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C.H. Booth Library - Newtown MYS FINCH (Text to phone) 34014142898338 Adult Mystery Checked out 03/02/2021
 Series: Charles Lenox, prequel 2
David M. Hunt Library - Falls Village M Fin (Text to phone) 33180141804444 Adult Mystery Available -
Douglas Library - North Canaan M FIN (Text to phone) 33490002537904 Adult Mystery Available -
Hall Memorial Library - Ellington M/FINCH, CHARLES (Text to phone) 34037141623126 Adult Mystery Available -
Kent Library Association - Kent MYS FIN (Text to phone) 33410144704600 Adult Mystery Available -
Kent Memorial Library - Suffield MYSTERY FINCH (Text to phone) 32518144353722 Adult Mystery Available -
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding MYS Fin (Text to phone) 33620143572176 Adult Mystery Available -
Milford Public Library FINCH Charles (Text to phone) 34013143623679 Adult Fiction Available -
Milford Public Library FINCH Charles (Text to phone) 34013143639766 Adult Fiction Available -
Minor Memorial Library - Roxbury FIC FINCH (Text to phone) 33630141253380 Adult Fiction Available -
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Summary, etc.: From the critically acclaimed and USA Today bestselling author Charles Finch comes The Vanishing Man , a prequel to his Charles Lenox Victorian series, in which the theft of an antique painting sends Detective Lenox on a hunt for a criminal mastermind. London, 1853: Having earned some renown by solving a case that baffled Scotland Yard, young Charles Lenox is called upon by the Duke of Dorset, one of England's most revered noblemen, for help. A painting of the Duke's great-grandfather has been stolen from his private study. But the Duke's concern is not for his ancestor's portrait; hiding in plain sight nearby is another painting of infinitely more value, one that holds the key to one of the country's most famous and best-kept secrets. Dorset believes the thieves took the wrong painting and may return when they realize their error--and when his fears result in murder, Lenox must act quickly to unravel the mystery behind both paintings before tragedy can strike again. As the Dorset family closes ranks to protect its reputation, Lenox uncovers a dark secret that could expose them to unimaginable scandal--and reveals the existence of an artifact, priceless beyond measure, for which the family is willing to risk anything to keep hidden. In this intricately plotted prequel to the Charles Lenox mysteries, the young detective risks his potential career--and his reputation in high society--as he hunts for a criminal mastermind.
Subject: Lenox, Charles (Fictitious character) Fiction
Private investigators England London Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.

Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 9781250311368
The Vanishing Man : A Prequel to the Charles Lenox Series
The Vanishing Man : A Prequel to the Charles Lenox Series
by Finch, Charles
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The Vanishing Man : A Prequel to the Charles Lenox Series

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An intriguing plot redeems in part Finch's otherwise disappointing 12th Charles Lenox mystery (after 2018's The Woman in the Water), the middle of a prequel trilogy. In 1853, Lenox, who has set himself up as a private investigator, is retained by the Duke of Dorset to look into the theft of a painting from his London home. Oddly, the duke, who declares that the artwork is of little consequence to him, wants Lenox just to identify the thief. The detective is even more startled to learn that the burglar made off with a family portrait while leaving behind something much more valuable, what the aristocrat claims to be "the only existing oil painting from life of the writer William Shakespeare." A kidnapping and a murder follow, both of which may be related to a rumored lost Shakespeare play. Some interludes, including the Wodehousian banter between Lenox and his valet, Graham, fall flat, and the characterization isn't up to the standard of earlier entries in the series. Hopefully, Finch will return to form next time. 75,000-copy announced first printing. Agent: Elizabeth Weed, Book Group. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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*Starred Review* In London in 1853, detective Charles Lenox, 26, is thrilled to be retained by the Duke of Dorset, one of the highest-ranking persons in the country, after a portrait is stolen from his study. When the duke is subsequently kidnapped, in what Lenox finds is a ruse, the two have words, leading to the duke's denouncing Lenox publicly at the city's most prestigious men's club and Lenox's social standing instantly plummeting. But since the duke still needs help, he makes amends, revealing that the portrait has clues to a treasure, and Lenox is back on the case. Before long, he has a related murder to solve, as well as a puzzle about an inmate at Bedlam. This sequel to a prequel (The Woman in the Water, 2018) continues with Lenox's earliest detecting adventures and Lady Jane's efforts to find him a wife, plus a laugh-out-loud passage from Lenox's 12-year-old cousin, Lancelot, conversing with the duke. Fans of the series, which set the earlier Lenox novels in the 1860s, will know what's coming in the detective's personal and professional life, but that in no way decreases the pleasure of this account of his earlier life. Finch's nimble prose, edged with humor, makes this twelfth in the Charles Lenox series a pure delight.--Michele Leber Copyright 2019 Booklist

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