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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Finch, Jeffrey Stepakoff Narrator: Kathleen McInerney, James Langton Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Charles Lenox Mysteries Release Date: November 2014 ISBN: 9781427243669
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It’s 1876, and Charles Lenox, once London’s leading private investigator, has just given up his seat in Parliament after six years, primed to return to his first love: detection. With high hopes he and three colleagues start a new detective agency, the first of its kind. But as the months pass, and he is the only detective who cannot find work, Lenox begins to question whether he can still play the game as he once did.

Then comes a chance to redeem himself, though at a terrible price: a friend, a member of Scotland Yard, is shot near Regent’s Park. As Lenox begins to parse the peculiar details of the death—an unlaced boot, a days-old wound, an untraceable luggage ticket—he realizes that the incident may lead him into grave personal danger, beyond which lies a terrible truth.

With all the humanity, glamour, and mystery that readers have come to love, the latest Lenox novel is a shining new confirmation of the enduring popularity of Charles Finch’s Victorian series.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The upper-class amateur sleuth, an endangered species even in historical mysteries, is very much alive in Charles Finch’s charming Victorian whodunits.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “The upper-class amateur sleuth, an endangered species even in historical mysteries, is very much alive in Charles Finch's charming Victorian whodunits. The New York Times Book Review

  • Superb . . . Boasting one of Finch's tightest and trickiest plots, this installment further establishes Lenox as a worthy heir to the aristocratic mantle of Lord Peter Wimsey. Publishers Weekly (starred) on A Death in the Small Hours
  • The sixth in Finch's steadily improving series develops the congenial continuing characters further while providing quite a decent mystery. Kirkus Reviews on A Death in the Small Hours

  • “Finch succeeds again in combining an intriguing story line with a lead that both newcomers and series regulars will find engaging.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Finch’s mystery debut…shows a distinct talent for scene setting and the creation of not always likable characters that can still get under your skin.”

    Library Journal

  • “A Victorian private investigator teams up with Scotland Yard to solve a case that involves one of their own…Finch’s clever hero overcomes despair and calumny to solve one of his author’s thorniest puzzles.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “James Langton’s cultured but perfectly comprehensible English accent suits the latest Charles Lenox mystery to a tee…Hansom cabs move through gas-lit streets, bobbies blow their whistles, lords act dishonorably, and the criminal class concocts devilish schemes. There are clues, mystery, romance, violence, and villains. Langton’s dialogue is lively, his characters easily distinguishable. His pace is good, and his nineteenth-century- English pronunciation almost perfect. Finch’s story lacks the moral ambiguity and soul-wrenching horror so often found in crime fiction. He’ll keep keep you awake listening without giving you nightmares.”

    AudioFile

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About the Author
Author Charles FinchCharles Finch is a graduate of Yale and Oxford. He is the author of the Charles Lenox mysteries. His first novel, A Beautiful Blue Death, was nominated for an Agatha Award and was named one of Library Journal's Best Books of 2007, one of only five mystery novels on the list. His first contemporary novel, The Last Enchantments, was published in 2015. He lives in Chicago.
About the Narrators

Kathleen McInerney won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2011 and was a finalist for the Audie in 2010 and 2015. Her narrations have also earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has performed in New York and around the United States in both classical and contemporary theater. Her credits also include television commercials, daytime drama, radio plays, and animation voice-over.

James Langton trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, he has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestsellers The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro, The Virtues of War by Steven Pressfield, and The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. He is also a professional musician who led the internationally renowned Pasadena Roof Orchestra from 1996 to 2002. He was born in York, England, and is now based in New York City.