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 - from the handsome young officer to whom the Colonel publicly extended the hand of friendship only to humiliate him most cruelly, to his browbeaten second wife. Investigating the mystery surrounding Sir James's death, Fairfax enters a murky world of greed, scandal and deception, and he soon finds that the elegant spa is not such a healthy place to be...
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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 141 x 223 x 27mm | 413g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747272816
  • 9780747272816

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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.
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