Home by Nightfall

Home by Nightfall

Book - 2015
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It's London in 1876, and the whole city is abuzz with the enigmatic disappearance of a famous foreign pianist. Lenox has an eye on the matter - as a partner in a now-thriving detective agency, he's a natural choice to investigate. Just when he's tempted to turn his focus to it entirely, however, his grieving brother asks him to come down to Sussex, and Lenox leaves the metropolis behind for the quieter country life of his boyhood. Or so he thinks. In fact, something strange is afoot in Markethouse: small thefts, books, blankets, animals, and more alarmingly a break-in at the house of a local insurance agent. As he and his brother to investigate this small accumulation of mysteries, Lenox realizes that something very strange and serious indeed may be happening, more than just local mischief. Soon, he's racing to solve two cases at once, one in London and one in the country, before either turns deadly. Blending Charles Finch's trademark wit, elegance, and depth of research, this new mystery, equal parts Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, may be the finest in the series.
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250070418
Characteristics: viii, 294 pages


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Nov 20, 2016

Quirky and fun, and definitely different than many I've ready. Would definitely recommend.

Apr 22, 2016

wonderful parellel stories of a prominent family with compassion and deep love of each other and two murders solved - one that kept me guessing till the end - definitely read all charles finches' books

Apr 05, 2016

I liked this story in the Charles Lenox detective series that is set in Victorian times in and around London England. It was easy to read as Charles and his brother Edmund worked together to solve a mystery in their home town outside of London. A secondary missing person case set in London provides an interesting side story. Finches characters are likable as always. The plot climax was a bit contrived to me with an ending that seemed to get wrapped up too easily. Otherwise an excellent read.

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