Pride and Premeditation

Cover design by Corinna Lupp and art by Jess Phoenix and Filip Hodas

HarperTeen
April 6, 2021
ISBN: 9780062889829

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Three of Jane Austen’s classic novels receive a murder mystery makeover in this romantic and thrilling three book series that’s perfect for fans of The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy and Stalking Jack the Ripper. In Pride & Premeditation, aspiring lawyer Lizzie Bennet attempts to solve a murder case while fighting off feelings for her rival Mr. Darcy.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young woman who desires a law career must be in want of a case. So when seventeen-year-old Lizzie Bennet hears about a scandalous society murder, she sees an opportunity to prove herself as a solicitor by solving the case and ensuring justice is served.

Except the man accused of the crime already has a lawyer on his side: Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the stern young heir to the prestigious Pemberley Associates law firm. Lizzie is determined to solve the murder before Darcy can so that she can show the world that a woman can be just as good as a man. (The fact that Darcy is an infuriating snob doesn’t help.) But there’s still a killer on the loose, and as the case gets more complicated, Lizzie and Darcy may have to start working together to avoid becoming the next victims themselves.

Agatha Christie meets Jane Austen with a feminist twist in this smart, romantic, and thrilling novel from debut author Tirzah Price.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Pick April 2021

Praise for Pride and Premeditation:

“Price’s YA debut is a clever, twisting murder mystery adaptation that will keep both Austen fans and newcomers on their toes.” –School Library Journal

“Price’s lively debut adds some feminist twists…fans of mystery and the regency period will find this a suspenseful and distinctive read.” –Booklist

“A slow-building tale of deception and struggle against societal bounds.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Pride and Premeditation is a romantic and entertaining page-turner, sure to delight readers of any genre.” — Kerri Maniscalco, #1 NYT bestselling author of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series 

“Clever and witty, perfectly written, compulsively readable, and utterly unputdownable.” — Virginia Boecker, author of An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason

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