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The second novel in the gripping Georgian mystery series chronicling the adventures of Robert Fairfax. A must-read for fans of historical crime fiction.

It’s 1761. Travelling up to the country home of his new employer, Robert Fairfax is aware that this lonely stretch of road is the haunt of a notorious highwayman. But nothing can prepare him for the shocking discovery of the Stamford to London stagecoach, tipped into a ditch. The driver has been shot through the head and the two passengers are dead.
Investigating at the behest of his employer, the local JP, Fairfax soon suspects that this is more than a simple highway robbery. Fairfax must piece together his most baffling puzzle yet – knowing that a ruthless killer will stop at nothing to prevent him…


A felicitously realised Georgian mystery, and setting a detective novel in the age of Moll Flanders is a masterstroke... exuberant
The Times
Clever and accomplished...witty and convincing
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
Sunday Telegraph