“Robin Paige has crafted another convincingly detailed Victorian mystery, sure to please fans and new readers alike.”
The marriage between the Duke of Marlborough and 17-year-old Consuelo Vanderbilt, the American railroad heiress, was the talk of two nations when it occurred in 1895. The marriage was arranged by the bride’s mother, even though Consuelo had given her heart to someone else. The press called her a “Dollar Princess,” the name given to the many American heiresses from newly wealthy families,who married title-rich but cash-poor British aristocrats.
By 1903, the Duchess had produced the requisite heir-and-a-spare, and the Duke had taken a lover, the exotic, erotic Gladys Deacon. Kate and Charles are introduced to this uncomfortable menage a trois when they come to Blenheim Palace: Kate to work on a book about King Henry II and Fair Rosamund, and Charles to follow the trail of a team of jewelry thieves.
Death at Blenheim Palace is complex, richly detailed, and full of surprises.
Praise for Robin Paige Victorian Mysteries
—Midwest Book Review
“Dualities abound in Paige’s mix of real and fictional characters…”
“Eminently satisfying… intricate mystery. Delightful pair of sleuths. A wonderful sense of atmosphere and place.”
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