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Death at Daisy's Folly (Robin Paige Victorian Mysteries, No. 3) (edition 1997)

by Robin Paige

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Title:Death at Daisy's Folly (Robin Paige Victorian Mysteries, No. 3)
Authors:Robin Paige
Info:Berkley (1997), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
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I didn't expect much from this diminutive book so I was pleasantly surprised that this Victorian murder mystery was able to develop the main characters and was historically correct. I will read another Robin Paige book. ( )
  GeneHunter | Mar 13, 2016 |
Synopsis: Kate and Charles find themselves invited to a weekend party that includes the heir to the throne, the Prince of Wales, and Daisy Brooke, the Countess of Warwick. The Prince is not at all pleased when one of his groomsmen is murdered and asks Charles to look into the matter. Another murder follows, shortly, and it appears that Daisy is being framed. Fearing an implication of the Prince, Charles and Kate begin interviewing servants and wealthy, alike, discovering a tangle of misrepresentations, half-truths, and lies that characterized the society of the Marlboro set.
Review: This is a nice look at a piece of Elizabethan England history, particularly since it is a plausible explanation of the actions of the Prince of Wales and the Countess of Warwick. This time period is a bit irritating since women were expected to swan around, never openly presenting themselves as intelligent people. I get weary of both males and females dancing around what they want to say. ( )
  DrLed | Mar 15, 2015 |
Sir Charles Sheridan finally decides to ask Kate to marry him. Readers of this series have surely been waiting for this moment. But the proposal is overshadowed by a mystery. Charles and Kate are guests at a weekend house party, thrown by the Prince of Wales's long-time mistress. A servant and a party guest die, and Charles is charged with investigating.

This books paints a colorful picture of the dynamics of the country house party. The series does an excellent job of showing the elaborate codes of behavior that governed the Victorian upper classes. The mystery itself was fairly unremarkable- actually fairly forgettable. Still, a decent, atmospheric book for those who like historical mysteries. ( )
  lahochstetler | Nov 12, 2012 |
Enjoyable little historical fiction mystery series. ( )
  hjjugovic | Feb 26, 2012 |
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A cock was crowing in the coop at the foot of the dark orchard when Harry Gordon, groom to His Highness the Prince of Wales, entered the stable.
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When two murders occur during the weekend party of the unladylike Countess of Warwick, the Prince of Wales, hoping to avoid a scandal, orders Sir Charles and Miss Ardleigh to solve the case. Original
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Sir Charles Sheridan, the amateur scientist and photographer, meets American writer Kate Ardleigh, now residing in England, yet again at the scene of murder. Daisy, Countess of Warwick, invites them both to a weekend party, which also includes the Prince of Wales (Daisy's latest lover). But disaster awaits, as first a stable boy and then a nobleman are found dead on the grounds...This is the third Victorian mystery, following Death at Bishops Keep and Death at Gallows Green.… (more)

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