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The Fleet Street Murders

Charles Lenox Mysteries (Volume 3)

Author: Charles Finch

The Fleet Street Murders

The Fleet Street Murders


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Called "absorbing" (Publishers Weekly) and "beguiling" (The New York Times Book Review), The Fleet Street Murders from Charles Finch finds gentleman detective Charles...

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Called "absorbing" (Publishers Weekly) and "beguiling" (The New York Times Book Review), The Fleet Street Murders from Charles Finch finds gentleman detective Charles Lenox investigating the mysterious, simultaneous deaths of two veteran newspapermen, while engaged in a heated race for Parliament.

It's Christmas, 1866, and amateur sleuth Charles Lenox, recently engaged to his best friend, Lady Jane Grey, is happily celebrating the holiday in his Mayfair townhouse. Across London, however, two journalists have just met with violent deaths—one shot, one throttled. Lenox soon involves himself in the strange case, but must leave it behind to go north to Stirrington, where he is running for Parliament. Once there, he gets a further shock when Lady Jane sends him a letter whose contents may threaten their nuptials.

In London, the police apprehend two unlikely and unrelated murder suspects. From the start, Lenox has his doubts; the crimes, he is sure, are tied. But how? Racing back and forth between London and Stirrington, Lenox must negotiate the complexities of crime and politics, not to mention his imperiled engagement. But as the case mounts, Lenox learns that the person behind the murders may be closer to him—and his beloved—than he knows.

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“Deftly plotted and richly detailed, The Fleet Street Murders is a taut Victorian thriller delivered from the pen of a master.” —Deanna Raybourn, author of SILENT ON THE MOOR

“Somewhere in detective heaven, Sherlock Holmes and Lord Peter Wimsey are already preparing a glass of hot whisky for Mr. Charles Lenox . This suave and flinty sleuth has a gorgeously dangerous future ahead of him, and so do lovers of Victorian mysteries. I can't wait to see where Charles Finch takes us next.” —Louis Bayard, author of THE BLACK TOWER

“Charles Finch has mastered the art of transporting his readers back in time. The Fleet Street Murders is intelligent, rich with detail, and full of suspense--a delightful read!” —Tasha Alexander, author of Tears of Pearl

“Even the most astute reader will be guessing to the end. Another triumph.” —Library Journal (starred review) on The September Society

“An intriguing glimpse of student life at Oxford during the mid-Victoria era with a sleuth to rival Sherlock Holmes, only with more foibles and warmth than the original.” —Rhys Bowen, author of Royal Flush, on The September Society

“Combines the sensibilities of Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle and Dorothy L. Sayers with the creative talents of its young author…. An all-around winner.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch on The September Society

“A fine specimen of the genre…. Particularly good is [Finch's] delineation of Lenox's cozy-but-proper relationship with Lady Jane.” —Washington Post on A Beautiful Blue Death

“The best sort of historical mystery--clever, charming, full of period detail, and a delight to read.” —David Liss, author of The Devil's Company, on A Beautiful Blue Death

“What a delight this book is!” —Louise Penny, author of The Cruelest Month, on A Beautiful Blue Death

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The Fleet Street Murders

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