An Extravagant Death

An Extravagant Death

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"In what promises to be a breakout in Charles Finch's bestselling series, Charles Lenox travels to the New York and Newport of the dawning Gilded Age to investigate the death of a beautiful socialite. London, 1878. With faith in Scotland Yard shattered after a damning corruption investigation, Charles Lenox's detective agency is rapidly expanding. The gentleman sleuth has all the work he can handle, two children, and an intriguing new murder case. But when Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli offers him the opportunity to undertake a diplomatic mission for the Queen, Lenox welcomes the chance to satisfy an unfulfilled yearning: to travel to America. Arriving in New York, he begins to receive introductions into both its old Knickerbocker society and its new robber baron splendor. Then, a shock: the death of the season's most beautiful debutante, who appears to have thrown herself from a cliff. Or was it a suicide? Lenox's reputation has preceded him to the States, and he is summoned to a magnificent Newport mansion to investigate the mysterious death. What ensues is a fiendish game of cat and mouse. Witty, complex, and tender, An Extravagant Death is Charles Finch's triumphant return to the main storyline of his beloved Charles Lenox series-a devilish mystery, a social drama, and an unforgettable first trip for an Englishman coming to America"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2021
ISBN: 9781250767141
1250767148
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Bisharry
Apr 29, 2021

Another terrific entry in this outstanding series. There have been 14 earlier books and I've enjoyed all save one. I certainly enjoyed this one as well and can highly recommend it and the entire series.

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maipenrai
Feb 24, 2021

I always enjoy the Charles Lennox series. This book is different from all the others in that Mr. Lennox travels to Newport, Rhode Island where he encounters murder among the Vanderbilts and the Astors. As always, our intrepid detective solves the murder with his little grey cells ala Hercule Poirot. I recommend this series highly. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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maipenrai
Feb 24, 2021

I always enjoy the Charles Lennox series. This book is different from all the others in that Mr. Lennox travels to Newport, Rhode Island where he encounters murder among the Vanderbilts and the Astors. As always, our intrepid detective solves the murder with his little grey cells ala Hercule Poirot. I recommend this series highly. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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brangwinn
Feb 16, 2021

You need not have read the previously written books about Charles Lenox to appreciate the story and humor in this book. He is the best detective in London, 1878, and has just solved a case in which he caught the crooked cops working for Scotland Yard. Now He’s been asked to go to America and work with law enforcement officials there on behalf of the queen. Leaving his wife, Lady Jane and their two young daughters he is sidetracked on his way to Boston because of the death of rich debutante. Itis another well-done story in the series with new characters making their appearance.

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