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Charles Finch

USA flag (b.1980)

Charles Finch is a graduate of Yale and Oxford. His debut in the Charles Lenox series, A Beautiful Blue Death, was nominated for an Agatha Award and named one of Library Journal's Best Books of 2007. He lives in New York.

Genres: Historical Mystery, Literary Fiction
Charles Lenox Mystery
   0.1. The Woman in the Water (2018)
   0.2. The Vanishing Man (2019)
   0.3. The Last Passenger (2020)
   1. A Beautiful Blue Death (2007)
   2. The September Society (2008)
   3. The Fleet Street Murders (2009)
   4. A Stranger in Mayfair (2010)
   4.5. An East End Murder (2011)
   5. A Burial at Sea (2011)
   6. A Death in the Small Hours (2012)
   7. An Old Betrayal (2013)
   8. The Laws of Murder (2014)
   9. Home by Nightfall (2015)
   10. The Inheritance (2016)
   10.5. Gone Before Christmas (2017)
   11. An Extravagant Death (2021)
   12. The Hidden City (2024)
Non fiction
   What Just Happened (2021)
Agatha Award Best First Novel nominee (2007) : A Beautiful Blue Death

Charles Finch recommends
River of Fallen Angels (2023)
(Victorian Mystery , book 7)
Laura Joh Rowland
"A fantastic read."
M, King's Bodyguard (2021)
Niall Leonard
"Authentic, rich, and completely absorbing, Niall Leonard’s new novel is historical but feels like its own magnificently built world, an Edwardian London as morally murky and lovingly detailed as Philip Kerr’s Berlin. We can only hope there are further Melville books to come."
The Halo Effect (2017)
Anne D Leclaire
"A mystery at once literate, intimate, and almost intolerably suspenseful - reminiscent of Louise Penny at her best."
Barkskins (2016)
Annie Proulx
"Barkskins is masterful, full of an urgent, tense lyricism, its plotting beautifully unexpected, its biographical narratives flowing into one another like the seasons. Ambitious. . . A marvel. . .[Barkskins] is a long novel worth your time."
The Buried Giant (2012)
Kazuo Ishiguro
"Ishiguro is a brilliant novelist, a born novelist. . . . Inside his work, you feel it, that thrilling thing: a writer doing something actually different, something actually new. . . . [The Buried Giant] creates an entire field of unspoken meaning, illuminating the kind of elusive truths about love, time, death and memory that other novelists have to strain even to brush. . . . That’s the magic of true art. . . . When one day we send some unmanned capsule into the nameless depths of space to give and account of ourselves, it’s [Ishiguro’s] books I would include on our behalf."
City of Women (2012)
David R Gillham
"Philip Kerr and Alan Furst have outdone their literary counterparts. Now, with his first novel, City of Women, David R. Gillham joins their rank."

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