STARRED REVIEW
July 2007

Make mine murder, hold the blood

By Charles Finch
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Charles Finch's well-researched debut, set in mid-Victorian London, introduces gentleman detective Charles Lennox, whose ambitious travel plans are continually disrupted by crimes in need of investigation. In A Beautiful Blue Death neighbor and friend Lady Jane Grey requests his assistance when her former maid, now working for the director of the Royal Mint, is murdered. Lennox quickly determines that the crime is more complicated than it initially seems and things only get worse when a second murder occurs. Full of period detail and a wonderful cast of secondary characters, this intricate and well-written novel will leave any lover of historical mysteries eager to reach for Lennox's next case.

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A Beautiful Blue Death

A Beautiful Blue Death

By Charles Finch
Minotaur
ISBN 9780312359775

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