"No mystery writer except perhaps Anne Perry is as successful as Charles Finch at evoking the atmosphere of Victorian London." (Washington Post)
From best-selling author Charles Finch comes the third and final in a prequel trilogy to his lauded Charles Lenox series.
London, 1855. A young and eager Charles Lenox faces his toughest case yet: a murder without a single clue. Slumped in a third-class car at Paddington Station is the body of a handsome young gentleman. He has no luggage, empty pockets, and no sign of identification on his person. And putting together the clues to the mystery of the man's identity only raises more questions, when Lenox discovers that the crime has a significant connection to America.
As he seeks to solve this impossible case, the young Lenox must confront an equally troublesome problem in his personal life. Kitty Ashbrook, beautiful and cultured, appears to be his soulmate - but love comes with obstacles of its own. In tandem, this fiendish early case and passionate, deeply felt affair will irrevocably shape the brilliant detective and thoughtful gentleman Lenox is destined to become.
Written in Charles Finch's unmistakably witty and graceful voice, The Last Passenger is a cunning, thrilling, and deeply satisfying conclusion to this trilogy of prequels to his best-selling Charles Lenox series.
A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books
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May Be His Best One Yet
While much of the subject matter is indeed very horrific, the story in itself is superb. While I pretty much figured out the guilty party and the ending fairly early on, this did not in any way detract from the story nor my enjoyment thereof. The author’s wit, and its interpretation by James Langton, is just wonderful. And the “voices” of Charles, Lady Jane, and Graham are so good you can just see them. As I probably mentioned while reviewing the other two prequels, I normally don’t like stories that revert to the past. While all three were believable, this one truly brought the characters, and “Charles” the detective, full circle. Will be anxious to see where the other “Charles” picks up the story where it left off three books back!