Death be My Theme

Death be My Theme

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Recuperating from illness in Chelsea - in 1764, a rural spot - Robert Fairfax expects to be bored. But a chance meeting leads to his involvement with the Mozarts of Salzburg, whose son is the musical prodigy creating a stir throughout Europe. The boy is as inquisitive as any child, and it is this that makes him a witness to the events surrounding a suspicious death. The mystery deepens with the discovery of a girl's murdered body. Perhaps even Fairfax's famed ingenuity cannot solve this puzzle - unless he can garner a crucial clue from the boy whom the world will know as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 111 x 175 x 17mm | 153g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747266271
  • 9780747266273

About Hannah March

Hannah March was born and brought up in Peterborough on the edge of the Fens and was a student on the University of East Anglia MA Course in Creative Writing under Malcolm Bradbury and Angela Carter.show more

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DISTINCTION OF BLOOD: 'There are several suspects, which gives March the opportunity to show different levels of society and, through her excellent dialogue, she is particularly successful in displaying the attitudes and mores of the period' Sunday Telegraph THE DEVIL'S HIGHWAY: 'March writes in an engaging, easy-to-read style and draws the reader in from the very beginning to her well-spun web of a story... A well-paced, exciting book and I eagerly await the third installment of Fairfax's adventures' Historical Novel Review 'THE COMPLAINT OF THE DOVE has more than a charismatic protagonist. March has created a felicitously realised Georgian mystery, and setting a detective novel in the age of Moll Flanders is a masterstroke... THE DEVIL'S HIGHWAY is equally as exuberant' The Times 'Fairfax is a fine character, both as a detective and as a guide to his age... This series looks like one that's set to run for a while' shots THE COMPLAINT OF THE DOVE: 'THE COMPLAINT OF THE DOVE has more than a charismatic protagonist. March has created a felicitously realised Georgian mystery, and setting a detective novel in the age of Moll Flanders is a masterstroke... THE DEVIL'S HIGHWAY is equally as exuberant' The Times 'A clever and accomplished first novel...witty and convincing; for fans of period dramas such as Moll Flanders and Tom Jones, this will slip down like a cup of sherbet.' Scotland on Sunday; 'A gloriously rich tale of London at its grandest and seamiest, well told, at a cracking pace.' Newcastle upon Tyne Evening Chronicle; 'Written well with a great deal of self-assurance. I liked the period detail and the characterisation of the large cast of suspects' Deryn Lake, Shots 'The author has the gift essential to historical novelists: ability to bring the past to life. The story is written in a fluent style, with sparkling dialogue and clever characterisation' Historical Novels Reviewshow more

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15 ratings
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4 33% (5)
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2 7% (1)
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