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The Woman in the Water

A Prequel to the Charles Lennox Series

by Charles Finch

The Woman in the Water by Charles Finch X
The Woman in the Water by Charles Finch
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    Feb 2018, 304 pages
    Paperback:
    Jan 15, 2019, 320 pages

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The connection between a dead body, a letter to a third-class newspaper and the River Thames engages the curiosity of a fledgling amateur detective.

Charles Finch's absorbing prequel to his popular Charles Lenox Mystery Series harkens back to 1850 when the Victorian gentleman was fresh out of Balliol College, Oxford.

Much to his father's chagrin, young Lenox is dead set on following his own path, eschewing the acceptable and customary military or political occupations normally attendant to the highborn. More than anything he desires a profession that is not merely new to him, but one that's virtually unknown to the world at large. It's seven months since graduation and things are not going well because he "was trying, against the better advice of nearly every soul he encountered, and so far with absolutely no success at all, to become something that did not exist: a private detective."

Over the previous several months he and his valet, Graham, have created a kind of archive of London crime. They have pored ...

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