Death at Bishop's Keep (Charles and Kate Sheridan Series #1)

Death at Bishop's Keep (Charles and Kate Sheridan Series #1)

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by Robin Paige
     
 

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Kate Adrleigh is everything the Victorian English gentlewoman is not—outspoken, free-thinking, American...and a writer of the frowned upon "penny-dreadfuls."

Soon after her arrival in Essex, England, a body is unearthed in a nearby archeological dig—and Kate has the chance to not only research her latest story...but to begin her first case with amateur

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Overview

Kate Adrleigh is everything the Victorian English gentlewoman is not—outspoken, free-thinking, American...and a writer of the frowned upon "penny-dreadfuls."

Soon after her arrival in Essex, England, a body is unearthed in a nearby archeological dig—and Kate has the chance to not only research her latest story...but to begin her first case with amateur detective Sir Charles Sheridan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425164358
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Series:
A Victorian Mystery Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
290,299
Product dimensions:
6.74(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
1940
Place of Birth:
Danville, Illinois
Education:
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

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Death at Bishop's Keep (Charles and Kate Sheridan Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
librarygirlAS More than 1 year ago
This is an older book that I read when it first came out. I recently purchased it for my nook after purchasing some of Susan Wittig Alpert's Beatrix Potter books (she and her husband use Beatrix Potter as a character in the second book of this series). Bishop's Keep was just as much of a fun, compelling page turner the second time around. This is the most I've had to recharge my nook battery since my husband gave it to me 7 months ago!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great read! I really like stories about this era. I like the way that the author changes the dialect. It takes some getting used to but makes the story so much more enjoyable! I already have the next one!
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Winstin More than 1 year ago
I believe this is the first book in the series and as such I feel that it is a good first effort. The writing is lively in places and in others, it feels forced and unnatural. Her characters tend to be very one-dimensional and therefor lack the depth to make them interesting. She relies heavily on cliches--such as the all-evil religious aunt who has not one redeeming trait about her. The mystery is not so mysterious, but that doesn't seem to be the main focus of the stories. Rather, she seems to focus on the characters and their interactions. Hopefully, the following mysteries will improve.
FlyhighTEC More than 1 year ago
I went ahead and finished this book, but it seemed just plain silly. I know I read good reviews of it, so don't understand it. I do not recommend this book, and am now leary of other books by Paige. Should I be?
BEST-NONNI-EVER More than 1 year ago
This is the first in the Kate Sheridan series & I found it a little difficult to get through. I'm going to try book two & see if the story line is less burdensome. I prefer the other series that the author(under her own name) writes such as The China Bayle Series.
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jbg78 More than 1 year ago
I did not know that Bill and Susan Wittig wrote books together. The book discussion I attend is conducting a author chat with Susan Albert Wittig, and I thought that reading a book in this series would give me some interesting questions to ask. It did. I appreciated the research that the authors must have done to get the social attitudes of the time proper. Overall, I enjoyed this book. I will read more from this series. The time period is interesting and the characters are engaging. It would be a great rainy day read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you've read Susan Wittig Albert, don't hesitate to grab this series written under the pseudonymn of Robin Paige, by Susan and her husband Bill. The characters in the books are charming and the unusual twist is that they integrate true historical figures from the turn of the century into their works. I HIGHLY recommend the series and it just keeps getting better. (Particularly if you like strong women!)