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Download Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House: Being the Sixth Jane Austen Mystery ePub
  • ISBN 0553107356
  • ISBN13 978-0553107357
  • Language English
  • Author Stephanie Barron
  • Publisher Bantam; First Edition edition (November 27, 2001)
  • Pages 304
  • Formats lrf docx doc docx
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Mystery
  • Size ePub 1126 kb
  • Size Fb2 1956 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 622

In her sixth engrossing outing, Jane Austen employs her delicious wit and family ties to the Royal Navy in a case of murder on the high seas. Somewhere in the picturesque British port of Southampton, among a crew of colorful, eccentric, and fiercely individual souls, a killer has come ashore. And only Jane can fathom the depths of his ruthless mind....Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House“I will assert that sailors are endowed with greater worth than any set of men in England.” So muses Jane Austen as she stands in the buffeting wind of Southampton’s quay beside her brother Frank on a raw February morning. Frank, a post captain in the Royal Navy, is without a ship to command, and his best prospect is the Stella Maris, a fast frigate captained by his old friend Tom Seagrave. “Lucky” Tom — so dubbed for his habit of besting enemy ships — is presently in disgrace, charged with violating the Articles of War. Tom’s first lieutenant, Eustace Chessyre, has accused Seagrave of murder in the death of a French captain after the surrender of his ship. Though Lucky Tom denies the charge, his dagger was found in the dead man’s chest. Now Seagrave faces court-martial and execution for a crime he swears he did not commit.Frank, deeply grieved, is certain his friend will hang. But Jane reasons that either Seagrave or Chessyre is lying — and that she and Frank have a duty to discover the truth. The search for the captain’s honor carries them into the troubled heart of Seagrave’s family, through some of the seaport’s worst sinkholes, and at long last to Wool House, the barred brick structure that serves as gaol for French prisoners of war. Risking contagion or worse, Jane agrees to nurse the murdered French captain’s imprisoned crew — and elicits a debonair surgeon’s account of the Stella Maris’s battle that appears to clear Tom Seagrave of all guilt. When Eustace Chessyre is found murdered, the entire affair takes on the appearance of an insidious plot against Seagrave, who is charged with the crime. Could any of his naval colleagues wish him dead? In an era of turbulent intrigue and contested amour, could it be a case of cherchez la femme ... or a veiled political foe at work? And what of the sealed orders under which Seagrave embarked that fateful night in the Stella Maris? Death knocks again at Jane’s own door before the final knots in the killer’s net are completely untangled. Always surprising, Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House is an intelligent and intriguing mystery that introduces Jane and her readers to “the naval set” — and charts a true course through the amateur sleuth’s most troubled waters yet.

So muses Jane Austen as she stands in the buffeting wind of Southampton’s quay beside her brother Frank on a raw February morning. The character of Jane is a bit too action-oriented to be plausible, but the book is still enjoyable.

So muses Jane Austen as she stands in the buffeting wind of Southampton’s quay beside her brother Frank on a raw February morning. Frank, a post captain in the Royal Navy, is without a ship to command, and his best prospect is the Stella Maris, a fast frigate captained by his old friend Tom Seagrave. Lucky” Tom — so dubbed for his habit of besting enemy ships — is presently in disgrace, charged with violating the Artic. 3 people found this helpful.

This is my sixth selection in the Being a Jane Austen Mystery Reading Challenge 2011. You can still join the reading challenge in progress until July 1, 2011. Author Stephanie Barron has generously offered a signed hardcover copy of Jane and the Prisoner of the Wool House to one lucky winner.

Being the Sixth Jane Austen Mystery. This book is dedicated with love to my uncle, Charles Cornelius Sibre, A Heart of Oak.

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Start by marking Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House (Jane Austen Mysteries, as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Both Frank and Jane feel Seagrave is innocent and set out to discover the true killer. A prisoner from the seized ship held at the Wool House goal in Southampton may have the evidence to save his life. Although I thought I was getting tired of this series when I started this book and had to set it aside for a while, I did manage to get back into it later and enjoyed it. I'm not sure what was turning me off in the beginning, perhaps it was the court martial thing.

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Extravagant praise for Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House The narrative is true both to what’s known about . Stephanie Barron does an excellent job of creating Jane Austen’s worl.A chilling mystery with a solution that will leave you spellbound.

Extravagant praise for Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House The narrative is true both to what’s known about Jane’s activities at the time and to her own private journalistic voice. Jane and the StiUroom Maid has a marvelous cast of characters. The dialogue is lively and sharp an. s. Barron beautifully depicts the English estates and countryside. Extraordinary praise for.

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IGOT
I love this series. Ms. Barron has created a delightful and entertaining character in her Austen pastiche, and the mysteries are quite satisfying. However, I am reading this in the Kindle edition and I have to express my disappointment with the editing and proofreading of the book. Numerous errors interrupt the flow of the narrative and make what ought to be a pleasurable reading experience just a bit annoying. The errors are so numerous I don't know where to begin. Paragraphs that start in the middle of a sentence, lack of punctuation, incredible misspellings of the French, and many, many spelling errors that even the greenest proofreader ought to be able to catch. It is insulting to turn out a book of this quality and expect people to pay full price for the privilege of struggling with the flawed text. Amazon really needs to provide some sort of quality control for Kindle content. Much as I enjoy Ms. Barron's writing, I'm not purchasing any more of these books until someone assures me the problem has been corrected.
Xar
I really enjoy all the books in this series and I wish there were still more of them to read! This book is action packed and full of really great description of the time and place. Of course the character development is really good as well. I highly recommend it anyone who enjoys historical mystery/adventure. This book rides on it's story, not on sex scenes as found in so much historical fiction, romances in particular.
Talvinl
I enjoy this series because I love Jane Austen and her books. This author does a good job of working Jane's books and biographical details into these mysteries.
Wenaiand
This, the sixth novel in Stephanie Barron's series about Jane Austen as sleuth, takes place in the naval port of Southampton, where Jane's brother's friend has been accused of murdering the captain of a captured French ship.

Barron captures Austen's style and wit admirably and, as with the other novels, has presented us with a believable portrait of Jane's world. The mystery s good -- I thought I had it figured out, but didn't.

The character of Jane is a bit too action-oriented to be plausible, but the book is still enjoyable. Unfortunately, no Lord Harold!
Dodo
Really fun to read...plus lots of interesting facts about the English navy! Will read again!
Zahisan
Once I began the first book by Stephanie Baron in this series, I ask my brother, "Do you think she can write faster than I can read? because I cannot put this down." Both he and I read all the books available but now are left starving so to speak, having nothing left but the want for more. Someone call BBC and have them all made into beautiful films like A&E's Pride & Prejudice.
Opilar
love this series
Enjoyable read. Good shipper.