P. D. James, considered by many to be the queen of murder mysteries, an author who is able to write a novel that is both high quality literature and a suspenseful and engrossing murder mystery, has succeeded with this volume in capturing all of the literary qualities of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice and more. She continues the story of Elizabeth after her marriage to Darcy, as the two are living together with their children at their estate in Pemberley, and she uses the same language, turn of phrases, and sometimes antiquated terms, as Jane Austen. The characters from Pride and Prejudice reappear in this novel and we read how their and their family's life continued. However, James introduces a murder committed on the Pemberley grounds and we read how one of the people we know well from Pride and Prejudice is charged with and tried in court for the murder.
Dr. Israel Drazin is the author of eighteen books, including a series of five volumes on the Aramaic translation of the Hebrew Bible, which he co-authors with Dr. Stanley M. Wagner, and a series of four books on the twelfth century philosopher Moses Maimonides, the latest being Maimonides: Reason Above All, published by Gefen Publishing House. His website is http://booksnthoughts.com. Related Reviews:
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen.
This is one of Austen's most beloved novels. It follows the adventures of the five Bennet daughters as they try to find rich husbands.
A Certain Justice
, by P. D. James.
This is the tenth novel by James that features the lovable, quiet, and reserved Police Detective, Commander Dalgliesh. In this case, Dalgliesh is called in to investigate the brutal murder of the brilliant, but hated, criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge.