Charles Finch is a graduate of Yale and Oxford. He is the author of the Charles Lenox mysteries. His first novel, A Beautiful Blue Death, was nominated for an 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 detailed and engrossing murder plot . . . a skillfully drawn social portrait of the late 1800s . . . Finch conjures the palpable excitement of the day over such groundbreaking developments as the telegraph and electricity, as England--and the rest of the world--stand on the brink of great change." --BookPage.com"The upper-class amateur sleuth, an endangered species even in historical mysteries, is very much alive in Charles Finch's charming Victorian whodunits." --The New York Times Book Review"Finch is a clever plotter and assiduous researcher. Like Anthony Trollope, he is an insider's outsider. If you are a mystery addict seeking an escape hatch from the 21st century, check out this series by an elegant writer at the top of his form." --Seattle Times"A thick, leisurely, British detective novel, studded with memorable characters like raisins in a fruitcake." --Hallie Ephron, The Boston Globe"A delight! . . . It's a rare accomplishment to make a murder so charming and a detective so compelling. Bravo Mr Finch . . . more Lenox, please." --Louise Penny, author of A Great Reckoning