An Old Betrayal

An Old Betrayal

eBook - 2013
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"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 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"-- Provided by publisher.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9781250038395
1250038391
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vii, 294 pages)

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sandraperkins
Nov 28, 2015

I have enjoyed this series, and I think that this book has one of the best plots. I like the characters and the way they have developed. This book had some surprises at the end, and I was pleased to see what a good man Charles Lenox is, in so many ways.

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patsyruth
Jun 01, 2014

Hard to get into and rather dry.

alfaj Mar 22, 2014

Like walking through wet cement - BORING!

hgeng63 Feb 25, 2014

Enjoyable read with beloved characters & ingenious plotting that fails to break new ground. Some repeated uncertainties in tone when Lenox speaks; I wasn't quite sure if he was joking or serious. I laughed out loud at what happens to a certain historical personage. I look forward to further surprising developments. The ending is rather like that of The Last Enchantments.

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Feb 08, 2014

I love this mystery series set in Victorian England. Charles Lenox is an engaging character and a brilliant detective. There's enough going on in the latest installment to make it a page turner, but not so much that it's confusing. The ending is a bit of a surprise, but very satisfying. A wonderful journey!

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