Fiona Mason is a tour guide with Super Sun Executive Travel. She accepts a job covering the life and places lived by Jane Austen as an emergency replacement for the normal tour guide. It was a convenient excuse to put off having to think of her personal relationship woes.
One of the tourists is extremely abrasive, and enjoys getting everyone else around her riled up. When Mrs. Estelle du Plessis is late returning to the tour bus, she is left behind. Later she is discovered to have died at the museum they were visiting. It turns out Estelle was traveling under a false name and was a very important person where she came from.
Now Fiona is trying to figure out if Estelle died from natural causes, or if she had made one of the other guest madder than she had thought, or even if she had been killed by someone from her past who held a long standing grudge.
This was a fun story with developed characters and a bit of misdirection. I enjoyed the dialogue between the characters and even though I'm not personally a Jane Austen fan, the descriptions of the places and the background stories made for an interesting read. The author was kind enough to answer a couple of technical questions for me which I really appreciated.
Although this is the seventh book in the series, it can very much be enjoyed as a stand-alone story. This was the first story I have read from this author, and I look forward to reading more of her stories.