Book Reviews of Death at Daisy's Folly (Victorian-Edwardian Mystery, Bk 3)

Death at Daisy's Folly (Victorian-Edwardian Mystery, Bk 3)
Death at Daisy's Folly - Victorian-Edwardian Mystery, Bk 3
Author: Robin Paige
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425156711
ISBN-10: 0425156710
Publication Date: 2/1/1997
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 81 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Death at Daisy's Folly (Victorian-Edwardian Mystery, Bk 3) on + 41 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Lady Daisy Warwick is involved with social causes. She is also involved with the Prince of Wales. When the prince comes to spend time at the estate of Lord and Lady Warwick, she plans on showing him some of the indignities that the poorer classes must endure. What she doesn't plan on, however, is murder. Fortunately, Kate Ardleigh and Sir Charles Sheridan are also guests at the estate, so the prince places them in charge of finding the murderer, for he has heard of Charles' ability in solving crimes. Kate has other concerns as well: her increasing feelings for Charles and the guests' determination to figure out who Beryl Bardwell, writer of "penny dreadfuls" is.
This book is an enjoyable read.
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Helpful Score: 2
a couple people get killed at a victorian party, complete with nobles and commoners in the middle. Fun read!
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Helpful Score: 2
This author continues to use her special abilities to read people and events. She makes "good reading".
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Sr. Charles Sheridan is many things - an amateur scientist, a renowned photographer, and a skilled detective. And due to Victorian customs, he will soon become a baron - rendering him unable to marry Kate Ardleigh, an American writer of the popular, yet frowned upon "penny-dreadfuls." Even as the customs of the time keep them apart, a good murder case always seems to bring them together...

The Countess of Warwick, known affectionately as "Daisy," is the subject of endless rumors about her "unladylike" ways and temperament. But what happens during a weekend party at her Easton estate is uglier than any rumor. First, a stableboy is killed. Then a nobleman is murdered outside Daisy's well-known trysting spot. A murderer is on the grounds - and on the loose. Seeking to avoid scandal, the Prince of Wales orders Sir Charles to solve the case. Together, he and Miss Ardleigh find that even the highest levels of society are no refuge from the lwest of deeds...
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A Victorian mystery. Sir Charles Sheridan again meets American Kate Ardleigh at a weekend estate party. A murder occurs and Sir Charles and the talented and refreshing Kate are once more drawn together in solving the mystery, while being pushed apart by social normas and customs.
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This is the third in the series. I really enjoyed the first book with its focus on Kathryn Ardleigh, an American woman newly arrived in Victorian England. This one was also enjoyable, but less than the first book. (My impressions of the book may be a bit off--I just realized this is #3 and and I thought it was #2, which I skipped. Oops!)

Kathryn is not center stage; others take the focus and the book--in my opinion--suffers. Nevertheless, it is fun to watch the romance of Kathryn and Sir Charles develop.

I weary a bit of the political/social intrigue and having to keep track of all these members of nobility and their special causes, characteristics, and weaknesses.

That said, however, I finished the book and feel happy with the experience. It was just a bit more work to finish it than I usually like to do with my cozy mysteries.

After reading the first book, I quickly ordered the rest of the series. That might have been a bit precipitous; I'm hoping the next book in the series returns to the pace and interest level of the first one.
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I liked the story line but I felt there were too many characters to keep track of.
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I do love a good English murder mystery, and this qualifies. The dollop of American attitudes really enlivens this one. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
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Well, if nothing else, this books confirms once again that the elite of Victorian England were anything but Victorian. You don't have this much bed hopping in the so-called 'best selling' mysteries on the NYT Best Seller list.

Fortunately, the heroine and hero aren't into this and all the sex takes place behind closed doors. Unfortunately, the murders take place everywhere else.

The characters of the two main protagonists are further developed, but most of the rest are two-dimensional.
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Interesting series- I enjoyed all of them.
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a Victorian ere mystery that mixes fictional characters with historical figures