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Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story jThe third book in this series was wonderful from start to finish Charles Lenox is at his best in this book besotted with his fiance Lady Jane Grey campaigning for a seat in Parliament while simultaneously trying to solve the double homicide of twoournalists Some of the story takes place in Stirrington a smallish town north of London where Charles is trying to win over the people to gain their vote and represent them in Parliament Unfortunately for him he is going up against a local businessman and much
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Going To Take A Lot to take lot win over the populace but if anyone can accomplish this it would be Charles Lenox I enjoyed reading about his campaigning and his debates with the opposing candidate Charles has a great deal of wit and charm which makes any book featuring him a oy to read The murder mystery was clear and interesting complex without being too complicated and I was unable to guess the ending although it made sense in the end The twist at the end of the book I saw coming but to be honest I would have been unhappy if it had not occurred Very recommended for anyone who likes Victorian mysteries I would go to the bookstore very often and every time I would pause at this book until finally I picked it up and bought it I wish I would have known that was the third in the series but glad I could read it out of order I really enjoyed this book It is very similar to a Sherlock Holmes book except with a personable character as the detective There is a character similar to Watson Moriarty Mycroft and even Lestrad It had enough differences though that it didn t feel like a total Sherlock Holmes knock off But maybe it is but I love Sherlock Holmes so any book that has a similar feel to it I will love When I read a lot of the reviews for this book some people felt that there was too much of the political aspect and some felt that there was not enough or not enough of the crime I felt like the book had a very good balance between the crimes in Fleet Street and Lenox running for a seat in Parliament Even though I really wanted of the crime aspect I still enjoyed the political aspect at the book that I didn t miss it too much I really liked the main character Charles Lenox and his relationships with all his friends I especially enjoyed how his butler was one of his best friends and liked the conversation that went between them The case itself was interesting and I found the conclusion intelligently pleasing All in all it was a classic murder mystery story similar to a classic Sherlock Holmes story I would say that anyone who loves Sherlock Holmes like I do will really enjoy this book This third book in Charles Finch s Charles Lenox Mystery series continues a brilliant story of an aristocratic bright and intelligent self made detective The writing is excellent and imagery atmospheric The setting is 1866 London Our 40ish detectective is betrothed to his childhood friend and must leave her as he campaigns in Stirrington for a Parliamentary seat She has developed cold feet and he s now gone Meanwhile two ournalists are murdered virtually simultaneously One is deemed virtuous and the other a corrupt and corruptible soul Will Scotland Yard carry out its due diligence and find the perpetrators of these crimes or will Charles again step into the breach to resolve the matter at hand Mr Finch has written a most clever story drawing on English history and laying out the breadcrumbs for the myst. The third book in the Charles Lenox series finds the gentleman detective trying to balance a heated race for Parliament with the investigation of the mysterious simultaneous deaths of two veteran reporters 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 ournalists.
review ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Charles FinchS 3rd in seriesMinotaur Books 2009 US Hardcover ISBN 9780312565510 The time is the Mid 1860s the place is England both London and the North the private investigator is Charles Knox a member of the upper class rich enough to indulge this hobby The murders take place almost immediately Knox is again involved mostly from his curiosity and his connections with the very young Scotland Yard I find it a bit puzzling that it takes until almost three *uarters of the book is written before Finch gives his readers some *of the book is written before Finch gives his readers some on what is Fleet Street and how it became the ground zero for much of London s newspapersFinch s mysteries are not filled with
Suspense Non Stop Action Ornon stop action or They are on the cozy side This volume is no exception We meander through Knox s now intimate relationship with Lady ane Grey take some time over a domestic crisis between two of their friends come almost full stop while Knox runs for Parliament in a northern England district and get full descriptions of Knox s house and its domestics as well as those at the abode of Lady Jane Those who indulge regularly in the British mystery genre of bygone years may find Charles Knox bears resemblance to other notable detectives I will mention only one Like Dorothy Sayers Lord Peter Whimsey Knox has his Graham to Whimsey s Bunter and they are both reliable and utterly devoted My only problem is with Finch s description of Graham as Knox s friend Any friendship should be on a level plane and if you must always be calling the other person some variant of sir whether or not in other s company and waiting on his every need can it really be a friendshipWith regard to the class conscious society that characterized Britain at that time there is to note Finch gives us plenty of description bordering at times on satire of the followingRich vs Middle class vs PoorThe