Death of a Schoolgirl

Death of a Schoolgirl

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In her classic tale, Charlotte Brontë introduced readers to the strong-willed and intelligent Jane Eyre. Picking up where Brontë left off, Jane's life has settled into a comfortable pattern: She and her beloved Edward Rochester are married and have an infant son. But Jane soon finds herself in the midst of new challenges and threats to those she loves... Jane can't help but fret when a letter arrives from Adèle Varens--Rochester's ward, currently at boarding school--warning that the girl's life is in jeopardy. Although it means leaving her young son and invalid husband, and despite never having been to a city of any size, Jane feels strongly compelled to go to London to ensure Adèle's safety. But almost from the beginning, Jane's travels don't go as planned--she is knocked about and robbed, and no one believes that the plain, unassuming Jane could indeed be the wife of a gentleman; even the school superintendent takes her for an errant new teacher. But most shocking to Jane is the discovery that Adèle's schoolmate has recently passed away under very suspicious circumstances, yet no one appears overly concerned. Taking advantage of the situation, Jane decides to pose as the missing instructor--and soon uncovers several unsavory secrets, which may very well make her the killer's next target...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 339 pages
  • 127 x 201 x 25mm | 272g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0425247740
  • 9780425247747
  • 964,639

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"A delightful chance for Brontë fans to expand their acquaintance with Jane Eyre." -- Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author "So genuine it seems like a long-lost Brontë original." -- Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity-award winning author "An exciting sleuth!"

-- Rhys Bowen, Agatha and Anthony-award winning author "A marvelous new adventure." -- Charles Todd, New York Times bestselling author
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About Joanna Campbell Slan

Joanna Campbell Slan is the Agatha-award nominated author of over twenty books. She grew up in a small town in Indiana, where she read and re-read her two favorite books A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Jane Eyre. After traveling the world and living in England, she now divides her time between homes in McLean, Virginia, and Jupiter Island, Florida.
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466 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 30% (142)
4 38% (176)
3 23% (105)
2 8% (36)
1 2% (7)

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Ever since I was in high school, "Jane Eyre" has been a favorite book for me. I read it on my accord when I was about 14. In fact, I was taking French at the time, and it was a challenge to try to translate the French that was spoken in the book. This was one of those classics that truly resonated with me, and the mystery in the book completely baffled and floored me. When I heard about this modern-day sequel, I knew this was a book I wanted to read, and I am grateful to be sharing my review of this amazing book. From the beginning of the book, I was enraptured. I felt as though I was reading Bronte all over again. I marvel at the fact that a modern-day author could write so much like one of my favorite novelists, and I believe even Charlotte Bronte herself would approve of this sequel. There were things I had forgotten about from the original story, but I have since reviewed the story, and Joanna Slan is right on! She got every detail right, and I felt as though I was reading a long-lost classic. The enigmatic story captured my attention, and I honestly didn't have everything figured out. Even after all these years, I remember my concept of how Mr. Rochester should have looked, and Joanna novel brought back the very image I had of him when I was a teenager. I appreciated the wonderful way the author incorporated history into the book, and I can hardly wait to read more from her. How I have gone this long without reading anything by this author is baffling! She has quickly become one of my favorite authors, and I will recommend her novels to anyone! By the way, there are really no potential issues in the book. No profanity, no sex scenes, and a positive Christian message. I like all of that because there are not enough of those kinds of stories out there. Well done, Joanna Campbell Slan! I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent more
by Ruth Hill
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