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By Stephanie Barron | Comments: ( 433 ) | Date: ( Sep 20, 2019 )

It s with a heavy heart that Jane Austen takes up a new residence at Chawton Cottage in Hampshire Secretly mourning the lost love of her life, she s stunned to learn that the late Lord Harold Trowbridge has made her heir to an extraordinary bequest a Bengal chest filled with his diaries, letters, and most intimate correspondence From these, Jane is expected to write a mIt s with a heavy heart that Jane Austen takes up a new residence at Chawton Cottage in Hampshire Secretly mourning the lost love of her life, she s stunned to learn that the late Lord Harold Trowbridge has made her heir to an extraordinary bequest a Bengal chest filled with his diaries, letters, and most intimate correspondence From these, Jane is expected to write a memoir of the Gentleman Rogue for posterity But before she can put pen to paper on this labor of love, she discovers a corpse in the cellar of her new home.The dead man was a common laborer, and a subsequent coroner s examination shows he was murdered elsewhere and transported to Chawton Cottage Suddenly Jane and her family are thrust into the center of a brewing scandal in this provincial village that doesn t take kindly to outsiders in general and to Austens in particular.And just as Jane glimpses a connection between the murder and the shattering truth concealed somewhere in Lord Harold s papers, violent death strikes yet another unsuspecting vicitim Suddenly there are suspects and motives everywhere Jane looks local burglaries, thwarted passions, would be knights, and members of the royal family itself who want Lord Harold hushed even in death As the tale of one man s illustrious life unfolds a life that runs a parallel course to the history of two continents Jane races against time to catch a cunning killer before innocent lives are taken But her determination to protect Lord Harold s legacy could exact the costliest price of all her own life.Jane and His Lordship s Legacy is historical suspense writing at its very finest, graced with insight, perception, and uncommon intelligence of its singular heroine in a mystery that will test the mettle of her mind and heart.


  • Title: Jane and His Lordship's Legacy
  • Author: Stephanie Barron
  • ISBN: 9780553584073
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Stephanie Barron

Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.Stephanie Barron was born Francine Stephanie Barron in Binghamton, NY in 1963, the last of six girls Her father was a retired general in the Air Force, her mother a beautiful woman who loved to dance The family spent their summers on Cape Cod, where two of the Barron girls now live with their families Francine s passion for Nantucket and the New England shoreline dates from her earliest memories She grew up in Washington, D.C and attended Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, a two hundred year old Catholic school for girls that shares a wall with Georgetown University Her father died of a heart attack during her freshman year In 1981, she started college at Princeton one of the most formative experiences of her life There she fenced for the club varsity team and learned to write news stories for The Daily Princetonian a hobby that led to two part time jobs as a journalist for The Miami Herald and The San Jose Mercury News Francine majored in European History, studying Napoleonic France, and won an Arthur W Mellon Foundation Fellowship in the Humanities in her senior year But the course she remembers most vividly from her time at Princeton is The Literature of Fact, taught by John McPhee, the Pulitzer Prize winning author and staff writer for The New Yorker John influenced Francine s writing than even she knows and certainly than she is able to say If there were an altar erected to the man in Colorado, she d place offerings there daily He s her personal god of craft Francine spent three years at Stanford pursuing a doctorate in history she failed to write her dissertation on the Brazilian Bar Association under authoritarianism can you blame her and left with a Masters She applied to the CIA, spent a year temping in Northern Virginia while the FBI asked inconvenient questions of everyone she had ever known, passed a polygraph test on her twenty sixth birthday, and was immediately thrown into the Career Trainee program Boot Camp for the Agency s Best and Brightest Four years as an intelligence analyst at the CIA were profoundly fulfilling, the highlights being Francine s work on the Counterterrorism Center s investigation into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, and sleeping on a horsehair mattress in a Spectre era casino in the middle of Bratislava Another peak moment was her chance to debrief ex President George Bush in Houston in 1993 But what she remembers most about the place are the extraordinary intelligence and dedication of most of the staff many of them women many of whom cannot be named She wrote her first book in 1992 and left the Agency a year later Fifteen books have followed, along with sundry children, dogs, and houses When she s not writing, she likes to ski, garden, needlepoint, and buy art Her phone number is definitely unlisted.



