A Beautiful Blue Death A Beautiful Blue Death
Book 1 - Charles Lenox Mysteries

A Beautiful Blue Death

The First Charles Lenox Mystery

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Publisher Description

Equal parts Sherlock Holmes and P.G. Wodehouse, Charles Finch's debut mystery A Beautiful Blue Death introduces a wonderfully appealing gentleman detective in Victorian London who investigates crime as a diversion from his life of leisure.

Charles Lenox, Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer, likes nothing more than to relax in his private study with a cup of tea, a roaring fire and a good book. But when his lifelong friend Lady Jane asks for his help, Lenox cannot resist the chance to unravel a mystery.

Prudence Smith, one of Jane's former servants, is dead of an apparent suicide. But Lenox suspects something far more sinister: murder, by a rare and deadly poison. The grand house where the girl worked is full of suspects, and though Prue had dabbled with the hearts of more than a few men, Lenox is baffled by the motive for the girl's death.

When another body turns up during the London season's most fashionable ball, Lenox must untangle a web of loyalties and animosities. Was it jealousy that killed Prudence Smith? Or was it something else entirely? And can Lenox find the answer before the killer strikes again—this time, disturbingly close to home?

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2007
June 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
5.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Emmet Aloysius ,

Enjoyable

Finch has created an interesting character in Lennox and an entertaining mystery story for most mystery lovers to enjoy. A fun read!...EAF

JaneVamp ,

Love it!

Loved every single one of the books in this series! Fantastic! A bit predictable sometimes but fun and entertaining none the less! Can't wait for the next one

Enna J. ,

A perfect beginning

What a marvelous book! It had everything I like — history, mystery, and interesting characters — in an understated, intelligent, well-written story. I thoroughly enjoyed the relationships between Lennox and Graham, and Lennox and Lady Jane. Now, on to reading the next in the series and continuing my acquaintance with Charles Lennox, et al. (And, Mr. Finch, you had me as a fan after I read your Introduction from the Author.)

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