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Charles Lenox chronicles

Author:
Finch, Charles (Charles B
Finch, Charles
 
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Star rating for A beautiful blue death
Series Volume:
1.
Average Rating:
4.4 stars
Description:
When his lifelong friend Lady Jane asks for his help in solving the apparent suicide of one of Jane's former servants, Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer Charles Lenox is on the case. When another body turns up during the London season's most fashionable ball, Lenox must untangle a web of loyalties and animosities.
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Star rating for The September Society
Series Volume:
2.
Average Rating:
3.3 stars
Description:

From the critically acclaimed author Charles Finch comes a novel "reminiscent of Ruth Rendell and Elizabeth George" (Booklist), in which Charles Lenox revisits his alma mater of Oxford to investiage one student's disappearance and another's murder—tied to a secret group known as The September Society.
In the small hours of the morning one fall day in 1866, a frantic widow visits detective Charles Lenox. Lady Annabelle's

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Star rating for The Fleet Street Murders
Series Volume:
3.
Description:

Called "absorbing" (Publishers Weekly) and "beguiling" (The New York Times Book Review), The Fleet Street Murders from Charles Finch finds gentleman detective Charles Lenox investigating the mysterious, simultaneous deaths of two veteran newspapermen, while engaged in a heated race for Parliament.
It's Christmas, 1866, and amateur sleuth Charles Lenox, recently engaged to his best friend, Lady Jane Grey, is happily

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Star rating for A stranger in Mayfair
Series Volume:
4.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:

In Charles Finch's A Stranger in Mayfair, the next enthralling installment in the Charles Lenox Mysteries, detective Lenox tries to resist the lure of a case and focus on his new career in Parliament.
Returning from a continental honeymoon with his new wife, Lady Jane, Lenox is asked by a colleague in Parliament to consult in the murder of a footman, bludgeoned to death with a brick. His investigation uncovers some unsettling

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Star rating for A burial at sea
Series Volume:
5.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
In March 1873 aristocratic sleuth Charles Lenox undertakes a delicate espionage mission to Egypt, where five British agents have been killed, apparently by the French. But soon after Charles's ship sets sail, the captain calls on him to dust off his deductive skills when a crew member is murdered and left eviscerated on the deck.
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Star rating for A death in the small hours
Series Volume:
6.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
Visiting his uncle's estate in Somerset for what he hopes will be a quiet working vacation, politician and new father Charles Lenox investigates a series of seemingly small acts of vandalism only to uncover a sinister plot by an adversary who may be targeting someone Lenox loves.
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Star rating for An Old Betrayal
Series Volume:
7.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
"In the seventh book of Finch's bestselling series of Victorian mysteries, a case of mistaken identity has Charles Lenox playing for his highest stakes yet: the safety of Queen Victoria herself. On a spring morning in London, 1875, Charles Lenox agrees to take time away from his busy schedule as a Member of Parliament to meet an old prot├ęge's client at Charing Cross. But when their cryptic encounter seems to lead, days later, to the murder of an...
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Star rating for The laws of murder
Series Volume:
8.
Average Rating:
3.6 stars
Description:
"It's 1876, and Charles Lenox, once London's 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...
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Star rating for Home by nightfall
Series Volume:
9.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
"It's London in 1876, and the whole city is abuzz with the enigmatic disappearance of a famous foreign pianist. Lenox has an eye on the matter - as a partner in a now-thriving detective agency, he's a natural choice to investigate. Just when he's tempted to turn his focus to it entirely, however, his grieving brother asks him to come down to Sussex, and Lenox leaves the metropolis behind for the quieter country life of his boyhood. Or so he thinks....
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Star rating for The inheritance
Series Volume:
10.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
"A mysterious bequest of money leads to a murder in this new novel in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series whose last installment The New York Times called "a sterling addition to this well-polished series." Charles Lenox has received a cryptic plea for help from an old Harrow schoolmate, Gerald Leigh, but when he looks into the matter he finds that his friend has suddenly disappeared. As boys they had shared a secret: a bequest from a...
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Star rating for The woman in the water
Series Volume:
11.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
London, 1850: A young Charles Lenox struggles to make a name for himself as a detective . . . without a single case. Scotland Yard refuses to take him seriously and his friends deride him for attempting a profession at all. But when an anonymous writer sends a letter to the paper claiming to have committed the perfect crime-and promising to kill again-Lenox is convinced that this is his chance to prove himself. The writer's first victim is a young...
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Star rating for The vanishing man
Series Volume:
12.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:

"Fiction readers who crush on blue-blooded British detectives will fall hard for Victorian-era sleuth Charles Lenox." —The Washington Post
From the critically acclaimed and USA Today bestselling author Charles Finch comes The Vanishing Man, a prequel to his Charles Lenox Victorian series,
in which the theft of an antique painting sends Detective Lenox on a hunt for a criminal mastermind.
London,

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Star rating for The last passenger
Series Volume:
13.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
"From bestselling author Charles Finch comes the third and final in a prequel trilogy to his lauded Charles Lenox series. London, 1855: A young and eager Charles Lenox faces his toughest case yet: a murder without a single clue. Slumped in a first-class car at Paddington Station is the body of a young, handsome gentleman. He has no luggage, empty pockets, and no sign of violence upon his person - yet Lenox knows instantly that it's not a natural death....
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Star rating for An extravagant death
Series Volume:
14.
Average Rating:
4.8 stars
Description:
"In what promises to be a breakout in Charles Finch's bestselling series, Charles Lenox travels to the New York and Newport of the dawning Gilded Age to investigate the death of a beautiful socialite. London, 1878. With faith in Scotland Yard shattered after a damning corruption investigation, Charles Lenox's detective agency is rapidly expanding. The gentleman sleuth has all the work he can handle, two children, and an intriguing new murder case....