Austen inspired mystery

Pictures Of Perfection - Reginald Hill

Hill loved Austen, and it shows in this mystery which draws quite a bit from Austen.  It isn't just the use of quotes of her letters to start each chapter, but also in Hill's using a turn of sentence to open roads of meaning.  Austen did that too.


The plot concerns a small town, and Hill makes good use of the beginning and ending chapters.  The town is full of your standard country strange people with various issues.  It is a fun little read.