By Charles Finch
Coming back from a continental honeymoon along with his lifelong pal and new spouse, woman Jane gray, Charles Lenox is requested through a colleague in Parliament to refer to within the homicide of a footman, bludgeoned to dying with a brick. His research uncovers either unsettling proof in regards to the kin he served and an odd, moment identification that the footman himself cultivated.
Going into the boxing golf equipment and public homes, the Mayfair mansions and servants' sector of Victorian London, Lenox steadily realizes that an outdated buddy will be implicated within the footman's dying. quickly a suspect is arrested, yet Lenox has his doubts. Desperately attempting to stability the hole of Parliament and what he feels convinced is a dismal mystery, he quickly discovers that the killer is an individual shockingly innocuous—who can be ready to spill blood back, even a detective's.
In Detective Lenox, girl gray, and their circle of shut affiliates, Charles Finch has created a solid of inviting, flesh-andblood characters. His evolving sequence, with its willing eye for interval element and razor-sharp plotting, deals readers an remarkable model of appeal, sophistication, and suspense.
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There’s also a secretarial agency on the top floor and I think we can get one or two girls from there. ” Mason asked. “No dice down there. At least, so far. I’ve had an operative down there who hasn’t had any luck. Women of that description who put their cars in there are very definitely intent on shopping and, moreover, they’re rather suspicious. ” Mason asked. ” Mason looked at his watch again and said, “I’m fighting the second hand of the watch, Paul. ” “Good Lord,” Drake said, “I’m doing the best I can.
Then the telephone rang and Della Street, picking it up, said, “Mr. ” “I got my client on the phone, Mason. I put the situation up to him just as you had put it up to me. I told him that you weren’t satisfied with the best offer he had authorized me to make, that you were a fighter and you didn’t want to do any horse trading. ” Mason asked. ” Mason asked. “It was a rather substantial increase,” Banner said. “Frankly, I was very much surprised, Mr. ” Mason asked. “One hundred thousand dollars, payable at the rate of ten thousand dollars a year for ten years plus fifty thousand in his will,” Banner said.
Hastings. I am going back to Los Angeles in a chartered plane. ” she said. ” “Yes,” she said, “that would really knock the props out from under my story, wouldn’t it? ” “I’d go in with you,” Mason said. “We’d go to the house together. ” “And if there isn’t anything wrong,” she said, “my husband would just raise merry hell, Mr. Mason, both with you and with me. It probably wouldn’t make any difference to you, but as far as I’m concerned it would ruin a perfectly good property settlement. “Thank you very much for returning my things to me, Mr.
A Stranger in Mayfair (Charles Lenox Mystery, Book 4) by Charles Finch