We are delighted to announce that There Must Be Murder, an illustrated sequel novella to Northanger Abbey by your own Editrix, is now available both as a paperback from Librifiles and as a free ebook download from Girlebooks. The paperback is available at Amazon, but if you purchase it at this link, use the code 95Y8NF33 to get 20% off. (International purchasers, please use the second link.)
The ebook (which is free) is available in several formats–if you need a format that is not available at the Girlebooks link, do let us know.
Henry and Catherine Tilney are content with their married life: a comfortable parsonage, their dogs, and one another. The idea of returning to Bath a year after they first met there seems like it can only add to their happiness; but Catherine finds that Bath still carries social dangers that she must learn to navigate. What is the nature of Henry’s past relationship with a beautiful young woman? Why is a rakish baronet paying Catherine such particular attention? Is General Tilney going to marry the woman known in Bath as The Merry Widow-and what did she have to do with her husband’s death? And will Henry ever be able to keep his Newfoundland out of the river? Revisit the winter pleasures of Georgian Bath with your favorite characters from Jane Austen’s hilarious Northanger Abbey, and prepare for a bit of romance, a bit of mystery, and a very nice story indeed!
The novella, a lighthearted murder semi-mystery*, was first published in 2007 as a serial on the Jane Austen Centre at Bath Online Magazine and contains 29 illustrations from the talented artist Cassandra Chouinard. Cassi is not only talented but knows her Austen and knows her Regency, and is one of the funniest people we know, and it shows in her lovely illustrations.
If you would like to win a copy of the paperback, leave a comment to this post with a valid e-mail address (no one can see it except the Editrix) by midnight Eastern time on Sunday, January 2. We will choose two winners on that date.
*We like to say that TMBM is a murder mystery in the same way that Northanger Abbey is a Gothic.