A Beautiful Blue Death
Publish date: June 26th 2007
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 309
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
Series: Charles Lenox Mysteries (#1)
I ended up agreeing with the couple of friends I have that previously reviewed this book. I'm glad that my introduction to this series was the seventh book, because I would not have carried on if this was my only impression. Charles Lenox comes across as a frumpy old man in this book when I believe ...
I was hoping for either a clever, witty, romp of a mystery or the kind of slow-burn intelligent story that makes me read on to see where it goes. Unfortunately, I never really got either. Lenox is dull. I hate saying that, I hate feeling that, but he is. He does not manage to ever make me care abo...
A Beautiful Blue Death is the first Charles Lennox novel (I think there are about half a dozen or so volumes at this point). In the cold London winter of 1865, Charles Lennox, whose principal hobbies are detecting crimes and the Emperor Hadrian, is asked to look into the death of a servant. His o...
This is the first book in the series of Charles Lenox, a Victorian aristocratic detective. It certainly wasn't as well written as the later books in the series. I found several typos and one major gaffe in the book. In Chapter 31, Charles and his lady friend, Jane, are preparing for a banquet and da...
If you are looking for a cozy mystery with the typical Sherlock Holmeseque feel, then this novel will not disappoint. Our main character, Charles is a member of the aristocracy who engages in amateur sleuthing with a whole host of supporting characters. The pacing is very slow and very dense story...