Published: June 2008
Trade Paperback, 289 pages
Jane Austen goes to visit her dear recently-married friend, Isobel Payne, the new Countess of Scargrave, just home from her honeymoon. A few hours later Isobel’s husband dies an agonizing death and suspicion is cast on Isobel, who is promptly jailed in the infamous Newgate Prison. Jane Austen must now act the sleuth in order to free her friend from a probable death penalty. And that is basically the story, but what a story! There are plenty of red herrings, twists and turns to the plot, and a completely surprise ending.