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Death at Epsom Downs
     

Death at Epsom Downs

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by Robin Paige
 

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Lord Charles Sheridan has launched an investigation into a jockey's recent (and mysterious) death-while his wife, Kate, puzzles over the long-ago theft of an actress's jewels. But soon the Sheridans can't help wondering if the two strange events are, somehow, connected.

Overview

Lord Charles Sheridan has launched an investigation into a jockey's recent (and mysterious) death-while his wife, Kate, puzzles over the long-ago theft of an actress's jewels. But soon the Sheridans can't help wondering if the two strange events are, somehow, connected.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101204085
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/05/2002
Series:
A Victorian Mystery , #7
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
108,478
File size:
367 KB
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 Epsom Downs (Charles and Kate Sheridan Series #7) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Fresno-Gal More than 1 year ago
This series never disappoints. The heroine is an intelligent, educated and spirited woman. The relationship with her husband is one based on love and mutual respect--not always the norm in 19th century England. The settings for this series are great fun and the historical characters who appear in the story add to the enjoyment. A good book for a rainy day.
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* cells have a single bed, toilet, and sink. No visitors nor escapable paths. Ten ppl per res.*
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KierannaK More than 1 year ago
As usual the authors blend historical figures, culture, lifestyle with very believable characters and always a surprising ending.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1899, Lord Charles Sheridan, Baron of Somersworth, and his wife Lady Kathryn attend Derby Day at Epsom Downs. Charles, a photography buff, plans to shoot the hoses as they cross the finish line. However, tragedy strikes during the race when one of the thoroughbreds Gladiator goes berserk killing his jockey and another horse.

The highly respected racing horse owner and fan, the Prince of Wales, believes someone drugged Gladiator. He asks Charles to investigate. While Charles is sleuthing, Kate visits Lillie Langtrey in an attempt to interview the famous actress for a magazine article that Kate wants to write under a pseudonym. Kate learns that Lillie owes a fortune to a bookie, who happens to have been shot at the same time he was supposed to meet the renowned performer. Charles sees the link between his inquiries and the bookie shooting. He files his report, but no one knows whether the guilty party will be punished or even if the doping will stop.

DEATH AT EPSOM DOWNS is as much a social commentary of a time in which the excesses of the aristocracy was slowly ending (but still prevailing) in England as it is a mystery. The cleverly arranged mystery absorbs the audience, but takes a back seat to the human drama at the tail end of the nineteenth century. Robin Paige provides a page-turning novel that will entice historical fiction buffs and Victorian mystery readers to seek her previous works in a strong series.

Harriet Klausner