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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 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    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

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Beautiful Blue Death

    • Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #1
    • By: Charles Finch
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 839
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 753
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 757

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I like cozy

    • By Sheryl on 05-21-12

    Regular price: $23.62

    • The Fleet Street Murders

    • Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #3
    • By: Charles Finch
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362

    It's Christmas, 1866, and amateur sleuth Charles Lenox, recently engaged to his best friend, Lady Jane Grey, is happily celebrating the holiday in his Mayfair townhouse. Across London, however, two journalists have just met with violent deaths - one shot, one throttled. Lenox soon involves himself in the strange case but must leave it behind to go north to Stirrington, where he is running for Parliament. Once there, he gets a further shock when Lady Jane sends him a letter whose contents may threaten their nuptials. In London, the police apprehend two unlikely and unrelated murder suspects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ah, that's what I need...to relax with a cuppa and a mystery!

    • By HODGEPODGESPV on 04-22-16

    Regular price: $20.96

    • The Laws of Murder

    • A Charles Lenox Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Charles Finch
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    It’s 1876, and Charles Lenox 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good historical mystery series

    • By Kathi on 01-16-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Stranger in Mayfair

    • Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #4
    • By: Charles Finch
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272

    Returning from a continental honeymoon with his new wife, Lady Jane, Lenox is asked by a colleague in Parliament to consult in the murder of a footman, bludgeoned to death with a brick. His investigation uncovers some unsettling facts about the family he served and a strange, second identity that the footman himself cultivated.Going into the boxing clubs and public houses, the Mayfair mansions and servants' quarters of Victorian London, Lenox gradually realizes that an old friend may be implicated in the footman's death. Soon a suspect is arrested, but Lenox has his doubts.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not the best of the series

    • By C. on 02-13-12

    Regular price: $20.96

    • The September Society

    • Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #2
    • By: Charles Finch
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 539
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 484
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 486

    In the small hours of the morning one fall day in 1866, a frantic widow visits detective Charles Lenox. Lady Annabelle's problem is simple: her beloved son, George, has vanished from his room at Oxford. When Lenox visits his alma mater to investigate he discovers a series of bizarre clues, including a murdered cat and a card cryptically referring to "The September Society". Then, just as Lenox realizes that the case may be deeper than it appears, a student dies, the victim of foul play.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Likeable sleuth & friends...growing in depth!

    • By Michele on 08-06-13

    Regular price: $23.62

    • An Old Betrayal

    • A Charles Lenox Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Charles Finch
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    On a spring morning in London, 1875, Charles Lenox agrees to take time away from his busy schedule as a Member of Parliament to meet an old protege's client at Charing Cross. But when their cryptic encounter seems to lead, days later, to the murder of an innocuous country squire, this fast favor draws Lenox inexorably back into his old profession. Soon he realizes that, far from concluding the murderer's business, this body is only the first step in a cruel plan, many years in the plotting. Where will he strike next?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good mystery, British aristocracy circa 1875.

    • By MidwestGeek on 01-24-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Vanishing Man

    • A Prequel to the Charles Lenox Series
    • By: Charles Finch
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    London, 1853: Young Charles Lenox is called upon by the duke of Dorset, one of England’s most revered noblemen, for help. A painting of the duke’s great-grandfather has been stolen from his private study. But the duke’s concern is not for his ancestor’s portrait; hiding in plain sight nearby is another painting of infinitely greater value, one that holds the key to one of the country’s most famous and best-kept secrets.  Dorset believes the thieves took the wrong painting and may return when they realize their error.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Inheritance

    • Charles Lenox Mysteries, Book 10
    • By: Charles Finch
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    Charles Lenox has received a cryptic plea for help from an old Harrow schoolmate, Gerald Leigh, but when he looks into the matter he finds that his friend has suddenly disappeared. As boys they had shared a secret: a bequest from a mysterious benefactor had smoothed Leigh's way into the world after the death of his father. Lenox, already with a passionate interest in detective work, made discovering the benefactor's identity his first case - but was never able to solve it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another happy journey into Charles Lennox world

    • By EmmaZ on 11-06-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Home by Nightfall

    • A Charles Lenox Mystery
    • By: Charles Finch
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    It's London in 1876, and the whole city is abuzz with the enigmatic disappearance of a famous foreign pianist. Lenox has an eye on the matter - as a partner in a now-thriving detective agency, he's a natural choice to investigate. Just when he's tempted to turn his focus to it entirely, however, his grieving brother asks him to come down to Sussex, and Lenox leaves the metropolis behind for the quieter country life of his boyhood. Or so he thinks. In fact, something strange is afoot in Markethouse.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love this series

    • By willow33 on 12-13-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Burial at Sea

    • Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #5
    • By: Charles Finch
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite Charles Lenox mystery

    • By Joanne on 04-03-13

    Regular price: $24.46

    • A Death in the Small Hours

    • By: Charles Finch
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    Charles Lenox is at the pinnacle of his political career and is a delighted new father. His days of regularly investigating the crimes of Victorian London now some years behind him, he plans a trip to his uncle's estate in the expectation of a few calm weeks. When he arrives in the quiet village of Plumley, however, what greets him is a series of strange vandalisms upon the local shops.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Really Disappointed Charles Finch Fan

    • By Honest Tree on 12-13-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Last Enchantments

    • By: Charles Finch
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 36

    A young American embarks on a year at Oxford and has an impassioned affair that will change his life forever. After graduating from Yale, William Baker, scion of an old line patrician family, goes to work in presidential politics. But when the campaign into which he's poured his heart ends in disappointment, he decides to leave New York behind, along with the devoted, ambitious, and well-connected woman he's been in love with for the last four years.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Charles Finch is a great find

    • By Yankee Bookworm on 02-23-14

    Regular price: $27.99