Cover Reveal: Jane Austen’s Lost Letters by Jane K. Cleland
By Crime HQFebruary 24, 2021
Jane K. Cleland On Writing Jane Austen’s Lost Letters
I was born loving Jane Austen—I mean that literarily. Some expectant mothers play classical music to their unborn children. Others sing lullabies. My mother read Pride and Prejudice to me in the womb. To say my mother was a Jane Austen fan is like calling the ocean wet. It’s true, but it misses the point. My mother was a mega-fan, a devotee, a true believer. She was active in the Jane Austen Society most of her adult life, and attending the group’s annual conference was the highlight of her year. It was therefore double humbling to write Jane Austen’s Lost Letters—I was able to acknowledge my mother’s gift—an early love of Jane Austen—while honoring one of the world’s most beloved authors. And, oh, by the way, did you hear? It might be that some never-before-seen letters written by Jane Austen have come to light.
Welcome to Rocky Point, New Hampshire, where my gal, Josie Prescott, runs Prescott’s Antiques & Auctions, one of the premier small antiques auction houses in the world. Join Josie on a quest for the truth—about the letters and herself. As she draws close to the answers, she finds herself in danger, and learns that some people will do anything to keep a secret—even kill.