A Necessary Evil

A Necessary Evil

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To Bath in its Georgian heyday come colourful visitors, not the least curious is Colonel Sir James Delabole - wealthy, gouty and seeking to make amends for a disreputable past. His daughter, Caroline, has been brought up by her stern grandfather, who seems less inclined to forgive the past than Caroline herself. When flamboyant Sir James is found poisoned, Robert Fairfax, tutor and amateur sleuth, is engaged by the local magistrate to unmask the culprit, but he soon discovers there is no shortage of suspects...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 111.76 x 177.8 x 22.86mm | 158.76g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 074726628X
  • 9780747266280

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, Shotsshow more

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3 38% (6)
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