The Inheritance by Charles Finch
A Charles Lenox Mystery (Charles Lenox Mysteries)

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A mysterious bequest of money leads to a murder in this new novel in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series The New York Times calls “beguiling.”

Responding to a desperate plea for help from an old Harrow schoolmate, Sir Charles Lenox discovers that his childhood friend has suddenly disappeared. As young boys, they had shared a secret: Gerald Leigh’s father had died in an accident, but a benefactor who refused to be named had come forward to pay his tuition. Was it his uncle, his mother’s new suitor or the man responsible for his father’s death?

Now, years later, Leigh is a brilliant inventor and the recipient of yet another lavish bequest, again from an anonymous donor, this time to fund his research. But when Leigh is almost killed by hired thugs and the lawyer handling the money is found murdered, something far more ominous is afoot. Leigh is to give an address to the prestigious Royal Society in front of hundreds of the most celebrated men of science. If he is to save his friend’s life, Lenox must uncover the identity of the person who is either his friend’s savior – or his lethal enemy.

 

About Charles Finch

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Charles Finch is a graduate of Yale and Oxford. He is the author of the Charles Lenox mysteries, including The Fleet Street Murders, The September Society, A Stranger in Mayfair, and A Burial at Sea. His first novel, A Beautiful Blue Death, was nominated for an Agatha Award and was named one of Library Journal's Best Books of 2007, one of only five mystery novels on the list. He lives in Oxford, England.
 
Published November 1, 2016 by Minotaur Books. 304 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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