Charles Finch is a graduate of Yale and Oxford. He is the author of the Charles Lenox mysteries, including The Inheritance and A Beautiful Blue Death, which was a finalist for The Agatha Award and was named one of Library Journal's Best Books of 2007, one of only five mystery novels on the list. He lives in Chicago.
"A delight book! . . . Charles Finch brings early Victorian England right into our homes, peppered with cucumber sandwiches and bodies. . . . It's a rare accomplishment to make a murder so charming and a detective so compelling." --Louise Penny "A fine specimen of the genre.... Particularly good is [Finch's] delineation of Lenox's cozy-but-proper relationship with Lady Jane." --The Washington Post "A remarkable debut." --Richmond Times-Dispatch "The best sort of historical mystery--clever, charming, full of period detail, and a delight to read." --David Liss, author of The Whiskey Rebels "Vividly capturing the essence of Victorian England, Finch presents us with a unique sleuth who combines the deductive powers of Sherlock Holmes with the people skills of Thomas Pitt. A sparkling achievement." --Library Journal (starred review)