“A Burial at Sea by Charles Finch
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“A Burial at Sea by Charles Finch
Set in 1873, in the middle of Victorian England, this is the sixth installment of the murder mysteries that have Charles Lenox as the protagonist.
Sir Edmund Lenox, Charles, brother sends Charles on a diplomatic/spying mission to Egypt - where the recently finished Suez Canal is probably the only reason keeping France from declaring an all out war against England.
On his way to Egypt, aboard the Lucy, a murder occurs. The captain of the boat, Mr. Jacob Martin, asks Charles to use his prior detective skills to solve the mystery. It's soon evident that one of the officers on board is the culprit. Things can't get any worse, as the captain himself becomes the murderer's second victim. Mr. Lenox has to race to uncover the perpetrator of theses crimes - or risk becoming the next victim himself.
A wonderful murder mystery, a spy story and an evocative journey into the Victorian era, this books is a wonderful and easy read. I read it in two days - wonderfully told from the third person point of view. A fun read.... ”
“Not as good a story as the previous ones in this Victorian British detective series.”Grandma Bonnie wrote this review Friday, April 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another excellent mystery by Charles Finch! It's truly a pleasure to be in the company of Charles Lenox and his wife, Lady Jane, in England in the latter part of the 1800's. Mr. Finch is an accomplished writer and masterful writer of mystery, intrigue and the human condition.”Jill M wrote this review Saturday, January 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Lots and lots of Patrick O'Brien homage. Loved it. ”Sally C wrote this review Friday, September 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
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“Another intriguing installment to the Charles Lenox series, putting Charles at risk on a ship sailing to India. Ostensibly to broker a deal with the government about the Suez Canal, he is really charged with meeting with a spy to obtain information critical to the British government relating to their relationship with France. It is a treacherous voyage as Charles finds himself involved is solving the murder of a lieutenant on the ship. Full of details about the ship and sailing as well as the culture of India, this is a well-plotted story that showcases Finch's excellent mysteries.”unfinished woman wrote this review Saturday, April 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another super book in the series.”tshee wrote this review Monday, April 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of the better ones in the series.”Hilary Turley wrote this review Thursday, January 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Taken out of his usual London environ, Charles Lenox finds himself on a ship to Egypt, where evil is afoot. Wonderful detail of the workings of a 19th century ship plus plenty of political intrigue and the benefit of Charles' insight and emotion. A great addition to this series.”Mary C wrote this review Sunday, January 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another good mystery from Charles Finch. His sleuth turned MP is sailing on a navy vessel on a secret mission to Egypt when he is asked to solve a murder on board ship. The story felt rushed. The research was good, the details were plentiful, but there was something missing from this book. Hopefully the rush to publish curse has not hit Finch already and the next Lennox book will measure up to the others.”Cathy wrote this review Friday, December 16, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No