Comments Jane and His Lordship's Legacy

  • Ivonne Rovira

    I read Stephanie Barron’s cozy mystery series featuring real-life author Jane Austen in cahoots with a fictional roguish second son of a duke, Lord Harold Trowbridge. (view spoiler)[Lord Harold died in the seventh novel in the series, the one immediately before this one. (hide spoiler)] Now on her own in this eighth novel in the series, Jane, her silly mother, and her sensible sister Cassandra have been installed in a cottage in the Hampshire village of Chawthorn, a den of gossip and nasty doi [...]


  • Mary Robinette Kowal

    I so enjoy these books. I got behind in my reading and was delighted to sink back into a good mystery which is also a well-researched glimpse of Austen's life. Don't worry, I know they are fiction, but the footnotes cover actual history. I find this a lovely blending of real and fictional.


  • Robert

    In the older tradition, detectives tended to be never married or widowed: Holmes, Marples, Poirot, etc. A newer breed often has a series of lovers falling at his or her feet, but the detective hero or heroine always manages to avoid a permanent relationship. How much harder then to balance the love life of a historical figure who, we know, never married? Things were getting pretty serious, so it was clear our clever author was going to have to do something, and the blow was dealt in the last boo [...]


  • Georgiana 1792

    L'ultimo libro tradotto in italiano di questa serie bellissima coincide con l'arrivo (rocambolesco, ma ovviamente fittizio) di Jane Austen nel cottage di Chawton, dove visse dal 1809 fino alla sua morte, nel 1817.


  • Laurel

    It is 1809, a significant year in the life of our esteemed authoress Jane Austen. After close to five years of being shuffled about England between relatives, the three unattached Austen ladies: widower Mrs. Austen and her two unmarried daughters Jane and Cassandra are given permanent refuge by Jane’s elder brother Edward Austen Knight in the village of Chawton. They will live at Chawton cottage the former residence of the recently deceased steward of Edward’s vast estate there. Still privat [...]


  • Elsie

    Good mysteryThis was a really good mystery, maybe my favorite of the series so far. It is really interesting how the author uses the history of the time and of Jane Austin herself in the story. Like this series a lot.


  • QNPoohBear

    Do not read this review unless you have read Jane and the Ghosts of Netley.Jane and her family have finally removed to a cottage in Hampshire on the Knight estate owned by her brother Edward. Jane feels she should be rejoicing in the move back to the country but her heart is heavy. She mourns the loss of Lord Harold and wonders what he really thought of her. Upon arrival, a London solicitor shows up at Chawton Cottage for Jane. He brings with him a bequest from Lord Harold. Lord Harold has left [...]


  • Melissa

    gerberadaisydiaries.cOh, poor Jane Austen, if she had only been born during the time of current copyright laws, her wealth would rival that of JK Rowling, and she would have been able to quash, or at least control, the secondary industry of knock-off Jane Austen lit proliferating book store shelves. Part of the subset of Jane Austen lit is Stephanie Barron’s Being a Jane Austen Mystery Series, a sequence of 8 books, beginning with Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor, and recreates t [...]


  • Kristen

    The Stephanie Barron series of mysteries casting Jane Austen herself as the crime-solving heroine continue in this the seventh installment.Here, Jane is mourning (secretly) the death of Lord Harold, with whom she has has a friendship and unrequited love over the earlier books. At the same time, she, her mother and sister Cassandra have moved to a small town where one of Jane's brothers has a house the women can live in, since their income is dependent on the kindness of their male relatives.Beca [...]


  • Miriam

    This was one entry into the series where I really did not figure out the murderer before the endgame, and I really appreciate it. This was some really goodd misdirection from Barron, she had me convinced the muderer was a love-sick dupe at most, even though, now that I think back on it, the entail on the estate that forms the motive for the murders was mentioned in passing early on in the story. At that point, I did wonder who it was entailed on, but then I was swept up in the story and complete [...]


