A Death in the Small Hours

A Death in the Small Hours

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Charles Lenox is at the pinnacle of his political career and is a delighted new father. His days of investigating the crimes of Victorian London are now years behind him.

He plans a trip to his uncle's estate, Somerset, in the expectation of a few calm weeks to write an important speech. When he arrives in the quiet village of Plumley, however, what greets him is a series of strange vandalisms upon the local shops: broken windows, minor thefts, threatening scrawls.

Only when a far more serious crime is committed does he begin to understand the great stakes of those events, and the complex and sinister mind that is wreaking fear and suspicion in Plumley. Now, with his protégé, John Dallington, at his side, the race is on for Lenox to find the culprit before he strikes again. And this time his victim may be someone that Lenox loves.



Baker & Taylor
Visiting his uncle's estate in Somerset for what he hopes will be a quiet working vacation, politician and new father Charles Lenox investigates a series of seemingly small acts of vandalism only to uncover a sinister plot by an adversary who may be targeting someone Lenox loves.

Baker
& Taylor

Visiting his uncle's estate in Somerset for what he hopes will be a quiet working vacation, politician and new father Charles Lenox investigates a series of seemingly small acts of vandalism only to uncover a sinister plot by an adversary who may be targeting someone Lenox loves. (mystery & detective).

Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, c2013
ISBN: 9781611736410
1611736412
Branch Call Number: Lg Print Mystery Fin
Characteristics: 383 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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maipenrai
Dec 07, 2016

(The sixth book in the Charles Lenox Mysteries series)

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Noctiluca
Oct 18, 2015

Charming! Very nice paced and realistic characterization, and overall interesting mystery.

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bibliofinn
Jun 17, 2013

The best book so far in a worthy series. The writing which has sometimes got a bit woolly in the past is now tightly focussed. And the setting is wonderful: for all its accurate period detail, this is basically a dream of the Victorian countryside as it should have been, a love letter to England that only an anglophile American could write. But there is also a surprising tenderness towards all the struggling characters, especially those who have suffered loss. The ending makes this a Victorian crime romance in the true sense of the word, a little stay in the Forest of Arden with a nineteenth-century aristocratic detective. I thought I'd enjoy this book, but not as much as I actually did.

hgeng63 Apr 13, 2013

Recommended, though I guessed whodunit.

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