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An Extravagant Death: A Charles Lenox Mystery (Charles Lenox Mysteries Book 14) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
James Langton is an actor and narrator who has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestseller The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro, Fire Storm by Andrew Lane, and An Old Betrayal by Charles Finch. He has won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards for his work in narration. As a voice-over artist, he has worked with a host of industrial and commercial clients including Geico, Johnson&Johnson, and ask.com. He is also a professional musician who led the internationally renowned Pasadena Roof Orchestra from 1996 to 2002. Langton was born in York, England, and is now based in New York City. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
A solid historical mystery that will change its hero's mind about life and death. --Kirkus ReviewsEntertaining... Finch effectively juggles the various plot threads. --Publishers Weekly Praise for The Last Passenger: "Smashing...That's the charm of Finch's style and [Lenox's] own manner of sleuthing -- a brilliant display of brainy deduction...classy writing and beguiling details." --The New York Times Book Review "Atmospheric." --Seattle Times No mystery writer except perhaps Anne Perry is as successful as Charles Finch at evoking the atmosphere of Victorian London. --The Washington Post "Seriously satisfying." --AirMail "Finch smoothly integrates the era's politics, fashion, culture and views, including how American issues have infiltrated British society. [He] also cleverly delves into Lenox's personality, which has fueled this beloved series." --Florida Sun-Sentinel A well-written mystery that moves quickly...[provides] insight into European politics vis-a-vis the United States just prior to the American Civil War. --Mystery Scene Magazine "Finch outdoes himself in the latest Charles Lenox mystery...[he] superbly weaves facts, interesting historical tidbits and emotions in a book so rich one hates to see it end." --Cleveland Plain-Dealer Finch's plotting is excellent, his characters well developed, but it is his prose that truly shines. He evokes the writing style of 19th-century English authors--Wilkie Collins jumps to mind--lending a degree of authenticity to the narrative found in comparatively few historical novels. Finch also incorporates then-contemporary international politics, especially the burgeoning abolitionist movement in the U.S., in this exceptional and atmospheric mystery. --Bookpage "Avid mystery readers will enjoy Lenox's thorough review of his sleuthing process...choose this if you revel in atmosphere." --Kirkus Reviews "This tightly plotted mystery...is rich in historical detail...[Lenox] coming into his own as a detective is a delight." --Booklist Finch effectively integrates the politics of the time, including pre-Civil War tensions in America... a clever murder puzzle. Anne Perry and David Dickinson fans will be satisfied. --Publishers Weekly --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B08BYD4215
- Publisher : Minotaur Books; 1st edition (16 February 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 5962 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 282 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 85,527 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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But Lenox’s itinerary is interrupted by a summons to Newport, where an elite group of fabulously wealthy Americans spend their summers. A nineteen-year-old society beauty has been found murdered on a beach.
Lenox doesn’t want this problem but finally lets himself be persuaded to investigate. The case exposes him to the over-the-top luxuries and extravagances of the Astors, the Vanderbilts and other privileged people awash in old and new money. Lenox is rich in suspects because beautiful Lily Allingham had dozens of suitors. The investigation turns up a plethora of surprises as well as a few false leads — and Lenox risks his life with his deductions.
The case is intriging, and the portrait of nineteenth-century Newport in season is fascinating. As usual in this series, the author has fun exploring the origins of certain words and phrases (like backlog, shrapnel, and white elephant). I always look forward to these flights of entomology.
It’s true the story starts slowly. But once it gets going, it’s a riveting read.
Now wondering if there will be more in this series! Hopefully!
Thanks for the great read!