The Inheritance
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The Inheritance


The newest mystery in this critically-acclaimed, bestselling series that the New York Times calls “beguiling.”

When an old school friend sends a letter to Charles Lenox, the two are back on to the path of an investigation they’d started thirty years before. The friend’s mother has died under mysterious circumstances, and in order to uncover the truth, they’ll have to discover the identity of an anonymous benefactor who may have something to do with it.

Meanwhile, Lenox continues his work as Parliament’s house detective and his life with his charming wife, Lady Jane, and their daughter.

Title:The Inheritance
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages

    The Inheritance Reviews

  • Charles Finch
    Feb 01, 2016

    I wrote this book! Six stars, possibly six and a half!...

  • Diane S ?
    Nov 09, 2016

    3.5 A historical mystery set in the Victorian age that I have followed from the beginning. Has just the right mixture of history, historical trivia, intrigue, family scenes and great character develop...

  • Malia
    Dec 17, 2016

    I'm sure I've mentioned this before in a review of another book in this series, but what I love most about Lenox is that he seems so real. We may be separated by time space and realms of fiction vs. r...

  • LJ
    Dec 09, 2016

    First Sentence: London was silent with snow, soft flakes of it dropping evenly into the white streets, nobody outside who had somewhere inside to be.Private Enquiry Agent receives a rather cryptic req...

  • The Lit Bitch
    Oct 28, 2016

    One of my favorite ‘armchair detectives’ is back…..though he’s less of an amateur and more of a professional than he was in the first books!The Charles Lenox series has been a fall fixture for...

  • Cherie
    Apr 27, 2017

    I love Charles Lenox and his family and friends. I love Charles Finch's stories. And I really love James Langton's ability to narrate and bring these characters to life. A walk down memory lane with C...

  • Nerak
    Jan 13, 2017

    It was okay but not enough to make me seek out any other books by this author. Got tired of the bogus historical factoids and trivia. ...

  • Judy Lesley
    Oct 14, 2016

    I received an e-ARC of this novel through NetGalley and St. Martin's Press, Minotaur Books.This was one of those wonderfully enjoyable reading experiences that you wish didn't have to come to an end. ...

  • Linda Baker
    Dec 05, 2016

    t's a snowy, cold day in London and Charles Lenox is awaiting a visit from an old school friend, Gerald Leigh. Both men were at Harrow 30 years earlier and Lenox has seen him only a few times since. L...

  • Jeanette
    Dec 03, 2016

    4.5 star and getting better, better and best! #10 is splendid and takes place in the years 1877-78. Because one of these cases is LLLLOOONG- about 30 years long. And falls back to Charles' Harrow days...