A burial at sea

Author Finch, Charles
Language English
Publisher
New York: Minotaur Books, 2011




Annotation:

In March 1873 aristocratic sleuth Charles Lenox undertakes a delicate espionage mission to Egypt, where five British agents have been killed, apparently by the French. But soon after Charles's ship sets sail, the captain calls on him to dust off his deductive skills when a crew member is murdered and left eviscerated on the deck.



Subjects :

  • Murder Fiction Investigation
  • Lenox, Charles Fiction

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Reviews :

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
Agatha Christie meets Patrick O'Brian in Finch's accomplished fifth whodunit set in Victorian England (after 2010's A Stranger in Mayfair), the best in the series to date. Although aristocratic sleuth Charles Lenox has become a member of Parliament and is expecting his first child, his brother, Sir Edmund, a close adviser to Prime Minister Gladstone, taps Charles in March 1873 to undertake a delicate espionage mission to Egypt, where five British agents have been killed, apparently by the French. But soon after Charles's ship sets sail, the captain calls on him to dust off his deductive skills when a crew member is murdered and left eviscerated on the deck. Charles is under pressure to solve the shocking crime quickly to limit its emotional aftershocks. While Finch may not be the first to set a murder mystery at sea, he perfectly integrates the ship's routines and customs into the fair-play plot. (Nov.)
(PUBLISHER: Minotaur Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2011.)

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Series :

Charles Lenox Series of mysteries-

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: Minotaur Books, 2011

Media Type: Language Material
viii 310 p. ;
PS3606.I526 (813/.6)
9780312625085
0312625081
125000814X
9781250008145
Minotaur Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2011.,

Media Type:

9781250008145
9780312625085
125000814X
0312625081

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