"A magnificent novel. . . . Incomparably perfect." --"USA Today
"A glorious plum pudding of a whodunit." --NPR, "Fresh Air
"The queen of mystery has taken on the queen of literature, [and] the combination sings. . . . [James'] elegance and sly wit are in top form." --"The Plain Dealer"
"The greatest pleasure of this novel is its unforced, effortless, effective voice... Not infrequently . . . one succumbs to the impression that it is Austen herself at the keyboard." --"The New York Times Book Review
"[James] is the greatest living writer of British crime fiction, and probably that genre's most talented practitioner ever." --"The New York Times"
"A novel of manners par excellence." --"The Boston Globe"
"A major treat for any fan of Jane Austen . . . [and] a solidly entertaining period mystery." --"The Washington Post"
"A novel of dark intrigue. . . . [which] Ms. James presents with informed assurance and in fine period detail." --"The Wall Street Journal"
"If you appreciate mysteries as well as the Mighty Jane, this pleasant entertainment will do nicely. . . . It is a universe of dark meanings [and] hidden relationships." --"Los Angeles Times
"James rises well above the ever-growing pack of Austen-inspired authors, not only for her intimate familiarity with Austen's work, but for her faultless replication of time, place and, most notably, Austen's trademark writing style." --"Newark Star-Ledger"
"With well-laid clues, James weaves a credible tale with a satisfying conclusion. . . . She stamps this enticing blend of two authors' minds with her formidable intelligence and the generosity of spirit that has marked all her work." --"Richmond Times Dispatch"
"Dazzling . . . Meticulously plotted . . . In my view "Death Comes to Pemberley" is as good as anything P.D. James has written and that is very high praise indeed... Long may she continue to delight and surprise us." --Simon Brett, "show more