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Maxwell's House (Peter Maxwell Mystery #1)

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Two men had the job of tracing seventeen-year-old Jenny Hyde's killer. One was Chief Inspector Henry Hall, an elitist cop of the old school, who was driving in one direction only - to the top. It was his job. His territory. The other was Peter Maxwell - "Mad Max" - widower, film buff, golden-hearted cynic, and bow-tied, eccentric teacher under suspension and suspicion. ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 19th 1998 by New English Library Ltd (first published 1994)
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Total Runtime........... 8 hours 44 mins

Description: Two men had the job of tracing seventeen-year-old Jenny Hyde's killer. One was Chief Inspector Henry Hall, an elitist cop of the old school, who was driving in one direction only - to the top. It was his job. His territory. The other was Peter Maxwell - "Mad Max" - widower, film buff, golden-hearted cynic, and bow-tied, eccentric teacher under suspension and suspicion. Maxwell didn't have to become involv
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Jul 23, 2013 Kathryn rated it it was amazing
Having read some of the later Maxwell books, I made a determined effort to get to the beginning of how it all began and am glad I did.

'Mad Max' Maxwell history teacher, amateur sleuth, film buff and champion of fair play is a hero for all seasons. His animosity for red tape and jobsworths makes him so likeable and you feel yourself cheering for every victory he scores.

Also an excellent plot, if you are looking for something different give this ago.
Susana Sambade
Dec 22, 2012 Susana Sambade rated it it was amazing
One of the first Maxwell books ive read. He's a history teacher who ends up being an amateur sleuth. Metrinich his cat is like the embodiment of his names sake. He calls his bicycle after a white battle horse. Maxwell books are full of character.
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Aug 12, 2011 Kelly Smeeton rated it really liked it
Very easy to read. As a teacher I enjoyed the references to daily teaching life and the politics of the staff room.
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In a minor public school (i.e. private school) in England, schoolteacher Maxwell seeks a student's murderer. Good characterization is a plus in this academic mystery.
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Meirion James Trow is a full-time teacher of history who has been doubling as a crime writer for seventeen years. Originally from Ferndale, Rhondda in South Wales he now lives on the Isle of Wight. His interests include collecting militaria, film, the supernatural and true crime.
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