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20th Century
Pride and Prejudice Adaptation
Edgy, Sexy, and Unique
 

A Pride and Prejudice, non-canon variation, Undercover brings a unique voice and new style to the genre: Noir, a romantic, crime fiction novel filled with intrigue, steamy nights, and 20th Century historical fiction. Jane Austen’s beloved characters become entangled in a Philip Marlowe-esque adventure of love and mystery.

 

It’s November 1952 in New York City where mysterious denizens linger in smoky bars and darkened alleys. The second Red Scare is dredging up a new swarm of “Commies”; “duck and cover” are the lingo of the day. And hard-boiled private eyes aren’t always men.

 

One audacious dame, Elizabeth Bennet, is undercover in a case of suspected murder: her best friend, Mary King, has been missing for eighteen months. Determined to find the man she believes did the girl in—one George Wickham—her investigation collides with an enigmatic bachelor, Fitzwilliam Darcy and his socialite sister, Georgiana.

 

Darcy is loaded, from a high-society family with all the money and the right connections for a future in politics. Elizabeth’s a career girl from the wrong side of the East River, but the sexual chemistry between them cannot be denied. She is focused on finding Slick Wick and he is hell-bent on stopping her investigation. But why? He’s hiding something, but she’ll use almost every weapon in her H-bomb arsenal to get his lips flapping.

 

Murder, kidnapping, and a brainy broad with a body for sin are just enough to break Darcy’s stone-cold reserve. She’s so provocative that maybe he’ll even be taking a trip down the aisle despite where she’s from, what she does, and the fact that she knows George Wickham.

Propping a foot up on the desk chair, Elizabeth adjusted the ankle strap on her shoe then hiked her skirt before sliding a small knife into the sheath attached to the inside of her left garter. It was important to be prepared, especially when she had an uneasy feeling in her bones.

 

“Lydia, what have you gotten yourself into now? You should have known better than to meet him. Mary King has yet to be found and now you’re running with my prime suspect,” she fumed turning the light off before she exited the apartment.

 

~snippet from chapter one

ACCOLADES FOR UNDERCOVER

 

Among 2016 Favorite Austen Adaptations - Margie Must Reads

Named 2016 Favorite Book CoverDiary of an Eccentric

2016 Favorite Pride & Prejudice Other era - More Agreeably Engaged