Books by Charles Finch

THE LAST ENCHANTMENTS by Charles Finch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"A portrait of university life that's contemplative and nostalgic."
Finch (An Old Betrayal, 2013, etc.) creates a lyrical ode to youth, idealism and love in a contemporary novel about a young man's year of graduate studies at Oxford University. Read full book review >
AN OLD BETRAYAL by Charles Finch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Although Finch (A Death in the Small Hours, 2012, etc.) has created an intelligent and amiable protagonist, too many supernumeraries, subplots and teacups dilute the impact of the central puzzle."
Charles Lenox, Member of Parliament, returns to solve one crime and prevent an even more significant one in Victorian England. Read full book review >
A DEATH IN THE SMALL HOURS by Charles Finch
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"The sixth in Finch's steadily improving series (A Burial at Sea, 2011, etc.) develops the congenial continuing characters further while providing quite a decent mystery."
A member of Parliament prefers investigating over speechifying. Read full book review >
A BURIAL AT SEA by Charles Finch
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A welcome change of scene for Finch's clever protagonist (A Stranger in Mayfair, 2010, etc.). The descriptions of life aboard a ship in 1873 are especially entertaining."
A 19th-century sea voyage to Egypt is the setting for murder. Read full book review >
A STRANGER IN MAYFAIR by Charles Finch
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Like Finch's earlier Victorian whodunits (The Fleet Street Murders, 2010, etc.), there's enough mystery combined with enough period and personal detail to keep fans happy."
Gentleman sleuth Charles Lenox, now married to his longtime friend and neighbor Lady Jane Grey, is about to take his seat in Parliament when the thrill of the chase distracts him. Read full book review >
THE FLEET STREET MURDERS by Charles Finch
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"Disjointed, with a shockingly poor grasp of the Victorian milieu, especially in the prolonged discussions (by men!) of pregnancy and miscarriage. "
Gentleman detective Charles Lenox lets politics distract him from his third case (The September Society, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >
THE SEPTEMBER SOCIETY by Charles Finch
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Though Lenox is not a patch on his fellow Balliol alumnus Lord Peter Wimsey, Finch's second gives him a more exciting and cerebral mystery than his debut (A Beautiful Blue Death, 2007)."
A Victorian detective answers a desperate plea for help. Read full book review >
A BEAUTIFUL BLUE DEATH by Charles Finch
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 1, 2007

"Finch's rudimentary writing skills are enlivened now and then by bits of London history. On the whole, though, most Sherlockians can skip this unengaging debut without risk."
Old-fashioned ratiocination, done up with all the Victorian bells and whistles. Read full book review >