By Charles Finch
On any given day in London, all Charles Lenox, Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer, desires to do is sit back in his deepest research with a cup of tea, a roaring hearth and an outstanding ebook. but if his lifelong good friend girl Jane asks for his support, Lenox can't face up to one other probability to resolve a secret, no matter if it potential trudging throughout the snow to her townhouse subsequent door.
One of Jane's former servants, Prudence Smith, is useless – an obvious suicide. yet Lenox suspects anything way more sinister: homicide, via an extraordinary and lethal poison. the home the place the woman labored is filled with suspects, and notwithstanding Prudence dabbled with the hearts of various males, Lenox is baffled via an elusive loss of rationale within the girl's death.
When one other physique turns up through the London season's most trendy ball, Lenox needs to untangle an internet of loyalties and animosities. was once it jealousy that killed Prudence? Or was once it whatever else solely, anything that Lenox on my own can discover sooner than the killer moves back – disturbingly on the subject of home?
Read Online or Download A Beautiful Blue Death: The First Charles Lenox Mystery (Charles Lenox Mysteries Book 1) PDF
Similar traditional detectives books
In demise at Bishop's preserve, Kathryn Ardleigh captured the curiosity of detective Sir Charles Sheridan as they solved their first case jointly. Now the dying of an area constable and the disappearance of a kid have the sleuthing couple at the path of lethal greed and legal mischief once more. And with the aid of a shy girl who calls herself Beatrix Potter, Kate intends to discover the sinister secrets and techniques of Gallows eco-friendly.
Coming back from a continental honeymoon together with his lifelong buddy and new spouse, girl Jane gray, Charles Lenox is requested by way of a colleague in Parliament to refer to within the homicide of a footman, bludgeoned to dying with a brick. His research uncovers either unsettling proof in regards to the family members he served and a wierd, moment id that the footman himself cultivated.
Leave out Politt has been ready and ready open air Laburnum Cottage for Mrs. Spenlow, to no avail. She nervously acquires assistance from her next-door neighbor, whose gumption and patience demonstrate that Mrs. Spenlow is lifeless at the hearthrug. the entire of St. Mary Mead is confident the assassin is Mr. Spenlow, who indicates no emotion upon his wife’s surprising demise, yet, with attribute diligence, omit Marple unearths that it truly is maybe now not that straightforward.
Formerly released within the print anthology companions in Crime. The Beresfords meet their first consumer, a guy whose mystery affair with a shopgirl is going extraordinarily awry while she disappears. Tommy assures him they're going to locate her inside of twenty-four hours, although it truly is certainly not sure that they are going to meet this most unlikely cut-off date.
Extra info for A Beautiful Blue Death: The First Charles Lenox Mystery (Charles Lenox Mysteries Book 1)
A Beautiful Blue Death: The First Charles Lenox Mystery (Charles Lenox Mysteries Book 1) by Charles Finch