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Death on the Lizard by Robin Paige
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This was very didactic to the point I was skipping quite a few pages in order to find the plot line again. ( )
  KarenRinn | Nov 2, 2013 |
Enjoyable little historical fiction mystery series. ( )
  hjjugovic | Feb 26, 2012 |
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! ( )
  TracyK1 | Mar 13, 2011 |
The wireless telegraph is new and becoming popular however, things are happening at the stations that are causing things to slow down. First vandalism and then two murders. Charles, Lord Sheridan, is asked to head an investigation and finds that valuable equipment has disappeared. And when a local girl drowns and it becomes clear that these deaths and the dirty tricks at the station are connected. ( )
  bookworm00 | Jul 12, 2009 |
#12 and so far last in the Lady Kathryn and Sir Charles Sheridan Victorian/Edwardian mystery series. Kathryn and Charles are off to Cornwall to an area called “The Lizard” as Charles helps out his friend Lord Marsden investigate problems with the Marconi wireless telegraph service. Marsden is a member of the Marconi company board and stands to lose a lot of money if thefts and "accidental" deaths continue to beset the company. Meanwhile, Kathryn and Lord Marsden’s sister Patsy visit a friend in that same area whose ten-year-old daughter has drowned recently. They are hoping to cheer her up, but she seems inconsolable and has turned to a spiritualist who is hoping to help her with the ‘hallucinations’ she’s been having since Harriet’s death. The two storylines become intricately entangled and the mystery gets to be quite interesting. This time period is not really my favorite to read about, but I have always enjoyed Paige’s series. This is one of those series where the point of view changes from chapter to chapter and Paige is one of the few authors I’ve seen who can consistently pull this off in grand fashion. This book was particularly interesting as I learned quite a lot about the “wireless,” a hot technology of the time. I am sorry to see that this is the last book in series at least for a time and am hoping that the author decides to resume it sometime. ( )
  Spuddie | Oct 1, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425210391, Mass Market Paperback)

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.

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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.… (more)

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