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An Extravagant Death: A Charles Lenox Mystery (Charles Lenox Mysteries Book 14) by [Charles Finch]
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About the Author

Charles Finch is the USA Today bestselling author of the Charles Lenox mysteries, including The Vanishing Man. His first contemporary novel, The Last Enchantments, is also available from St. Martin's Press. Finch received the 2017 Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle. His essays and criticism have appeared in the New York Times, Slate, Washington Post, and elsewhere. He lives in Los Angeles.

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.

Review

A solid historical mystery that will change its hero's mind about life and death. --Kirkus Reviews

Entertaining... 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.

Product details

  • 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
  • Customer Reviews:
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