This book is a real treat for fans of Jane Austen and mystery books alike. The Barque of Frailty is book nine in Barron’s Being A Jane Austen Mystery series. I wish I had started at the beginning, but I will certainly enjoy going back to the start.
Barron does a brilliant job of weaving together the facts of Austen’s life with her imagined world of political intrigue – her research is superb. Austen does not play a typical murder mystery detective, but rather uses her wit and imagination to get her and her family out of a troubling situation.
Like Austen’s books, Barron’s is filled with fascinating characters and clever dialogue. She does an excellent job of providing motive, mystery and mayhem for each character. I found the “solution” ending both inventive and perplexing. Barque of Frailty on Amazon