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Could Fitzwilliam Darcy harbor a shocking, sinister secret?

Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet count themselves among the many guests of the Kendall family, whose estate lies amid the picturesque hills, gorges, and rocky slopes of the Peak District in Derbyshire. Elizabeth’s cousin Rose Kendall believes her dashing brother-in-law, Captain James Kendall, is Elizabeth’s ideal match. Rose’s husband, Nicholas, hopes his good friend Darcy - a rich, proud, and taciturn gentleman with a spotless reputation - will fancy one of the other eligible lady guests.

News of a brutal killing at a neighboring estate sends a wave of shock through the genial group of friends and family. When one of the Kendalls’ guests is attacked, all of the gentlemen become suspects, but the former Bow Street runner tasked with investigating the crime finds the evidence against Mr. Darcy particularly compelling.

In this romantic mystery, the beloved couple from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice cross paths with a ruthless killer. When faced with dire warnings against Mr. Darcy, will Elizabeth heed them or follow the dictates of her heart?

©2020 Kelly Miller (P)2020 Kelly Miller

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  • 12-12-20

Love story and murder mystery in one

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. I like P&P adaptations that reveal Darcy’s thoughts. The speed of the love story was very quick but we’re supposed to believe D & E are having deep insightful conversations during their long walks. I liked the drama of the murder investigation threatening to separate the protagonists instead of family intrigue. I didn’t figure out who the murderer was until the reveal. There were so many guests. Everyone’s couples live happily ever after especially Elizabeth and Darcy. Which is how I like it! Lots of tender moments sprinkled throughout story. Nothing explicit. Narrator did a great job juggling so many characters.

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  • Alison C
  • 28-01-21

Perfect for anyone who enjoys regency era historical fiction

When I was around age 8, I started building a collection of books “100 years+ older then I am”, and I made sure to read every one I acquired. As such, I have a special place in my heart for books written in an older style.

In this vein, when I learned of Kellys Pride and Prejudice variations, I knew had to read one. I debated strongly between this and Death takes a Holiday at Pemberley, ultimately selecting Accusing Mr Darcy due to my preference for audiobooks. As a note, I’ll add a content warning to the book for anyone considering adding this to their TBR for scenes and discussions of violence against women and the aftermath from these experiences, as this is an ongoing thread through the novel which is key to the storyline.

What I enjoyed about Accusing Mr Darcy is that it had the air of an older book, yet it was filled with personal touches from the author’s style and thematic elements that will appeal to a modern reader. Throughout the story, Miller expertly brings us through the highs and lows of emotion the characters are feeling as they deal with the challenges of a murder mystery taking place within close proximity to their social circle. Particular emphasis is placed on Elizabeth as she navigates her experiences related to the situation at hand. The narrator Stevie Zimmerman does an excellent job balancing the voices and scenes while not giving away the secret of this whodunnit.

For the many people who adore Jane Austen and the regency period, this is an excellent read. It’s a great choice for fans of historical/ regency era fiction, mystery, and clean romance with HEA endings.

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  • Christina Boyd
  • 26-01-21

Excellent story

I always enjoy books narrated by Stevie Zimmerman and I thought Kelly Miller intrigue was well done. Easy to recommend.

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  • GhostintheShell
  • 15-01-21

Jane Austen meets Jack the Ripper!

I highly enjoyed this audiobook! The story is gripping and heartwarming and the narrator does a fantastic job at bringing the characters and time period to life.
Highly recommended to Jane Austen and Regency Romance fans!

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  • Kindle Customer Maggie. Love of Jesus and His Blessed mother will be engrained into your soul.
  • 04-01-21

Kelly Miller

MS. Miller has written a compelling story for Jane Austin fans. The mystery was intense, surrounding our favorite couple. It was difficult for me to pause the narrative as I couldn't find a place to stop anxious to hear what follows. As always Stevie Zimmerman was superb. I should note that on a few occasions the narrative repeated a portion being repeated. In the beginning that was a bit confusing, but soon understood it had just been another "glich". This is one I will definitely listen to again.

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  • Melissa
  • 30-12-20

If you like mystery and P&P read this book!

This book was lots of fun. I enjoyed it immensely. The title I think is slightly misleading, but to me it doesn't make a difference. Honestly many are accused in this book. The twist is a great surprise. The one teeny tiny thing I can possibly frown at is that two or three times a paragraph repeats itself. It kinda makes you think you've gone crazy for a moment.
BUT overall it doesn't matter to me because of how much I enjoyed listening to this story. Hence the 5 stars instead of anything lower.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-12-20

Maybe the best yet!

I have said before that I wasn’t a Pride and Prejudice fan coming into the world of books by Kelly Miller. And maybe I’m still not. Maybe I’m a fan of this version. And while that’s likely a similar thing there’s definitely a distinction. And while this isn’t the same universe per se as Perfect Match, or Death takes a Holiday at Pemberley... Darcy and miss Bennet feel familiar and comfortable across these three books.

This book went above and beyond. Part mystery, part thriller, part romance. And with the killer hidden in plain sight undetectable until Kelly willed for me to know.

Time for review sites to add stars. Maybe 8 will be enough.

I’m not saying much about Stevie’s Narration. Nothing needs be. She’s perfect for this time period and untouchable. If I ever decide to write regency I know who I would want to narrate!

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  • Fabulous Mrs B
  • 22-12-20

Great story

This book is about Elizabeth away from Longbourn. She is staying with an aunt and uncle that is new to me. There are no siblings either. She goes visiting a friend in Derbyshire. She meets mr Darcy for the second time. There is some angst. Great story and a HEA for ODC even if it ventures off the canon story line.