Death at Dartmoor

Death at Dartmoor

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"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...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 106 x 172 x 23mm | 159g
  • New York
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0425189090
  • 9780425189092
  • 279,900

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"A fantasia on themes from The Hound of the Baskervilles whose focus on the Sheridans shows an altogether more lighthearted side of the moors than Doyle ever revealed."--Kirkus Reviews



"Robin Paige's detectives do for turn-of-the-century technology and detection what Elizabeth Peters' Peabody and Emerson have done for Victorian Egyptology."--Gothic Journal

"Paige has crafted another convincingly detailed Victorian mystery, sure to please fans and new readers alike."--Publishers Weekly
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About Robin Paige

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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901 ratings
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4 41% (373)
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2 5% (42)
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