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Finch, Charles (Charles B.)

Overview
Works: 55 works in 425 publications in 3 languages and 20,554 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Spy fiction  College stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3606.I526, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Charles Finch
A beautiful blue death by Charles Finch( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a servant girl is found dead, a supposed suicide, Victorian gentleman and amateur sleuth Charles Lenox is called in by his old friend, Lady Jane, to investigate and begins to suspect that the girl has fallen victim to a rare and deadly poison
The September Society by CHARLES FINCH( Book )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amateur detective and Victorian gentleman Charles Lenox heads for his alma mater at Oxford to investigate the disappearance of a student and encounters a series of bizarre clues, including a card bearing the name The September Society
The Fleet Street murders by Charles Finch( Book )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrating the 1866 holiday season at the side of his fiancée, amateur sleuth Charles Lenox is drawn into the double-homicide case of two reporters, an investigation that is complicated by a police ruling that the killings are unrelated
A stranger in Mayfair by Charles Finch( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating the murder of a footman whose death is complicated by a false identity and unsettling facts about the victim's employers, Detective Lenox pursues a series of leads only to discover that an old friend may be involved
A burial at sea by Charles Finch( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Home by nightfall : a Charles Lenox mystery by Charles Finch( Book )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--
The woman in the water by Charles Finch( Book )

