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A Charming Regency Mystery: "Miss Austen Investigates: The Hapless Milliner" Book Review

Join the investigation as we follow Jane Austen in a young adult murder mystery, MISS AUSTEN INVESTIGATES: THE HAPLESS MILLINER by Jessica Bull, a virtual tour sponsored by Rockstar Book Tours. This charming regency mystery will surely delight fans of Regency mysteries, romance, and Jane Austen fans. Find my review below and be sure to enter the giveaway!

Book Tour "The Hapless Milliner"


My Review


In "Miss Austen Investigates: The Hapless Milliner," Jessica Bull skillfully blends the elegance of Regency England with the wit and charm of one of literature's most beloved authors, Jane Austen. The result is a delightful concoction of historical mystery, sparkling dialogue, and a feisty Jane Austen taking center stage as an amateur sleuth.

Bull's portrayal of Jane Austen as a smart and sassy detective is a refreshing take on the iconic author. The author infuses Jane with confidence and intelligence, turning her into an intrepid investigator with a sharp eye for detail. During a ball, Jane finds a milliner's lifeless body, kicking off the story and entangling her brother, Georgy, in the mystery. Bull weaves an interesting narrative that sees Jane determined to prove her brother's innocence, unraveling the layers of a perplexing murder in the process.

One strength of this novel lies in its ability to seamlessly integrate Jane Austen's keen observational skills and wit into a murder investigation. The author captures the essence of Austen's social commentary, making it feel like a natural extension of her literary works. The dialogues are witty; the characters are vividly drawn, and the Regency setting is vividly brought to life.

The mystery itself is well-crafted, keeping readers guessing until the final pages. Bull skillfully introduces a range of suspects, each with motives and secrets of their own, adding layers of complexity to the plot. As Jane navigates through the intricacies of local society, her astute observations and determination make her an engaging detective. The inclusion of historical details adds authenticity to the narrative, immersing readers in the world of early 19th-century England.

For fans of Jane Austen, this novel offers a unique and enjoyable experience. Bull successfully captures the spirit of Austen's novels, infusing it with a dash of mystery and intrigue. It's a perfect blend for those who relish historical Regency novels with a side of clever detective work. "Miss Austen Investigates: The Hapless Milliner" is a delightful start to what promises to be an engaging series, combining the best elements of Austen's literary legacy with the allure of a compelling mystery.



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