Home by Nightfall
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Home by Nightfall


It's London in 1876, and the whole city is abuzz with the enigmatic disappearance of a famous foreign pianist. Lenox has an eye on the matter - as a partner in a now-thriving detective agency, he's a natural choice to investigate. Just when he's tempted to turn his focus to it entirely, however, his grieving brother asks him to come down to Sussex, and Lenox leaves the metropolis behind for the quieter country life of his boyhood. Or so he thinks. In fact, something strange is afoot in Markethouse: small thefts, books, blankets, animals, and more alarmingly a break-in at the house of a local insurance agent. As he and his brother to investigate this small accumulation of mysteries, Lenox realizes that something very strange and serious indeed may be happening, more than just local mischief. Soon, he's racing to solve two cases at once, one in London and one in the country, before either turns deadly. Blending Charles Finch's trademark wit, elegance, and depth of research, this new mystery, equal parts Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, may be the finest in the series.

Title:Home by Nightfall
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages

    Home by Nightfall Reviews

  • Charles Finch
    Dec 16, 2014

    I have about fifty pages left to write, but objectively I'm pretty sure this is a five-star read...

  • Susan Johnson
    Oct 09, 2015

    This was an enjoyable historical mystery featuring Charles Lenox, former member of Parliament and now a part owner of a private detective agency. Yes, the aristocratic Lenox is now in "trade" for goo...

  • Cherie
    Nov 11, 2015

    Another very wonderful story of Charles Lenox and his family. Sad news. The agency has a problem and a murder in the brothers' home town. I bought this latest book but listened to the audio on CD from...

  • The Lit Bitch
    Dec 16, 2014

    I have been a big fan of Charles Lenox since I read the first book. What I love about the Lenox mysteries as they are easily read as standalone’s, they aren’t overly complex, the mystery seems lik...

  • C
    Jan 12, 2016

    Charles Lenox novels have found a niche in my heart because each storyline provides such a pleasing juxtaposition of mysterious adventure and quiet calm to my reading soul. The mysteries are enjoyed v...

  • Lesa
    Nov 13, 2015

    I hadn't read any of the previous Charles Lenox mysteries by Charles Finch. Now that I've read his ninth, Home by Nightfall, I regret missing the the previous books. At the same time, Finch makes it r...

  • Jen
    Oct 15, 2015

    I've missed about five novels in this series, so there have been quite a few changes in Charles Lenox's situation, but the author is skillful enough for this novel to stand alone without having read t...

  • Amanda
    Dec 16, 2014

    This was an enjoyable installment in this wonderful series. The story and mysteries through out the book was very gripping with a lot of twists and turns that left me flipping pages until I reached th...

  • Tammy
    Dec 16, 2015

    Ended with tears of joy. I loved it and can't wait for the next installment in the series....

  • Jeanette
    Nov 26, 2016

    This #9 Charles Lenox was a great read, enjoyable as that perfect morsel of sweet caramel or still warm end of bread when famished and between meals. It entertained as well as it encouraged deducing. ...