Review: Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price


Title: Pride and Premeditation
Author: Tirzah Price
Genres: YA, Mystery, Romance, Retellings, Historical Fiction
Series: Jane Austen Murder Mystery #1
Published: April 6, 2021
Pages: ~368
My Rating: 3/5
Buy the Book: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indie Bound | | Audible

PROS: Jane Austen, murder mystery, strong female mc, retelling
CONS: dragged out, no real plot twists/surprises

Perfect for fans of the Lady Janies and Stalking Jack the Ripper, the first book in the Jane Austen Murder Mysteries series is a clever retelling of Pride and Prejudice that reimagines the iconic settings, characters, and romances in a thrilling and high-stakes whodunit. 

When a scandalous murder shocks London high society, seventeen-year-old aspiring lawyer Lizzie Bennet seizes the opportunity to prove herself, despite the interference of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the stern young heir to the prestigious firm Pemberley Associates.

Convinced the authorities have imprisoned the wrong person, Lizzie vows to solve the murder on her own. But as the case—and her feelings for Darcy—become more complicated, Lizzie discovers that her dream job could make her happy, but it might also get her killed.


This book took about 250 pages before it caught my attention. Once I hit 250 I couldn’t put the book down. It’s a YA murder mystery book so I wasn’t expecting huge twists and turns but if I was a DNF’er I would have stopped around page 200-thankfully I can’t just stop reading a book and I’m so glad that I did. The story picked up and it was really good.

Lizzie was a good female mc she was fierce without being overly “I am a woman hear me roar” but she deff put out that vibe. I liked Mr. Darcy from the beginning because a Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice inspired book with Darcy as a characters name—C’MON. My favorite literary character was represented good by this young Mr Darcy, with his cold demeanor and introverted self. 

Mr. Collins gave me the creeps FR. I keep forgetting (unsure how because I’ve read more regal romance books than I can count) how things were done back there and how the parents ruled above literally everything. 

Charlotte was a great thrown in the back side character. I like Abigail too. And of course cute little Fred.

I also loved how the story made it known that there would be a second book and in the end it let you know what is was going to be about-I enjoy that instead of wondering if/when/what the second book will be about. 

For a debut novel this one was good, it was just slow to start but then amped right up! 

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