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by Charles Finch
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Evaine's Books, Books and More Books
This is the third book from my Christmas haul and again, I enjoyed my read. The book and the author were recommended by one of my most favourite authors, Louise Penny, the author of the Gamache series. I just spent 20 minutes trying to find the reference and failed miserably *LOL*. Anyway, that'...
Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 4 years ago
This will be short cause I really loathed this book. It took me two days to get through. If not for the fact that a DNF does not count towards bingo, I would have done so at the 10 percent point. This book is tedious, boring, and overwrought somehow all at the same time. The main character is opposi...
Obsession with words
Obsession with words rated it 4 years ago
This was a good cozy mystery. Charles Lenox doesn't have to work because of his status but he enjoys a good mystery. He is asked by a friend, Lady Gray, to look into the death of a young girl that had been one of her maids. The girl recently went to work at another house and three months later was f...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 6 years ago
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 ...
The Primroses Were Over
The Primroses Were Over rated it 6 years ago
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...
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
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...
Meandering Em's
Meandering Em's rated it 7 years ago
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...
otakumom rated it 8 years ago
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...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it 8 years ago
Great Victorian mystery. I listened to it and LOVED the narrator. His voice was smooth and changes in voices didn't sound like nails on a chalkboard as they normally do. Was the feeling of the book "been there, done that"? Yes, I read a large number of these books and they generally have the same fe...
Mining the Depths
Mining the Depths rated it 9 years ago
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