Jane and His Lordship’s Legacy
About the Book
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 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.
Continuing the Jane Austen Mysteries series:
- Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
- Jane and the Man of the Cloth
- Jane and the Wandering Eye
- Jane and the Genius of the Place
- Jane and the Stillroom Maid
- Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House
- Jane and the Ghosts of Netley
- Jane and His Lordship’s Legacy
- Jane and the Barque of Frailty
- Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron
- Jane and the Canterbury Tale