Elizabeth Bennet married Fitzwilliam Darcy and lived happily ever after...
...at least until a dead soldier was found on the grounds of their estate at Pemberley.
Jane Austen didn’t foresee things working out quite this way in 1813 when she brought together Elizabeth and Darcy in Pride and Prejudice.
P.D. James had a different vision when she continued their tale in her 2011 bestseller Death Comes to Pemberley.
Thus we open in a most Austen-like way, with Elizabeth and Darcy preparing to host Lady Anne’s Ball, a tradition begun by Darcy’s late mother and now regarded as the county’s most important social event of the year. They’re in love, they dote on their rambunctious son “Master Fitzwilliam,” and they live in splendor. (Castle Howard was used for the interior scenes at Pemberley and Chatsworth House for the exteriors.)
It’s all just too perfect. And you know P.D. James can’t have that.