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…



Random House, Inc.
“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…

Baker & Taylor
After visiting Britain's most notorious prison to research a new Gothic novel, Lord Charles Sheridan and his American author wife Kate become embroiled in the search for an escaped inmate and the investigation into a body that turns up on the local moors, joining forces with Arthur Conan Doyle to solve the case. Reprint.

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& Taylor

After visiting Britain's most notorious prison to research a new novel, Lord Charles Sheridan and his wife Kate become embroiled in the search for an escaped inmate and the investigation into a body that turns up on the local moors.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2003
Edition: Berkley Prime Crime mass-market ed
ISBN: 9780425189092
0425189090
9780425183427
0425183424
Characteristics: x, 324 p. ; 18 cm

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Jul 16, 2012

I liked this one. The setting and plot had the feel of an Agatha Christie novel. Makes me want to go there someday!

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