James Langton’s cultured but perfectly comprehensible English accent suits the latest Charles Lenox mystery to a tee. In 1876, after six years in Parliament, Lenox has returned to his first love—tracking down London’s criminals. Hansom cabs move through gas-lit streets, bobbies blow their whistles, lords act dishonorably, and the criminal class concocts devilish schemes. There are clues, mystery, romance, violence, and villains. Langton’s dialogue is lively, his characters easily distinguishable. His pace is good, and his nineteenth-century-English pronunciation almost perfect. Finch’s story lacks the moral ambiguity and soul-wrenching horror so often found in crime fiction. He’ll keep you awake listening without giving you nightmares. F.C. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2015]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781427243652 $39.99 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9781427243669 $23.99
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