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  • The Woman in the Water

  • Charles Lenox Mysteries
  • By: Charles Finch
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

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 woman whose body is found in a naval trunk, caught up in the rushes of a small islets in the middle of the Thames.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying prequel to this great series

  • By Gail N. on 03-01-18

Loved meeting the young Charles Lenox!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-21-18

I have enjoyed this series from its beginning in 2007...I have moved 3 times and these books go with me...great writing and endearing characters. Always an intriguing mystery and The Woman in the Water is a good one. I appreciate how the history of the era is revealed in the storyline ( Lenox is fascinated with the new safety matches that come in a box ). The narrator does a superb job!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Gentleman's Murder

  • By: Christopher Huang
  • Narrated by: Raphael Corkhill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

The year is 1924. Only a few years removed from the trenches of Flanders, Lieutenant Eric Peterkin has just been granted membership in the most prestigious soldiers-only club in London: the Britannia. But when a gentleman's wager ends with a member stabbed to death, the victim's last words echo in the lieutenant's head: that he would "Soon right a great wrong from the past".  Eric is certain one of his fellow members is the murderer. But who?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Your little grey cells will be delighted with this murder mystery

  • By cygnet3 on 11-13-18

Your little grey cells will be delighted with this murder mystery

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-18

I was hoping all the reviews were correct... was it really a whodunnit written in the style of Golden Age of detective stories? Yes, is was an intriguing story and so much more. I found myself so wrapped up in this mystery that I would set a time in my day to actually brew some tea and listen to my book. I savored this mystery as much as my tea. It was made more poignant due the fact that I finished it on Veterans Day and on the 100 year anniversary of WW1.Christopher Huang, I hope this isn’t my only encounter with Eric Peterkin and the Britianna Club.
Mr. Corkhill did a superb job with the narration.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful