Murder on the Bride's Side

Murder on the Bride s Side Drawing from the classic Sense and Sensibility Tracy Kiely continues the adventures of Elizabeth Parker the likable Austen quoting sleuth in this witty and charming series Elizabeth Parker suspecte

  • Title: Murder on the Bride's Side
  • Author: Tracy Kiely
  • ISBN: 9780312537579
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Hardcover
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    Drawing from the classic Sense and Sensibility, Tracy Kiely continues the adventures of Elizabeth Parker, the likable Austen quoting sleuth, in this witty and charming series.Elizabeth Parker suspected that fulfilling her duties as maid of honor for her best friend, Bridget, was going to be murder And no sooner is the last grain of rice thrown than she finds herself stDrawing from the classic Sense and Sensibility, Tracy Kiely continues the adventures of Elizabeth Parker, the likable Austen quoting sleuth, in this witty and charming series.Elizabeth Parker suspected that fulfilling her duties as maid of honor for her best friend, Bridget, was going to be murder And no sooner is the last grain of rice thrown than she finds herself staring into the dead eyes of Bridget s Aunt Roni, a woman whose death is almost as universally celebrated as Bridget s nuptials The horror only increases when Harry, Bridget s cousin, becomes the chief suspect The idea is ludicrous to the family, because Harry is one of the kindest, most compassionate people imaginable To complicate matters, Elizabeth s boyfriend, Peter, appears to be falling for an old flame, a gorgeous wedding planner Determined to clear Harry of the crime, reign in Bridget s impulsive brand of sleuthing, and figure out where Peter s heart lies, Elizabeth sets her mind to work.Tracy Kiely has again brilliantly combined the wit and spunk of Austen s protagonists with a contemporary, traditional mystery With a vibrant cast of characters, the lush setting of a Virginia estate, and irresistible humor, she delivers on all counts.

    Comment 127

    • Amy says:

      Mini rant: While I enjoyed this novel, 3 books in this series with similar plot elements have finally annoyed Criminal Justice major in me enough to make that voice counter the book lover.Let us begin:1. Every mystery has a similar plot which involves a group of related or at least interconnected people forced to remain within the confinement of a certain area while the cops abuse, accuse, and in general terrorize the group to find a suspect. And there is always a trophy wife.2. The suspects ref [...]

    • Krystal says:

      This series continues to entertain - I love how she uses Austen as an overlay to the mysteries, more as a wink to an Austen fan than any real ingrained Austen plot. Plus, I love an author who uses epigraphs.

    • Selah Pike says:

      I enjoy the Austen references (just winks and nods, rather than entire plot points), and I liked how Elizabeth's inside knowledge of / history with the Matthews family gave her insight that the detective couldn't have. I like Elizabeth herself, but I often want to shake her! She is too clueless about her own personal life.

    • Emjy says:

      Quel plaisir de retrouver Elizabeth Parker dans la suite de ses aventures ! Cette fois, le décor de l'intrigue policière n'est plus la chaleureuse auberge de tante Winnie, à Cape Cod, mais le sud de la Virginie, où Elizabeth doit assister, en tant que demoiselle d'honneur, au mariage de ses amis Bridget et Colin (notez la référence). C'est un vrai délice de retrouver notre héroïne et cette ambiance si particulière et si "cozy mystery". L'esprit de Jane Austen est toujours présent, les [...]

    • Lucy Crowe says:

      I am enjoying this series a lot. Perfect summer reads, with likable characters and - at least as far as books #1 and #2 - good surprise endings. The author mixes in just enough of her main character's personal life into the plot to involve the reader but not detract from the mystery. "Murder on the Bride's Side" involved a large collection of possible suspects and multiple motives, giving it the feel of a good old-fashioned whodunit without any of the weightiness. Definitely a cozy read! Will be [...]

    • Linda says:

      Was never a big fan of Jane Austen books, so a few of the quotes or references I didn't get. Other than that the story has a lot of lies that families keep and it is interesting how the lies all unravel.

    • Laurel says:

      Charming cozy mystery with odd, interesting, unique but somehow familiar charactersAn old Richmond, Virginia plantation, a festive wedding and family disputes set the stage for murder in Tracy Kiely’s novel Murder on the Bride’s Side, the second novel in the Elizabeth Parker mystery series inspired by Jane Austen’s classic novels. A year ago, Kiely wowed me with her debut novel Murder at Longbourn loosely based on characters from Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. This time we follow the furt [...]

    • Betty says:

      n old Richmond, Virginia plantation, a festive wedding and family disputes set the stage for murder in Tracy Kiely's novel MURDER ON THE BRIDE'S SIDE, the second novel in the Elizabeth Parker mystery series inspired by Jane Austen's classic novels. A year ago, Kiely wowed me with her debut novel MURDER AT LONGBOURN loosely based on characters from Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. This time we follow the further adventures of her endearingly flawed, angst ridden sleuth Elizabeth Parker as she draws [...]

