Author: Claudia Gray
Released: May 3rd, 2022
For every Jane Austen fan in the world, there is the perfect retelling waiting for them to find. For those that share the same hated character, may I recommend The Murder of Mr. Wickham by Claudia Gray?
The happy couple Emma and Mr. Knightly are throwing a house party, which isn’t unusual. Parties are a natural way to have fun and see friends. What is significantly less usual is the appearance of Mr. Wickham. He certainly isn’t welcome, not with all his conning and scheming.
To say that his death came as a shock would be an overstatement. The only surprising part about it is that it took this long for him to be murdered. Yet they will still have to get to the bottom of this case. After all, his appearance (and subsequent death) ruined a perfectly good party.
Okay, I’m just going to say it: if you’re part of the “Hate Mr. Wickham Fan Club,” you absolutely MUST read The Murder of Mr. Wickham. It is everything you could ever want, and arguably quite a bit more.
Not only was this book highly satisfying, thanks to the death of a character we all love to hate, but it was a lot of fun. Bringing all of Jane Austen’s characters to one place is a delightful concept, one I’m sure fans have fantasized about on more than one occasion. I love that they were introduced chronologically. It added a semblance of order to the piece. I was going to say that Mrs. Bennet would approve, but I’m not sure that’s the case? Despite her appearance, that woman loved chaos.
Long story short, take a minute to read The Murder of Mr. Wickham. It will be one of those books to stand out in your memory. I’m speaking from experience here.
Thanks to Vintage and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.