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The Devil's Highway (Robert Fairfax #2)

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Traveling to his new employer's country home, private tutor Robert Fairfax discovers a tipped stagecoach-and the dead bodies within it. But this is more than a robbery. And the victims are not who they appear to be...
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 4th 2003 by Signet (first published 1999)
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Christie
For once a mystery I didn't solve long before the end. I am going to have to find the others in this series--I really like the main character and the time period. It is nice to find a historically accurate mystery for a change--usually very modern ideas are forced on all of the characters these days. My only complaint is that my copy is incredibly full of typos that would drive the hero, Fairfax, completely batty. A few times they even made the meaning of the sentence a little hard to discern. S...more
Shelley
I got a kick out of this novel. I don't know how I came by it or when, but I unearthed it in our recent move and -- unlike just about every other novel I found in the same box -- I not only made it past the 10 page mark, but I kept on going.

The plot is this: a coach has been run off the road and the coachman and the passengers are all dead. One man who was feared to be killed is actually alive, and a woman who ought to have been on the coach is missing. The hero Fairfax, a sort of secretary to...more
K.B. Hallman
The Signet paperback edition is a typographical trainwreck. Every page or two contained an error of some kind. All that eye-rolling and head-shaking in disgust definitely slowed down the narrative. -*

However, the characters are interesting: the less-than-grieving widow, the would-be murderer who accepts his unusual morals, the lay preacher who is both distasteful and likable, the pompous and loyal employer, the supposed victim whom you wish had really been murdered.....

The plot is strong. The pu...more
Art
Apr 01, 2014 Art rated it 5 of 5 stars
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I enjoyed this class. Good History mixed in w/mystery. I was chasing after the wrong person throughout the book.
Good details of life in the early 1700's in England.
Lindsey
While it was a good mystery, the characters and their dialogue just didn't seem to fit the time period and that threw me off. I expected more.
Kris
Overall it was a good read, engaging and not to deep, but deep enough that I didn't figure out the mystery. (A little twisty but NO where near as twisty as Jonathon Kellerman)The main character was sympathetic and not too out of step with his time. Several of the side characters were well drawn and sympathetic.

I was a bit annoyed by the mixing of period slang and terminology with more modern slang. Seriously, if the author goes through the effort of looking up period terminology in places why n...more
Kim
This was a decent historical mystery. There's not really anything that makes this series stand out, but it's still perfectly enjoyable.
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Hannah March is a pseudonym used by the author who 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. He is married and lives in Peterborough.

A pseudonym used by Tim Wilson.

Also writes under the name Jude Morgan.
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