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The September Society (2008)

by Charles Finch

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Series: Charles Lenox Mysteries (2)

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This is the follow-up to "The Beautiful Blue Death", and I actually enjoyed this one more than the first. Lady Annabelle seeks out Charles Lenox when her son George (a student at Oxford University) goes missing. Charles travels to Oxford to investigate. Part of the enjoyment of this book was the fact that Oxford was Charles' alma mater, and we get to enjoy Charles' memories and reminiscences of his youth. Another reason for my enjoyment is that Charles has finally decided he would like to ask Lady Jane to marry him, although he agonizes about how to accomplish this for much of the book. And of course the mystery itself is intriguing and actually full of surprises and twists. Very enjoyable. Four and a half stars. ( )
  dorie.craig | Jun 22, 2017 |
The first book of the series, A Beautiful Blue Death, reminded me of the Wooster and Jeeves books, with a rich and otherwise idle young man and his butler get pulled into intrigues. This book has less of the butler and more of his friend, Dr. McConnell. It was recently discovered that his wife is expecting a baby so there were many cute conversations about possible names. Charles spends most of the book screwing up his courage to ask his long time friend and neighbor, Lady Jane Grey, for her hand in marriage.

Charles Lenox is asked by a distraught mother to help find her missing son, George Payson. Searching his room, Charles finds many baffling clues, including a dead cat, dead by poisoning and stabbing, on top of a note. It turns out that two boys are missing and a club made up of retired military is somehow involved.

I listened to the audio version of this book, ably narrated by James Langton, who had the right balance of British accent. ( )
  mamzel | Apr 3, 2017 |
Fluff. ( )
  laurenbufferd | Nov 14, 2016 |
I thought this book was a bit boring. I felt the ending was a let down - all this build up and it fell kind of flat. I also found myself completely uninterested in the main character's life. Every time Lady Jane or Toto came into the picture, I was annoyed and considered skipping those portions entirely, but was afraid something integral to the plot might happen and I'd later be confused. Unfortunately, very little to nothing that advanced the plot happened during those interludes. ( )
  AeshaMali | Sep 17, 2016 |
Pretty good mystery. ( )
  debs913 | Apr 2, 2016 |
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The first murders were committed nineteen years before the second, on a dry and unremarkable day along the Sutlej Frontier in Punjab.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312564945, Paperback)

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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"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 Lady Jane and his other devoted friends in London's upper crust, must race to discover the truth before it comes searching for him, and dangerously close to home."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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