Jane and the Stillroom Maid : Jane Austen Mysteries

  • by Stephanie Barron
  • Narrated by Kate Reading
  • Series: Jane Austen Mysteries
  • 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jane Austen is enjoying August, 1806, among Derbyshire's craggy peaks, sparkling streams, and cavernous gorges. That is, until she discovers the corpse of a young gentleman whose blond curls and delicate features suggest the face of an angel. More shocking still is the coroner's revelation: the deceased is no man but a maidservant, clad in the garb of her master, Mr. Charles Danforth of Penfolds Hall. Tess Arnold had ruled the stillroom at Penfolds for many years, until she was labeled a witch and dismissed for indiscretion. Was Tess the prey of a madman loose in the hills, or perchance the cast-off impediment to a gentleman's marriage?
As usual, Jane's acute perception and her nose for trouble place her supremely at risk, from a killer who may strike as violently by day as he once did by night.


What the Critics Say

"Jane Austen as sleuth continues to delight." (Publishers Weekly)
"Another first-rate addition to the series." (Christian Science Monitor)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Will the real Jane Austen please stand up?

Stephanie Barron has created a delightful series of mysteries with a most excellent (and plausible) explanation of how she acquired the long-lost manuscripts of Jane Austen. Her skills with style and language are marvelous. Kate Reading provides great pleasure for the listener. I heartily recommend this!
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- susan

Brilliant working out story from history

Stephanie Barron brilliantly creates a captivating story from history and Jane Austin's life. She incorporates excerpts from a stillroom maid's book to add to the intrigue
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- Dina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-06-2005
  • Publisher: Books on Tape