With its rich history and its scenic beauty, Dartmoor is one of the loveliest places in England. Ironically, it is also one of the most forbidding, dominated by a notorious prison. In late March of 1901, Conan Doyle came to Dartmoor to write what many consider his most compelling tale, "The Hound of the Baskervilles." In this eighth Robin Paige mystery, Doyle is joined at Dartmoor by Kate and Charles Sheridan—Charles to develop a fingerprinting program at the prison, Kate to do research for her next book, a Gothic novel. Doyle is also joined by the lovely Jean Leckie, his intimate friend (who later becomes his second wife). There are plots a-plenty in this intricately-woven story, together with lush descriptions of a beautiful landscape and lots of Gothic atmosphere. A must-read addition to the Robin Paige series!
- "Robin Paige has crafted another convincingly detailed Victorian mystery, sure to please fans and new readers alike." —Publishers Weekly
- "A fantasia on themes from The Hound of the Baskervilles whose focus on the Sheridans shows an altogether more lighthearted side of the moors than Doyle ever revealed." —Kirkus Reviews
- "Robin Paige's detectives do for turn-of-the-century technology and detection what Elizabeth Peters' Peabody and Emerson have done for Victorian Egyptology." —Gothic Journal