Death on the Lizard

Death on the Lizard

by Robin Paige

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Two apparently accidental deaths at the Marconi telegraph station. The drowning of a local girl. Two cases that involve Charles, Lord Sheridan, and his wife, Kate, in foreign espionage, malicious intrigue, and inexplicable messages sent out of the blue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425210390
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/03/2007
Series: Charles and Kate Sheridan Series , #12
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 226,141
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.88(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.

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Place of Birth:

Danville, Illinois


Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

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Death on the Lizard (Charles and Kate Sheridan Series #12) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
hjjugovic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable little historical fiction mystery series.
TracyK1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great mystery!!! I am just sorry that this is the last in the series. Hope that they might write some more!! The story centers around the Marconi wireless telegraph system. Great plot!
prussblue10 More than 1 year ago
'Death on the Lizard' by the husband and wife writing team under the pseudonym of 'Robin Paige,' is #12 in the series that began in the late British Victorian period and culminates in the Edwardian period. First, I should say that my wife had been given #6, 'Death at Whitechapel,' some years ago. It sat around on a 'too read' pile for years. Not long ago, I was in desperate need of something different to read and my wife suggested giving #6 a try. At first, I waffled … maybe I'll read it … but I can wait to get something … Okay, I'll give it a try. It was the right decision! I found that all the titles were in reprint and decided to try some. #1 got me definitely 'hooked' especially since it starts out in lower Manhattan, my home town, with a fascinating main character. It did not take long to acquire and get to #5. #7 through #12 were soon to follow. Some would classify the series as 'cozy mystery (historical fiction),' but if so, at the high end of that genre which I have seen too often be overly simplistic at best and often not concerned with historical accuracy. That is not true for this series! It is intelligently written with plausible stories woven into the given historical setting. The main characters, who become husband and wife, are most compelling and work well together at common goals. They both recognize each others value (multileveled) and solve mysteries well … and actually love and respect one another at a time when that was not always the case. I am afraid of giving too much away and don't want to include 'spoilers' that might detract from others reading pleasure. I will just say that you might consider the main characters people you might like to know in the period setting or today. I had so much fun, and hours of reading enjoyment, that I would recommend these titles, 1 – 12, without reservation. The sad note is that #12, an excellent read, is the last in the series. It would seem that publishers of the time, when written, wanted the authors to take a different path. I, in my opinion, think that they made a mistake. I would love to see a #13 … and more if a publisher would realize the value of the series that could have realistically gone on for at least a few more titles. That said, I have no regrets in having obtained the 12 titles but sad that I will likely not see more. I can wish though!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where iz he i txted back and didnt get a reply
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Gerda689 More than 1 year ago
Although I have not begun this book, the other eleven I have read. In my estimation this series is the best Robin Paige (Susan Wittig Albert) work. It is my hope that she continue this series, as it is the best she has ever done.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Two years earlier, though the competition is fierce, the Marconi Wireless Telegraphy Company successfully sent the first wireless message across the Atlantic from their Bass Point Station in Lizard Village, Cornwall. However, by 1903 much of the initial euphoria has worn off as sabotage slows down progress. More frightening, a fisherman finds the battered body of Jack Gordon who the officials declared fell off the nearby cliff to his accidental death. When a second accident leaves another employee dead, the company and the locals conjecture whether a rival is warning off the workforce no one believes an accident occurred as two tragedies so close together seem too coincidental especially since more damaging disruption including the stealing of a key valuable piece of equipment has occurred at the wireless station. --- While Lady Kate Sheridan visits her grieving friend Lady Jenna Loveday, whose daughter Harriet recently drowned, local authorities ask her husband Charles, a successful amateur sleuth, to investigate the two ¿accidental¿ deaths that they now believe are homicides. He soon connects Harriet¿s drowning, the deaths of the employees of the wireless company to the industrial espionage and sabotage, but that knowledge places Charles and Kate in danger from a person willing to kill to take control of the growing international communications business. --- DEATH ON THE LIZARD is a fantastic historical mystery, which in spite of a wonderful who-done-it investigation, the early twentieth century communication technology takes front and center as readers cannot help but to compare it with cell phones and internet instant chat lines, etc. The story line is action-packed, but also provides a deep historical look at Cornwall and at the beginnings of the technology revolution. The key cast members, not just the sleuthing marital team, are fully developed as Team Paige is at their best with this insightful look at the late Victorian Age. --- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ealks in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its so sad that i snuggled all 45 of my stufft lizards. Worst book ever. Its TOTALY MEAN TO LIZARDS! J