  • Barbara

    I was so confused when I started this book. One of the reasons was that when this library ebook became available to me, I had downloaded a Kindle freebie also revolving around Jane Austen. I couldn't remember which I should be reading. Once I figured it out, I was still confused by this book. I totally forgot the whole premise. I had to read a synopsis to figure out what I was reading. I was confusing reality with fiction.This is a fictional series involving Jane Austen. While it takes liberties [...]


  • Amanda

    It was difficult to get into and dragged in parts, but it held up pretty well compared to the others. I expected to get a lot more insight into who Lord Harold was through his letters, but not that many were included, and weren't all that readable. By readable, I mean that the letters were hard to understand out of context, and only later do we realize their significance to the story that is being told at present. By that time, I've long since forgotten what they were about. It is also worth not [...]


  • Lynda

    WARNING - SOME SPOILER ALLERTS: I am really enjoying the Jane Austen Mystery series by Stephanie Barron. The fact that Ms. Barron cleverly blends Miss Austen's life with the story line is refreshing. The reader walks away feeling as if Jane Austen actually did everything that is written. In the previous book Lord Harold Trowbridge is killed by his servant and friend. He leaves a written legacy for Jane. She is to take his papers, diaries, etc. and write his memoir about the Gentleman Rogue. This [...]


  • Charlene

    I'm not sure how to discribe this book except that I felt like I was intimate with Jane Austen herself, while she was at Chawton. This mystery begins with Jane just ariving at Chawton Cottage. In the process of moving in she gets a visitor who is delivering a chest that she is to inherit from her deceased friend Lord Harold Trowbridge. In the chest is a lifetime of papers that Lord Harold wrote. Anyway this brings about a lot of problems to the Austen party and to top it off they find a dead bod [...]


  • Jennifer

    This book was highly recommended on Audible, and it's narrated by my favorite, Kate Reading! Okay, I'd like to give this book a 2.5 stars but can't so I'm going with 2. I think my biggest problem with it was that so many of the reviews I read raved about how the author really "captured" Jane Austen's voicebut I really didn't feel that. While the language may feel period-appropriate, I felt that the book lacked the wit and wry humor that mark Austen's works. Also, I felt like some of the characte [...]


  • Jenna

    I'll admit it: I was hesitant to start this book. I was so sad after reading the ending of Jane and the Ghosts of Netley that I wasn't sure I even wanted to continue on with the series. But I did and I'm glad I did. This eighth installment of Stephanie Barron's Jane Austen Mystery series sees the Austen women arriving in Chawton, where Jane spent the last eight years of her life. She is met with murder right from the start, however, stumbling upon a dead body in the cellar of Chawton cottage. No [...]


  • Amanda

    Obviously this was not written by Austen, but she happens to star as the fictional heroine of the books. Jane has inherited all of her friend Lord Harold's private papers upon his sudden murder. Of course this gift brings along its own share of murder and mystery to her new town. A year after the Rogue's death her mother, her sister, and Martha relocate to a very small town, only to find a dead man in their basement. Seems that people are very anxious to see what LH wrote about them in his journ [...]


  • Shirley Schwartz

    This is the 8th book in this series and I still consider it to be an engrossing one. Having Jane Austen as it's sleuth certainly lends a credibility to the series. I find that the characters are well written and the plotting is fairly complex in these books. In this book Jane is trying to recover from the loss of her paramour, Harold Trowbridge. The Earl has left all his papers to Jane in the hopes that she will use what is in this collection to pen a history of his life. Jane finds out that thi [...]


  • Gloria

    Barron's Jane Austen mysteries is one of the best historical mystery series I have ever read. Although early installments were a little obvious (as in you could spot the villain well before the reveal) and mired in their attempts at historical scholarship (Barron frames the books as lost letters and manuscripts by Jane Austen herself), Barron has managed to get past the gimmicks and write engaging stories. This entry is the best of those I have read (I haven't yet gotten to the newest book, whic [...]


  • Sherry

    This mystery takes Jane right into her new home, on her first arrival day. As usual, Stephanie does an awesome job of winding the mystery of solving a murder. As it goes toward one particular route, with loads of clues from characters she encounters, it only takes a turn of another winding road that branches off into various directions. It seems after spending time and research to the answer only gets more complicated with multiple murders happening along the way. However, she knows that the mor [...]


