Charles Lenox, Member of Parliament, sets sail on a clandestine mission for the government. When an officer is savagely murdered, however, Lenox is drawn toward his old profession, determined to capture another killer.
Investigate more mysterious doings with Charles Lennox.
©2011 Charles Finch (P)2011 Tantor
"Agatha Christie meets Patrick O'Brian in Finchs accomplished fifth whodunit set in Victorian England, the best in the series to date." (Publishers Weekly)
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It was a fun mystery with a favorite character as always. But it also provided excellent historical context of what it was like to be at sea as the naval sailing vessels were about to become obsolete. As usual, we received a detailed portrayal of class differences and how "gentlemen" actually lived. It was very enjoyable and I was so glad it was a bit longer and more involved than the earlier mysteries.
My first choice is usually well-written historical fiction with interesting locations and characters.
A nice departure from the regular characters. I liked it a lot. I think the narrator is the best around b
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