Death at Dartmoor (Charles and Kate Sheridan Series #8)

Death at Dartmoor (Charles and Kate Sheridan Series #8)

by Robin Paige

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Overview

“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…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425189092
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/04/2003
Series: Charles and Kate Sheridan Series , #8
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 236,209
Product dimensions: 6.74(w) x 4.12(h) x 0.95(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

Date of Birth:

1940

Place of Birth:

Danville, Illinois

Education:

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

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Death at Dartmoor (Charles and Kate Sheridan Series #8) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Fresno-Gal More than 1 year ago
This is the eighth book in this delightful series. It's important to read them in order because the authors allow the characters to grow. Each book is set in a different part of England and features characters from history who appear with all their strengths and frailties and add to the interest of each book. A wonderful read on a rainy day when an escape to the English county side and a hot cup of tea are in order.
hjjugovic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable little historical fiction mystery series.
thornton37814 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sir Charles and Lady Kate Sheridan are invited to a seance the home of Sir Edgar and Lady Duncan near Dartmoor prison. Sir Charles has business at the prison anyway to fingerprint the prisoners. He's especially interested in a prisoner there who plead guilty to a charge of which Sir Charles is fairly certain he's innocent and which can be proven with the new fingerprinting method. Also a guest at the seance is Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Three prisoners escape, two are captured; Sir Edgar is murdered. The community immediately assumes the escaped prisoner is guilty. Sir Charles, Doyle, and Lady Kate set out to find the truth of the murder. While I enjoyed the book, I would have preferred that the historical figure of Arthur Conan Doyle have been left out. Paige seems to be somewhat critical of the abilities of Holmes through the voices she gave her characters. The novel seemed a bit longer than it needed to be.
punxsygal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Book number ? in the series. I have enjoyed following the story of Lord and Lady Sheridan and the life and and times of the Victorian period. Each book has a fanous figure from the era worked into the story. This time Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was working on his story The Hounds of Baskerville.
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