Året er 1803. Det har gått seks år siden Darzy og Elizabeth giftet seg, og de har fått to sønner. Elizabeth er lykkelig. Men harmonien trues, og i forkant av det årlige høstballet dukker det opp gamle synder og misforståelser. Lydia, familiens svarte får, dukker uventet opp på Pimberley, og forteller at mannen hennes er myrdet på Darcy-familiens gods.
The year is 1803, and Darcy and Elizabeth have been married for six years. There are now two handsome and healthy sons in the nursery, Elizabeth's beloved sister Jane and her husband Bingley live nearby and the orderly world of Pemberley seems unassailable. But all this is threatened when, on the eve of the annual autumn ball, the guests are preparing to retire for the night when a chaise appears, rocking down the path from Pemberley's wild woodland. As it pulls up, Lydia Wickham - Elizabeth's younger, unreliable sister - stumbles out screaming that her husband has been murdered. Inspired by a lifelong passion for the work of Jane Austen, PD James masterfully recreates the world of "Pride and Prejudice", and combines it with the excitement and suspense of a brilliantly-crafted crime story. "Death Comes to Pemberley" is a distinguished work of fiction, from one of the best-loved, most-read writers of our time.