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Eighteen seventy-three is a perilous time in the relationship between France and England. When a string of English spies is found dead on French soil, the threat of all-out war prompts government officials to ask Charles Lenox to visit the newly-dug Suez Canal on a secret mission. Once he is on board the Lucy, however, Lenox finds himself using not his new skills of diplomacy but his old ones: the ship's second lieutenant is found dead on the voyage's first night, his body cruelly abused. The ship's captain begs the temporarily retired detective to join in the hunt for a criminal. Lenox finds the trail, but in the claustrophobic atmosphere on board, where nobody can come or go and everyone is a suspect, he has to race against the next crime-and also hope he won't be the victim. At once a compulsive murder mystery, a spy story, and an intimate and joyful journey with the Victorian navy, this book shows that no matter how far Lenox strays from his old life, it will always come back to find him.
About the Author
Charles Finch is the Agatha Award-nominated author of the acclaimed Charles Lenox mystery series.
Actor and musician James Langton, an "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestseller "The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud" by Julia Navarro and "The Demon's Lexicon" by Sarah Rees Brennan.
"Agatha Christie meets Patrick O'Brian in Finchs accomplished fifth whodunit set in Victorian England, the best in the series to date." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review
OMG - this is a fantastic book that will make you hum along with all the musical legends depicted here in stunning photos shot by pioneering music photographer Sherry Rayn Barnett. In my younger years, I was a paid musician with dreams of becoming the next Carole King and/or Linda Ronstadt. Sherry's photos of these women, along with Carly Simon, Nina Simone, Bonnie Raitt and so so many others bring alive the music scene of both NYC and LA during 1969 - 1989. A who's who of early images of greatness -- mostly at live concerts -- of Janice Joplan, Prince, and Ronstadt (to name a few). I LOVE this book and it would make a terrific gift to someone who enjoyed the music, who wanted to be a famous rock'n'roll star, or anyone interested in early pop / folk/country music history, especially women artists. Sherry's pictures capture the essence of many of these artists. We have signed copies, while supplies last.