Death at Epsom Downs

Death at Epsom Downs

Book - 2002
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Penguin Putnam
Lord Charles Sheridan has launched an investigation into a jockey's recent (and mysterious) death-while his wife, Kate, puzzles over the long-ago theft of an actress's jewels. But soon the Sheridans can't help wondering if the two strange events are, somehow, connected.

Baker & Taylor
The Sheridans are on the scene at Derby Day in Epsom Downs--Charles is taking photographs and Kate is gathering information for her latest novel--but the race becomes life-or-death when one of the jockeys does not make it to the finish line. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2002, c2001
ISBN: 9780425183847
Branch Call Number: PB MYSTERY PAI
Characteristics: 292 p. ;,18 cm.


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May 21, 2013

Surprised to find that doping racehorses was totally legal in 1899 - cocaine being the drug of choice! The plot revolves around a death at the racetrack caused by a doped horse. Tight plot, for a "cosy" mystery and lots of fascinating tidbits of history.

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