Nobility and their circleThe Old Money vs those with aspirationsCity mice vs Country miceLanded gentry vs the industrialbusiness classManners and societal normsAll of this helps to round out a story and make it interesting The mystery hangs over the narrative but the reader is not allowed enough information to do than guess at the solutions Knox is a pleasant enough character whose approach to investigation is advanced with gut intuition as much as deduction His love Lady Jane is worthy of his attention but her substantial intellect so far isn t allowed to focus on Knox s cases Too bad but perhaps this will change when they are married Hoping for improvement but not impatient to start another in this series It s refreshing to find a series with a detective who is uiet intelligent and decent Don t get me wrong some of the detectives who are alcoholic anti social shell shocked miserably partnered devastatingly widowed etc are well drawn and engaging However as Jasper Fforde so mercilessly showed up in The Big Over Easy characterization by uirk has been overdone and Lenox is a good antidote In fact Lenox is almost a challenge to the axiom that the detective has to be some kind of outsider His reserved demeanor itself fits him into his Victorian society and engages the reader in part because of Finch s prose Admittedly the sidekick in this series has some of the usual ualities listed above and I hope Finch doesn t go overboard with that Add to Lenox a well written cast of supporting characters most of whom are at their best in book 2 although still strong in book 3 and one has a series that I m going to stay devoted to. He 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 As the case mounts Lenox learns that the person behind the murders might be closer to him and his beloved than he know. Ery loving reader The references to a prior book of the series were a delicious reminder of much which came before I eagerly look forward to reading the subseuent books of this brilliant series This third in the series had a few twists and surprises in store I m enjoying these books and as I go along Good historical mysteries I listened to the ending of the story twice to make it last a little longer Lady Jane Charles Edward Robert Toto and Graham all feel like an extended part of my famil Charles Lenox runs for a House of Commons seat and investigates suspicious deaths of men in finance Lenox and Lady Jane Gray make plans for their wedding While I m certain the author will use the Parliamentary seat in future novels it seemed a distraction in this one I m not certain how I feel about a private investigator holding that title and continuing to practice private investigation James Langton always does a good ob narrating books Charles Lenox tries to solve the murder of two ournalists as he campaigns for a Parliamentary seat in the town of Stirrington The political part of the story was a little less interesting to me but the murder mystery made up for it As is usual for this series great characters and a feeling of being totally immersed in Victorian London society An enjoyable read First Sentence It was late in the evening and a thin winter rain beat down over London s low buildings and high steeples collecting in sallow pools beneath the streetlights and insinuating its way inside the clothes of the miserable few whom fate had kept outsideAmateur sleuth Charles Lenox is recently engaged to his best friend and neighbor Lady Jane Grey and is running for parliament in the small town of Stirrington north of London However two important Fleet Street ournalists are murdered on the same night at nearly the same time but one mile apart Lenox becomes involved in the investigation but must do so remotely while he works on his electionFinch brings Victorian England to life taking us from the residences of London society to a small
working town to Newgate Prison making each real The characters are diverse and real as the settings I like thattown to Newgate Prison making each real The characters are diverse and real as the settings I like that and Lady Jane are not young with Charles being not uite fifty Graham is Charles friend and butler their friends who suffer a miscarriage the young son of a noble house who Lenox is trying to save from a life of dissipation by teaching him investigation and many others I love British historical mysteries and authors who seamlessly incorporate people events and places into their books such as Dickens drinking at the Fleet Street Pub Ye Old Cheshire Cheese a pub still in operation today Even Finch s narration conveys the decorum of the time their conversation devolved into all the endearments and stolen kisses and long laughs that belong to any new love and that scarcely need to be repeated here Following Lenox through his campaign was fascinating and very much I m certain still the way of campaigns today perhaps even down to buying votes although one hopes not Balanced against that is the unfolding of the investigation much of which he has to conduct remotely and with the help of others The various story lines are very well constructed seamlessly blended and each
as interesting as the other The story builds to a very excitinginteresting as the other The story builds to a very exciting and an unexpected twist My fondest wish is for many Charles Lenox books to comeTHE FLEET STREET MURDERS Hist Mys Charles Lenox England Victorian1866 VGFinch Charle. Have ust met with violent deaths one shot one throttled Lenox soon involves himself in the strange case which proves only complicated as he digs deeper However he must leave it behind to go north to Stirrington where he is fulfilling a lifelong dream running for a Parliamentary seat Once there he gets a further shock when Lady Jane sends him a letter whose contents might threaten their nuptials In London