The Laws of Murder

The Laws of Murder

Book - 2014
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"It's 1876, and Charles Lenox, once London's leading private investigator, has just given up his seat in Parliament after six years, primed to return to his first love, detection. With high hopes he and three colleagues start a new detective agency, the first of its kind. But as the months pass, and he is the only detective who cannot find work, Lenox begins to question whether he can still play the game as he once did. Then comes a chance to redeem himself, though at a terrible price: a friend, a member of Scotland Yard, is shot near Regent's Park. As Lenox begins to parse the peculiar details of the death - an unlaced boot, a days-old wound, an untraceable luggage ticket - he realizes that the incident may lead him into grave personal danger, beyond which lies a terrible truth. With all the humanity, glamor, and mystery that readers have come to love, the latest Lenox novel is a shining new confirmation of the enduring popularity of Charles Finch's Victorian series"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250051301
Characteristics: 290 pages ; 24 cm.


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Apr 24, 2020

Lenox has left Parliament for his first love, detection. The story begins with the murder of a police friend and leads to a scheme to traffic young women. I miss the butler / secretary. Very clever mystery series. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Mar 25, 2019

not at all interesting. The characters are stilted and pompous, not one that I could care about. Stuffy.

Mar 23, 2017

I would like the library to obtain a CD of this book.

Dec 07, 2016

(The eighth book in the Charles Lenox Mysteries series)

Chapel_Hill_MeeghanR Dec 01, 2014

Love the Charles Lenox series of Victorian mysteries. Interesting details, engaging plot, great characters- and well written to boot. Start with the first title in the series: A Beautiful Blue Death.

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