A Beautiful Blue Death : Charles Lenox

  • by Charles Finch
  • Narrated by James Langton
  • Series: Charles Lenox
  • 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Charles Lenox, Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer, likes nothing more than to relax in his private study with a cup of tea, a roaring fire and a good book. But when his lifelong friend Lady Jane asks for his help, Lenox cannot resist the chance to unravel a mystery. Prudence Smith, one of Jane's former servants, is dead of an apparent suicide. But Lenox suspects something far more sinister: murder, by a rare and deadly poison. The grand house where the girl worked is full of suspects, and though Prue had dabbled with the hearts of more than a few men, Lenox is baffled by the motive for the girl's death. When another body turns up during the London season's most fashionable ball, Lenox must untangle a web of loyalties and animosities. Was it jealousy that killed Prudence Smith? Or was it something else entirely? And can Lenox find the answer before the killer strikes again---this time, disturbingly close to home?

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What the Critics Say

"Vividly capturing the essence of Victorian England, Finch presents us with a unique sleuth who combines the deductive powers of Sherlock Holmes with the people skills of Thomas Pitt. A sparkling achievement." (Library Journal, Starred Review)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I like cozy

Would you consider the audio edition of A Beautiful Blue Death to be better than the print version?

N/A


Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I wouldn't say on the edge of my seat, but I always wanted to see what would happen next.


Which scene was your favorite?

I thinks the budding romance scenes. I enjoy the old fashioned purity where love is slow to be realized and strong emotional urges are held in check.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.


Any additional comments?

People say its "cozy" like it's a bad thing. I truly enjoyed this book and I am about ready to download the next one.

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- Sheryl

very pedestrian cozy

passable plot, good ideas for characters and a series, but poorly executed with tedious dialogue and clunky exposition. Where was the book company's editor?
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- connie "Narrative makes the world go round."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-30-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio