3 Books for Northanger Abbey Lovers | Jane Austen Mystery Novels

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Do you love Jane Austen’s novel Northanger Abbey? I do. I mean, who doesn’t love a good mystery novel set in Regency England? If you do too, then check out these amazing Jane Austen meets Mystery/Suspense novels!

Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale

Midnight in Austenland Shannon Hale Northanger Abbey Jane Austen mystery novelPlot

Recently divorced, thirty something Charlotte Kinder finds herself suddenly alone. When her children go to visit her ex-husband for the summer, she reads all of Jane Austen’s novels. Soon she longs to live in the world of Regency England. When she finds out about a Austen themed retreat she knows immediately that she must go there. Austenland allows Charlotte to dress in empire waisted dresses and live in a British manor house. Handsome actors are even on hand to help create a true “regency romance” fit for Pride and Prejudice. At first, Charlotte enjoys high tea and drawing room conversations…until she runs into a dead body.

Why Austen fans will love it

Inspired by Austen’s amazing novels Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park, this book references and builds off the plot lines of those masterpieces. The main character is super relatable and the romance she finds is adorable.

The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen

The Secret of Pembroke Park Julie Klassen Northanger Abbey Jane AustenPlot

Abigail Foster’s family has suddenly come down in the world–losing much of their family’s wealth through bad investments. It seems like an amazing windfall when a distant relative offers for them to stay at a grand manor house, called Pembrooke Park. However, Abigail soon realizes that not all at the Park is as it seems. Mentions of murders, hidden treasure and secret rooms abound at Pembrooke. The mystery of what happened at this estate twenty years ago takes Abigail full attention… well, it would if a certain handsome gentlemen didn’t keep distracting her.

Why Austen fans will love it

Set in the same time period as Northanger Abbey, this novel holds a great mystery and a wonderful Austen approved romance.

And Only To Deceive by Tasha Alexander

And Only to Deceive Tasha Alexander Northanger Abbey Jane Austen Mystery Suspense NovelsPlot

Nearly out of the burden of wearing mourning clothes, Lady Emily Ashton looks forward to beginning the rest of her life. As a young and economically independent widow in Victorian England the world has so much possibility. However, as she begins to learn more about her recently departed husband, she begins to wonder if maybe his death was not so much an accident. Investigating while wearing a corset ensues. This is the first novel in a wonderful mystery suspense series.

Why Austen fans will love it

Filled with wonderful Victorian fashion and manners, while still having an independent and strong female lead this novel is a great deal of fun–and of course it has plenty of dashing suitors.

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