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Charles Finch

Author of A Beautiful Blue Death

29 Works 6,620 Members 426 Reviews 18 Favorited

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Works by Charles Finch

A Beautiful Blue Death (2007) 1,500 copies
The September Society (2008) 796 copies
The Fleet Street Murders (2009) 612 copies
A Stranger in Mayfair (2010) 467 copies
A Burial at Sea (2011) 402 copies
A Death in the Small Hours (2012) 377 copies
The Woman in the Water (2018) 333 copies
An Old Betrayal (2013) 308 copies
The Laws of Murder (2014) 275 copies
The Vanishing Man (2019) 257 copies
Home by Nightfall (2015) 236 copies
The Inheritance (2016) 231 copies
The Last Enchantments (2014) 205 copies
The Last Passenger (2020) 196 copies
An Extravagant Death (2021) 192 copies

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A satisfying mystery with a warm, Christmasy feel.
 
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bookappeal | 4 other reviews | Dec 15, 2023 |
So far so good - delightful romp through a Sherlockian mystery, complete with helpful butlers and attractive widows. Interesting poison, too. The book could have done with some better editing - the author takes us on little asides that don't contribute to the story and often I was left wondering why I was taken on the journey. The characters are likeable and comfortable to spend time with; the mystery is the usual incompetent cops/ competent amateur style; the crime somewhat muddy but perhaps this is because I've been reading it late at night before going to bed. No nightmares caused. Suitable for a younger reader who isn't interested in sex or gore but likes mysteries. Light love interest, pure and chaste from afar.… (more)
 
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Dabble58 | 110 other reviews | Nov 11, 2023 |
Really enjoyed this book. Lennox is sent to America by the Prime Minster for safety (to get him out of Britain during a trial that had him uncovering corruption in the police ranks). While there he gets telegram from a wealthy Newporter who wants him to help with the investigation of the murder of his debutante daughter. On the train he meets a handicapped man who would like to be a detective and has followed Lennox’s career and offers his assistance since his family has a “cottage” in Newport and knows the people involved. Lots of early Newport history and comparisons of our Gilded Age and Victorian England as he makes his rounds and inquiries of all the suspects. Fabulous climax but hoping this is not the end of the series.… (more)
½
 
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Kathy89 | 20 other reviews | Nov 5, 2023 |

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Marion Sohns Translator, Übersetzer
James Langton Narrator
David Baldeosingh Rotstein Cover designer and artist
Isabell Lorenz Translator

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Works
29
Members
6,620
Popularity
#3,702
Rating
½ 3.7
Reviews
426
ISBNs
166
Languages
1
Favorited
18

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