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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hallock Public Library FIN (Text) 35500006442816 New Available -
Fosston Public Library M FIN (Text) 33500013345889 New Checked out 04/13/2021
Fosston Public Library M FIN (Text) 33500013345897 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250767134
  • ISBN: 125076713X
  • Physical Description: 280 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"In what promises to be a breakout in Charles Finch's bestselling series, Charles Lenox travels to the New York and Newport of the dawning Gilded Age to investigate the death of a beautiful socialite. London, 1878. With faith in Scotland Yard shattered after a damning corruption investigation, Charles Lenox's detective agency is rapidly expanding. The gentleman sleuth has all the work he can handle, two children, and an intriguing new murder case. But when Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli offers him the opportunity to undertake a diplomatic mission for the Queen, Lenox welcomes the chance to satisfy an unfulfilled yearning: to travel to America. Arriving in New York, he begins to receive introductions into both its old Knickerbocker society and its new robber baron splendor. Then, a shock: the death of the season's most beautiful debutante, who appears to have thrown herself from a cliff. Or was it a suicide? Lenox's reputation has preceded him to the States, and he is summoned to a magnificent Newport mansion to investigate the mysterious death. What ensues is a fiendish game of cat and mouse. Witty, complex, and tender, An Extravagant Death is Charles Finch's triumphant return to the main storyline of his beloved Charles Lenox series-a devilish mystery, a social drama, and an unforgettable first trip for an Englishman coming to America"--Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 February #2
    *Starred Review* Gentlemen weren't supposed to become detectives in nineteenth-century Britain, but Charles Lenox, the hero of Finch's long-running crime series, has bucked that tradition, much to the delight of historical-mystery readers. Lenox's latest case, resulting in the indictment of three Scotland Yard chief inspectors for corruption, has dominated the headlines. Worried about the embarrassment the resulting trial might cause the Yard and the government, the prime minister asks Lenox to visit America until the trial ends. Reluctant to leave his family but gripped by a sense of adventure, Lenox agrees. Little does he know that, once there, he will become involved in one of the most difficult and tragic murder investigations of his career. After beautiful young socialite Lily Allingham's body is found on the beach in Newport, Rhode Island, playground of the elite, Lily's father hires Lenox to find his daughter's killer. Lenox agrees, knowing that he will need to balance discovering the truth against protecting the sensitivities and egos of the Newport blue bloods. Lenox' latest adventure has humanity, heart, and humor; it offers a captivating glimpse of America's richest citizens in the late 1800s; it delivers a gripping and cleverly plotted mystery; and, of course, Lenox remains a thoroughly charming lead character. A pleasure to read on every level. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

CHARLES FINCH is the USA Today bestselling author of the Charles Lenox mysteries, including The Vanishing Man. His first contemporary novel, The Last Enchantments, is also available from St. Martin's Press. Finch received the 2017 Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle. His essays and criticism have appeared in the New York Times, Slate, Washington Post, and elsewhere. He lives in Los Angeles.

Subject: Lenox, Charles (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Private investigators > England > London > Fiction.
British > United States > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Newport (R.I.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.

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