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3.00244798041616 out of 53.00244798041616 out of 53.00244798041616 out of 53.00244798041616 out of 53.00244798041616 out of 5 3.00 (817 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Finch Narrator: James Langto Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Charles Lenox Mysteries Release Date:
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Charles Lenox, Member of Parliament, sets sail on a clandestine mission for the government in A Burial at Sea.

The year 1873 is a perilous time in the relationship between France and England. When a string of English spies is found dead on French soil, the threat of all-out war prompts government officials to ask Charles Lenox to visit the newly-dug Suez Canal on a secret mission.

Once he is on board the Lucy, however, Lenox finds himself using not his new skills of diplomacy but his old ones: the ship’s second lieutenant is found dead on the voyage’s first night, his body cruelly abused. The ship’s captain begs the temporarily retired detective to join in the hunt for a criminal. Lenox finds the trail, but in the claustrophobic atmosphere on board, where nobody can come or go and everyone is a suspect, he has to race against the next crime—and also hope he won’t be the victim.

At once a compulsive murder mystery, a spy story, and an intimate and joyful journey with the Victorian navy, this book shows that no matter how far Lenox strays from his old life, it will always come back to find him.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A rousing nautical adventure…Finch’s descriptions of life at sea are so fascinating it’s a shame Lenox must bring this case to an end.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “The murder mystery that Finch weaves keeps readers guessing…An intriguing read on several levels.”

    Seattle Times

  • “Agatha Christie meets Patrick O’Brian in Finch’s accomplished fifth whodunit set in Victorian England…The best in the series to date.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lynda | 2/5/2014

    " AWESOME!! As usual, Charles Finch has not disappointed in his Charles Lenox series. I discovered these books in the library quite by accident. I was looking for something different than my usual read. And I'm glad I did!! Anxiously awaiting the Nov release of DEATH IN THE SMALL HOURS. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michael | 1/26/2014

    " This is now my favorite of the Charles Lenox series. A considerable portion of the book takes place aboard ship, and Finch researched sailing vessels of the period in order to get the details correct. I feel as though I spent a few days on a ship, too. That kind of writing is admirable. As for the mystery, Finch stays true to his style. All of the information is there, yet some of it seeming so innocent as to go unnoticed by the reader. Very clever writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jennifer | 1/25/2014

    " My favorite of the series so far! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andrea Johnson | 1/23/2014

    " Another good Charles Lenox mystery. Wasn't spectacular, but was definitely enjoyable! "

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