Death In Hyde Park

Death In Hyde Park

by Robin Paige

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ISBN-13: 9780425201138
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/2005
Series: Charles and Kate Sheridan Series , #10
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 561,423
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.73(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 in Hyde Park (Charles and Kate Sheridan Series #10) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
hjjugovic on LibraryThing 3 days ago
Enjoyable little historical fiction mystery series.
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The husband and wife team who write under the pen name of Robin Paige are making wide inroads into the period thriller field. What a prolific pair - the duo have penned more than 60 books for young adults and she (Susan Wittig Albert) is also the author of the China Bayles mysteries. Their last Victorian mystery, Glamis Castle, ranked high with readers, and 'Death In Hyde Park' will undoubtedly do the same as the writers deftly explore turn-of-the-century methods of crime detection and create intriguing fictional characters who mix with actual persons of that time - in this case, Jack London. The year is 1902 when Prince Albert is due to replace the exalted Queen Victoria on the throne to become King Edward VII. Just as it rains on many parades, there was a damp chilly rain falling on Coronation Day. However, there's more than inclement weather to mar what was meant to be a celebration. An anarchist, Yuri Messenko, believed that 'Assassination was a moral response to the immoral institutions and governments that spawned' what he perceived as horrors. Further, he was desperately in love with the very mysterious Charlotte Conway, editor of the newspaper where he is employed. Thus, for these two reasons he intended to send the newly crowned king to his heavenly reward by detonating a bomb. However, Yuri was an inept assassin - he tripped, fell on his satchel, and blew himself into pieces. Suspecting that there was more than one involved in the attempt on his life the new King asks his friends, Lord Charles Sheridan and his wife, Kate, to investigate. The Sheridans unearth many clues, all of which lead them in different directions. Their investigation takes a more intriguing turn when the beautiful Charlotte turns up in their home. She has been romantically involved not with Yuri but with American writer Jack London. As always the Sheridans do manage to unravel this tangled mystery and emerge unscathed. For those who take their mysteries with dashes of period drama 'Death In Hyde Park' should be on their list of must-reads.
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In 1902 on the same day that Edward is crowned as the king, anarchist Yuri Messenko dies when the bomb he carried exploded when he accidentally dropped his satchel setting off the explosive while he strolled through Hyde Park with a purposeful stride. All the king¿s men believe the deceased was coming to Buckingham Palace to kill the monarch, but the explosive detonated too soon when Yuri tripped. The king¿s retinue worries that other assassins and terrorists perhaps sponsored by the Clarion newspaper will try again and howl for justice............................ The king's equerry Frederick Ponsonby royally orders Lord Charles Sheridan to investigate whether the dead man planned to kill the newly coroneted Edward VII and the probability of other terrorists lurking for the moment to complete the atrocity. Charles begins making inquiries while his wife Kate begins her own investigation...................... Robin Paige makes a case that Edward¿s England is similar to Bush¿s America just after 9/11. However, instead of allowing the readers to surmise the parallel actions and reactions, Ms. Paige forces the comparisons so that the audience never needs to ponder what they are and why. The inquiries are fun to follow, but take a backseat to the comparisons between then and now. The lead couple remains charming and the rest of the cast is solid though renowned author Jack London will feel off kilter. However, though intriguing, a lot more cerebral inference would have made this a super tale rather than an in your face story............................ Harriet Klausner