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This is the first Charles Lenox mystery I have read. As a mystery, it was good enough, although Lenox ranges from inspired brilliance to unable to recognize his face in the mirror. There's quite a bit of both history and reflections on British society in the late 1800's, especially about the aristocracy and royalty, landed gentlemen and their aversion to work of any sort. Lenox is also a Member of the House of Commons, having given up his official role as an private dectective; he's an aristocrat who somehow has the trust of Scotland Yard. Lenox's love interest in a Spanish
Having said that, I personally don't much care for the Victorian period, never cared for the privileges of aristocracy, and am repelled by monarchs. So I think it'll be a while before I take up any other books in this series. No fault of the author; he is a good writer. The narrator was fine.
God save us from the queen!
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