Five reasons I'm giving Five Stars to:
An Extravagant Death by Charles Finch.
1. The Series: This is the 11th book in the
Charles Lenox Mysteries series
unfolding in Victorian England.
The book can be read as a stand-alone
but the whole series is excellent.
2. The Detective: Charles Lenox is the
second son of an honorable family and
his choice of career has raised quite
a few eyebrows. He is the most
thoughtful, courteous and civilized
man and a wonderful character.
3. The Members of the Band: Lenox is
surrounded by a colorful group of recurring
characters - his wife, his daughter, his
brother, his ex-valet, his physician friend, the
partners in his detective agency.
4. The Plot: While most books in this series
take place in London, this time we
travel to gilded-age Newport, RI. It is
fascinating to see this new shrine to
American wealth through Lenox's
5. The Best Part: Is the quality of the writing.
Charles Finch crafts an intricate mystery
plot with a memorable setting, wrapped in
beautiful writing, tenderness and wit.
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