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Booklover’s New Novel Is A Jane Austen Mystery

"First Impressions," is a new novel by Charlie Lovett.

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Literary mysteries intrigue booklovers and even emerge as themes in popular culture.

Where did Mary Shelley really get her idea for "Frankenstein"? How would Charles Dickens' unfinished "Mystery of Edwin Drood" have ended? And the theories about who really wrote Shakespeare's plays have gone on for centuries.

But creating a literary mystery based on the work of a famous author is a delicate business. Suppose the great Jane Austen politely plagiarized the plot of her masterwork "Pride and Prejudice"? And suppose the proof existed in one rare, old book? It's a premise that's carried off in a new novel called "First Impressions."

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