15 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 laws of murder by Charles Finch( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's 1876, and Charles Lenox, once London's leading private investigator, has just given up his seat in Parliament after six years, primed to return to his first love, detection. With high hopes he and three colleagues start a new detective agency, the first of its kind. But as the months pass, and he is the only detective who cannot find work, Lenox begins to question whether he can still play the game as he once did. Then comes a chance to redeem himself, though at a terrible price: a friend, a member of Scotland Yard, is shot near Regent's Park. As Lenox begins to parse the peculiar details of the death - an unlaced boot, a days-old wound, an untraceable luggage ticket - he realizes that the incident may lead him into grave personal danger, beyond which lies a terrible truth. With all the humanity, glamor, and mystery that readers have come to love, the latest Lenox novel is a shining new confirmation of the enduring popularity of Charles Finch's Victorian series"--
The inheritance by Charles Finch( Book )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A mysterious bequest of money leads to a murder in this new novel in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series whose last installment The New York Times called "a sterling addition to this well-polished series." Charles Lenox has received a cryptic plea for help from an old Harrow schoolmate, Gerald Leigh, but when he looks into the matter he finds that his friend has suddenly disappeared. As boys they had shared a secret: a bequest from a mysterious benefactor had smoothed Leigh's way into the world after the death of his father. Lenox, already with a passionate interest in detective work, made discovering the benefactor's identity his first case - but was never able to solve it. Now, years later, Leigh has been the recipient of a second, even more generous bequest. Is it from the same anonymous sponsor? Or is the money poisoned by ulterior motives? Leigh's disappearance suggests the latter, and as Lenox tries, desperately, to save his friend's life, he's forced into confrontations with both the most dangerous of east end gangs and the far more genteel denizens of the illustrious Royal Society. When someone close to the bequest dies, Lenox must finally delve deep into the past to uncover at last the identity of the person who is either his friend's savior - or his lethal enemy"--
An old betrayal by Charles Finch( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the seventh book of Finch's bestselling series of Victorian mysteries, a case of mistaken identity has Charles Lenox playing for his highest stakes yet: the safety of Queen Victoria herself. On a spring morning in London, 1875, Charles Lenox agrees to take time away from his busy schedule as a Member of Parliament to meet an old protége;'s client at Charing Cross. But when their cryptic encounter seems to lead, days later, to the murder of an innocuous country squire, this fast favor draws Lenox inexorably back into his old profession. Soon he realizes that, far from concluding the murderer's business, this body is only the first step in a cruel plan, many years in the plotting. Where will he strike next? The answer, Lenox learns with slowly dawning horror, may be at the very heart of England's monarchy. Ranging from the slums of London to the city's corridors of power, the newest Charles Lenox novel bears all of this series' customary wit, charm, and trickery--a compulsive escape to a different time"--
The last enchantments by Charles Finch( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After graduating from Yale, William Baker, scion of an old line patrician family, goes to work in presidential politics. But when the campaign into which he's poured his heart ends in disappointment, he decides to leave New York behind, along with the devoted, ambitious, and well-connected woman he's been in love with for the last four years. Will expects nothing more than a year off before resuming the comfortable life he's always known, but he's soon caught up in a whirlwind of unexpected friendships and romantic entanglements that threaten his safe plans. As he explores the heady social world of Oxford, he becomes fast friends with Tom, his snobbish but affable flat mate; Anil, an Indian economist with a deep love for gangster rap; Anneliese, a German historian obsessed with photography; and Timmo, whose chief ambition is to become a reality television star. What he's least prepared for is Sophie, a witty, beautiful and enigmatic woman who makes him question everything he knows about himself. For readers who made a classic of Richard Yates's A Good School, The Last Enchantments is a sweeping novel about love and loss that redefines what it means to grow up as an American in the twenty-first century"--
A death in the small hours by Charles Finch( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visiting his uncle's estate in Somerset for what he hopes will be a quiet working vacation, politician and new father Charles Lenox investigates a series of seemingly small acts of vandalism only to uncover a sinister plot by an adversary who may be targeting someone Lenox loves
The vanishing man by Charles Finch( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the critically acclaimed and USA Today bestselling author Charles Finch comes The Vanishing Man , a prequel to his Charles Lenox Victorian series, in which the theft of an antique painting sends Detective Lenox on a hunt for a criminal mastermind. London, 1853: Having earned some renown by solving a case that baffled Scotland Yard, young Charles Lenox is called upon by the Duke of Dorset, one of England's most revered noblemen, for help. A painting of the Duke's great-grandfather has been stolen from his private study. But the Duke's concern is not for his ancestor's portrait; hiding in plain sight nearby is another painting of infinitely more value, one that holds the key to one of the country's most famous and best-kept secrets. Dorset believes the thieves took the wrong painting and may return when they realize their error--and when his fears result in murder, Lenox must act quickly to unravel the mystery behind both paintings before tragedy can strike again. As the Dorset family closes ranks to protect its reputation, Lenox uncovers a dark secret that could expose them to unimaginable scandal--and reveals the existence of an artifact, priceless beyond measure, for which the family is willing to risk anything to keep hidden. In this intricately plotted prequel to the Charles Lenox mysteries, the young detective risks his potential career--and his reputation in high society--as he hunts for a criminal mastermind
A beautiful blue death by Charles Finch( )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Victorian gentleman Charles Lenox begins to investigate the apparent suicide of a friend's former servant, he suspects murder--but to find the killer, he must untangle a complex web of loyalties and animosities before it's too late
The last enchantments by Charles Finch( Recording )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young American embarks on a year at Oxford and has an impassioned affair that will change his life forever
A death in the small hours by Charles Finch( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Lenox is at the pinnacle of his political career and is a delighted new father. His days of investigating the crimes of Victorian London are now years behind him. He plans a trip to his uncle's estate, Everley, in the expectation of a few calm weeks to write an important speech. When he arrives in the quiet village of Plumley, however, what greets him is a series of strange vandalisms upon the local shops: broken windows, minor thefts, threatening scrawls. Only when a far more serious crime is committed does he begin to understand the great stakes of those events, and the complex and sinister mind that is wreaking fear and suspicion in Plumley. Now, with his protégé, John Dallington, at his side, the race is on for Lenox to find the culprit before he strikes again. And this time his victim may be someone that Lenox loves
The September Society by Charles Finch( )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a frantic widow visits detective Charles Lenox in search of her missing son, Lenox begins investigating a series of bizarre clues and must race to discover the truth about the death and the mysterious "September Society" before it's too late
A death in the small hours by Charles Finch( Recording )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, and the complex and sinister mind that is wreaking fear and suspicion in Plumley. Now, with his protege at his side, the race is on for Lenox to find the culprit before he strikes again
A burial at sea : a mystery by Charles Finch( Recording )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The woman in the water by Charles Finch( Recording )

14 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
 
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A beautiful blue death
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The September SocietyThe Fleet Street murdersA stranger in MayfairA burial at sea
Alternative Names
Charles Finch Amerikaans romanschrijver

Charles Finch novelista estadounidense

Charles Finch novelista estauxunidense

Finch Charles 19..-.... romancier

Чарльз Финч

チャールズ・フィンチ

Languages
English (300)

Russian (2)

Dutch (1)