Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
This week I am spotlighting Death at Bishop's Keep by Robin Paige. This was recommended to me as a historical mystery in the vein of the Ameilia Peabody mysteries by Elizabeth Peters. Had it been sitting on my shelf, it could be considered a dusty book. It was originally published in 1998. Here is the description:
Kate Adrleigh is everything the Victorian English gentlewoman is not--outspoken, free-thinking, American...and a writer of the frowned upon "penny-dreadfuls." Soon after her arrival in Essex, England, a body is unearthed in a nearby archeological dig--and Kate has the chance to not only research her latest story...but to begin her first case with amateur detective Sir Charles Sheridan.Beginning:
Kate Ardleigh glanced warily over her shoulder.Friday 56:
Kate was pleased when she found herself seated next to Sir Charles at dinner, for she meant to ask him a question.