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

  • Malia
    Dec 26, 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...

  • Charles Finch
    Oct 14, 2016

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

  • Diane S ?
    Nov 11, 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...

  • 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. ...

  • The Lit Bitch
    Nov 18, 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...

  • Critterbee
    Aug 01, 2016

    Another masterpiece from Charles Finch!The first page immediately captured me. I had no chance to slowly sink into the story, but was thrust immediately into the intrigue. The pace, while not breaknec...

  • Jen
    Aug 20, 2016

    The Inheritance by Charles Finch is set in Victorian England and continues this historical mystery series that I've enjoyed for several years.When private investigator Charles Lennox receives a messag...

  • Brenda Mengeling
    Oct 03, 2016

    There are almost as many ways to write a mystery series as there are ways for the villains to murder their victims. You can write a series over a period of 40 years like Rex Stout, who set every story...

  • Ping Naka
    Dec 31, 2016

    Love Charles Lenox mysteries!Another great book by Charles Finch!...

  • 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...