A Distinction of Blood

A Distinction of Blood

3.6 (35 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Paperback
By (author) 

List price: US$14.27

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Engaged as tutor to the children of wealthy and ambitious merchant, Samuel Appleton, Robert Fairfax soon finds that his employer has other work of a more delicate nature for him to do. Appleton's beautiful daughter, Charlotte, has made a very good marriage to the rakish and aristocratic Lord Mortlock - yet all is not well with the match previously backed so keenly by Appleton. Urged to investigate discreetly, Fairfax finds evidence of gambling debts, love affairs - and intrigue. When Lord Mortlock is found murdered in his bed, Fairfax urgently needs to find the answers to all his questions and unmask an evil killer...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 111 x 177 x 17mm | 157g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747260141
  • 9780747260141

About Hannah March

Hannah March was born and brought up 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

Review quote

'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: 'Exuberant' The Times '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 '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 TELEGRAPHshow more

Rating details

35 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 20% (7)
4 31% (11)
3 40% (14)
2 6% (2)
1 3% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X