I read A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch last summer, and I really enjoyed it! It’s the first in his Charles Lenox mystery series. The books are set in Victorian London, and Charles is a “gentleman sleuth.” Even though I’ve only read the first two books in the series, I really want to catch up. Today’s release, The Laws of Murder is the eighth book to come out, so clearly I have some work to do.
Here is what Minotaur has to say about The Laws of Murder:
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, glamor, 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.
What do you think?