A Death in the Small Hours

A Death in the Small Hours

Book - 2012
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Charles Lenox is at the pinnacle of his political career and is a delighted new father. His days of regularly investigating the crimes of Victorian London now some years behind him, he plans a trip to his uncle's estate in the expectation of a few calm weeks. When he arrives in the quiet village of Plumley, however, what greets him is a series of strange vandalisms upon the local shops. Only when a far more serious crime is committed does he begin to understand the great stakes of those events.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781250011602
Branch Call Number: Fic Finc
Characteristics: viii, 310 p. ; 22 cm.


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Dec 07, 2016

(The sixth book in the Charles Lenox Mysteries series)

Oct 18, 2015

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

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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