    • Jakki says:

      Amateur sleuth Elizabeth Parker is at it again. Readers were first introduced to this clumsy, Austen-quoting character in Tracy Kiely’s debut novel, Murder at Longbourn. In the second book in her series, Murder on the Bride’s Side, Kiely brings Elizabeth, her detective skills, and her boyfriend, Peter, to Richmond, Virginia for her best friend Bridget’s wedding.From the onset, death is all around. Between Bridget’s dream and her grandmother’s premonitions, both are certain that a death [...]

    • Vic says:

      Murder on the Bride's Side is Tracy Kiely's second murder mystery. I thought her debut novel, Murder at Longbourn, quite charming. Although it was set in modern times, the tie ins to Jane Austen were detailed enough to be satisfying. (In the first book, Aunt Winnie was the proprietor of the Inn at Longbourn, the heroine Elizabeth Parker turned to reading Pride and Prejudice in times of stress, a cat named Lady Catherine prowled the premises, and two friends named Bridget and Colin joined a band [...]

    • Alice says:

      C'est avec grande impatience que j'attendais de retrouver Elizabeth et sa tante Winnie depuis que j'avais refermé le premier volume, Murder at Longbourn. Là encore, je n'ai pas été déçu. On retrouve la même ambiance sophistiquée et les nombreux hommages à Jane Austen et à son oeuvre qui m'avaient tant plu. C'est un peu comme un jeu de piste où l'on prend plaisir à détecter chaque nouvelle allusion plus ou moins masquée, un vrai bonheur pour les amoureuses de la littérature anglais [...]

    • Christy Lockstein says:

      Murder on the Bride's Side by Tracy Kiely is the follow-up to Murder at Longbourn, following the misadventures of Elizabeth Parker, who loves Jane Austen and has a bad habit of stumbling onto murders. It picks up on the eve of Elizabeth's best friend Bridget's wedding. The women have been friends since childhood, and Elizabeth treats her friend's family as her own. As maid of honor, she has many responsibilities on her plate, but she had no idea that solving Bridget's Aunt Roni's murder would be [...]

    • Meredith (Austenesque Reviews) says:

      It's the day before her best friend's wedding and there's a heap of chaos and commotion surrounding maid-of-honor Elizabeth Parker. With the grandmother-of-the-bride having premonitions about death, the bride's (Bridget) contentious family all living under the same roof, and a wedding planner who is after her boyfriend, Elizabeth is just hoping to make it through the weekend alive!Well, the good news is that Elizabeth does make it through the weekend alive, the bad news is that Bridget's Aunt Ro [...]

    • QNPoohBear says:

      The plot has many many twists and turns and I think even if I wrote down all the clues, there's no way I could have solved it. I couldn't put the book down and read way too late to finish it. I don't know how Elizabeth figured it out. The ending was a bit unsatisfactory. I don't want to spoil the whodunnit but it came as a big surprise to me. The final reveal was unconventional and didn't make a lot of sense. I enjoyed the story though the characters were all unlikeable and unrealistic. It seems [...]

    • Susan says:

      Unfortunately, I didn't like this book as much as the first. The lead character freaked every time the police questioned her about the murder, which was stupid. The victim was obvious from the get-go. The author, once again, introduced a huge cast of characters within the first 50 or so pages which made it difficult to keep who was who straight (i.e the main character and her boyfriend, her BFF and her husband, the BFF's parents, a family matriarch with her children, both of whom have spouses, e [...]

    • Carie says:

      Not nearly as enjoyable as the first. While it's nearly to bullying to pick apart a cozy mystery (which by very definition is a book that one reads with the suspension of disbelief) I have a few things to say.1. The plot was so contrived, it was ridiculous. 2. The characters were completely unbelievable. What grown man (Avery) would really be blinded by such awful behavior (Roni)? I mean, she didn't even try to hide her viciousness. 3. If someone commits murder do you REALLY try to throw off the [...]

    • Jeannie and Louis Rigod says:

      Elizabeth Parker attends the wedding of her best friend, Bridget and is tossed amidst the internal unhappiness of the Bride's family. As a reader, you are quickly introduced to the person causing the vortex. When the person is discovered dead, you are not surprised.You are surprised by the intricately woven story surrounding the victim. It is not as simple as implied. The honeymoon is cancelled, engagements to be are postponed, and hearts are wounded as Elizabeth tries to make sense of the murde [...]

