A Beautiful Blue Death

CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: DD1549
Released: Sep 30, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781452604541
Narrator/s: James Langton
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Description

Charles Lenox, Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer, likes nothing more than to relax in his private study with a cup of tea, a roaring fire and a good book. But when his lifelong friend Lady Jane asks for his help, Lenox cannot resist the chance to unravel a mystery. Prudence Smith, one of Jane's former servants, is dead of an apparent suicide. But Lenox suspects something far more sinister: murder, by a rare and deadly poison. The grand house where the girl worked is full of suspects, and though Prue had dabbled with the hearts of more than a few men, Lenox is baffled by the motive for the girl's death. When another body turns up during the London season's most fashionable ball, Lenox must untangle a web of loyalties and animosities. Was it jealousy that killed Prudence Smith? Or was it something else entirely? And can Lenox find the answer before the killer strikes again-this time, disturbingly close to home?

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eAudio
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Author(s): Charles Finch
Narrator(s): James Langton
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Product Number Z100088580
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452624549
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Author(s): Charles Finch
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Product Number EB00010304
Released: Apr 01, 2010
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781429955331

Professional reviews

"James Langton narrates a historical whodunit set in Victorian London. Society gentleman Charles Lenox becomes absorbed with the ambiguities surrounding an attractive maid's apparent suicide and offers his keen observations to a reluctant Scotland Yard. Lenox persists in his investigations, largely at the behest of his dear friend, Lady Jane Grey. Langton's posh accent is well suited to the account, told from Lenox's point of view, and his narrative sparkles in the fond conversations between Lenox and Lady Jane, whose close bond is not customary among London aristocrats. Langton also enriches the quiet trust between Lenox and his quick-witted butler, enhancing the underlying theme of relationships amid proper society. N.M.C. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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