Books by Robin Paige

Released: March 4, 2003

"Gypsy prophecies, singalongs at the pub, a possible ghost or two: There's something for everyone. And if you don't fall in love with Glamis Castle, you haven't a wee dram o' romance in your soul."
What if dissolute Prince Eddy, heir to the British throne, didn't really die of undisclosed causes in 1892, but was shunted off for his profligate ways and general unsuitability to Glamis Castle in Scotland, where he's been under a genteel form of house arrest for a good ten years under the watchful eyes of Hilda, a housemaid, and her daughter Fiona, who know him only as Lord Osborne? What if the Germans got wind of his whereabouts and sent in a spy to abduct him and embarrass the British royals with his reappearance? And what if Prince Eddy, who has recurring fantasies about being Bonnie Prince Charlie and escaping to the island of Skye, goes missing at the same time Hilda has her throat slashed? An agitated Edward VII will send along a Coldstream Guards regiment and Brigadier Charles Sheridan (Death at Dartmoor, 2002, etc.) to recapture the Prince, and Sheridan will take fingerprints, scrounge for clues, and one-up the local constable while his wife Kate, searching for a plot for her latest gothic novel as Beryl Bardwell, will reconnoiter the castle's haunted corridors. One or the other of them will solve two more murders, confront an old foe, find and protect Prince Eddy, and carefully construct yet another spurious death scenario to keep him safe and the monarchy's revamped line of succession intact. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 5, 2002

" A fantasia on themes from The Hound of the Baskervilles whose determined focus on the Sheridans (Death at Epsom Downs, not reviewed, etc.) shows an altogether more lighthearted side of the moors than Doyle ever revealed."
Talk about dedication. When Lord Charles Sheridan's American wife Kate wants to research locations for the latest novel she's setting on the Devon moors, her devoted husband ensconces her in unlovely Princetown, in the shadow of Dartmoor prison, so that he can indulge his fondness for amateur criminology while she soaks up atmosphere. Since Kate's old friend Patsy Marsden, intrepid photographer and traveler, is also on hand, along with their acquaintance Arthur Conan Doyle, who's researching his own tale of the moors, the sojourn promises pleasures both scenic and social—as well as an opportunity for Charles to bend prison officials' ears about the breakthrough science of fingerprint analysis and to interview Prisoner 351, Dr. Samuel Spencer, a Dartmoor guest ever since midway through his trial for killing his wife, when he unaccountably changed his plea to guilty. What comes as a bonus is unscheduled mystery: Soon after Spencer escapes from Dartmoor, local squire Sir Edgar Duncan is found murdered—a shocking development foreshadowed during a séance Lady Rosalind Duncan had arranged with medium Nigel Westcott. While Doyle, more successful as romantic lead than detective, chases false clues, Lord Charles, who's just "like Sherlock Holmes . . . only smarter," uses a convenient eyewitness to the killing to bring the guilty to book. Read full book review >