The Netherfield Affair ~ A romantic Regency mystery for Jane Austen fans: (A Pride and Prejudice Variation)

· Dark Darcy Mysteries Book 1 · Wisheart Press
39 reviews

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Book 1 of a Four-Part Series
When Elizabeth Bennet goes to stay at Netherfield Park to keep her sick sister company, she is surprised by eerie noises in the night and ghostly faces at the attic windows. Could the rumours about the country manor being haunted be true? Then a midnight encounter with a tall, dark stranger thrusts Elizabeth straight into the path of scandal and danger. As she races to unravel the mystery, she finds unexpected assistance from the handsome but arrogant Mr Darcy. Is such a proud, reserved man to be trusted?

A romantic Regency mystery inspired by Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice! This is the first book in the Dark Darcy series - a Pride and Prejudice variation combining mystery and romance. 

* Each book in this series features a standalone mystery which is resolved, but the overall story of Darcy and Elizabeth's courtship is told over the 4 books of the series. 

 The Netherfield Affair (Book 1)
Intrigue at the Ball (Book 2)

The Poisoned Proposal (Book 3)

Secrets at Pemberley (Book 4) - coming Jun 2015!


KEYWORDS: Pride and Prejudice variation, Jane Austen fan fiction, Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet fan fiction, 18th century 19th century historical mystery, romantic Regency mystery, Regency romance, Gothic romance, Pemberley Mr Darcy, Pride and Prejudice sequel, Jane Austen variation, Jane Austen mystery, Jane Austen inspired books, British detective amateur, historical cosy cozy mystery, England Regency historical fiction Britain, Elizabeth Bennet Fitzwilliam Darcy, clean romance, sweet romance


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39 reviews
Engellenkat Engellenkatu (Engellenkatu)
March 14, 2018
A mystery as Jane Austen would have written it. Excellent on its own merit with beautiful prose and vocabulary. Good story that promises I hope to get better as each romantic recency novella progresses. As a man I didn't think I'd like her creation but I was pleasantly surprised by its quality. Unlike the "modern" romance novels I've tried at female relatives prodding this series is neither turgid nor vapid or pornographic. Jane Austen would appreciate the careful plotting and attention to character.
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Julia Tocarchick
February 7, 2017
I believe after we read one of Penelope's books, if we liked it, we have a tendency to talk like Darcy and Elizabeth. Don't you agree?
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Kaitlyn Nickels
July 4, 2016
The characters definitely feel like the characters from Pride and Prejudice. It satisfied my wish to read more about these characters.
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About the author

Penelope Swan is the pen name of author, H.Y. Hanna, who writes bestselling British cozy mysteries and romantic mysteries under her other name. She has been an avid Jane Austen fan since her teens and is delighted that she can now live out her Regency fantasies through her books. You can find out more about her and get in touch at:

"Jane Austen would have been proud of this adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Classic, witty and romantic with mystery and intrigue. Beautifully written with vivid descriptions." ~ Christine Evans on 'The Netherfield Affair'

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