Literally Gone

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that an overly inflated ego must be in want of a spotlight.

When the actor set to play Mr. Darcy is found murdered in his dressing room, Pine Crest’s annual AustenFest is derailed. Pepper Brooks must set her pride and prejudice aside to differentiate between rumor and truth as she searches for the killer.

Between running her new bookstore and trying to decide who is a Darcy and who is a Wickham, Pepper quickly finds that her story might not end as happily as those written by Jane Austen.

2 reviews for Literally Gone

  1. Julie Howard

    I enjoyed this book. I don’t know anything about Jane Austen (other than the name) so was a little bit worried that this book would be over my head with lots of quotes etc that meant nothing to me but I have listened to the rest of the books in this series so thought I would give it a go. Glad I did because it was a fun mystery and despite it being set around the theme of Jane Austen I had no problems following along and didn’t find myself bogged down with quotes. The story focused on the mystery and Jane Austen just provided the reason for the gathering, so don’t let that put you off. The characters are an interesting and a like able bunch. I liked the fact that for most of the book you were puzzling over who the intended target was and with the twist at the end I didn’t guess the killer. It’s a nice small town mystery that will have you wanting more.
    Pepper has agreed to sell the tickets for the annual AustenFest at her book shop but she had no idea that by doing so she would put her life in danger. A local boy, Thomas, done good in the world of acting returns to star as Mr Darcy in the final performance for the festival but as the character had already been cast, tempers rise as demands are made. Then the original Mr Darcy is found dead in Thomas trailer. Pepper fears the wrong man was killed and the killer could strike again unless someone stops him. But the more she digs into the actor the more she questions if she is right. Yes he is obnoxious and demanding but is that really a reason to kill him? And what about the man that actually did die? Would anybody have a reason to kill him? Finding out means putting her life on the line as the killer tries to cover up there tracks.
    I liked the narrator and thought she sounded right for the part of Pepper and her friends.
    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request from audiobooksunleashed and have voluntarily left this review.

  2. Norma Miles

    “Jane Austen in Pinecrest.”
    Looking for a lightweight, easy read murder mystery set amidst a Jane Austen small town festival with the protagonists clutching volumes of her works to the chest, grinning amicably and quoting well known lines from her stories? Look no further. This is the book for you.
    When the husband of the director of the play of Pride and Prejudice, who had been about to star as Mr.D’arcy, is murdered, suspicion falls on several of the recent arrivals, not least the arrogant Tommy, Hollywood star who grew up in the town and had arrived, uninvited, to play D’Arcy himself.
    Book shop owner, Pepper Brooks investigates, with a little help from new boyfriend, policeman Alex.

    Narrated by bouncy voiced, Valley accented Anna Caputo, with warmth, expression and humour, this is certainly no literary masterpiece, not even a deep and confusing mystery to be solved, but it is enjoyable fun to brighter the empty hours. My thanks to the rights holder of Literally Gone, who, at my request freely gifted me with a complimentary copy via Audiobooks Unleashed

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