The Laws of Murder

The Laws of Murder

Audiobook CD - 2014
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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.

Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, 2014.
ISBN: 9781427243652
Branch Call Number: Audiobook FIC Finch
Characteristics: 8 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 12 cm.
Additional Contributors: Langton, James actor.

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JLHCKY
Jul 23, 2017

This whole series is a good one. Author Charles Finch is great story teller! I am upset I didn't read the titles consecutively from the start rather than pulling them out randomly. MP Charles Lenox has followed his first love, being a private detective, and retired from a very promising career as a member of the English House of Commons. PM some day? But his new agency is floundering and he is desperate to pull his weight with his three partners. He even takes a small case with the unknown assistance of his lovely wife, Lady Jane. When a Scotland Yard detective is murdered, they call on him and away we go. Just for the record, the first title in the series, "A Beautiful Blue Death," came out in 2007!

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librarianval
Nov 12, 2016

Quite a surprise. I just picked it up off the shelf and enjoyed it so much that I went back to the beginning and am now reading the first in the series. Fast pace and intriguing for a youngish author.

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