Jane and the Waterloo Map
For the Jane Austen fan (but NOT Austen purist!): Nancy Drew meets Jane Austen. From the publisher: "Jane Austen turns sleuth in this delightful Regency-era mystery. November, 1815. The Battle of Waterloo has come and gone, leaving the British economy in shreds; Henry Austen, high-flying banker, is about to declare bankruptcy—dragging several of his brothers down with him. The crisis destroys Henry’s health, and Jane flies to his London bedside, believing him to be dying. While she's there, the chaplain to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent invites Jane to tour Carlton House, the Prince's fabulous London home. But her visit takes a startling turn when Jane stumbles upon a body—sprawled on the carpet in the Regent's library. The dying man utters a single failing phrase: 'Waterloo map,' sending Jane on the hunt for a treasure of incalculable value and a killer of considerable cunning."
Between novels, Victorian England’s most beloved author doubles as a sleuth in often idyllic locales.
November 1815. The Battle of Waterloo has left the British economy in shreds; Henry Austen, Jane’s favorite brother, is about to declare bankruptcy. The crisis destroys Henry’s health, and Jane flies to his London bedside.
While she is there, the Reverend James Stanier Clarke, chaplain to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, invites Jane to Carlton House, the Prince’s fabulous London home. Jane only accepts because many of Henry’s bad loans were given by the Prince Regent’s cronies. She hopes to intercede with the Regent on Henry’s behalf, but before she can speak to him, she stumbles upon a dying man in the library – Colonel Ivor MacFarland, who, with a knife in his entrails, utters a single failing phrase: “the Waterloo map”…and Jane is on the hunt for a treasure of incalculable value and a killer of considerable cunning.