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In 'Death Comes to Pemberley,' a brisk mystery in Austen-land
In 'Death Comes to Pemberley,' a brisk mystery in Austen-land

That Jane Austen failed to write a murder-mystery sequel to "Pride and Prejudice" was an oversight remedied in 2011 by P.D. James with her novel "Death Comes to Pemberley." Like "P&P" and many other Austens before it — and many of James' own works, for that matter — that book has been adapted for television. Making its American debut Sunday via the PBS series "Masterpiece Mystery," 201 years after Elizabeth Bennet finally said yes to Mr. Darcy, it's a highly satisfying riff on the original work, as well as a credit to the modern British costume drama. Pemberley, of course, is the estate of which Elizabeth Bennet became...

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