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The Laws of Murder: Charles Lenox Mystery Series, Book 8
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With all the humanity, glamor, and mystery that readers have come to love, the next Charles Lenox Mystery, The Laws of Murder, is a shining confirmation of the enduring popularity of Charles Finch's Victorian series.
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 himself, though at a terrible price: a friend, a member of Scotland Yard, is shot near Regent's 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.

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With all the humanity, glamor, and mystery that readers have come to love, the next Charles Lenox Mystery, The Laws of Murder, is a shining confirmation of the enduring popularity of Charles Finch's Victorian series.
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 himself, though at a terrible price: a friend, a member of Scotland Yard, is shot near Regent's 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.

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      • source: Boston Globe
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        "A thick, leisurely, British detective novel, studded with memorable characters."

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      • content: "Finch is as skillful at evoking Victorian London as he is at spinning a crackerjack plot, this one with tentacles into the underworld of the upper class. Lenox's eighth outing, after An Old Betrayal (2013), is a solid addition to this much-lauded series."
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      • source: The New York Times Book Review
      • content: "The upper-class amateur sleuth, an endangered species even in historical mysteries, is very much alive in Charles Finch's charming Victorian whodunits."
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      • source: Publishers Weekly (starred) on A Death in the Small Hours
      • content: "Superb . . . Boasting one of Finch's tightest and trickiest plots, this installment further establishes Lenox as a worthy heir to the aristocratic mantle of Lord Peter Wimsey."
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      • source: Kirkus Reviews on A Death in the Small Hours

      • content: "The sixth in Finch's steadily improving series develops the congenial continuing characters further while providing quite a decent mystery."
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      • source: Publisher's Weekly
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        September 29, 2014
        At the end of 2013’s An Old Betrayal, former private investigator Charles Lenox abandoned a promising career in politics to set up a detective agency with three partners. Now, in Finch’s solid eighth Victorian era whodunit, the new agency is hampered by a series of hostile newspaper articles, which include negative quotes from a Scotland Yarder Lenox considered a friend, Insp. Thomas Jenkins. Lenox lags behind his colleagues in bringing in business, a deficiency that raises tensions. When someone fatally shoots Jenkins and leaves his body in front of the London home of the marquess of Wakefield—a suspected criminal Lenox has long sought to bring to book—the detective gets a chance to redeem himself. The Yard hires Lenox to help solve the shocking crime, and the investigation takes some surprising turns. Finch succeeds again in combining an intriguing story line with a lead that both newcomers and series regulars will find engaging. Agents: Kari Stuart and Jennifer Joel, ICM.

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        December 22, 2014
        Book eight in Finch’s series featuring Charles Lennox (after An Old Betrayal) finds the Victorian gentleman-turned-detective and his associates—Lord John Dallington, Polly Strickland Buchanan, and the French detective LeMaire—the target of slanderous attack by a powerful rival detective agency taking scurrilous steps to wipe them out, including publishing false criticisms of Lennox by Scotland Yard detective Jenkins, a man thought to be his friend. Still, when Jenkins is murdered, Lennox is quick to investigate, ignoring the deadly threats against him. Reader Langton’s crisp, well-born delivery matches the charm and pervading upper-class Victorian gentility of Finch’s text perfectly. His skillful verbal portrait of Lennox presents an open-minded gent whose self-confidence begins to falter when his new business gets off to a rocky start, though he reasserts himself once he is on the hunt for a vicious murderer. His pal and protégé, John Dallington, speaks with a voice that’s a bit dithery but good-natured. Polly is as precise and clear-spoken as she is dedicated. LeMaire sounds more French than François Hollande. And there is a long list of vocally well-developed characters, from Lennox’s frozen-tongued manservant to a curiously antagonistic mother superior at a convent of cloistered nuns. A Minotaur hardcover.

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        October 15, 2014
        A Victorian private investigator teams up with Scotland Yard to solve a case that involves one of their own. Charles Lenox has given up his seat in Parliament to return to his first love: solving crimes. He's entered into an agreement to run a new detective agency with his protege, Lord John Dallington; well-born widow Polly Buchanan, who's already been associated with a successful agency; and the Frenchman LeMaire. Their new enterprise has been greeted by some surprising newspaper criticism they attribute to Lenox's friend Inspector Jenkins. Lenox in particular is getting no clients. Despite the cold shoulder from Scotland Yard, Lenox immediately agrees to help when Inspector Nicholson calls to tell him that Jenkins has been murdered. The inspector was found shot in front of a house just a few doors from the home of the Marquess of Wakefield, a man Lenox is sure is guilty of a number of crimes. Now Wakefield has vanished. The detectives think he's on the run until they find his body, poisoned with lead added to some expensive port and hidden in a salt-filled trunk in the hold of a ship about to sail for India. The label on the shipping crate carries the name of a man they cannot find despite every effort. Unhappy with the partnership, LeMaire leaves, and Polly's tempted by a lucrative offer to run her own agency. With the loyal Dallington at his side, Lenox continues to explore every avenue. And, once Wakefield is taken out of the running as the criminal mastermind, Lenox must discover who is running the show while trying to save his failing agency. Finch's clever hero (An Old Betrayal, 2013, etc.) overcomes despair and calumny to solve one of his author's thorniest puzzles.

        COPYRIGHT(2014) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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        November 1, 2014
        Just months after resigning from Parliament, Charles Lenox is happy to be returning to detecting and is anticipating opening a new agency with three partners in the spring of 1876. But his happiness is short-lived: first the agency gets bad press, including disparaging comments about Lenox himself from Scotland Yard officials; then Inspector Thomas Jenkins is murdered. Jenkins, Lenox's friend and colleague at the Yard, is shot in front of the house of the Marques of Wakefield, a man Lenox considers evil and who is the prime suspect until his body is found in a shipping trunk. So Lenox, commissioned by the Yard to assist, works to solve two murders while at the same time trying to keep up his financial end of the now-floundering agency and wondering if he still has the skills for the game. Finch is as skillful at evoking Victorian London as he is at spinning a crackerjack plot, this one with tentacles into the underworld of the upper class. Lenox's eighth outing, after An Old Betrayal (2013), is a solid addition to this much-lauded series.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2014, American Library Association.)

      • premium: True
      • source: Library Journal
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        June 1, 2014

        In 1876, having served in Parliament for six years, Charles Lenox gives up his seat and returns to his true love, forming a detective agency in London. After a slow start, an important case comes his way, though, sadly, it's to investigate the murder of a Scotland Yard friend. Finch's mystery debut, A Beautiful Blue Death, was an LJ Best Mystery; The Last Enchantments, published in January 2014 and his first book outside the mystery arena, shows a distinct talent for scene setting and the creation of not always likable characters that can still get under your skin.

        Copyright 2014 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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With all the humanity, glamor, and mystery that readers have come to love, the next Charles Lenox Mystery, The Laws of Murder, is a shining confirmation of the enduring popularity of Charles Finch's Victorian series.
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 himself, though at a terrible price: a friend, a member of Scotland Yard, is shot near Regent's 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...

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