The Woman in the Water

The Woman in the Water

Book - 2018
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This chilling new mystery in the USA Today bestselling series by Charles Finch takes readers back to Charles Lenox's very first case and the ruthless serial killer who would set him on the course to become one of London's most brilliant detectives.

London, 1850: A young Charles Lenox struggles to make a name for himself as a detective...without a single case. Scotland Yard refuses to take him seriously and his friends deride him for attempting a profession at all. But when an anonymous writer sends a letter to the paper claiming to have committed the perfect crime--and promising to kill again--Lenox is convinced that this is his chance to prove himself.

The writer's first victim is a young woman whose body is found in a naval trunk, caught up in the rushes of a small islets in the middle of the Thames. With few clues to go on, Lenox endeavors to solve the crime before another innocent life is lost. When the killer's sights are turned toward those whom Lenox holds most dear, the stakes are raised and Lenox is trapped in a desperate game of cat and mouse.

In the tradition of Sherlock Holmes, this newest mystery in the Charles Lenox series pits the young detective against a maniacal murderer who would give Professor Moriarty a run for his money.

Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250139467
Characteristics: viii, 292 pages


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Mar 18, 2018

An excellent prequel. A very enjoyable read.
Charles Finch has a way of writing that allows the reader to be transported back in time to Victorian England! The Charles Lennox series of mysteries is well worth reading. All the characters throughout the series are well done, especially Charles and Graham. In this prequel he also has his first meeting with Dr McConnell who becomes one of his dearest friends in later books. Of course the author didn't forget Elizabeth/Jane, Charles' lady love!

Mar 15, 2018

Enjoyed reading a young Sherlock Holmes mystery can't wait to read the next one.

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