Death at Devil's Bridge

Death at Devil s Bridge Newlyweds Charles and Kate Sheridan host an auto exhibition at Kate s ancestral home attended by Europe s foremost investors and inventors But competition speed and money explosive than gasoline are

Newlyweds Charles and Kate Sheridan host an auto exhibition at Kate s ancestral home, attended by Europe s foremost investors and inventors But competition, speed and money explosive than gasoline are deadly for one auto builder Now amateur sleuths must unravel the mystery before the carnage spreads.

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  1. Robin Paige is the pen name of husband and wife team Bill and Susan Wittig Albert.The Robin Paige Victorian Edardian mystery series was written by Bill and Susan Albert from 1994 2006 There are a dozen books in the series now completed , beginning in the mid 1890s and continuing through 1903.The series, beginning with Death at Bishop s Keep features two amateur sleuths Kate Ardleigh Sheridan and Sir Charles Sheridan, later Lord Sheridan , Baron of Somersworth Kate is an Irish American woman who writes under the pseudonym of Beryl Bardwell She comes to England and inherits a small fortune and the estate of Bishops Keep, located in East Anglia, near the village of Dedham, Essex Sir Charles is a landed peer and amateur scientist with a special interest in new forensic techniques, such as fingerprinting, ballistics, toxicology, and photography In each of the 12 books in the series, Kate and Charles meet notable figures of their time as they set about solving the relevant mystery.

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  1. I enjoy reading about Kate and Charles and all the people who work with them and for them I enjoy meeting historical characters Beatrix Potter in a previous book, Rolls and Royce of auto fame in this one I also enjoy insights into the development of technology and criminology If you like the same things, you will enjoy this book But if you re looking for a tightly plotted mystery or an ingenious piece of investigation, look elsewhere The search for the murderer was haphazard, and there weren t e [...]


  2. This book was far slower in getting going than the previous three, but once it did, I found it to be every bit as enjoyable as the earlier books.


  3. Review Of the first four books in this series I think that this one is my least favourite It s difficult to put my finger on why but I think that I don t really like the character of Bradford Marsden However, I did really like his sister, Patsy Marsden Some of the Americanisms are beginning to get a bit annoying, but generally these books are a really good read Can t wait to read the next one.Genre Crime Mystery HistoricalCharacters Kathryn Ardleigh Charles Sheridan Bradford Marsden Patsy Marsde [...]


  4. Another wonderful mystery by Robin Page Lady Kate and Charles Sheridan agree to host a automobile exhibition where the entrants must chase a hot air balloon to its landing spot Such devilish doings as before the competition one of the elders of the village is found dead along the roadside Suspicions of fowl play with motorcars is suspected Far worse on the day of the competition their is a mishap with the hot air balloon Which leads to further dastardly doings along the way with the motorcars Re [...]


  5. 3.5 stars, rounding up I continue to enjoy this series I wish there d been less of a time jump between this book and the last, mainly because I think I d have liked to see Kate and CHarles engaged But it s entertaining The ballooning and such was fun Although the entire Marsten family except Patsy seem to be getting slowly and terrible.


  6. Automobile race, balloon ascension, Rolls and Royce before they became partners Cut throat competition and sabotage to win the automobile race ends in death Fingerprints, on site photographs, microscopy and astute deductions point out the villains, but traditional village obstinacy frustrates the reader.I still like the series and will read on.


  7. Good entry in this well written series I like Kate and Charles together solving mysteries They employ a combination of science and intuition Highly recommended for fans of cozy and Victorian mysteries.



  8. 3 starsThese books are good, in that they re fun little cozy mysteries that are consistently well told tales with English countryside characters that include both gentry and the common folk But the spice , if you will, is that they always include real persons from the time a slice of history, if you will.In this book, we meet Rolls and Royce, who do eventually create the Rolls Royce The book is all about how automobiles affected England at the turn of the century Most folks were up in arms at th [...]


  9. Death at Devil s Bridge by Robin Paige is the fourth book of the Victorian Mystery series set in Victorian England At last Kate has realized her dream of marrying Sir Charles Sheridan The newlyweds live together in Bishop s Keep, the Ardleigh ancestral home Kate inherited from her Aunt Sabrina Ardleigh There are difficulties with Charles side of the family his mother is not willing to accept an Irish American daughter in law at her estates in Somersworth Charles has modernized the Ardleigh estat [...]


  10. This is the fourth book in Paige s long running series featuring Kate Ardleigh and Sir Charles Sheridan, happily stumbling across murder and mayhem in Victorian England It follows on from Death at Daisy s Folly, and this time around, the plot focusses on the new fangled automobiles that are starting to become popular, although controversy surrounds them, especially when one appears to be implicated in the death of an elderly villager A gathering hosted by Kate and Charles includes the first meet [...]


  11. This is the 4th book in the Victorian Mystery series by Robin Paige Kate and Charles have married, though his family, particularly his mother, are not pleased about his choice of wife They are asked by their dear friend, and motorcar fanatic, Bradford Marsden, to host a chase race, where the motorcars will compete to find a hot air balloon s landing spot A local man, who apparently has died of natural causes, is found, but the locals feel that he may have been frightened to death by a motorcar W [...]


  12. You know I love my cozies however I can get them So long as they are well written, I don t care what they are about or what time they are set I especially like when I get to meet people of history Like this one where Charles Rolls and Henry Royce are side characters and might be murder suspects The book is set in a time of change Automobiles are making a showing and life rather miserable for the people who don t necessarily want change All the people who own stables, feedstores, blacksmiths, wag [...]


