    " I don't usually like Austen takeoffs, but this was well done, much in her style (PD James, I'm looking at you) and included characters from both Pride & Prejudice as well as Persuasion. Now I want to read the rest in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 2/1/2013

    " A delicious pleasure, though I figured it out and such, but maybe that means I am getting smarter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly | 1/23/2013

    " Bother very enjoyable mystery. It was fun go see Georgianna come into her own, and to find a hero of her own who was perfectly suited to win an Austen heroine's heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 12/17/2012

    " Lovely continuation of her story in Jane Austen Made Me Do It: Original Stories Inspired by Literature's Most Astute Observer of the Human Heart but this was more Georgiana's story in some ways...echoes of Pamela Aidan's Georgiana... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christianne | 10/2/2012

    " Enjoyable as always. Certainly the most complicated of her Darcy mysteries. I wonder what she'll do now that she has written a mystery for each of Austen's novels? Is the series over? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 9/1/2012

    " This was a great book. I loved the fact that the author added more characters from Persuasion. I also loved that she kept the navy so heavly involved within the book. The Deception at Lyme: Or, The Peril of Persuasion "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 8/1/2012

    " Still not as entertaining as Stephanie Barron's series, but getting better. This may be her best yet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marsha Altman | 7/30/2012

    " Love the whole series. Only sad that this book had to end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Ratkowski | 5/2/2012

    " Mystery books are not something that I usually read, so I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this one. Reading this made me feel like I was reading a Jane Austen novel. I will definitely be reading the other books in the series. "

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About the Author

Carrie Bebris is an award-winning author, editor, and speaker best known for her Mr. & Mrs. Darcy mystery series. Before becoming a fiction writer, Bebris worked as a journalist and a college English teacher. Her first mystery, Pride and Prescience, made the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association bestseller list and was named one of the five best mysteries of the year by Library Journal. Bebris speaks nationally and locally, giving lectures about Jane Austen, writing, and publishing; since 2008, she has also been a and guest lecturer for the Antioch Writers Workshop. She currently resides in Ohio.

About the Narrator

Leslie Carroll has written contemporary fiction under her own name and historical fiction under the pen name of Amanda Elyot. Also an award-winning narrator, she has read books by Anne Girard, Maryka Biaggio, and others.