- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Headline; New edition edition (7 Sept. 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0747260141
- ISBN-13: 978-0747260141
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 17.7 x 1.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,343,567 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Distinction of Blood (Robert Fairfax 3) Paperback – 7 Sep 2000
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'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
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
The third in this new crime series, set in the vibrant age of the recently televised, and hugely popular, 'Moll Flanders' and 'Tom Jones'See all Product description
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Lord Mortlock (not Matlock), a rather unpleasant piece of work suffers from such boredom, so one doesn't feel too sorry for him when he gets murdered. Actually you find out he was murdered long before you find out how much he deserved it.
Who did it?
There are plenty of people who seem to have a motive. In fact it is difficult to find a character who can be easily discounted.
I especially enjoyed the settings, which remind one of the worlds of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde and Jack the Ripper, albeit a century or so earlier.
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One caveat that I have, not so much a criticism of the writing as a piece of information for readers, March has no qualms about breaking the reader's heart by killing off likable victims by murderers seemed appealing and whose crimes seem almost like a betrayal of trust. The solving of the crime doesn't necessary solve all the characters' problems; there is sometimes an aching sense of futility. I assume that readers know their own tastes.
I recommend this series to people who like novels that are as much historicals as mysteries.