The Devil's Highway

The Devil's Highway

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It's 1761. Robert Fairfax, chancing upon a stagecoach tipped into a ditch, two of its passengers lying dead, is propelled into a baffling and complex investigation. He soon suspects that this is more than a simple highway robbery. One of the two corpses is apparently a wealthy banker, Nicholas Twelvetree, but Nicholas Twelvetree is alive in the neighbouring town - paralysed with fear. The other corpse appears to be that of an escaped lunatic - a revelation made by a Methodist preacher who is universally despised. But the coach record states that there were three passengers on board that day. So where is the third? Fairfax traces murderous designs behind an intricate pattern of deception and must piece together this deadly puzzle - knowing that a ruthless killer will stop at nothing to prevent him ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 111 x 177 x 22mm | 174g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747260133
  • 9780747260134

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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: '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 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 Times Crime supplement '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 '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 REVIEWshow more

About Hannah March

Hannah March was born in Peterborough 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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4 38% (18)
3 36% (17)
2 9% (4)
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