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If you like British mysteries you will enjoy Charles Finch. His first mystery in this series was 'A Beautiful Blue Death' and it was nominated for an Agatha Award. I have recommended this book to two email reading groups that I belong to and they have all thanked me for telling them about these books. They are Victorian era, which actually sounds boring to me. But somehow you care about Charles Lenox and Lady Jane from the first page and he keeps you reading. I pick them up when I don't have time and find myself reading just one more chapter and then just one more...
Publishers Weekly, 2008-06-09 As in Conan Doyle's The Sign of Four, a crime committed in India has consequences in England years later in Finch's less than successful second Victorian whodunit to feature amateur detective Charles Lenox (after 2007's A Beautiful Blue Death). Since a prologue set in 1847 India makes clear that a double murder there is connected to a murder in London in 1866, there's little mystery about the general nature of the motive behind the later crime. Lady Annabelle Payson consults the Peter Wimsey-like Lenox after the disappearance of her Oxford undergraduate son, George, who left behind in his college room a dead cat and a note referring to the September Society. When George turns up dead as well, Lenox vows to track down the killer, aided by his manservant, the Bunter-like Graham. While neither the prose nor the puzzle are at the level of A Beautiful Blue Death, that volume showed enough promise to suggest that the author is capable of better in the next installment. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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