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The September Society - Charles Finch
The September Society
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The sitting room looked as familiar as the back of his hand, and immediately Lenox took a liking to the young man who inhabited it. He saw several small artifacts of the missing student’s life---a frayed piece of string about two feet long of the sort you might bind a package with, half of a... show more
The sitting room looked as familiar as the back of his hand, and immediately Lenox took a liking to the young man who inhabited it. He saw several small artifacts of the missing student’s life---a frayed piece of string about two feet long of the sort you might bind a package with, half of a pulpy fried tomato, which was too far from the breakfast table to have been dropped, a fountain pen, and lastly, a card which said on the front The September Society. . . .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.What could the September Society have to do with it? What specter, returned from the past, is haunting gentle Oxford? Lenox, with the support of his devoted friends in London’s upper crust, must race to discover the truth before it comes searching for him, and dangerously close to home.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780312359782 (0312359780)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Charles Lenox Mysteries (#2)
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Obsession with words
Obsession with words rated it
3.0
I enjoyed this book but it was pretty slow paced for my liking. There were a few details that I figured out and knew what would happen eventually. There was also a lot of political discussions and talk about the clubs that seemed like filler to make the book longer. I lost interest in those parts. O...
JackieLoz
JackieLoz rated it
4.0 The September Society
3.5 Some of this book was extremely tedious, i.e., I love Oxford, I love Lady Jane. But the last several chapters were very good.
Barbara1951
Barbara1951 rated it
2.0 The September Society (Charles Lenox Series #2)
The magical "tie it up neatly" at the end just did not work for me. Too much of it made absolutely no sense. I'll probably keep working through these because I like the characters.
One Page at a Time
One Page at a Time rated it
0.0
Definitely a story to keep you guessing. Very much like Kate Ross' Julian Kestrel mysteries. I am glad to have found these. can't wait to begin the next one. I am not sure what to think about the love story, I am afraid it might be a bad thing for the plot, but if you must have that kind of thin...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
3.0
Rating: 3.25* of fiveJesus God, Charles, MAN UP AND ASK HER TO MARRY YOU! I got very, very, very tired of his pussfied wishywashying about whether or not to ask this perfectly lovely long-term widow, who **moved next door to him** after her husband died, if she would consent to marry him. Dude...she...
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