Synopses & Reviews
Its 1876, and Charles Lenox, once Londons leading private investigator, has just given up his seat in Parliament after six years, primed to return to his first love, detection. With high hopes he and three colleagues start a new detective agency, the first of its kind. But as the months pass, and he is the only detective who cannot find work, Lenox begins to question whether he can still play the game as he once did.
Then comes a chance to redeem himself, though at a terrible price: a friend, a member of Scotland Yard, is shot near Regents Park. As Lenox begins to parse the peculiar details of the death - an unlaced boot, a days-old wound, an untraceable luggage ticket - he realizes that the incident may lead him into grave personal danger, beyond which lies a terrible truth.
With all the humanity, glamor, and mystery that readers have come to love, the latest Lenox novel is a shining new confirmation of the enduring popularity of Charles Finchs Victorian series.
“The upper-class amateur sleuth, an endangered species even in historical mysteries, is very much alive in Charles Finchs charming Victorian whodunits.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Superb . . . Boasting one of Finchs tightest and trickiest plots, this installment further establishes Lenox as a worthy heir to the aristocratic mantle of Lord Peter Wimsey.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred) on A Death in the Small Hours
“The sixth in Finchs steadily improving series develops the congenial continuing characters further while providing quite a decent mystery.”
—Kirkus Reviews on A Death in the Small Hours
About the Author
Charles Finch is a graduate of Yale and Oxford. He is the author of the Charles Lenox mysteries. His first novel, A Beautiful Blue Death, was nominated for an Agatha Award and was named one of Library Journals Best Books of 2007, one of only five mystery novels on the list. He lives in Chicago.