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The Complaint of the Dove (Robert Fairfax, Bk 1)
The Complaint of the Dove - Robert Fairfax, Bk 1
Author: Hannah March
Georgian London, 1760. A world of high fashion and even higher spirits -- but also of squalid back alleys, violent quarrels, and shadowy intrigues. It is private tutor Robert Fairfax's mission to see that troublesome Matthew Hemsley matures into a fine, young gentleman and that he comes to no harm during his first season in London. But Matth...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780451208804
ISBN-10: 0451208803
Publication Date: 3/4/2003
Pages: 266
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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cosmichomicide avatar reviewed The Complaint of the Dove (Robert Fairfax, Bk 1) on + 134 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Not a bad series start at all - the Georgian period is underrepresented in the historical mysteries and the author does a wonderful job of portraying the period. The plotting is a bit awkward but comes together reasonably well at the end, Richard Fairfax has promise as a main character.
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hardtack avatar reviewed The Complaint of the Dove (Robert Fairfax, Bk 1) on + 2550 more book reviews
Although I read a lot of historical mysteries, I wasn't so sure I would like one in the British Georgian period. Boy, was I wrong. Robert Fairfax, whose family went from prominence to disaster, placing him for a while in Debtor's prison, is now the tutor to the son of a wealthy father. Their trip to London for the "Season" quickly goes very wrong.

How Fairfax works to investigate a murder in a sea of corruption really intrigued me. Hannah March, whose real name is Tim Wilson, leads you down so many roads where experienced mystery readers are likely to say, "Oh, this is what is going to happen," only to be proven wrong.

This is the first book in a five-book series.
gilesgoatboy avatar reviewed The Complaint of the Dove (Robert Fairfax, Bk 1) on + 54 more book reviews
Readers who enjoyed Bruce Alexander's outstanding Sir John Fielding series will rejoice in going back to the same era and reading this new series featuring Robert Fairfax, the half-English half-French tutor who, in his first position finds himself obliged to defend his 19 yr. old pupil from a charge of murder. The innocent student languishes in wretched Newgate prison awaiting trial and execution while Fairfax desperately seeks to clear him by discovering the real perpetrator and proof of guilt before time runs out.
Hannah March captures the character of the period and presents a well-rendered gallery of rogues, villains and some vixens to rouse, then hold, her readers' interest.

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