Tuesday, March 2, 2021

A Five Star Review


 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
English eyes.

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.


Featured: a pile or crochet baby blankets.




43 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Amalia

Thank you for the review, I like the mysteries. I will see if my library has this series.
Your baby blankets are pretty.

mamasmercantile said...

Thank you for the review, it was a joy to see the pile of crochet blankets.

Jennifer said...

That's a pretty pile.

VENTANA DE FOTO said...

Bujenas razones para recomendar el libro.

Me ha gustado la fotografía de esos buenos trabajos de crochet.

Besos

Snowbird said...

Lovely blankets. Interesting review.xxx

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I like that collection of crocheted items and same for the book review.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, these crocheted baby blankets look like doll blankets. They're adorable, Amalia. I love all the pretty colors you choose for your projects you are working on. : )

Happy March days to you.

~Sheri

junie-jesh said...

Love your crocheted blankets. The colors are so fresh and pretty. Unfortunately grad school ruined my appetite for normal reading. In 99 percent of the books I pick up, I read the back cover, table of contents, about first 5 pages, go over to the end, and read 6 last pages, and am done:) My appreciation for your whole plot book reading and sharing it with All Seasons, Have a lovely bookish week, Jesh

Veronica Lee said...

Love the pretty blankets, Amalia!

I enjoyed your review btw!

Rosie said...

It sounds like an interesting series of books:)

Jeanie said...

I love mysteries -- and I also really love how you do your reviews. Very easy to follow. This looks like a good book in a terrific series.

Vee said...

Oh sounds very good. Always on the lookout for a good mystery.

Junkchiccottage said...

I love a great mystery and great characters. I will see if my library has this one. Thanks for the review. Happy Wednesday. xoxo

Kitchen Riffs said...

Great review! I gotta read that series -- thanks for the recommendation.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Amalia, I must look for this series. Sounds great. Darling blankets! xo

MaryAnne said...

You find such fun mysteries. I love your crocheted book!

Sakuranko said...

Oh very interesting darling
xx

Carla from The River said...

I always enjoy your book reviews. Thank you my friend.

Conniecrafter said...

Look at all those pretty colors, I love the tassels on them too!

Maya Kuzman said...

Love how pretty the pile of crochet lovelies look together!

Lowcarb team member said...

Thank you for your review.
That's a pretty pile, so colourful :)

All the best Jan

Kim said...

Your pretty pile has spring written all over it!! xo

betty-NZ said...

Outstanding review! The pile of crochet blankets is lovely.

I'm glad to see you this week at 'My Corner of the World'!

Daniela said...

How glad I am to find you here again!
After so much time, I can write a comment to an amzing post of yours, those posts I’ve never forgotten!
I’ve been away from the web since the reseraches and the drafting of the history essay I wrote for an Italian publisher about the Habsburgs took up all the time I had.
But I’ve finally come back.
Sending much love to you
Dany at ‘My little old world’

Mereknits said...

It sounds wonderful, thank you for the suggestion. Stay safe.

Tom said...

...Charles Finch is new to me.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

What beautiful baby blankets! I love the cream one with the colored tassels---just lovely. P.S. Since I started blogging my reading time has drastically reduced. This book sounds like perfect before bedtime reading!!

Diane said...

Wonderful colors on your crocheted blankets Amalia.

Hugs diane

Nancy Chan said...

A pretty and colourful pile for the baby blanket. I love mystery books.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Thanks for the review, Amalia. I'm sure some day I'll get back to reading for pleasure. ;) Love your beautiful crochet pile. Lovely colors. Hugs.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

This sounds like a really interesting book and one I would love to read especially since it takes place in Newport...
Thanks so much for sharing and also for taking the time to visit!!
hugs,
Debbie

Teri said...

Thank you so much for the review. Such pretty baby blankets. Thank you also for your kind and thoughtful words that you share at Homespun Cottage. Blessings my sweet friend.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love Victorian era novels! I will look for this one and thanks so much for the review. Sweet little blankets! ♥

Ela said...

Thanks for the review ! Your colorful blankets are so beautiful!
Greetings

Blondie's Journal said...

I love a good mystery! I'll have to look for this. And your crochet is so, so pretty. I just started a felting project, just a wee little animal. Who know where I'll go from there!

Jane❤️

DeniseinVA said...

Your baby blankets are adorable, such lovely colors and patterns. Thank you for the reviews, I am always looking for a good book to read.

akiko hiramatsu said...

Your crochet is always lovely, Amalia! That book seems interesting, so I just saw Charles Finch on Wikipwdia. Thank you for sharing the great book<3

akiko
www.akikohiraatsu.com

Polly said...

You blankets are beautiful Amalia. Thank you for the book, I have added it to my Good Reads list.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

You have me wanting to pick up one of these mysteries and enjoy a new author!

Becki said...

I love your reviews. They are as clever as the books you read. :)

Gloria Baker said...

I love these babies blankets!!!beautiful!

Diana Studer said...

that book sounds interesting. Going to the library tomorrow ...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I just got the first book in the series ...looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the recommendation.