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A Beautiful Blue Death
A Beautiful Blue Death | Charles Finch
When a servant girl is found dead, a supposed suicide, Victorian gentleman and amateur sleuth Charles Lenox is called in by his old friend, Lady Jane, to investigate and begins to suspect that the girl has fallen victim to a rare and deadly poison, in a case complicated by the discovery of a second body in the middle of London's most fashionable ball. A first novel. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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cathysaid
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Take my advice and skip it. Mind numbing.

ljuliel You get the 🌟✨GOLD STAR AWARD ✨🌟 for best review of the day. 😂. Sorry you didn‘t like it. 2mo
cathysaid @ljuliel 😆😆 It had potential but just never made it. 2mo
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rretzler
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I‘ve been enjoying the recently written prequels to this series, so I decided to read the first in the series. It is the author‘s first book and while it does show promise, it is clear that it is a first book. For instance, there is a frequently mentioned character who is never actually introduced to the reader who I believe is in the book just to be another suspect. There are other inconsistencies as well. Between a pick and so-so. 3.5⭐️ #2019

Crazeedi I've read 3 or 4 of this series, it does get better. Now I have to go see which one I'm on! 4mo
rretzler @Crazeedi Good to know! I do like the prequels, so I can tell Finch has grown as an author. I‘m definitely sticking with them. 4mo
Crazeedi @rretzler I've read 5 I just checked! And I thought same as you for first one. I haven't read the inbetweeners, I usually just skip those! 4mo
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Pamwurtzler
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Mehso-so

I‘ve had this on my TBR forever, and noticed it when I culled my list (from 600 plus to just over 300 - yay!) I got it from the library and found it pretty meh. The detective was one of those who does a lot of thinking about the case from his chair and then does a big reveal. I did like his secondary characters - they were fun!

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TaciturnWhenReading
A Beautiful Blue Death | Charles Finch
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What‘s your poison? Vodka and tonic. And a ton of olives.

Reecaspieces Vodka...in anything...🥂👏🍷🍸🍾🥃🍻🍺🍸🍸🍸 2y
bookloo Tequila (clear). ☺️💞 2y
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TaciturnWhenReading
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I do love a good mystery but the cover art actually first drew me to this one. Looking forward to starting the Charles Lennox series.

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Tamra
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Kinda lost focus at the end - story drifted. I was listening to it and truthfully, returned it with 15 min left. 😮 I did like the main characters and setting, so perhaps I'll give another audio book in the series a try.

[DELETED] 3803335244 I just did the same thing with my dragon book. I returned it with about half hour left, it was not good. Hopefully your next audio will be better! 2y
Tamra @ForeverNerdy 🤞🏾 2y
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Iceangel9
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Pickpick

Cute little mystery.

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LeslieO
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Another one from the shelf, waiting to be read. #death #junebookbugs

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Ksvz
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2017 #73 period mystery audio a mystery in Victorian England and you kind of have it figured out pretty quickly and think wow if only they had a cell phone a lot. Light, mindless, fluffy mystery that was well read.

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robinb
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Mehso-so

This was a mixed bag. The mystery was fine. However the writing to me was rather stilted, and it took me much longer than usual to read. Maybe I prefer more action in my books? Even the relationships seemed staid to me. Be that as it may, I think I'll probably give the second book a try. #romantsy #osrbc

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thereadingowlvina
A Beautiful Blue Death | Charles Finch
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Mehso-so

The first book in Charles Lenox #mysteries. Lenox is a #Victorian gentleman who likes solving crimes in his free time. It's an #easyread, not too intense mystery, a so-so plot. One thing I quite dislike is the contemporary language used in the dialogues and not the usual Victorian Britain #19thcentury English. #historicalfiction #quickread #murdermystery #bookseries

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ScarletQuill
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Especially excited about this one. Victorian murder mystery, on the cozy side. Can't wait! #mystery #bookhaul #cozymystery

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Jen2
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Lovely English mystery. Can't wait to read more!

Tamra I'm up for a cozy English mystery read! 3y
Melli I read this a while back and loved it. Forgot to add it to my list as read, 3y
wen4blu I love this series but they always make me hungry! 3y
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ReadingEnvy
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Thank you for your creativity and generosity @wen4blu ... I love the Strand stuff because it's my favorite bookstore I've never visited. I just love everything! Accidentally cropped from photo- Hitchhiker's Guide socks! #secretsantagoespostal #wintersolsticebookexchange @BookishMarginalia

Michelle_mck Tremendous! 🎁🎁🎁 3y
shanebeth how fun! I didn't participate in this but I'm so enjoying seeing what everyone got! 3y
wen4blu You are very welcome; it was fun shopping for you! 🌲 3y
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RanaElizabeth Mudbound! That's an amazing book! 3y
ReadingEnvy @RanaElizabeth I've wanted to read it for a while now. She perused my tbr for it! 3y
Merethebookgal Lovely gifts! 3y
Cinfhen Nice loot 😍🎁💝📚🙌🏻 3y
LeahBergen Mudbound is so good! 3y
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wen4blu
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#booksthatmademehungry are the Charles Lenox series by Charles Finch. From butler served breakfast ("coffee, apple slices, and toast, a scope of marmalade spread"), to lunches in pubs, dinners in supper clubs, desserts ("flaky pastry, doused in a sauce of sweet vanilla cream") and, ending the day with tea and a good book by the fire. #somethingforSept #SeptPhotoChallenge

[DELETED] 2232195534 This is a series I need to try!! 3y
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Lord Cabot is that guy that gets mad when people stand up at concerts #charlesfinch

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amma-keep-reading
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A fun lighthearted "read" with a great narrator. A good audiobook recommendation. I will continue to listen to the series.

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