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A Stranger in Mayfair - Charles Finch
A Stranger in Mayfair
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In this enthralling mystery, detective Charles Lenox tries to resist the lure of a case and focus on his new career in Parliament. 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... show more
In this enthralling mystery, detective Charles Lenox tries to resist the lure of a case and focus on his new career in Parliament. 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. Desperately trying to balance the opening of Parliament and what he feels sure is a dark secret surrounding the murder, he soon discovers that the killer is someone seemingly beyond suspicion, and may be prepared to spill blood again—even a detective’s.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312616953 (0312616953)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 327
Edition language: English
Series: Charles Lenox Mysteries (#4)
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Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
3.0 Historical mystery and telegraphing plot points
This is the fourth in the Charles Lenox series of Victorian mysteries. To begin, this series is a lot of fun. I read a fair number of historical mystery series, set in many different time periods. Charles Finch's series is in the middle echelon - not one of my tippy-top favorite series, but at le...
One Page at a Time
One Page at a Time rated it
4.0
I always enjoy visits with Charles Lenox. This one was no different. It was an engaging mystery, and I had the murder figured out pretty early on, even picking up on clues that Lenox and Dallington overlooked. I did like the discussion of Charles' disappointment with being an MP, because I find t...
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