A Distinction of Blood: A Mystery of Georgian England
Asked to investigate the marriage of his employer's beautiful daughter, Charlotte Mortlock, Robert Fairfax discovers evidence of gambling debts, love affairs, and secrets. But suspicion turns to shock when Charlotte's husband is found murdered in his bed with Charlotte holding court in the next room. Now Fairfax must get to the heart of this elegant facade of lies--in order to unmask a killer....
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
These Georgian era mysteries are exceptionally vivid with a feel for the details of the period that goes beyond aristocratic dress and manners. March moves confidently through various levels of society including such lesser known events as the enclosures, slavery, and the controversial rise of Methodism. Her characters are well drawn and generally very believable. 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.
Review: A Distinction Of Blood (Robert Fairfax #4)User Review - Goodreads
I'm honestly not wild about these books, but they're ok. The protagonist is at times a bit slow and I spend my time waiting for him to catch up to me.