Home by Nightfall: A Charles Lenox Mystery
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: November 2015
Duration: 8 hours 31 minutes
It's London, 1876, and the whole city is abuzz with the enigmatic disappearance of a famous foreign pianist. Lenox has an eye on the matter-as a partner in a now-thriving detective agency, he's a natural choice to investigate. Just when he's tempted to turn his attention to it entirely, however, his grieving brother asks him to come down to Sussex, and Lenox leaves the metropolis behind for the quieter country life of his boyhood. Or so he thinks.
As he discovers, something strange is afoot in Markethouse: petty thefts-of books, blankets, animals-and, more alarmingly, a break-in at the house of a local insurance agent. While he and his brother investigate this small accumulation of mysteries, Lenox realizes that something serious and very strange indeed may be happening, more than mere village mischief. Soon he's racing to solve two cases at once, the one in London and the one in the country, before either turns deadly.
Blending Charles Finch's trademark wit, elegance, and depth of research, Home by Nightfall, equal parts Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, may be the finest in the series.