Death at Dartmoor by Robin Paige
(Robin Paige Victorian 8)

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"A sentence to Dartmoor Prison is a sentence to a living hell…" Lord Charles Sheridan and his American wife, Kate, have heard some truly awful things about Britain's most notorious prison. But Dartmoor and its mist-shrouded environs hold special appeal for both Sheridans. Kate hopes to find inspiration for her new Gothic novel, while Charles plans to implement a fingerprinting program at the prison—and arrange a meeting with one of its most infamous inmates, Samuel Spencer. He's convinced that Spencer—a Scotsman who admitted to killing his wife—is, in fact, innocent. What's more, he believes he has the evidence to prove it. But Spencer continues to maintain his own guilt—and, as if to confirm it, he soon stages a daring prison escape. Lord Charles and his acquaintance Arthur Conan Doyle are most perplexed by this odd turn of events. And when a body turns up on the moor, it's up to the two men—and the clever Kate—to discover if the missing convict is connected to this murderous new case…


 

About Robin Paige

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Robin Paige is the pseudonym of husband-and-wife team Susan Wittig Albert and Bill Albert. Susan Wittig Albert is the author of the China Bayles mysteries Thyme of Death, Witch's Bane, Hangman's Root, Rosemary Remembered, Rueful Death, Love Lies Bleeding, Chile Death, Lavender Lies, Mistletoe Man, and Bloodroot. Bill Albert is the coauthor, with his wife, of more than sixty novels for young adults. They live in the Texas hill country.
 
Published March 4, 2003 by Berkley. 346 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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What if dissolute Prince Eddy, heir to the British throne, didn’t really die of undisclosed causes in 1892, but was shunted off for his profligate ways and general unsuitability to Glamis Castle in Scotland, where he’s been under a genteel form of house arrest for a good ten years under the watch...

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Mysterious Dartmoor is the darkly atmospheric setting for Paige's latest installment in the Victorian series (after 2001's Death at Epsom Downs) featuring

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Osborne's disappearance, which coincides with the brutal slaughter of a housemaid, proves worthy of the king's attention when the Sheridans learn that the victim's throat was slit in a manner consistent with the crimes of Jack the Ripper—and that Osborne is actually the king's eldest son, Edward,...

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It is 1901, and Lord Charles and Lady Katherine Sheridan have come to Dartmoor, he to introduce a new forensic tool -- fingerprint identification -- as a way to prove guilt or innocence at Dartmoor prison (a place that makes Alcatraz look like Disneyland) and she to find Gothic inspiration for he...

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The complex interactions and mysterious local legends cast a mysterious fog over the truth until Kate and Charles can clear it away and separate all of the threads of this intricately woven mystery.

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