  • Kristen

    In the 8th installment of Stephanie Barron's Being Jane Austen historical mystery series, Jane and His Lordship's Legacy, Jane dealt with a devastating blow in this new mystery. While Jane secretly mourned the love of her life, Lord Harold Trowbridge, she took up residence in Chawton Cottage. When she learned about Harold making her his heir in his will, she discovered a chest filled with his paperwork, and a murdered body of a laborer in her new home. Thrust into a a scandal, this peaceful vill [...]


  • Beth

    Although I love Jane Austen - I am not sure I really like Jane Austen mystery. I comment Ms. Barron on expanding the wealth of literature, but call me old fashioned but I think I much prefer the original author. The language was incredibly forced to sound too much like what one would imagine people in Ms. Austen's day spoke like, but could not match the original prose of the day. It had the overall effect of feeling forced.I did love the historical fiction of the book - and the footnotes through [...]


  • Waverly Fitzgerald

    I'm a big fan of this series now that I discovered it. Amazing historical accuracy in terms of customs and attitudes of the day, also details about Jane Austen's life. This one takes place in Chawton and revolves around the theft of a chest of letters left to Jane by the dashing spy/diplomat she secretly loves. Clues in the letters may help decide who inherits a nearby estate. All of the books have clever puzzles. This one I especially enjoyed because of the device of printing the letters in bet [...]


  • Alethea White-Previs

    This the eighth novel in Barron's series featuring JA as the heroine and sleuth. I have enjoyed all of them immensely. Barron artfully weaves together facts and occurrences from JA's life with her fictional, thriller scenarios. I gave one only four stars because I thought the initial crime was a little lackluster; the finale was fast and VERY satisfying, just like the others in the series. I was saddened by Jane's grief for her dead Lord Harold Trowbridge and the hope of Jane's future happiness [...]


  • Karen

    This is maybe the ninth book in this mystery series, which features Jane Austen as the sleuth. While you don't have to read the books in order it does help. While the depictions of Jane, her mother, her sister Cassandra, and her various brothers and other relatives are of course fictional, anyone who has read Austen's letters will know that Barron has done her research. I find the books also help illuminate some of the customs of Austen's time. I'm not a huge mystery fan but I am a huge Austen f [...]


  • Carmen

    A mysterious box is delivered to Jane at her new address by a strange tiny man. He informs her that it is her legacy from her friend, Mr. Trowbridge. When she opens it, she discovers that he has left her all of his old papers from which she is to write about him. Many of the villagers think that she has been given precious stones, so they snub her as a fallen woman. But that doesn't matter to Jane, because she has a mystery to solve. A dead man is found in her cellar. then a young woman dies in [...]


  • Helen

    A book about Jane Austen solving mysteries ought to be trashy, but this is instead meticulously researched and well-crafted, merging the real facts of Austen's life and people she would have known with realistic (but fun) murder and mayhem. Written in the first person, Jane's voice and thoughts seem authentic, and her family life and talents as both a writer and observer of human nature are well portrayed. If the plot itself is a little flimsy in places, the rest of the book's strengths more tha [...]


  • Catherine Yezak

    This is perhaps the best of the Jane Austen Mysteries. Lord Harold has left a chest of his letters, journals, and papers that the gentry are anxious to keep for themselves. Jane's job is to go over the material and write a book about the Gentleman Rogue from this material. The only problem Jane has is that the chest is stolen. In order to find it, she must first figure out what is in the papers that could be so dangerous to someone that they would commit murder for it.


  • Leila

    I thought that this series had COMPLETELY been beaten to death at least 2 books ago--but I loved this installment. Interesting note: I didn't READ this one; I listened to it on audio CD. I couldn't get through Prisoner of Wool House at all (tried to read it 3 different times), but I really enjoyed it on CD. For some reason, Barron's books (at least the later ones) make better listening than reading.


  • Carlin

    Unbelievably wonderful. But so believable as a historical mystery. The series gets better & better. I have always loved Jane Austen, rereading all of her books following a trip to England many years ago when I stood next to her grave with tears coursing down my cheeks. I used to imagine what she might have done had she lived more than 42 years. Now Stephanie Barron has filled gaps in Jane's life to satisfy my imagination.


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