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Publisher Description

On any given day in London, all Charles Lenox, Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer, wants to do is 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 another chance to unravel a mystery, even if it means trudging through the snow to her townhouse next door.

One of Jane's former servants, Prudence Smith, is dead – an apparent suicide. But Lenox suspects something far more sinister: murder, by a rare and deadly poison. The house where the girl worked is full of suspects, and though Prudence dabbled with the hearts of more than a few men, Lenox is baffled by an elusive lack of motive in 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? Or was it something else entirely, something that Lenox alone can uncover before the killer strikes again – disturbingly close to home?

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2007
June 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
348
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

DPelly109 ,

Great first book

A wonderful entry into the Charles Lenox mysteries.

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