Pride and Premeditation

Jane Austen Murder Mystery #1

Tirzah Price

fiction mystery young adult
adventurous mysterious medium-paced

368 pages | first published 2021

Perfect for fans of the Lady Janies and Stalking Jack the Ripper, the first book in the Jane Austen Murder Mysteries series is a clever retelling of Pride and Prejudice that reimagines the iconic settings, characters, and romances in a thrilling and high-stakes whodunit.

When a scandalous murder shocks London high society, seventeen-year-old aspiring lawyer Lizzie Bennet seizes the opportunity to prove herself, despite the interference of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the stern young heir to the prestigious firm Pemberley Associates.

Convinced the authorities have imprisoned the wrong person, Lizzie vows to solve the murder on her own. But as the case--and her feelings for Darcy--become more complicated, Lizzie discovers that her dream job could make her happy, but it might also get her killed.

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mysterious 92%
adventurous 68%
lighthearted 52%
funny 40%
inspiring 12%
tense 8%
dark 4%


medium 44%
fast 44%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 62% | A mix: 25% | Character: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | No: 19% | It's complicated: 9%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 36%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 52% | It's complicated: 28% | Yes: 14% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 14% | N/A: 4%

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