The inheritance / Charles Finch.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "A mysterious bequest of money leads to a murder in this new novel in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series whose last installment The New York Times called "a sterling addition to this well-polished series." Charles Lenox has received a cryptic plea for help from an old Harrow schoolmate, Gerald Leigh, but when he looks into the matter he finds that his friend has suddenly disappeared. As boys they had shared a secret: a bequest from a mysterious benefactor had smoothed Leigh's way into the world after the death of his father. Lenox, already with a passionate interest in detective work, made discovering the benefactor's identity his first case - but was never able to solve it. Now, years later, Leigh has been the recipient of a second, even more generous bequest. Is it from the same anonymous sponsor? Or is the money poisoned by ulterior motives? Leigh's disappearance suggests the latter, and as Lenox tries, desperately, to save his friend's life, he's forced into confrontations with both the most dangerous of east end gangs and the far more genteel denizens of the illustrious Royal Society. When someone close to the bequest dies, Lenox must finally delve deep into the past to uncover at last the identity of the person who is either his friend's savior - or his lethal enemy"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781250070425 (hardback)
      1250070422 (hardback)
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    • ABNT:
      FINCH, C. The inheritance. First Edition. [s. l.]: Minotaur Books, 2016. ISBN 9781250070425. Disponível em: Acesso em: 21 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Finch C. The Inheritance. First Edition. Minotaur Books; 2016. Accessed October 21, 2020.
    • APA:
      Finch, C. (2016). The inheritance (First Edition.). Minotaur Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Finch, Charles. 2016. The Inheritance. First Edition. The Charles Lenox Series. Minotaur Books.
    • Harvard:
      Finch, C. (2016) The inheritance. First Edition. Minotaur Books (The Charles Lenox series). Available at: (Accessed: 21 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Finch, C 2016, The inheritance, First Edition., The Charles Lenox series, Minotaur Books, viewed 21 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Finch, Charles. The Inheritance. First Edition., Minotaur Books, 2016. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Finch, Charles. The Inheritance. First Edition. The Charles Lenox Series. Minotaur Books, 2016.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Finch C. The inheritance [Internet]. First Edition. Minotaur Books; 2016 [cited 2020 Oct 21]. (The Charles Lenox series). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2016 October #1

It's been years since Charles Lenox last heard from Gerald Leigh, his former Harrow schoolmate, but then, surprisingly, Leigh writes and asks for help. A misfit who was expelled from Harrow but has since become a renowned scientist living in France, Leigh is in London to accept a mysterious inheritance when he's attacked with deadly intent. When the solicitor who contacted Leigh about the inheritance is murdered, Lenox joins forces with Inspector Timothy Frost to investigate the case and protect his friend. At the same time, Polly Buchanan and Lord John Dallington, partners with Lenox in their detective agency, are looking into an apparent break-in at Parliament, which seems a simple case of a lovers' tryst but leaves Dallington, who suspects something more, working alone with disastrous results. The detailed relationship between Lenox and Leigh as teens provides pleasure, and the details of Leigh's work with microbes add substance to this tenth entry in Finch's series set in late nineteenth-century England. Notable for the evolving relationships among members of the cast of well-developed characters, this is a fine historical mystery. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2016 June #1

Victorian-era gentleman sleuth Charles Lenox, first seen in 2007's A Beautiful Blue Death, an LJ best mystery and Agatha Award nominee, is working as Parliament's house detective when he receives a letter from an old school friend about his mother's suspicious death. To determine what really happened, the two must join forces to identify an anonymous benefactor whose generosity dates back 30 years.

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LJ Reviews 2016 November #1

In his latest case (after Home by Nightfall), gentleman private investigator Charles Lenox helps an old friend identify a mysterious benefactor who has left him a large sum of money. Murder results and Charles needs to consult his partners. As always, the characters and the Victorian setting are impeccable.. Copyright 2016 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2016 September #1

Finch fails to deliver on the promise of the intriguing setup of his 10th Charles Lenox mystery (after 2015's Home by Nightfall). In 1877, Gerald Leigh writes gentleman sleuth Lenox, his only friend at Harrow 30 years earlier, a vague letter stating that he's in some kind of trouble. Lenox's fears are heightened when he's unable to find Leigh at his former classmate's London hotel. Lenox eventually tracks the man down, only to learn that he recently survived two attempts on his life. Leigh, now a renowned scientist who has been living in France, returned to England after being contacted by a solicitor, who informed him that he's the heir to a large fortune. The solicitor refused to identify Leigh's benefactor. This revives for Leigh and Lenox the puzzle of who the mysterious person was who funded the former's education at Harrow. A subplot involving one of Lenox's partners in his enquiry agency dilutes the main action, which builds to an unsatisfying resolution. Agents: Kari Stuart and Jennifer Joel, ICM. (Nov.)

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