Charles Lenox
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  • 1
    A Beautiful Blue Death: Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #1 | Charles Finch

    A Beautiful Blue Death: Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Charles Finch
    • Narrated By James Langton
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    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.

    I like cozy

    N/A

    Reviewed on May 21 2012 by Sheryl (Portland, OR, United States)
  • 2
    The September Society: Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #2 | Charles Finch

    The September Society: Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Charles Finch
    • Narrated By James Langton
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    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.

    Likeable sleuth & friends...growing in depth!

    I must say this series is growing on me! This book has the lightness and humor of the first book, but has an added depth which I enjoyed. Charles ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 06 2013 by Michele (DURHAM, CT, United States)
  • 3
    The Fleet Street Murders: Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #3 | Charles Finch

    The Fleet Street Murders: Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #3

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    • By Charles Finch
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    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.

    Ah, that's what I need...to relax with a cuppa and a mystery!

    The operative word is "relax". A "cozy" mystery it is. This one fits the bill entirely!

    The time is before motor cars and telephones. The pl..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 22 2016 by HODGEPODGESPV (COPPELL, TX, United States)
  • 4
    A Stranger in Mayfair: Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #4 | Charles Finch

    A Stranger in Mayfair: Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Charles Finch
    • Narrated By James Langton
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    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.

    Good story. Great narrator. Loved it.

    James Langdon is on everyone of my favorite narrators. He brings books to life. Awesome.

    Reviewed on August 27 2015 by Whovian ()
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  • 5
    A Burial at Sea: Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #5 | Charles Finch

    A Burial at Sea: Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Charles Finch
    • Narrated By James Langton
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    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.

    My favorite Charles Lenox mystery

    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 ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 03 2013 by Joanne (laconia, NH, United States)
  • 6
    A Death in the Small Hours | Charles Finch

    A Death in the Small Hours

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    • By Charles Finch
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    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.

    A Really Disappointed Charles Finch Fan

    I thoroughly enjoyed all of Finch's previous books in this series (HUGE fan). I anxiously awaited this recent release (waited for months). What a let ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 13 2012 by Honest Tree ()
  • 7
    An Old Betrayal: A Charles Lenox Mystery, Book 7 | Charles Finch

    An Old Betrayal: A Charles Lenox Mystery, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Charles Finch
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    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?

    Good mystery, British aristocracy circa 1875.

    This is the first Charles Lenox mystery I have read. As a mystery, it was good enough, although Lenox ranges from inspired brilliance to unable to rec..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 24 2016 by MidwestGeek (Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
  • 8
    The Laws of Murder: A Charles Lenox Mystery, Book 8 | Charles Finch

    The Laws of Murder: A Charles Lenox Mystery, Book 8

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    • By Charles Finch
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    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.

    Good as always

    Charles Lennox is one of the nicest, kindest fictional characters I know. He and his world are always interesting in book version already, with this r..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 15 2014 by PetraFZ (United States)
  • 9
    Home by Nightfall: A Charles Lenox Mystery | Charles Finch

    Home by Nightfall: A Charles Lenox Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Charles Finch
    • Narrated By James Langton
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    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.

    Love this series
    Reviewed on December 13 2015 by willow33 ()
  • 10
    The Inheritance: Charles Lenox Mysteries, Book 10 | Charles Finch

    The Inheritance: Charles Lenox Mysteries, Book 10

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    • By Charles Finch
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    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.

    One of the best in the series

    I really love this series. I have listened to all 10 and hope there are 10 more. In addition to lots of historical detail and close interpersonal rela..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 14 2016 by Gail N. (San Diego)