  13. This was a good addition to the series The murder took its time showing up, but no matter The cars raced on and the balloon was a high flyer indeed, and when the investigation finally got on its merry way it turned out to be just that merry I followed it s progress with an interest and smiles Could Amelia s Lawrence actually be a murderer No Surely the village witch with a yearning to fly was a much probable candidate In an extremely improbable way of course, but all the same OrThe suspects and [...]


  14. Good read I enjoy this series I have read three so far , even though sometimes the authors habit of inserting real historical figures gets a bit in the way of the story But it is a fun, lighthearted look at the almost turn of the century in England, when so many new technological things were beginning to take place and the Victorians were still holding on to many old customs The Alberts Robin Paige do a lot of research to get the history right and the stories can be quite fascinating.This one is [...]


  15. What I found most interesting about this book was the setting a motor car exhibition in the late 1890s This allows the authors to talk a lot about the early development of the motor car, including some fascinating details about the relative benefits and costs of steam, electric, and gasoline powered cars Give that we re trying to wean ourselves off of oil today, it was neat to hear some of the reasoning behind choosing gasoline engines in the first place The mystery itself ends a bit oddly, with [...]


  16. Fourth book in the Victorian Mystery series In the 1890 s, hot air balloons and motor cars were objects of fascination and anger Charles and Kate Sheridan agree to hold a balloon auto chase at Bishop s Keep Competing will be four cars two gas powered, one steam driven, and the last powered by an electric battery Piloting the balloon is a 19 year old Charles Rolls, and observing the competition is engineer Harry Royce, both real people incorporated into this fictional mystery When both the balloo [...]


  17. I enjoyed the book.I like that the series isn t super intense or dramatic,just a nice easy read.I really like the main characters of Charles and Kathryn.They go very well together and balance each other out.One thing I really love about the series itself is the blending and interaction of real and fictional characters.The authors make you feel like you re right there in the story with the descriptions of the scene.I love historical fiction and historical mystery and this blends both of them toge [...]


  18. This Victorian series by Robin Page is a pleasant read with each book building on the last This book has Kate and Sir Charles married and living at Bishops Keep This is the era of the fledgling motor car and the scion of Marsden Hall, thier neighbor, Bradford Marsden plans to have a hare and hounds race Several car owners are in the race and young Rolls of Rolls Royce fame has a balloon which they plan to launch and have the drives chase them This all occurs at the same time of the traditional v [...]


  19. The third in the series finds our heroes married and still living in Bishops Keep The interest of the neighbor s son in early cars takes center stage as balloon and car chase comes to town along with Rolls and Royce Several cars are in the race electric steam and gas powered with very antagonistic drivers The balloon is sabotaged and then there is a deadly car wreck Were these accidents or intentional murder Much science than usual with actual fingerprints and microscopic evidence used in detai [...]


  20. I enjoyed this installment in the Victorian Mystery series by Robin Paige Actually I enjoyed it much than I thought I would after I read in the description of the book that it revolved around the early development of the automobile It was very interesting I learned about the early experiments with steam and electricity to power automobile and how some political wrangling helped push the gas powered engines cars use today to the forefront.These bits of history were included in a very good myster [...]


  21. I think that s the last one of the series for me It wasn t bad just as the 3 books before weren t bad, but they aren t keeping me interested enough either Character development of the main characters is very limited, mostly happening off screen or even in between books I didn t get to care for the characters The mysteries are okay, but not overly exciting either The best thing about the series is the historical description, especially concerning techological and scientific developments Altogethe [...]


  22. How fun to meet Mr Royce and Mr Rolls before they started Rolls Royce The characters horrified reactions to several new fads like a 12 mph speed limit, fingerprinting, and even an x ray machine cracked me up Oh, horrors, the car obtained an unheard of speed of 20 mph before it crashed I know it s all relative, but I couldn t help imagining the characters reactions to today s expressways and medical practices.


  23. A good entry in this series, one of the better books so far It drags a bit through the descriptions of all things motorcar but the plot is interesting when it gets moving Whoever scanned these books into e format I m reading it on my nook did a bad job there are occasional pages missing and rn is often read as m, resulting in comer for corner and modem for modern, etc These things should have been checked in all the books.


  24. Fourth book in the series Charles and Kate have quietly married and are living at Kate s estate, Bishop s Keep The year is 1896 and the plot revolves around the new invention of the automobile and also with the still very dangerous sport of ballooning The historical information in these novels is one of the reasons I like them so much I also enjoy the use of real life people as characters in the story, most prominently in this one, Charles Rolls and Henry Royce.


  25. I keep reading the next book in the hopes I ll get some character development satisfaction but I begin to think there will never be depth I suppose I ve been spoiled lately by authors who manage to pack in character development, solid mysteries, and awesome history at the same time These don t but I keep reading This time history of the automobile AND a balloon race AND musings on the tsunami of technology at the turn of the 19th century.


  26. i ENJOYED THIS MYSTERY VERY MUCH Unique look inside the upper crust of english society As seen through the eyes of Kathryn Ardleigh and her husband Charles Sheriden This mystery is the 4 entry in this very popular series This mystery was obviously written with much fun by this husband and wife team.


  27. My big complaint about historical novels is that they seem to spend a long time in the beginning providing the background information So, they throw a bunch of information at you and the story suffers This book doesn t do that, it gets right into the story and gradually and interestingly provides the information when needed in the story It s also a first rate historical mystery.


  28. Pretty good as period mysteries go These are set in the late 1800 s and this particular episode featured such historic figures as Charles Rolls and Henry Royce During a highly touted car race, one of the drivers is killed when his vehicle spins out of control and hits a tree But guess what There was grease on one of the brakes Charles Sheridan and his wife Kate investigate


  29. The development of and acceptance for scientific evidence in the courts is explored once again and in greater depth in this the 4th book in the series But the details were tedious and intertwined with detail about the development of the auto industry in England at the time I found the the book boring.


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