    • Susan says:

      What a find Kiely is! This is her second book, both about impetuous Elizabeth Parker. Elizabeth and Bridget Masters have been friends for many years, and the Masters family has been like her own family. Of course she's Bridget's maid of honor, and--just her luck--of course she finds the body of a much disliked family member the morning after the wedding. The police focus on one of Bridget's cousins, but both women are sure that he is innocent. The family would like to believe that the killer is [...]

    • Kate says:

      2nd in the series - Elizabeth's friend, Bridget, is getting married and her horrid aunt is murdered, probably by one of the family, so Elizabeth has to repeat her crime-solving. Some detection, some quotes & reminders of Austen, not much decent romance - all okay but not great. The solution is marred by too many red herrings, and the dialogue suffers from what I think of as G.Lucas syndrome: too close to the way people actually talk to be anything but annoying and embarassing to the reader. [...]

    • Michelle says:

      I enjoyed this little murder mystery more than the last one I read from this author. Some of the same characters carry over from her last novel when 1 of them gets married and a family member of the bride is murdered on the wedding day. The twists & turns of the story kept me guessing right up until the very end just who the murderer was. This novel also had a bitter-sweet twist to the story that her last one did not adding more depth & emotion. As was the case with the last novel (Murde [...]

    • Rachel says:

      Elizabeth Parker is the maid of honor at her best friend Bridget's wedding. The wedding reception is held at bridget's grandmother house in Virginia. The next morning Elizabeth finds the body of Bridget's much despised aunt and an investigation of Bridget's family commences. The book jacket makes it sound like the book connects to Jane Austen but aside from some side reference to Sense and Sensibility it really doesn't. This is the second book in the series. I haven't read the first but it didn' [...]

    • Nancey says:

      I liked the first one in the series but this was almost a copy of that story. SPOILER ALERTThe murder victim is horrible and is terrible to their young daughter, in both. The family matriarch was similar to her aunt and there is a big cast of characters stuck together. Elizabeth is so insecure, and while may be able to piece clues together is always a mess. I like my heroine with a little more composure, Nancy Drew was more together than this grown woman. But to be fair it's a cozy mystery which [...]

    • Grey853 says:

      More a romance than a mystery, this has some really ugly characters. It's pretty obvious from the get go who's going to be murdered and why. It's also no mystery as to who did and why, either. If you like weddings and all the details about what might go on, it's okay, but it wasn't that interesting to me. Plus, the main character was extremely insecure about everything, which annoyed me. I protagonists with a little more character.

    • Judy Goodnight says:

      The follow-up to Murder at Longbourn finds Elizabeth Parker acting as maid of honor at her best friend's wedding. But when a member of the family gets stabbed to death that night and Elizabeth finds the body the next morning, Elizabeth finds herself under suspicion & must find out who the real killer is.Continuing the Austen theme, the author uses parallels to Sense and Sensibility in this cozy mystery.

    • Marci says:

      This is a lightweight book, despite the author's attempt to give the killer's motive a psychologically deep source, but not bad at all. There are some great quotes from Jane Austen, William Faulkner, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Butler, and other literary greats, and one charming one from Victor Borge. The Jane Austen "hook" is very slight, but it's there and not poorly used. However, it does make the ultimate romantic angle too predictable.

    • Sandy says:

      I liked this book because the author did a good job of further developing the characters into real people. Bridget is getting married and she is a hoot! Elizabeth, the main character, is pulled into a murder mystery in Bridget's family, where she has grown up with the majority of the folks as a second family. I really enjoyed the twist at the end as well. Would recommend this book as well as the first from the authorMurder at Longhourn.

    • ❂ Jennifer says:

      This is the second in the series by Tracy Kiely, and I found it to be a great read. The mystery was a solid one with a tug on the heartstrings at the end. The romance sub-plot was a bit silly, but resolves itself in the end. All in all, I really enjoy this series and I'm hoping and looking forward to a third.

    • Nicole K says:

      Other than an Austen-loving pseudo-sleuth character, there is nothing particularly original about the plot. I suppose Kiely intended to play up the character-investigation than do a whole Agatha Christie thing. However, I wasn't pleased with the way she played with the plot and structure of the novel. Austen would not approve. In fact, it left me with a deep sense of unease.

    • Tauriel says:

      I liked this book. The heroine is likeable and believable (meaning she acts like a real person). Being a Jane Austen fan, I loved how Austen quotes are woven into the story. The mystery was clever, and I was totally surprised by who the killer was. I look forward to the next book in this series.

    • Michele says:

      A fun read. An homage to the classic English murder mystery where everyone is trapped at a country house until the killer is identified with Jane Austen and Cary Grant references sprinkled in. It's a bit gimmicky, but in a way that I personally find appealing. This is her second novel and though it starts off much slower, the mystery is better in the end.

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