A Stranger in Mayfair
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A Stranger in Mayfair


Returning from a continental honeymoon with his lifelong friend and new wife, Lady Jane Grey, Charles Lenox is asked by a colleague in Parliament to consult in the murder of a footman, bludgeoned to death with a brick. His investigation uncovers both unsettling facts about the family he served and a strange, second identity that the footman himself cultivated.

Going into the boxing clubs and public houses, the Mayfair mansions and servants’ quarter of Victorian London, Lenox gradually realizes that an old friend may be implicated in the footman’s death. Soon a suspect is arrested, but Lenox has his doubts. Desperately trying to balance the opening of Parliament and what he feels sure is a dark secret, he soon discovers that the killer is someone shockingly innocuous—who may be prepared to spill blood again, even a detective’s.

In Detective Lenox, Lady Grey, and their circle of close associates, Charles Finch has created a cast of inviting, flesh-andblood characters. His evolving series, with its keen eye for period detail and razor-sharp plotting, offers readers an unparalleled brand of charm, sophistication, and suspense.

Title:A Stranger in Mayfair
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages

    A Stranger in Mayfair Reviews

  • Cherie
    Jul 16, 2014

    With the exception of the first book, I think this is my favorite story in the series so far!I was as proud of Charles for giving his first speach in Parliment as his wife was! This was a great story ...

  • Sandra
    May 28, 2017

    The mystery is good. I knew who dunit way before Charles Lenox, though. :)But the best thing about this novel is how effortless and vividly Finch brings Victorian London to the reader. Remarkable, rea...

  • Ellie
    Feb 15, 2013

    A Stranger in Mayfair by Charles Finch is the fourth installment in the Charles Lenox series. I find the series a delight and Stranger in Mayfair does not disappoint. The characters are complex and in...

  • Donna
    Feb 13, 2016

    This book was enjoyable. It is my second book in this series (the Charles Lenox Mysteries series)by Charles Finch. I like the characters. They are well drawn and very English. The author writes great ...

  • Cheryl
    Mar 26, 2017

    An ok read, but mainly if you've read the previous books in this series. I was a bit bored by this one, and thought the mystery to be pretty weak. (I figured it out early on, and I'm rarely able to do...

  • LJ
    Jan 05, 2011

    First Sentence: “Clara, who is that gentleman?”Charles Lenox has, at forty, entered a new phase in his life. He is newly married to Lady Jane, for years his best friend and neighbor, and he is new...

  • Pamela
    Apr 19, 2011

    I'm very sad that there are no more Charles Lenox books left to read. This latest installment finds Charles and Lady Jane returned to London from their honeymoon and Charles about to begin his first t...

  • Sarah Asp
    Sep 10, 2011

    In England there is no such thing as Fall, it is and has always been called Autumn. There are no such things as City Blocks either. England was building cities long before formal planning became the n...

  • ? Carol jinx~?~
    Nov 03, 2010

    Charles Finch! I just love, love, love his characters. Lenox, and Lady Jane in London with a murder, mystery and a bit of mayhem. What more can you ask of a book than to take you somewhere interesting...

  • Kay
    Jan 19, 2013

    New favorite thing: sitting in front of the fire with tea and fruitcake reading about a man sitting in front of the fire with tea and a book of Roman history or Elizabeth Gaskell. American, like Marth...